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LA Salvadoran community to vote on national election for first time




Election officers prepare data transmission system packages in San Salvador, El Salvador on January 30, 2014 in the preparation for the presidential elections to be held on February 2.
Election officers prepare data transmission system packages in San Salvador, El Salvador on January 30, 2014 in the preparation for the presidential elections to be held on February 2.
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On Sunday, El Salvador holds its presidential election. 

The country has been facing a weak economy, a dysfunctional government, and out of control criminal gangs. Los Angeles is home to the largest concentration of Salvadorans outside their home country

For the first time ever, they'll be able to participate in the election from abroad.

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To learn more we turn to KPCC's Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter Leslie Berestein Rojas.