21 de septiembre de 2017

DOUGLAS : Cierra Consulado Fiestas Patrias con muestra gastronómica

Consulate celebrates Mexico’s Independence, promotes human rights

Douglas.-  The Consulate of Mexico in Douglas has had a busy month advocating for rights and celebrating the anniversary of Mexico’s Independence. During the last week of August, staff at the Consulate organized their ninth annual Labor Rights Week Seminar to provide information and resources to the community. On Aug. 31 residents and students from the Raul H. Castro Learning Center participated in a career fair at the Consulate. 

Douglas celebrates Mexican heritage

Employers who participated included Arizona Department of Transportation, ACT Call Center, and CSL PLasma among others. “Other than academics we really want to prepare students for the real world, and a big part of that is getting them prepared for the workforce,” said Dorian Loreto, Academic and Career Counselor, Castro Learning Center. 
Consulate celebrates Mexico’s Independence, promotes human rights
“This is an opportunity for them to experience networking, collect information for jobs, and to learn what employers are looking for.” On behalf of the high school, Loreto thanked the Consulate of Mexico for organizing the event. “We are trying to let them know the obligated labor rights they have,” Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel Montes said. “Everyone is going to have the opportunity to look for a new job.

Douglas celebrates Mexican heritage

We’re trying to encourage the people in this area that there are job opportunities.” Mayor Robert Uribe agreed that the event was an example of all the jobs that are available in the region. “I’m very grateful that you all are here providing a service to our community,” said Uribe to the employers.
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 He added, in regard to Douglas’ relationship with Mexico, “We come together, we work together, and we’re one community.” Throughout the month of September the Consulate showcased the artwork of Alberto J. Garcia Morales and his students. Garcia Morales is the owner of Alberto’s Arts Studio Borderline in Agua Prieta. On Sept. 8, in conjunction with the celebration of the 207th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico, the Consulate hosted a Mexican Gastronomic Tasting.

Consulate celebrates Mexico’s Independence, promotes human rights

The event promoted Mexican cuisine, and the country’s “intangible cultural heritage of humanity” “Mexican cuisine is a comprehensive cultural model comprising of farming, ritual practices, old skills, culinary techniques and ancestral community custom behaviors,” organizers stated. Residents, government officials, and community leaders attended the event and enjoyed Mexican dishes from various restaurants around town.
Douglas celebrates Mexican heritage
Consul Espejel commenced the event with several announcements. “From the Consulates, the Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Foreign Ministry, we have increased our efforts to protect and support the struggle of our countries to defend their civil, social and political rights,” he said. “...The consular staff of different offices, and of course from this Consulate, have sent staff to the state of Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.”
Consulate celebrates Mexico’s Independence, promotes human rights
 The Consul noted that his staff is also addressing the concern over the future of DACA, and is currently offering legal advice and financial support. “The strength that gives us the union of being Mexican to work and fight for our families, motivates us to promote the spirit of solidarity so that our communities wherever they may be, can be places of tolerance, development and equality,” Espejel said.
Douglas celebrates Mexican heritage
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