Caricature Foundation, He organized the weekend a raffle to support to the artist Andrea Aragon, a few days ago he reported that he was expelled from the Consulate of El Salvador in Long Island.
According to a video posted on social networks of the Foundation and the Salvadoran artist, This is not the first activity performed to support Andrea. According to published in videos, the company organized a raffle to raise funds to support Aragon.
further, two days before, the Foundation published on his Facebook account, a photograph of the meeting which was attended by, Consul Henry Salgado, the artist and representatives of the Foundation, with aim of finding an alternative to the case of Andrea.
Meanwhile, Aragon retracted the remarks he made to Voice of Diaspora. In a telephone call, ensuring he did not want to give statements to the media at this time and asked to change the content of the publication, it did not intend to create conflict.
According to the consul, Henry Salgado, the case is complex. The official said that before these reports go out to public light, he tried to help in various ways to the artist, but the Salvadoran not accept the proposal.
"The hot potato was me my. Because no consulate can be used to make money transactions. I see it as something cruel than the put to sell it yoyos, capiruchos, when you can find an entity that can support you, then I do not know what was the reason why there have left many years ", Salgado told the ask why the change of position, if the artist had several years of selling his paintings and handicrafts at the Consulate.
Salgado said that I made arrangements with organizations to try to find a job Andrea, but the end of the process, the artist did not submit the required documentation. Statements on social networks in which Aragon accused the consul of having removed from the premises without notice or consideration, They took by surprise all official.
"She started posting on networks that I had taken and I told him I had not taken, I have to give an account of everything that happens inside the consulate. And to the contrary, I began to look for work on one side by another, with employers, with business owners. I saw him her behavior, and encourage others to love him, I do not know what gives, people believe or want to invent a bad façade of what is consulate, or my person or officials of the new government ", Salgado said.
Meanwhile, former consul, Miguel Alas, said the permission granted to Andrea, handicrafts and selling his paintings at the Consulate was rather a "humanitarian issue" and that this support is based on community support they should give consular offices.
"In her case (Andrea) We start with an aspect, a humanitarian issue. The case comes at time when support community projects, different efforts and the Consulate served for that. From the point of view of Human Rights, she was vulnerable because of her undocumented status, by their disability and also their womanhood ", Alas explained.
According to the former official, also, his decision was based on Article 5 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, which says: "... exercise other functions that are not prohibited by the receiving State or which does not object", He is deeming that this article gave the privilege to carry out actions to support the community to which the United States is not opposed, including support Andrea.
Alas, also said that the case of Andrea, It was treated as a case of cultural expressions. "Under this figure numeral 5 of the Vienna Convention, literal m, He says you can do certain activities that are not prohibited by state and second, the focus in this case was community and humanitarian, From this perspective, she had this prerogative and not for others ", Alas added.