The Queen of Spain inaugurates the Cervantes in Los Angeles


Los Angeles (United States), (EFE).- The Queen of Spain inaugurated this Tuesday the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Los Angeles (California), an “open issue” of the organization in the words of its director, Luis García Montero, and that it will serve, according to Doña Letizia, to strengthen the dissemination of Spanish.

Various personalities of Latin culture accompanied Doña Letizia and the general director of the Cervantes Institute, Luia García Montero, at the opening of this new center already directed by the writer Luisgé Martín.

Queen Letizia listens to the words of the director general of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero (i) during the inauguration this Tuesday of the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Los Angeles. EFE/House of HM the King/Francisco Gómez

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, actor Eugenio Derbez and actress Kate del Castillo were in this simple act in which Doña Letizia unveiled the inaugural plaque and signed the honor book of the new center, whose headquarters are located near the famous Hollywood Hills.

“The projection, dissemination and study of Spanish, and of all the cultural values ​​it contains, are enhanced from today with the opening of the Instituto Cervantes center in the city of Los Angeles “, said the dedication of the queen.

García Montero and Luisgé Martín were in charge of the speeches of this event, during which they spoke about the objectives of the new Cervantes, who intends to expand the link between Spanish and the audiovisual, scientific and technological field.

“Los Angeles was a pending issue for the Instituto Cervantes in order to consolidate its presence in the United States and give prestige to the Spanish on the international scene”, acknowledged the director general of the public body about this new headquarters announced almost five years ago. years ago and open now.

Queen Letizia with Cervantes Institute Director General Luis García Montero (c) and Center Director Luisgé Martín (i) at the inauguration of the Cervantes Institute headquarters in Los Angeles on Tuesday. EFE/House of HM the King/Francisco Gómez

Martín, for his part, defined Los Angeles as “the great territory of the Spanish” because of the “crossing of cultures” between the “nurtured” Hispanic community and the Anglo-Saxon population.

“Tens of thousands of Hispanics live and coexist here, it is the hallmark of the city and also of our institution, because we do not only represent the Spaniards of Spain”, underlined the director of the new center.

After the opening of the headquarters in Los Angeles, the Cervantes Institute already has 94 centers -including the various classrooms and extensions- distributed in 47 different countries.

Until now, the list of the Instituto Cervantes in the United States was composed of its branches in New York, Chicago and Albuquerque —with an extension in El Paso—, as well as the Aula Cervantes in Seattle and the Observatory of Spanish language at Harvard University (Massachusetts).


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