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The Mexican flag that was raised at Fresno City Hall in commemoration of Mexico’s Independence Day on September 15, 2022.

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When Adriana González Carillo, Mexico’s chief consul in Fresno, saw the Mexican flag raised Friday morning in front of Fresno City Hall in commemoration of Mexico’s Independence Day, she saw an ongoing bond between neighbors.

“Raising the flag of Mexico is a symbol of opportunity between our countries, Mexico and the United States, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations,” said González Carillo.

“We honor the shared prosperity that as good neighbors we build every day and celebrate our binational community of more than 3 million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans who live in Fresno and the Central Valley,” said the consul in brief remarks.

González Carillo was joined by Fresno City Manager Georgeanne White, Salvadoran Consul Jason Manuel Castro Olivares, Fresno City Council member Mike Karbassi and Mexican Consulate staff for the brief ceremony.

“The relationship between Fresno and Mexico goes back decades,” White said. “Mexico opened a consulate here in 1931 to help the region’s growing Mexican population.”

González noted that there are 3 million residents of the Valley who are of Mexican origin or of Mexican descent.

The Ensenada campus flag escort of Baja California Autónomas University carried the Mexican flag which was hoisted. The group was the country’s national champion in 2017.

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Salvadoran Consul Jason Manuel Castro Olivares, Mexican Consul Adriana González and Fresno City Manager Georgeanne White take part in a celebration of the 212th anniversary of Mexico’s independence during a ceremony September 15, 2022 at the hotel of town of Fresno. JUAN ESPARZA LOERA [email protected]

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Adriana González Carillo, Mexico’s chief consul in Fresno, looks at the Mexican flag after it was raised during a ceremony Sept. 15, 2022 at Fresno City Hall. JUAN ESPARZA LOERA [email protected]

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The flag escort from the Esenada campus of the Autonomous University of Baja California carries the Mexican flag that was raised at Fresno City Hall in commemoration of Mexico’s Independence Day on September 15, 2022. The escort was the national champion of Mexico in 2017. JUAN ESPARZA LOERA [email protected]

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The flag escort from the Esenada Campus of the Autonomous University of Baja California carried the Mexican flag which was to be raised at Fresno City Hall in commemoration of Mexico’s Independence Day on September 15, 2022. The escort was the national champion of Mexico in 2017. JUAN ESPARZA LOERA [email protected]

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Fresno City Manager Georgeanne White takes part in the national anthem during a celebration of the 212th anniversary of Mexican independence during a ceremony September 15, 2022 at Fresno City Hall. JUAN ESPARZA LOERA [email protected]