New Ecuador Consulate Opens In New Orleans

News Americas, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Fri. April 1, 2011: Ecuador has re-opened a consulate in the Big Easy.

The consulate in New Orleans aims to serve the some 10,000 Ecuadoreans who now call Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi home.

The consul general of the new consulate is attorney Luis Quinones, who said he’s spent the last five months getting the office ready for business.

New Orleans supplies more goods to Ecuador than to other South American countries, like Chile and Argentina. Ecuador also provides $12 million worth of vegetables, flowers and other goods to the U.S. each year through New Orleans.