Honorable OSCAR PADILLA LAM, Consulate General of GUATEMALA in NY, NJ, PA and CT To Exit Position

Consul General Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam with his wife and Garinagu at The 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Consul General Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam with his wife and Garinagu at The 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — The Consul General of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut; Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam, will be exiting his post.  There was a farewell reception for him at the SUNKOFA Restaurant in the Bronx last night (THURSDAY, January 30th 2014).

Consul General of Guatemala, Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam (center) at the 2011 International Honduran and Central American Parade in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Consul General of Guatemala, Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam (center) at the 2011 International Honduran and Central American Parade in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam recently accepted a new position with the President of Guatemala, Mr. Otto Perez Molina.

Consul General of Guatemala in New York, Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the Guatemalan Garifuna Mother's Day Dance in 2012 in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Consul General of Guatemala in New York, Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the Guatemalan Garifuna Mother’s Day Dance in 2012 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

Hosted by The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc, this Farewell Reception was a way for Guatemalans to salute and thank him for his service.  New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr presented a proclamation to Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam before a diverse audience in the Bronx.

Consul General of NY, NJ, CT and PA, Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2011 International Honduran and Central American Festival at Crotona Park in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Consul General of NY, NJ, CT and PA, Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2011 International Honduran and Central American Festival at Crotona Park in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.   

I’ve seen this man at just about every Garifuna function that took place in New York City  since he became the Consul General of Guatemala in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut in February of 2011.

 

Garifuna Man Carlos Alvarez and Consul General of Guatemala in NY, NJ, PA and CT Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam  at the 2012 Happy Land Social Club Fire Commemoration in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Man Carlos Alvarez and Consul General of Guatemala in NY, NJ, PA and CT Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2012 Happy Land Social Club Fire Commemoration in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

In fact, of the General Consulates of the different countries making up the Garifuna Diaspora (Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, St. Vincent); it’s Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam who I’ve seen the most.

The Leivas with Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam and his wife at The Guatemalan Garifuna Mother's Day Dance in 2012.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

The Leivas with Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam and his wife at The Guatemalan Garifuna Mother’s Day Dance in 2012. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

Wikipedia explains that Consul Generals “are the official representatives of a country’s government in the territory of another.  They act to assist and protect the citizens of that consul’s own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the peoples of the two countries.”

Consul General of Guatemala in NY, NJ, CT and PA; Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the Guatemalan Garifuna Mothers Day Gala in 2012.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Consul General of Guatemala in NY, NJ, CT and PA; Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the Guatemalan Garifuna Mothers Day Gala in 2012. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

The renaca.ch website explains that the most important duties of a consulate are:

  • to establish and renew passports and other official documents.
  • to report BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, DIVORCES, ADOPTIONS, etc that happened in the host country to competent authorities home.
  • to inform its own citizens living abroad about the social security situation.
  • to handle the military formalities and control for its own citizens liable to military service.
  • to help its own citizens in distress or other emergency situations.
  • to look after its own citizens in detention or arrest and to watch over the rule of law and fair trials.
  • to establish entry visas to foreign citizens and to inform them about immigration-, residence- and work permits.  
Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

Here is a link to a 2011 news article regarding Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam’s visit to Morristown, New Jersey to meet with Mayor Tim Dougherty.

Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam with Garifuna American Paralegal Carmen Miranda (who is from Honduras) at the 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam with Garifuna American Paralegal Carmen Miranda (who is from Honduras) at the 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

Beinggarifuna.com extends a hearty Buidumebei (“Congratulations/Success!” in the Garifuna Language) and Inebesei (“Respect” in the Garifuna Language) to Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam on his new job with the President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina and his service as Consul General of Guatemala in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania.

Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam at the 2012 Guatemalan Garifuna Cultural Night in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

Sr. OSCAR PADILLA LAM, Consulado General de GUATEMALA en NY, NJ, PA y CT  para salir

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Nueva York, Nueva York – El Cónsul General de Nueva York, Nueva Jersey, Pensilvania y Connecticut; Excmo. Oscar Padilla Lam, estarán saliendo su puesto. Había una recepción de despedida para él en el restaurante SUNKOFA en el Bronx anoche (Jueves, 30 de enero 2014).

Excmo. Oscar Padilla Lam aceptó recientemente una nueva posición con el presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina.

Organizado por la Coalición Garifuna EE.UU. Inc, esta recepción de despedida era una forma de que los guatemaltecos a saludar y darle las gracias por su servicio. Senador del Estado de Nueva York Rev. Rubén Díaz Sr presentó una proclamación a Hon. Oscar Padilla Lam antes de una audiencia diversa en el Bronx.

Yo he visto a este hombre en casi todas las funciones Garifuna que tuvo lugar en la ciudad de Nueva York desde que se convirtió en el Cónsul General de Guatemala en Nueva York, Nueva Jersey, Pensilvania y Connecticut en febrero de 2011.

De hecho, de los Consulados Generales de los diferentes países que integran la Diáspora Garifuna (Honduras, Guatemala, Belice, Nicaragua, San Vicente), es honorable. Oscar Padilla Lam, que he visto la mayoría.

Wikipedia explica que Cónsules Generales “son los representantes oficiales del gobierno de un país en el territorio de otro. Actúan para ayudar y proteger a los ciudadanos de su propio país que el cónsul, y para facilitar el comercio y la amistad entre los pueblos de los dos países “.

La página web renaca.ch explica que los deberes más importantes de un consulado son:

  • establecer y renovar pasaportes y otros documentos oficiales.
  • reportar nacimientos, muertes, matrimonios, divorcios, adopciones, etc que sucedieron en el país de acogida a las autoridades competentes a casa.
  • para informar a sus propios ciudadanos que viven en el extranjero sobre la situación de la seguridad social.
  • para manejar las formalidades militares y de control para sus propios ciudadanos responsables al servicio militar.
  • para ayudar a sus propios ciudadanos en apuros o en otras situaciones de emergencia.
  • para cuidar de sus propios ciudadanos en la detención o arresto y de velar por el imperio de la ley y un juicio justo.
  • establecer visados ​​de entrada a los ciudadanos extranjeros y para informarles acerca de la inmigración, residencia y permisos de trabajo.

Aquí hay un enlace a un artículo de noticias en relación con 2011 Excmo. La visita de Oscar Padilla Lam a Morristown, Nueva Jersey para reunirse con el alcalde Tim Dougherty.

Beinggarifuna.com extiende una cordial Buidumebei (“Felicidades / Éxito!” En el idioma garífuna) y Inebesei (“Respeto” en el idioma garífuna) al Excmo. Oscar Padilla Lam en su nuevo puesto de trabajo con el presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina y su servicio como Cónsul General de Guatemala en Nueva York, Nueva Jersey, Pennsylvania y Connecticut.

 

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