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Hispanic Heritage Month flag raising celebrates independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua

  Approximately 100 people attended the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which celebrated the independence of
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua —
all Central American countries – last Thursday outside of City Hall.
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Councillors Steven Morabito and Ira Novoselsky alongside Giovanni Vargas saluted to the American National Anthem. During the ceremony they also played the anthem of each Central American country.
Ester Najera represented Guatamela.
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Reinaldo Santos is a Salvadoran citizen that they highlighted and thanked that last year.
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The Central American flag (far right) flew in the wind.
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Event co-organizer Christian Majano, who is a former Ward 5 councillor candidate, represented El Salvador.
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Christian Majano and Ana Rodriguez saluted to the El Salvador National Anthem.
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El Salvadoran Consulate General in Boston official Abelino Chicas Rodriguez said “viva” Central America.
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Revere Dept. of Public Works staff raised the Central American flags.
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Environmental League of Massachusetts Political Director Juan Jaramillo said there are more than 65,000 Central American descendants who live in Massachusetts.
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Dancers proudly displayed their cultural flags.
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Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito said they celebrated the independence of six countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – all Central American countries.
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Giovanni and Joseph Vargas waved the Costa Rican flag.

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