Keywords: papa ruler latin kings, papa santos latin, latin kings history The History of the Latin Kings begins in the 1920s or 1930s, but at this time these were known under a different name. In the beginning of the 20th century a whole lot of Puerto Rican immigrants came to NY. A whole lot of groupings were created, such as "Noble Knights" (who've ties to today's Latin Kings) or "Young Lords". The group still has cable connections to these gangs. The creator of the initial Latin Kings is named "Papa King" or "Papa Santos". He started the gang in the 1950s in Chicago. Although he is an important person in the annals of Latin Kings you do not know much about him or his life. Even his birthday is anonymous. He himself was a "Young Lord". Due to oral reviews the LK were formed on the Southside of Chicago on the place of 18th and Wabash.