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

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Monday, October 11, 2021
CA's Central Americans celebrate countries' independence from Spain
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.Central Americans have a rich history in California. For more than a century many have celebrated their countries' independence from Spain here.

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.