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Venezuela Leads Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York

The Consul-General of Venezuela in New York, Carol Delgado Arria, was elected as the new coordinator of the Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York (CLACNY).. The group is responsible for providing and ensuring the care of immigrants in the United States.

Colombia, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and El Salvador are among the 16 countries in the coalition, according to a press release from Ministry of People’s  Power for Foreign Affairs (MRE).

This group works to promote better consular service and guarantee the human rights of immigrants, especially in the workplace; access to credit and health services; and the fight against discrimination and xenophobia. It also seeks cultural integration amongst Latin American communities in New York City.

Delgado has been consul-general of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in New York since 2008. She graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) and held an MBA in Management of the Third Sector of The New School in New York.

Rosa Marúa Merida de Mora, Ambassador of Guatemala, was the previous leader of  the working group until February 2011.

Venezuelan News Agency, Press, Venezuelan Embassy to the United States / February 7, 2011

 
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