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Expo in Salt Lake City celebrates Latin culture

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Posted at 7:54 PM, Feb 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-28 21:54:19-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s Latino community showcased their culture at the Salt Palace Convention Center Friday.

The inaugural Utah Latin Expo was a celebration of shared heritage and an opportunity to make people aware of the various services the Latin community provides, like education, health care and entertainment.

Juan Manuel Ruiz is the president of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and he said the event offers people a chance to experience Latin culture.

“Learn a little bit of dance, merengue, salsa,  listen to our music and eat our food: That’s what we want," he said.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said the Latin community growing rapidly in Utah, and he said that offers opportunities for cooperation.

"They are hard workers and they are entrepreneurs, and that's what the Republican Party needs, and so our values align better than we think and we need to do a better job serving them," he said.

For more information, visit the expo's website.