Latvians who find themselves in Peru and need help from their country’s honorary consulate now have a website they can visit for basic information, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The consulate, which began operation in Lima in 2005, is run by Honorary Consul Raul Santiago Lozano Merino. The consul, according to an April 13 press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been active in promoting Latvia in Peru, as well as defending the interests of Latvian residents in the country.
The website, available in Spanish and English, is at www.consuladoletonialima.com. The site includes information about the consulate, about relations between Peru and Latvia, and about things travelers from Latvia should know about the South American country.
Thanks to the efforts of the honorary consulate, a park named for Latvia was dedicated in 2008 during President Valdis Zatlers’s trip to Peru, according to the foreign ministry. The park is in Miraflores, a suburb of Lima.
The honorary consul also has kept busy helping Latvian citizens who have gotten into trouble with the law. The number of Latvian citizens who have been jailed in Peru for trying to transport narcotics has increased, according to the foreign ministry.
Besides the one in Peru, other Latvian consulates and honorary consulates with their own websites include representatives in Greece, Indonesia, Lebanon, Luxembourg and, in the United States, Florida and New York.
The new website for Latvia’s honorary consulate in Lima, Peru, provides information in Spanish and English.
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