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East Palo Alto Latino Community prepares for its first Mexican wrestling event

East Palo Alto Latino Community prepares for its first Mexican wrestling event in East Palo Alto
The Latino Committee invites all residents and neighboring communities not to miss the first Mexican wrestling event in East Palo Alto. (From left to right: Ruben Abrica, former mayor of East Palo Alto, Elvira Macias, Patricia Farias and Edwin Cuellar, president of the Latino Committee). Photo: Marvin Bámaca P360P

The East Palo Alto Latino Committee (EPA) has organized its first Mexican wrestling event, inviting all its residents and neighboring communities not to miss this recreational event that aims to bring families together and motivate Latin culture. 

?Today we want to extend a great invitation to the first Lucha Libre festival in the city of East Palo Alto. A wrestling festival has never been held in this city before, and thanks to the Latino Committee, it is being brought for the first time. So, you can't miss it? said Edwin Cuellar, president of the Latino Committee.

Fighters such as: Comando Infernal, Roquero del Diablo, Payaso de Rodeo, and Proyecto X, among others, attended the presentation of the event. 

“A wrestling festival has never been held in this city before, and thanks to the Latino Committee, it is being brought for the first time. So, you can't miss it? said Edwin Cuellar, president of the Latino Committee. Photo: Marvin Bámaca P360P

?First of all it is a sport, because in reality many people think that it is not, but even though it is something violent in reality, it is called the discipline of wrestling. Everything takes its now, its time to be able to learn that, what we want to promote first is culture, sports and, the main thing, bring together all Latinos?, Cuellar pointed out.  

This fun event will take place on November 18 at Costano Elementary School, located on 2695 Fordham St, East Palo Alto, of 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets range between $45 and $55. To buy tickets click here.

In addition to enjoying this spectacular wrestling, attendees will be able to taste various cuisine such as: tacos, churros, fruits and much more.

For the new generations What is the Latino committee?

?The Latino Committee was formed in 1981. We held information forums on immigration, police, education,? But, then in 1985 we started celebrating May 5th in the community and, since then, it has become a great event, a great regional festival that has grown a lot? Rubén Abrica, a member, recalled in an interview for Península 360 Press. of the Latino Committee.

For her part, Elvira Macias, who is also part of this committee, pointed out that, in recent years, during the COVID-19 pandemic, "we made some videos so that they could enter and enjoy May 5 from their homes, which we did for two years. We were part of the 40th anniversary event here in Palo Alto this year and we also participated in the music festival event.

Elvira Macias, who is also part of this committee, pointed out that, in recent years, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Latino Committee made a series of videos so that people could celebrate May 5 from their homes. Photo: Marvin Bámaca P360P

The May 5 event, he pointed out, is family-oriented, so there is no alcohol or similar products, as it is designed so that the entire family: grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, can enjoy a healthy environment.

What is the objective of the Latino Committee? 

?Until now, I think the new generations have continued. The idea was that the Latino community was not only the Mexican or Central American community, but any Latino person? recalled the former mayor of the city.

Ruben Abrica, former mayor of East Palo Alto, said that the Committee will continue to move forward, while new members join each year. ?That's the beauty of the Latino Committee, we are a non-profit group of volunteers, but we are also good at raising funds for the event. Photo: Marvin Bámaca P360P

The idea, he stressed, was "at least once a year to hold a public festival in the park so that children, young people, adults and older adults could celebrate their culture and music, they could speak Spanish, English, Spanglish, enjoy the meals and living together, but at the community level, because that is something very healthy, and I think it helps, over the years, for people to have a certain unity, at least that of living together?, he highlighted. 

Abrica said that the Committee will continue to move forward, while new members join each year. ?That's the beauty of the Latino Committee, we are a non-profit group of volunteers, but we are also good at raising funds for the event. 

East Palo Alto Latino Community prepares for its first Mexican wrestling event in East Palo Alto
On Saturday, November 18, the first Mexican wrestling event will take place in East Palo Alto.

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Marvin Bamaca
Marvin Bamaca
Journalist. He has written texts for the inconsistencies of inhuman facts and to see a world of peace. His interest is to communicate issues related to the environment and human rights. His path has been advocacy, media management and social work.

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