Mexico's consul general for Utah and Wyoming, Eduardo Arnal Palomera, made a rare visit to Jackson this month. He held a public forum, chatted with some of the 180 people lined up to renew Mexican passports and IDs and also met with town and county officials.
Latino Resource Center Executive Director Sonia Capece says the visit was a big deal.
“It was truly significant to have them here because it was the first time that the Consul himself comes to visit,” Capece said. “And he wanted to meet with the community to understand how Jackson is and know the needs of the local Mexican community.”
Capece says Palomera considers himself the least orthodox consul for his country and prides himself on visiting every county that he represents to assist Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Formerly posted in Denver and Chicago, he moved to the Salt Lake City-based post about a month ago.