Central Americans in California continue to celebrate their countries' independence from Spain

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're taking a closer look at the long, rich history of Central Americans here in California.

For more than a century, many have celebrated their countries' independence from Spain right here.

Sandra Kilgass was born in Guatemala and now calls Los Angeles home.

"Even though I live here, and I'm an American citizen, I'm still a part of Guatemala, Guatemala is part of me," she said.

Watch Anabel Munoz's full report above.
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