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Sureños (Spanish for "Southerners") are a group of Mexican American street gangs with origins in the oldest barrios of Southern California. There are hundreds of Sureño gangs in California, and each has its own identity on the streets. Although they are based in Southern California, their influence has spread to various parts of the U.S. and other countries as well. The term “sureños” describes gangs professing allegiance to a gang set in southern California. The term was first used in the 1970s as a result of a California prison war between the Mexican Mafia (La EME) and Nuestra Familia (NF). This war resulted in a territorial division between gang members from northern California (norteños = northerners) who aligned with NF, and those from southern California (sureños = southerners) aligned with La EME.
Sureños emblems and clothing are based on the color blue. A typical Sureño outfit might include, blue, silver, and white and their favorite sports team apparel that shows their affiliation. Sureños use the number 13 in tattoos and graffiti. It is sometimes written as "X3” or in Roman numerals as "XIII" (Sur13 or Sur XIII). Some Sureños will tattoo themselves with three dots. Sureños derogatorily refers to a Norteño as a "Buster" or "Chap" (Chapete).
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the surenos meaning "southerners" are a mexican california gang with strong allegience with the mexican mafia. Thier main enemies are the nortenos. they wear blue and go under the number 13, they can be found in LA and a small number can be found in places like oakland. they have clashed with bloods and crips.
surenos are strong with the mexican mafia
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Gang. The Group has a very close allegiance to the California Mexican Mafia and Arizona's Old Mexican Mafia. The Group is currently has extreme conflicts with the New Mexican Mafia. Membership is on the increase. Extremely disruptive to safe, secure and orderly Prison Operations.
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Surenos is latinos that were born in the south, But most latin and mexican gangs say is southern cholos
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Latin American streetgang in California. Primarily Mexican, but not exlusively. The word 'Surenos' is Spanish for 'Southerners'. They are spread all over the state of California but concentrated particularly in Los Angeles. Their gang colour is blue, and they also use the number 13 to identify themselves. Members commonly have a three dots tattoo. They are bitter enemies with the Norenos, and also have clashes with Bloods and Crips.
Ey ese, don't fuck with him - he's in la eme holmes, los Surenos.
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A Latino, mostly mexican gang in Southern California or some other southern place in the U.S. Surenos means southerners in spanish
surenos from Los Angeles don't play
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