Friday, January 18, 2013

Duque And Mexican Consul General Arnal Palomera To Receive Prestigious "Caballero y Dama Azteca Awards" In Chicago

Clarisol Duque and Eduardo Arnal Palomera

Duque and Arnal Palomera to be honored at Azteca Gala event in Chicago.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 18, 2013

Chicago, Illinois - On Friday, the Mexican Civic Society of Illinois (MCS) announced that both Clarisol Duque, Chicago Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator (D-IL) and Mexican Consul General Eduardo Arnal Palomera in Chicago were chosen as recipients of the prestigious "Caballero y Dama Azteca Awards" for their contributions to the Mexican and Mexican-American communities in Chicago.
Arnal Palomera became the Consul General for the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago in 2011. He served as the Consul General for the Denver Mexican Consulate between 2007 to 2011.
Duque is currently the Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Richad J. "Dick" Durbin in Chicago.
In an e-mail to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), Evelia Rodriguez from the MCS wrote that the "Caballero y Dama Azteca," Award is awarded each year to an individual who has strived for the betterment of the Mexican and Mexican-American community with the assistance of community organizations, private corporate sector, or within government. This year we have selected the Hon. Eduardo Arnal Palomera General Consul of Mexico in Chicago for his administrations' open door policy assisting millions of Chicago's residents and for successfully working with our community to manage the second largest Mexican Consulate in the world. We have also selected Clarisol Duque, for her dedicated and important work within the public sector as Chicago Chief of Staff for U. S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL).
The MCS was founded in 1969, and is a 501c3 non-for profit organization that has been promoting the culture and traditions of Mexico by hosting civic and educational events throughout the Chicagoland area. Being one of the oldest Latino organizations in Chicago, the MCS has established recognition with governing officials, schools, and hometown organizations in Mexico to further serve and promote the history of Mexico in Chicago.
This year, the awards will be announced during the 2013 Queen Coronation Aztec Gala Banquet, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Lobo de Mar Banquets located at  5505 W. Cermak Road, 2nd Floor Cicero, IL, according to Rodrguez.

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