The Council sets rules and regulations and holds disciplinary hearings.
The hierarchy rises to regional officers and ultimately to 2 supreme regional incas based in Chicago.
Its roots date to 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, where it developed in the Puerto Rican and Mexican community, which had expanded during a period of increased migration to the mainland, in modern times, having great influence in Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and regions in Brazil.
The Latin Kings street gang was formed in Chicago in 1964 and consisted of Chicano and Puerto Rican males.
Latin Kings associating with New York State Bloodline Chapter also identify as the "Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN)." Membership is estimated to be as many as 7,500, divided among several dozen Tribes operating in 15 cities in 5 states.
New York State Bloodline Latin Kings share a common culture and structure with KMC and respect them as the Motherland, but not all chapters report to the Chicago leadership hierarchy.
in Brazil, members consist of Indigenous, Afro-Brazilian, and some White and Asian-Brazilian members along with some Caribbean immigrant membership as well Founded with the philosophy of "overcoming racial prejudice" and creating an organization of "Kings" and "Queens," the Latin Kings evolved into a criminal enterprise operating throughout the United States under two umbrella factions—Motherland, also known as KMC (King Manifesto and Constitution), and Bloodline (New York City). Individuals of any nationality may be accepted as members.Motherland faction: Latin Kings associating with the Motherland faction also identify as "Almighty Latin King Nation (ALKN)," and make up more than 160 structured chapters operating in 158 cities in 31 states.