Leo Sanchez & Juan Garcia/Conexion Del Rio
DEL RIO,TX–On Friday, December 9th, Carlos Gustavo Obrador Cuesta, Mexico Cónsul of Del Rio, Ismael Naveja Macías, Mexico Cónsul of Eagle Pass and Jorge Archila, Guatemala Cónsul of Del Rio, met to sign an agreement to launch the new initiative "TRICAMEX" in Del Rio and surrounding areas, as a means to define instrumental diplomacy, documentation, preventive protection, and community awareness for those they serve.
Following an agreement formulated by the consulates of Mexico, El Savador, Guatemala and Honduras in the states, called "TRICAMEX" in the city of McAllen, Tx on December 1st, 2015, Cuesta, Macías, and Archila formed an alliance to better serve the people.
"This agreement is imperative, we must unite to better assist our brethren," said Cuesta.
The agreement creates a bond between consulates with the intention to assist the community by promoting communication, cooperation, exchange of experiences, synergy and good practices. The agreement designates a biannual meeting between representation of consulates that will rotate by order of alphabet. Meetings will be held every two months to maintain a strong relationship between consuls.
"This agreement demonstrates the friendship that we have between our countries," said Archila. "There is alot that we can exchange for the better of our people."
"This agreement formulates a stronger bond between countries," said Macías. "It is very important to exchange our experiences, we want to share our own experiences."
Pictured left to right are: Ismael Naveja Macías, Mexico Cónsul of Eagle Pass, Gregorio Gutierrez, CEO of Conexion Del Rio Bilingual Newspaper, Carlos Gustavo Obrador Cuesta, Mexico Cónsul of Del Rio and Jorge Archila, Guatemala Cónsul of Del Rio.
TRICAMEX, an iniative between Mexico, El Savador, Guatemala and Honduras, identifies guidelines and effective practices for Migrants in Countries of Crisis. The Iniative is divided into three parts, according to the pre-crisis, emergency, and post-crisis phases.
Pre-Crisis Phase provides migrants with necessary information and support so that they can help themselves during a crisis, and ensure that law, policies and practices do not hinder migrants' access to assitance. The phase also helps to understand and assess the vulnerabilities of all migrants including those who may manifest particular needs.
The Emergency Phase ensures non-discriminatory access to, and provision of assitance and protection. It ensures freedom of movement to enable migrants to flee to safety.
The Post-Crisis Phase provides support to address the imediate and longer-term needs of migrants following the return to their country of origin. The phase provides reconstruction support to migrants remaining in the country after crisis and promotes the engagement of local authorities and local communities in reintegrating returned migrants.
This alliance, sought after Trump's victory in the November 8th election by all four, would assist migrants away from their country of origin.
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