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Mexican consulate celebrates opening in Oklahoma City

State and national officials celebrated the opening of the Mexican consulate in Oklahoma City with a grand inauguration ceremony Saturday.

The consulate is located on the west side of downtown OKC, and has been a work in progress with the Mexican government.

Gov. Kevin Stitt praised the efforts of Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt in bringing the consulate to OKC. It is the first Mexican consulate to open in the United States in 12 years.

Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma, was in attendance for the ceremony, which featured music, food and local vendors.

"Today is a party day here in Oklahoma because we're opening the consulate of Mexico, which will serve a community of almost half a million people," said Moctezuma.

Previously, citizens of Mexico living in Oklahoma had to travel out of state to Arkansas or Kansas to receive consular services like passports and birth certificates.

Mexican nationals seeking appointments can schedule by phone at (424) 309-0009 or by online at miconsulado.sre.gob.mx.

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Nyk has worked in radio since 2011 serving as a board operator, on-air announcer and production director for commercial radio stations in Iowa. Originally from the Quad Cities area, Nyk joined KGOU in 2018 as a practicum student studying Creative Media Production at OU. Upon graduating the following year, he became part of KGOU’s staff and is now the local Morning Edition host. When not on the air, Nyk likes to read, listen to music and follow news about the radio industry.
Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013. He hosts All Things Considered, Oklahoma Rock Show, Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind, and Oklahoma Music Minute.
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