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Former US consul general dies in Belize diving accident

A celebrated former consul general at Guadalajara’s U.S. Consulate died last month in a diving accident while on vacation in Belize.

Sandra Salmon, who served as consul general from 2003 to 2006, experienced breathing difficulties while diving with friends on May 31. She received medical attention but died at the scene.

Salmon grew up in Geneva, Alabama. She studied a masters degree in modern French literature from Florida State University in 1969. She was fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese and German, languages she would put to the test in a colorful and challenging career.

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