Makerspace Inauguration in Chihuahua

The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria Darnell and city of Chihuahua Mayor Javier Garfio Pacheco participated today in a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new makerspace at the Benjamin Franklin Corner in Chihuahua. The makerspace is a new collaborative interactive space for creators and innovators of any age that includes laptops, workbenches, ...
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Ambassador Jacobson’s Remarks U.S.-Mexico Border Summit, Ciudad Juarez

— AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY — Good morning.  Thank you to Rolando Pablos for graciously inviting me to share my perspective with this impressive group, which has done so much to build bridges between our two countries.  I want to especially thank Congressman Beto O’Rourke for having organized the first U.S.-Mexico Border Summit in 2015, ...
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Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson visits Ciudad Juarez and El Paso

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border August 4 and 5. Ambassador Jacobson participated in the 2016 U.S.-Mexico Border Summit at the invitation of the Borderplex Alliance, where she had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion in El Paso on trade and security with Ambassador of Mexico to ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Inaugurates EducationUSA Center in Juarez

Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta S. Jacobson and the President of the Chihuahua Businessmen Foundation (Fechac) Hector Jurado Sanchez announced the opening of the first EducationUSA Advising Center in Ciudad Juarez. The center will serve teachers, school administrators, parents, and most importantly, prospective students interested in pursuing an education in the United States. ...
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Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at U.S. Mexico Border Summit El Paso

Remarks — as prepared for delivery — Good afternoon. I’m happy to be here with my friend and counterpart Ambassador Sada. And thank you, Congressman O’Rourke, for agreeing to moderate this discussion and for all that you have done and continue to do for the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Thank you as well to Rolando Pablos and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings

Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings June 23, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of expected demonstrations, beginning at 12:00 noon MDT, at the following locations: Zaragoza-Isleta bridge cargo lanes; Bridge of the Americas—Cordova—cargo lanes; and Paso del Norte—Santa Fe Street bridge Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City

  Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City June 22, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of continued anti-government demonstrations in the central area of the city of Chihuahua.  According to local media reports, protests are occurring outside the Governor’s Palace, and arrests and damage to property have been reported. Additionally, ...
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Elect Her in Ciudad Juárez and the city of Chihuahua

Nearly one hundred young students from different universities in Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua participated in Elect Her workshops conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Melissa Richmond and Jessica Kelly shared their knowledge on the participation ...
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Expo Valores 2016 in Ciudad Juarez

On April 28, NGO Programa Educación en Valores A.C. held Expo Valores 2016.  Around 7,000 children, parents and teachers from 39 schools in Ciudad Juarez attended the event and learned about the importance of fostering a culture of lawfulness. Programa Educación en Valores maintains contact with these schools every month through educational and recreational activities ...
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U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez Celebrates Earth Day

In order to motivate and instill in young children the need to protect the planet, 30 volunteers from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez visited the Jaime Torres Bodet elementary school in Ciudad Juarez today to talk about positive habits that children may adopt to protect the environment. The Consulate maintains an active recycling ...
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U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez visits Ojinaga-Presidio Border

On March 30, the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell visited the border region of Ojinaga, Chihuahua and Presidio, Texas.  The Consul General had the opportunity to meet with the mayors of Ojinaga and Presidio, Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana and John Ferguson, respectively. During these meetings they talked about the positive changes ...
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USMX-Preneur Boot Camp in Delicias, Chihuahua

In order to motivate young entrepreneurs interested in developing technology-based innovative projects, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez sponsored the USMX-Preneur camp in the city of Delicias, Chihuahua. As part of this boot camp, entrepreneurs gathered at the Albert Einstein 20-30 High School, where they attended workshops on creating a value proposition and business ...
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USNORTHCOM donates medical equipment for health center in Guachochi, Chihuahua

The Chihuahua Health Secretary received medical equipment worth more than $330,000 pesos from the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  The donated equipment will complement existing capabilities at the Advanced Center for Primary Health Care (CAAPS) in Guachochi, Chihuahua and the Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital in Parral, Chihuahua. U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell, Chihuahua Governor Cesar ...
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Inauguration of the Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas

TORNILLO, Texas – U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  to inaugurate the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, ...
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Consulate Employees Donate Blood in Ciudad Juarez

November 9, 2015 – On November 9, the staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez joined the Regional Blood Bank of Ciudad Juarez, the Hospital Star Medica, and the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer and Leukemia (APANICAL) to conduct a blood donation event. The event was attended by the Star Medica ...
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Award Ceremony: Green Projects Against Climate Change

October 23, 2015 – The U.S. Consulate General  in Ciudad Juarez and the NGO Fundación Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte presented awards to the winners of the Green Projects Against Climate Change grant call in Ciudad Juarez. While the facts on climate change cannot be denied, there are significant opportunities to prepare for and reduce ...
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U.S. Consul General Meets Chihuahua Autonomous University Rector

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with Rector Jesus Enrique Seañez Saenz of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) on October 14. During the meeting they discussed scholarships available through the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Comexus) and opportunities for institutional grants offered as part ...
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U.S. Consul General Meets Mayor of the City of Chihuahua

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell paid a courtesy visit to city of Chihuahua Mayor Javier Garfio Pacheco. Highlighting the dynamism of the city of Chihuahua, the Consul General reiterated her willingness to continue to work jointly on education and security issues. In their conversation, Consul General ...
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Access students offer tribute to Daniel Pearl

October 14, 2015 – As part of the World Music Days in honor of the late journalist Daniel Pearl, in October people around the world offer a series of concerts using the power of music to promote tolerance and inspire respect for differences.  The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell attended an ...
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U.S. Consul General Meets Chihuahua State Attorney General

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell had a courtesy meeting today with the Chihuahua State Attorney General Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas. During the meeting, the Consul General learned about the standards for law enforcement agencies set by the State Attorney General’s Office and discussed, among other issues, the ...
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New U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez

September 21, 2015 – U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell arrived in Ciudad Juarez on September 17. Today, as her first public activity, she held a press conference where she expressed her commitment to promoting and maintaining efficiency in consular processes and emphasized the importance of collaboration with the three levels of government, business, civil ...
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Winners Announced: Green Projects to Combat Climate Change

August 21, 2015 – In June, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and the Fundacion Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte launched the grant call “Green Projects to Combat Climate Change” aimed at individuals, groups or civil society organizations looking to generate positive environmental impact in Ciudad Juarez. Eleven proposals were reviewed and the jury, ...
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SEGOB and USAID present the First E-Book on Crime and Violence Prevention developed in Mexico

August 13, 2015 – With the goal of promoting theoretical and practical tools for those responsible of the design and implementation of programs on crime and violence prevention in Mexico, Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) present a catalog of 20 publications, the product of the ...
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Chargé d’affaires William H. Duncan Visits El Paso-Ciudad Juarez

August 7, 2015- The Office of Congressman Beto O’Rourke and the University of Texas at El Paso held the Mexico-United States Summit 2015: A View from the Frontera August 6-7.  Experts in bilateral trade, energy, education, security, mobility and migration from both sides of the border shared their views and ideas to promote the prosperity ...
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Science in Action with Dr. Skateboard in Chihuahua

August 6, 2105 – With an innovative methodological approach, Dr. Bill Robertson (also known as “Dr. Skateboard”) offered presentations in the city of Chihuahua August 4-6 sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Through skateboarding tricks, Dr. Skateboard explained physics concepts such as the relationship between speed and acceleration to more than 50 ...
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Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science in Juarez

July 30, 2015 – Invited by the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, this morning Dr. Bill Robertson gave a talk to teachers, representatives of NGOs and parents with their children at La Rodadora Children’s Museum in Ciudad Juarez. Attendees learned techniques to foster interest in science among children and youth. Dr. Robertson explained how ...
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Access Students participate in Environmental Camp

July 16, 2015 – The English professors of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), with the support and participation of U.S. officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, held an environmental issues-focused camp July 18-19 at the facilities of the UACH Faculty of Arts. The camp brought together 60 young scholars of the Access ...
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Jovenes en Accion: Two teams from Chihuahua ready to travel

On Monday, June 29, Acting Consul General Eric Cohan met with nine high school students from Chihuahua who were selected to participate in the sixth generation of  Jovenes en Accion. This year, seventeen teams were selected from eleven states in Mexico. The program will start in July with the selected teams traveling for four weeks ...
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U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee visits city of Chihuahua

  June 16, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee had breakfast this morning with members of different political parties of the Chihuahua State Legislature.  As part of the visit, the Consul General invited the legislators to attend the party that the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will hold to commemorate ...
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The U.S. Embassy launches the Merida Initiative’s National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police

June 15, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City officially launched the Merida Initiative’s National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police in four states – Queretaro, Guanajuato, Durango and Chihuahua.  This program supports the efforts of the Government of Mexico to train members of the police and ensure that they ...
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English Access Program Participants Receive Kindles

June 15, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee visited the Franklin Corner in the city of Chihuahua on June 15, where he presented a donation of 65 Kindles (electronic books) to 60 students with scholarships from the English Access Microscholarship Program and five teachers from the Chihuahua Autonomous University implementing ...
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USAID Ceremony to Acknowledge Partners

June 10, 2015 – On June 10, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented certificates to partners and implementing organizations of USAID programs in Ciudad Juarez. As part of the Merida Initiative, the governments of the United States and Mexico work together to contribute to the formation of strong and resilient communities. Ciudadanos ...
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Sharing experiences and strengthening confidence

On April 22, 2015, the civil association Ciudadanos Organizados para el Desarrollo Integral de las Comunidades (CODIC) held Sharing experiences and building trust, at which 1,200 children, parents and teachers from different schools learned about the importance of fostering a culture of lawfulness through the correct use of tip lines and the correct way to ...
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Youths in Ciudad Juarez Graduate from Employability Workshops

April 16, 2015 – Today Emprendete Juarez celebrated the graduation of 88 young people attending employability workshops, which were conducted in five community centers in Ciudad Juarez under the program Youth: Work Mexico.  Empréndete Juárez is currently the implementing organization for Youth: Work Mexico in Ciudad Juarez.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and ...
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Justice Richard Bernstein Visits Juarez, Talks About Rights of Disabled People

In a program organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, visited Ciudad Juarez March 26-27. During his time in Ciudad Juarez, Justice Bernstein participated in the Binational Legal Forum where he talked about his experience as a trial attorney and a judge working within an accusatorial system. ...
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Binational Legal Forum in Juarez

Chihuahua is considered a model state in terms of judicial reform implementation for their early adoption of the accusatory system in Mexico.  As part of their continuous improvement and training efforts, the Supreme Court of Chihuahua, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, held the Binational Legal Forum on Thursday, March 26.  ...
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Sixty Young Chihuahua Students Receive English Access Scholarships

March 13, 2015 – The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and the Faculty of Arts at the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) presented certificates to the 60 young beneficiaries of the English Access Microscholarship Program at a ceremony today officially launching the program. The Consulate General funds 40 scholarships and UACH 20 – all 60 ...
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Si Mexico

What:  Fair / Exposition of Mexican Universities at UTEP Where: Undergraduate Learning Center at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) When: Thursday, March 5th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fair/Exposition; 10:00 – 10:15 am Ceremony and Remarks All media is invited to the ceremony at 10:00 am In 2013, presidents Enrique Peña Nieto ...
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U.S. Ambassador Meets with Civil Society and U.S. Business Representatives in Juarez

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with Juarez civil society representatives during a visit to the city on March 2, 2015. Committed to continuing the U.S. and Mexico’s shared efforts to advance civic engagement, security, and community leadership development in Chihuahua, Ambassador Wayne highlighted, “These civil society representatives embody what it means to be a true ...
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U.S. Northern Command Donates Medical Equipment to the Hospital of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Parral

The Chihuahua State Government through its Health Secretary received medical equipment worth more than $9,000 dollars from the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  The donated equipment will complement existing capabilities at the Hospital of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Parral. The ceremony was attended by the U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee, the Chihuahua State Governor Cesar Duarte ...
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Donation of furniture and school supplies from USNORTHCOM to benefit La Gaviota School

On January 22, DIF Ascensión received a donation worth more than $12,000 in donated classroom furniture and school supplies from U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) to benefit La Gaviota primary school in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee personally attended the ceremony to deliver the donated items.  The donation was part of USNORTHCOM’s ...
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Donating Love Without Borders: USNORTHCOM Donates Wheelchairs

As part of the U.S. Mission continuing efforts to strengthen communities, the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), through its Humanitarian Assistance Program, donated 18 wheelchairs, 12 walkers and 25 canes for the visually impaired to Donating Love without Borders. For the 4th year, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez takes part in this binational altruistic ...
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ICE El Paso removes 2 homicide and rape suspects to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas — Two Mexican men, who were wanted in their home country on unrelated homicide and rape charges, were deported Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in El Paso, Texas. Agustin Gomez Fernandez, 55, and Francisco Javier Figueroa Martinez, 27, were handed over to Mexican ...
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Merida Initiative Supports the Opening of the First Drug Treatment Court in the State of Chihuahua

Ciudad Juárez, November 7, 2014 – Consul General Ian Brownlee attended the opening ceremony of the first Drug Treatment Court (DTC) in the state of Chihuahua.  Presided over by Chihuahua Health Secretary representing the Governor Pedro Hernandez Torres, the Commissioner of the National Commission against Addictions Manuel Mondragón y Kalb and the Undersecretary for Violence ...
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