Just as a migrant caravan now numbering in the thousands set out from Central America to the U.S. two weeks ago, Honduras’ top diplomat in Atlanta was discussing the factors driving emigration from her country — and ways the U.S. can help address it. Maria Fernanda Rivera Fiallos spoke with Global Atlanta during an Oct. 16 Consular Conversation, […]
Fourth of July travelers always see a good dose of red, white and blue in Old Glory while in transit to Independence Day celebrations around the nation. That won’t change this year at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which has planned an array of American musical performances around the premises and has hung a giant American […]
Atlanta’s diplomatic door continued to revolve last year with big changes to makeup and leadership of the Georgia Consular Corps, which provides a direct conduit to more than 70 foreign governments.
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.