Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala in Las Vegas has appointed Mexican Opera personality Marco Antonio Varela as his Emissary.

Marco Antonio Varela named Consular Emissary

Emissary Marco Varela, Consul Biggs Sparkuhl, Vice-Consul Aguirre

Taking advantage of the crowd gathered March 31, 2010 for the open house of the Consular Chamber facilities donated by Attorney Lloyd Baker, Dr. Aguirre surpised the crowd by appointing the popular opera singer.

Mr. Varela first introduced himself to the Order of Consular Emissaries at Cocktails with the Consuls at the Palace in December of 2009.  During the event, Marco and his companion Betsy Ann Fiore swept the crowd off their feet with an incredible impromptu opera performance, accompanied by piano at the Palace.

A true renaissance man, Mr. Varela is has business dealings from his native Mexico to China.  His diplomatic connections extend around the globe. 


If you haven’t heard Marco sing, you will.  He is a phenominal tenor, and the picture of class and decorum.  Vice-Consul Aguirre made an excellent choice.  Any diplomat would benefit from the help of Marco Varela, and I am extremely proud to be associated with him.”    

                                              Jonathan Warren, Premier Consular Emissary


I first met Marco Varela years ago through my dear friend, Her Excellency Berenice Rendón, Ambassador of Mexico.  She thought very highly of him, and over the years I have come to do the same.”      

       – Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl, Honorary Consul of Chile & North American Director,       World Federation of Consuls



Emissary Dave Williams with President Vaclav Klaus

Consular Emissary Dave Williams meets with H.E. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic.

November 15, 2009–/ Consular Emissaries continue make the rounds, maintaining strong back channels and working relationships around the world.

Recently, Emissary Dave Williams attended a sold-out event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation, organized to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Many former US Reagan Administration and international leaders were in attendance.  Mr. Williams solidified many relationships, and established new ones as well, including a meeting with His Excellency Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, among others.

Jonathan Warren with Vice President Joe Biden in Las Vegas.

Jonathan Warren with Vice President Joe Biden in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Emissary Jonathan Warren was invited today to meet Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Las Vegas. 

The Consular Chamber of Commerce and the Order of Consular Emissaries are both non-political organizations.  As such, both organizations seek to maintain strong ties with various political factions, and welcome all political stripes among their ranks.