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Consulate General Events
Helping the Association Down Nogales
The U.S. Consulate General Nogales, in collaboration with the Association Down Nogales took rollers and paint and gave these children new look for their classroom. This institution is very important for the rehabilitation of children with Down Syndrome, and has been works in the community for the last seven years ago. The association helps students of all ages with Down Syndrome, and assists children and young people from the Down community. If you would like to learn more about this institution, visit their website at: https://www.facebook.com/asociacion.downnogales
Raul Castro dies at age 98
Consulate General Nogales expresses its condolences to the family of Ambassador Raul Castro after his recent passing and recognizes his exemplary life. Ambassador Castro was born in Cananea, Sonora and immigrated to the United States in his childhood. At one time he worked as a clerk at the U.S. Consulate in Agua Prieta, Sonora. Later he would serve as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia, and Argentina. Throughout his life, Ambassador Castro also served the public as Pima County (AZ) Attorney and Pima County Superior Court Judge. In 1974 he was elected as the first Latino governor of the State of Arizona. Ambassador Castro’s life is a great example of the American Dream and the interwoven nature of the States of Sonora and Arizona.
Donation to Mexican Red Cross
On April 22, the U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Sonora in coordination with U.S. Northern Command, donated materials to Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) Nogales, which received the supplies on behalf of the Mexican Red Cross. The donations of close to $3000 in materials will allow the Red Cross to provide basic care such as monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar and urgent care with four mobile oxygen supply kits. The donation is part of an on-going commitment from the U.S. Government to support Mexican civil society and the Mexican people. The Mexican Red Cross is the principal first responder providing emergency medical assistance. Every month it provides medical assistance to approximately 2,600 people at its three branches and two mobile units in the Nogales region.