Mexican Consulate Opens in Little Rock - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Mexican Consulate Opens in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - With the cutting of a red, white and green ribbon, officials from Mexico and the state of Arkansas celebrated a ceremonial opening today of a new Mexican consulate in Little Rock.

The consulate will serve as a link between Mexico and the United States. Mexican ambassador Arturo Zorocan says the consulate will also offer protection to Mexicans living in Arkansas.

Zorocan, speaking in Spanish, said in today's ceremony the consulate would serve one of the most important roles set forward by Mexican president Felipe Calderon by improving rights and protecting immigrant workers in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

Zorocan said there are deepening trade, cultural and educational ties between Mexico and Arkansas.

Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter says he hopes that having the consulate in Little Rock will help increase trade between Mexico and Arkansas. Currently, Canada is the number one trade partner with the state.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Hytrol celebrates 100th birthday

    Hytrol celebrates 100th birthday

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:56:21 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-06-25 12:11:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Hytrol celebrated its owners 100th birthday and 55 years of business in Jonesboro on Saturday.

    Hytrol celebrated its owners 100th birthday and 55 years of business in Jonesboro on Saturday.

  • Community celebrates man's 60 years in ministry

    Community celebrates man's 60 years in ministry

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:43:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-06-25 12:09:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A local man has not fallen short of serving others and the lord, and on Saturday, his friends a family recognized his 60 years in ministry.

    A local man has not fallen short of serving others and the lord, and on Saturday, his friends a family recognized his 60 years in ministry.

  • Group gathers for Amateur Radio Field Day

    Group gathers for Amateur Radio Field Day

    Saturday, June 24 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-06-24 23:21:26 GMT
    Saturday, June 24 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-06-25 02:52:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club gathered for a special occasion on Saturday.

    The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club gathered for a special occasion on Saturday.

Powered by Frankly