Portland Celebrates El Salvador's New President

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program: 
Evening News
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Mon, 06/01/2009

Members of Portland’s El Salvadorean community gathered at City Hall last night to celebrate the inauguration of the first leftist President in the history of El Salvador.

The lively gathering of around a hundred people chanted “The People United Can Never Be Defeated” in Spanish, and watched footage from Monday’s inauguration of Mauricio Funes.

The following is a collage of sounds from the event:

With the inauguration of Funes in El Salvador, he joins a series of leftist leaders recently elected in central and south America – from Venezuela to Bolivia to Ecuador.

 

 

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