Editor’s note/update: Ms. Valenzuela recently moved on to her next position and is no longer El Salvador’s consul general in Atlanta. To reach the consulate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. When Claudia Valenzuela was serving her country at the United Nations, she gained lessons much more valuable than international protocol. While she enjoyed negotiating and meeting heads of state — she even shared […]
As a Salvadoran family continued to resist deportation by taking sanctuary in a Catholic church in Lilburn, a senior official from the country’s foreign ministry addressed in Atlanta the need to fix the poverty and related gang violence that cause people to leave in the first place.