Human trafficking: modern day slavery

By Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi Human trafficking is a crime that severely affects the dignity of the victims, depriving them of their freedom and forcing them to perform domestic service, forced labor or sex exploitation. It is a form of modern slavery.International efforts to counter this crime took shape in 2003, when the United Nations (UN) began […]

Voces Consulares: Let us discuss our concerns.

By Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi Maria went on a Saturday to the Consulate of Mexico to apply for a passport and I asked her whether she was already vaccinated against COVID-19. “I am not, since I had an accident” she told me when I brought up the issue and she decided not to take advantage of the […]

Day at the Service of our Community

By Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi If you have heard the expression “let’s do it together”, this coming Saturday you, people representing many organizations in Kansas City and we from your Consulate of Mexico can contribute to protect ourselves as a community against the pandemic.By a happy coincidence, at the Consulate of Mexico we will hold our eighth […]

Voces Consulares: ‘The Emperor’ in the defense against COVID-19

By Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi Claudio Suarez, a legend in Soccer that accumulated the most appearances with the Mexican national team, made his first travel since the pandemic to line-up with a team facing a strong opponent in Kansas.‘The Emperor’ Suarez made appearances between June 28 and July 1st in Liberal, Dodge City and Wichita, in Southwestern […]

Voces Consulares: Meeting of LGBT+ Mexican communities abroad

From June 28 through July 1st the First Meeting of LGBT+ Mexican Communities Abroad will take place with the participation of experts, allies, and activists from more than 40 cities in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the hosting country, Mexico.This encounter aims to make visible the daily promotion […]

Voces Consulares – DACA: Nine years

By Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi This week nine years ago, on June 15, DACA was announced as a measure of the United States Government that in 2012 created a provisional deportation protection for those who arrived in the country in an undocumented manner while under 16 years of age.For the Consular Network of Mexico in the United […]

Voces Consulares: Patrimony: It is best to be prepared (I)

By Alfonso Navarro BernachiPatrimony refers to the goods and rights of an individual or a family that, in general terms, includes our household and effects.To look after those belongings, we must carefully take care of our money, our financial capacity for important purchases such as a car or a house, and to prepare for economic […]

Voces Consulares: We are a Safe Zone

This week we had the opportunity to reaffirm that Mexican representations abroad, including the Consulate in Kansas City, are a Safe Zone for all Mexican people, on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, celebrated on the 17th of May.That date commemorates the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illnesses […]

Voces Consulares: What should I know about mental health?

Discussing mental health can be complicated because among us, our friends, family, colleagues or even in our own home there may be prejudices and obstacles preventing us from taking care of ourselves beyond our physical health, such as fear of asking for help or expressing feelings such as sadness or crying.Mental health is “a state […]

Voces Consulares: What your Consulate can do for you

About 500 thousand people who identify themselves as Mexicans live in the states of Kansas and Missouri and the Western half of Oklahoma.The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Missouri, is tasked with providing services and outreach to this community, and with protecting their rights across a jurisdiction of approximately 500,000 km², almost twice the […]