Javier Enrique Menéndez Parra.

I would like to express my thoughts of love, prayer, and condolences to family, friends, relatives, loved ones and all who are affected with the passing of Javier Enrique Menéndez Parra, QDDG. Mr. Parra was the Consular General of El Salvador in Omaha, Nebraska, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served for ConsularContinue reading “Javier Enrique Menéndez Parra.”


As part of the 1 year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I took the time to reflect upon the recent ABC’s News exclusive with David Muir. As Muir sits down with President Joseph R. Biden Jr., we learn of the United States full support for troops on the ground, the provision of any-kindContinue reading “REFLECTIONS: RUSSIA’S UKRAINE INVASION | 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.”


I would like to express my gratitude to Senior Senator for Florida Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee for your recent trip to Ecuador. I am proud to support and welcome your efforts, especially to continue to strengthen strategic partnerships in South / Latin America. Ecuador is a country withContinue reading “AMERICAN AND ECUADOR RELATIONS.”


On Sunday January 8th 2022 President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and delegation took a trip to visit the U.S. Southern Border where he landed in El Paso, Texas. A bipartisan group of Republican Senators also visited during this time. Aamid much criticism of the President’s handling of the migrants arriving from Central and South AmericaContinue reading “PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BORDER VISIT.”

¡Viva Uruguay!

I would like to congratulate Uruguay with a very happy Independence day that is celebrated August 25th. This year the people of Uruguay will celebrate their 197th year of independence from the country of Brazil. I appreciate the shared heritages and mixed cultures of Uruguay from Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain. Uruguay is a countryContinue reading “¡Viva Uruguay!”


I would like to wish the country of Ecuador a very happy Independence Day. On August 10th 1809, Ecuador was the first country in South America to claim its Independence from Spain. Independence day is also known as, Día del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito, Day of Quito’s First Cry of Independence, as QuitoContinue reading “ECUADOR INDEPENDENCE DAY!”


I would like to wish everyone that takes part and celebrates Inter-American Indigenous Week all the very best as you celebrate and commemorate the indigenous peoples within the 35 countries that are included in the Organization of the American States. This year’s theme is the importance of women, their contributions to family and communities. IContinue reading “INTER-AMERICAN WEEK FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE!”


On July 28th 2022, The Honorable Senior Senator for Florida, U.S. House of Representatives, Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered opening remarks at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for the nominations of U.S. Ambassadors for Latin America and the Caribbean. I took the time to reflect upon the remarks that were delivered, and also the questioningContinue reading “REFLECTIONS | WESTERN HEMISPHERIC CONCERNS.”


I would like to take the to wish Peru a very happy Independence ahead of time, as the actual day of Independence occurs on the 28th of July and is a celebration that occurs for 2 days. On the 28th of July it is the commemoration of Peru’s Independence from the Spanish Empire, and aContinue reading “PERU INDEPENDENCE DAY!”

Feliz Día de la Independencia Columbia!

I would like to take the time to wish Columbia a very happy Independence Day that is celebrated on July 20th. The country of Columbia claimed independence from the Spanish Empire in 1810. Similar to the Republic of Argentina that was part of Continent of Republics, Provinces of Central America and the United Provinces ofContinue reading “Feliz Día de la Independencia Columbia!”