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Mayor praises contribution of Latin American communities in London

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today highlighted the immense contribution that Latin American communities have made to the economic, cultural and social fabric of the capital. Speaking at a City Hall reception to celebrate 200 years of Latin American independence, the Mayor also paid tribute to the key role played by London in providing a home to many of the architects of the freedom movement.

The reception is organised and hosted by the Mayor’s Office and is part of the GLA’s work with the Latin American community in London to celebrate this year’s independence anniversaries.

The Mayor met with key community leaders, business people, faith groups and those with links to the Latin American community in London at the reception. Mr Anibal De Castro, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, attended and spoke at the event. Statutory Deputy Mayor, Richard Barnes officiated over the proceedings and met with guests. There was light music from Latin American quartet, Matices Latino, who played a selection of Latin American rhythms... Read more

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