Carlos González Gutiérrez has taken his new role as México's General Consul in Sacramento.
"I am going to be close to the people," González Gutiérrez said during a special reception held in his honor by the Crows Landing Road of Stanislaus County Comerciantes Unidos. "I am not going to stay in the office. I want to attend all the events I am invited to, and I will take the consulate services to as many places as possible."
The reception included mariachi music and performances by Ballet Flolklórico Los Falcones. González Gutiérrez answered questions, welcomed suggestions and accepted invitations to Modesto.
"I am honored by this welcoming reception, and I am very thankful to you all," he said. "And I believe there won't be enough future visits to Modesto and Stockton."