Guatemalans living in L.A. prepare to vote at local consulate

Guatemalan nationals Adrián de Jesús Álvarez (left) and Victor Manuel Ixtos (right) stand outside Guatemala's Los Angeles consulate on the Friday before national elections.
Guatemalan nationals Adrián de Jesús Álvarez (left) and Victor Manuel Ixtos (right) stand outside Guatemala's Los Angeles consulate on the Friday before national elections.
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When Guatemala holds elections Sunday, it will be the first time Guatemalans living in California will be able to cast their ballots at the Los Angeles consulate.

The L.A. metro area is home to the largest number of Guatemalans outside Guatemala – more than a 250,000, according to the Census Bureau.