Friday, October 26, 2007

Update on L.A. Consular Community

Los Angeles has surpassed Hong Kong as the second largest consular community in the world! The first, of course, remains New York City, mainly because of the United Nations. Jonathan Beutler, a Los Angeles-based international affairs pundit, says that L.A.'s major consular community represents "the great global influence that our region and city have." Mr. Beutler argues that Los Angeles' international scene "is among the most important in the world." He cites that L.A. boasts the largest Korean, Persian, Armenian, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander populations outside their respective countries. Also, Los Angeles is the largest city in the Western United States, making it a strategic location for international relations, especially with Asia and Latin America. Los Angeles is great!

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