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Central Americans on food, gangs and being mistakenly identified as Mexican

August 27, 2017
Ena Miranda prepares fruit in the kitchen of at La Cabanita Salvadorena in Ogden on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Miranda recently moved from California to manage the Salvadoran restaurant that her family purchased. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard_Examiner)

Story by TIM VANDENACK • Photos by TIM VANDENACK and BENJAMIN ZACK

OGDEN — Salvadoran food isn’t as spicy as Mexican fare.

Central Americans aren’t Mexicans.

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Salvadoran gangs are ruthless and violent, not wannabes with spray paint who tag buildings.

Being around so many Latinos with roots in Mexico, you can lose your Honduran accent.

Those are a few takeaways from Utah’s Central American community on the region and its people.

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