Recently Consul Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl was introduced by the Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco to Count Guido Deiro and his lovely wife, Countess Joan.
A legend in Las Vegas for many years, Count Deiro administered airports for Howard Hughes when Hughes also lived in Las Vegas, and is the best known local auctioneer for a generation. The four discussed international affairs, arts, science and Las Vegas history. Consul Biggs Sparkuhl took advantage of the occasion to introduce the Count and Countess to Chilean wine, bringing a special reserve 2005 Carmenere. The four enjoyed a tremendous evening at Villa Kismet, the Count’s estate in Las Vegas.
“My appreciative thanks to Paulina for my first taste of Chilean wine. One does not usually open a gift and drink it immediately, but when I saw what it was there was no stopping me.” – Count Deiro
The government of Chile is now facilitating direct contribution to its impeccably well-managed earthquake relief effort. Donations may now be made directly to the account of the Chilean Embassy.
The Consulate of Chile in Las Vegas is gathering donations to the fund, to be sent weekly to the Embassy for direct disbursement to the aid described by President Bachelet. There is no middleman, and no part of your funds goes to anything other than the disaster relief cost itself.
You may donate in honor of someone if you wish, donate anonymously, or be recognized by the Consulate. As the official representative of Chile in Las Vegas, Consul Biggs Sparkuhl will make certain that all donations will receive the attention and recognition they deserve from the Embassy of Chile in Washington, D.C.
Please make your contributions to:
Chile Earthquake Relief Fund
Consulate of Chile
1930 Village Center Circle #3-711
Las Vegas NV 89134
Consul Biggs Sparkuhl with Vice President Joe Biden in Las Vegas
November 15, 2009 –/ Consul Biggs Sparkuhl today met with her long time friend, Congresswoman Dina Titus, and with Vice President Joe Biden, whom she had not spoken with since his campaign for the presidency.
The meetings took place in Las Vegas at a private event at the Atomic History Museum, adjacent to UNLV.
During their conversation, Vice President Biden spoke about his meeting with President Bachelet of Chile, whom Consul Biggs Sparkuhl hosted in Las Vegas last year. Vice President Biden joked that he would like to know President Bachelet’s secret for her 80%
Consul Biggs Sparkuhl, Congresswoman Dina Titus
The two also discussed the success of the Chilean economy during the economic downturn, and the attributes enjoyed when visiting chile.
25 Sept 2009/– Consul Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl joined Consular Chamber of Commerce Executive Dr. Aldo Aguire, Honorary Vice Consul of Guatemala, in welcoming Pablo Garcia Saenz, Consul General of Guatemala in Los Angeles, and Ambassador Miguel Angel Ibarra G, the Vice-minister of Foreign Relations of Guatemala, to Las Vegas.
The Consul General and the Vice-minister were introduced to Las Vegas and made aware of the business diplomacy by the Guatemalan Vice-consulate in Las Vegas.
Consul Biggs Sparkuhl serves as Chairperson of the Consular Chamber of Commerce. Vice-consul Aguirre serves as President of the Executive Committee of the Consular Chamber of Commerce.