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Queen Letizia travels to Los Angeles (USA) to inaugurate the Instituto Cervantes

Madrid, 12 December. Queen Letizia began this Monday a two-day visit to Los Angeles (USA), inaugurating the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in the second most populous city of that country, with almost 4 million inhabitants.

Accompanied by the Director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Monteiro, the Queen will hold a meeting today with the heads of the centers that the Cultural Unit already has in the Americas, to analyze the situation of Spanish and its development prospects in the country Could They live 60 million Spanish speakers.

It will be tomorrow, Tuesday, when Dona Letizia will preside over the official opening of the new Cervantes, which joins centers in New York – where the first center opened in 1995 – Chicago and Albuquerque, as well as offices in Seattle, Boston and El Paso .

Los Angeles is going to have a strong connection with cinema, with the city where the Hollywood Academy is located, and its library is being baptized with the name of Pedro Almodovar, as a tribute to the Manchego director.

“What we want is to represent the role that Spanish culture is going to have in Los Angeles, where we must take advantage of Hispanic cinema, Hispanic music and the presence of more than 12 million native Spanish speakers,” García Monteiro said on 4 October when he announced the date of the inauguration.

The California city is the 63rd Cervantes in a worldwide network of Spanish learning centers.

The last one was in Dakar (Senegal) a year ago, which was also inaugurated by the Queen.

In addition to García Monteiro, Doña Letizia travels to Los Angeles with the Secretary of State for Latin America and the Caribbean and Spanish in the World, Juan Fernández Trigo.

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