Varios Los Astecas

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    Varios Los Astecas gang originated in Los Santos, set up in the 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants in the city's Pico-Union neighborhood who immigrated to the United States after the Central American civil wars of the 1980s.
    Originally the gang's main purpose was to protect Salvadoran immigrants from other, more established gangs of Los Santos, who were predominantly composed of Mexicans and African-Americans.
    Many Varios Astecas gang members from the Los Santos area have been deported after being arrested. For example Jose Abrego, a high-ranking member, was deported four times. As a result of these deportations, members of MS-13 have recruited more members in their home countries. The Los Santos Many Years contends that deportation policies have contributed to the size and influence of the gang both in the United States and in Central America. According to the 2009 National Gang Threat Assessment, "The gang is estimated to have 30,000 to 50,000 members and associate members worldwide, 8,000 to 10,000 of whom reside in the United States.
    Since the first decade of the twenty-first century the gang has expanded into the Washington, D.C. area, in particular the areas of Langley Parkand Takoma Park, Maryland.
    In 2004 the US FBI started the VLS National Gang Task Force. The FBI also began teaming with law enforcement in Varios Astecas, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
    In 2005 the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started Operation Community Shield. By 2011 this operation had made over 20,000 arrests, including more than 3,000 arrests of alleged MS-13 members.
    According to New York's 2nd district representative Peter King MS-13 were responsible for 17 murders between January 2016 and April 2016 in Long Island.
    Many Vario Astecas members cover themselves in tattoos. Common markings include "MS", , the name of their clique, and other symbols. A December 2007 CNN internet news article stated that the gang was moving away from face tattoos so as to be able to commit crimes without being noticed.
    Members of Vario astecas, like members of most modern American gangs, utilize a system of hand signs for purposes of identification and communication. One of the most commonly displayed is the "devil's head" which forms an 'M' when displayed upside down. This hand sign is similar to the same symbol commonly seen displayed by heavy metal musicians and their fans. Founders of Vario Astecas borrowed the hand sign after attending concerts of heavy metal bands.
    R6: El Jefe (Gang Leader)
    R5 : El Siga (Gang Boss)
    R4 : Tenien ( The Assisstant)
    R3 : Armos ( Dealer)
    R2 : Guardos (Guardian )
    R1 : Gangsta ( Gangster )
    R0 : Trialos ( New Gangster)
    Sultan x 2
    Huntley x 2
    Maverick x 2
    FCR - 900 x 2
    Savana x 2
    Tahoma x 2
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