Mexican official forges tie with county |

Mexican official forges tie with county

Mexican consul general Juan Marcos Gutirrez-Gonzlez meet with city and county officials in Glenwood Springs this week. The meeting was more of a courtesy than anything else, said Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and Glenwood Springs city manager Jeff Hecksel, who both met with Gutirrez-Gonzlez.”It was a really good meeting,” Hecksel said. “The purpose was just to say ‘This is who we are, this is what we do. This is what we can do if you need our services.’ “Gutirrez-Gonzlez also had plans to visit officials in Carbondale and Aspen, in an increase the Mexican consulate general’s office presence in rural Colorado, where more than 500,000 Mexican citizens reside, according to a press release from the office. Though Hecksel said he’s never dealt with a consulate general, Vallario’s office is required to: By international agreement, law enforcement agencies have to offer to notify a foreign embassy when they arrest a citizen of that country. Monday “was very successful day with a warm welcome from the local authorities of Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, and the community in general,” Gutirrez-Gonzlez. said in a press release. The visit established “respect and willingness to work in favor of a better quality of life for the Mexican nationals who live in this area,” he said.

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