Photograph:  Book Cover with Mexican Mafia Members at Folsom Prison         circa 1968

This Perplex News segment will profile the Updated Edition of the Mexican Mafia Encyclopedia, published by and available at  The Mexican Mafia Encyclopedia is co-authored by Ramon “Mundo” Mendoza and Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, two former influential and high-ranking members of the Mexican Mafia criminal organization.  The Mexican Mafia journey begins in 1957 where it was launched as a prison gang by Hawaiian Gardens street gang member Louis “Huero Buff” Flores.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s, they established themselves inside the California prison system by the brutal use of violence and intimidation and the first street operators emerged in Los Angeles in the mid 1970’s.

Hundreds of exclusive photographs and other supporting documents are revealed for the first time inside this 425-page volume which is considered by gang experts to be the “Bible of the Mexican Mafia” recommended as required reading for those interested in the subject matter of gangs and prison gangs.  For over 36 years, Mundo Mendoza continues to live under the protection of the United States Federal Witness Protection Program, also known as WITSEC; Rene Enriquez has been in custody for almost 30 years following murder convictions leading to two life prison sentences.

Originally published in 2013, this 2019 updated version brings you up-to-date on the activities of the Mexican Mafia and its associates.  Many of you have already heard the narrated accounts and read the news articles from Mundo Mendoza, one of the authors on our Perplex News YouTube and Blog sites.  Stay tuned as we continue to facilitate and bring to you a variety of guests and reports from the gang world.  Please remember to Like, Subscribe and Share our web channels with your friends and partners.

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  1. I was thinking there is so much on this topic we should be looking at how it’s going now and what are the new policies that are going on. Even about the drop out gangs that would be interesting as well.

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