08 August 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas paid an official visit to the city of Carrión de los Condes, Palencia, Spain, at the invitation of the City Mayor, Hon. Francisco Javier Villafruela Fierro, to inaugurate the 21st edition of the Tourism and Handicraft Fair of the Camino de Santiago on 06 August 2011.
Mayor Villafruela offered a reception in honor of Ambassador and Mrs. Salinas and gave them a cultural tour of Carrión de los Condes.
The visit also gave an opportunity for Ambassador Salinas and Mayor Villafruela to discuss the celebrations in Carrión de los Condes of the 400th Anniversary of the Establishment of the University of Santo Tomas of Manila by Fray Miguel de Benavides,O.P., who was a son of Carrión de los Condes. The highlight of the planned celebration in November 2011 will be the inauguration and naming of the Public Library of Carrión de los Condes in honor of Fray Miguel de Benavidez.