Guatemala Opens Consulate In Lake Worth

Apr 6, 2017

People lined up in Lake Worth to see the president Thursday.

But not the one that you are thinking.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales cut the ribbon at Palm Beach County’s new Guatemalan consulate.

Officials estimate more than 55,000 Guatemalans live in the county. They’ll now be able to get passports, consular IDs and birth certificates without traveling to Miami.

But the consulate will do more than that, says Miami Consul General Rosa Maria Merida De Mora.

“We’re going to see cultural, commercial, economic affairs — in order to have a more intense and big link with Palm Beach County,” said De Mora.

Lake Worth is the first of four new Guatemalan Consulates in the U.S. The others are opening in Seattle, Oklahoma City, and Raleigh, North Carolina.