By teleSUR English
One of the oldest Latino gangs, which now considers itself a social movement, is lending a hand to the relief effort in Ecuador.
In the neighborhood of Turubamba Bajo, the Latin Kings have been collecting donations in their local church for victims of Ecuador’s earthquake.
They have spent 12 hour-days organizing food, water, medicines and clothing to send to the country’s most devastated coastal cities.
Largely stigmatized in Ecuador as criminals, the group actually works on a variety of social intitaitves, including youth development, microfinancing projects, and community education.
The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, or the Latin Kings, is the oldest and largest Latino gang in the United States. They developed an international presence in Latin American countries, such as Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Peru and Mexico.
In 2007, Ecuador President…
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