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L.A. Home to First U.S. Central American Plaza

First District Councilman Ed P. Reyes and Central American dignitaries and community leaders on Saturday, April 20, inaugurated the nation’s Central American plaza—“Plaza Centroamericana Francisco Morazán”.

According to Reyes, the naming of the plaza recognizes the more than 575,000 Central Americans living in greater metropolitan Los Angeles, which according to the U.S. Census Bureau is home to the largest population of Central American immigrants outside of Central America.

The plaza is a pocket park, on 8th Street in the Westlake district, features the bust of Francisco Morazán, the first Central American president, who fought to unify Central America during turbulent times after its independence from Spain, according to Reyes’ office.