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BBC Mundo, Miami/Fort Lauderdale office, features Woodburn as the 'Little Mexico' of the United States

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Sharing culture with colorful coordination during Woodburns Fiesta Mexicana Friday, Aug. 6,2021. Fiesta was among the topics discussed in a BBC Mundo feature article with a focused on Woodburn published this April 19, 2022.Woodburn was the subject of a BBC Mundo feature story published April 19 titled: "How is Woodburn the 'Little Mexico' of the United States where almost everything is in Spanish," or "Cómo es Woodburn el 'Little México' de Estados Unidos donde casi todo está en español."

BBC Mundo multimedia reporter Analia Llorente, who works out of its Miami/Fort Lauderdale office, visited town for several days and interviewed a wide variety of people, including several downtown shop keepers, Mayor Eric Swenson, Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, Woodburn School District Board Chair Anthony Medina, izo Marketing President Anthony Veliz and social worker Daniel Quinones.

"Analia...reached out to me and Marisela Gonzalez and I set up her full schedule while she was in Oregon," Veliz said. "I intentionally focused on community members who are not the usual suspects when you hear about Oregon."

Topics in the feature ranged from fieldwork to Fiesta Mexicana. The article is written in Spanish, but an English version is made available by Google Translate. To read the feature, go to and use the search terms "BBC Mundo and Woodburn, Oregon."

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