April 20, 2018 / Modified apr 20, 2018 11:29 a.m.

Visit a slice of Mexico City increasingly known as 'Little LA'

A small slice of downtown Mexico City is becoming known as "Little LA," a gathering spot for young Mexicans who grew up in the US and returned to Mexico, by choice or because of deportation.

6plus little la mexico city hero (PHOTO: Emily Green/PRI)

The neighborhood of "Little LA" doesn't jump out to you at first. It’s located next to a large plaza in Mexico City, in the center of which is a historic arch commemorating the Mexican revolution. In the evening, people often gather in the plaza for outdoor exercise classes while teenagers compete in rap battles.

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