El Salvador Consulate General opens doors in Nashville
The first Latin American consulate general has opened its doors in Tennessee with El Salvador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs inaugurating its 26th U.S. consulate in Nashville. Consul General Marta Maria Orantes will head the office, which will provide diplomatic to support to the approximately 18,000 Salvadorians in the region as well as help boost business connections between Tennessee and El Salvador. Nashville could also soon see consulates from Honduras and Guatemala open up to provide diplomatic support to immigrant populations as well as promote business interests between the region and Latin America. Nashville is also home to a Japanese consulate general office and has a consul official from Germany working full time in the city to promote relations between the Southeast and the respective countries.