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No-cost diplomats

Honorary consuls, many unpaid, increasingly vital to nations’ missions

Twins Philip and Paul Garber share duties as honorary coconsuls of Chile, working out of their Brighton basement. Twins Philip and Paul Garber share duties as honorary coconsuls of Chile, working out of their Brighton basement. (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / November 4, 2011

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The Garber twins are among an increasingly prominent corps of Americans here and nationwide that are serving as “honorary consuls’’ for countries that want a diplomatic presence in a city such as Boston, a hub of medicine, education and technology, without having to pay for it. Called honorary consuls, the Americans are largely unpaid, but they get a glimpse of the mysterious and glamorous life of diplomacy.

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