Donation at Colonia Tarahumara in Ciudad Juarez Celebrates Partnerships

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 19, 2018 – Supplies and equipment worth $15,000 USD to renovate the Colonia Tarahumara Community Center were donated by the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez through the Humanitarian Assistance Program of the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), in partnership with the Municipal Institute of Women (IMM). Accompanied by community ...
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Readout from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Trip to Mexico

Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018 – While in Mexico, Secretary Nielsen participated in discussions with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida, and President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador…. These meetings are part of Secretary Nielsen’s ongoing engagement with Mexican and Central American leaders regarding efforts to ...
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Secretary Pompeo In Interview With Danielle Dithurbide of Televisa

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexico City, Mexico July 13, 2018 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for your time. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s wonderful to be with you today. QUESTION: Long time – long day in Mexico City, right? SECRETARY POMPEO: A wonderful day, a very – a productive day, and I was so happy to ...
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Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings in Mexico City – Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson

Washington, D.C. July 13, 2018 – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin joined U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his ministers, and with President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with President-elect Lopez Obrador of Mexico

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo met with President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the office of the MORENA political party in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Mr. Lopez Obrador on his July 1 victory and said the United States looks forward to working with Mr. Lopez ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with President Pena Nieto of Mexico

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo met with the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto at the Mexican presidential palace, Los Pinos, in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment to working with Mexico to enhance our shared security by disrupting transnational criminal organizations. The two ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Videgaray of Mexico

READOUT July 13, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Videgaray of Mexico The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico. They emphasized the importance of continuing to work together through the completion of the ...
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Readout from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Trip to Mexico

Reaffirmed U.S. Partnership with Mexico, Discussed Concrete Actions to Address TCOs, Irregular Migration WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin in Mexico City, Mexico for meetings with Mexican government officials. While in Mexico, Secretary Nielsen participated in discussions with ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings in Mexico City

Washington – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin joined U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his ministers, and with President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his key ...
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Joint Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexico City, Mexico July 13, 2018 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon, and welcome to the Foreign Affairs Office. We are going to give a message to the media with the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo from the United States and the Chancellor Luis Videgaray Caso, if you could ...
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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (July 13, 2018) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Because of a marked increase in homicides throughout Ciudad Juarez, including an increase in shootings in the highly frequented downtown area during daylight hours, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Ciudad Juarez without advance permission from ...
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Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Travel to Mexico

Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference July 12, 2018 MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and thank you, everyone, for joining us today. I’m glad to have with us today [Senior State Department Official]. He’s going to talk to us today on background about Secretary Pompeo’s travel tomorrow to Mexico City. Again, this call will ...
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Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5

HHS Secretary Alex Azar, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following joint statement regarding reunification efforts for children under age 5: “Dedicated teams at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of Ms. L class members. As of this ...
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Senior Sinaloa Cartel Leader Extradited to The United States

WASHINGTON – Today, Mexican authorities extradited Sinaloa Cartel leader Damaso Lopez Nuñez, also known as “El Licenciado,” to the United States to face drug trafficking charges filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico City

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, July 13 to meet with President Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Videgaray and President-elect Lopez Obrador.   Secretary Pompeo will reaffirm the U.S. partnership with Mexico to combat transnational criminal organizations and the opioid epidemic. He will also discuss efforts to enhance trade, curb irregular migration, and ...
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Presidential Elections in Mexico

We congratulate Mr. Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement Party on his election as the next president of Mexico based on the initial results issued by Mexico’s electoral authorities.  These elections demonstrated the Mexican people’s commitment to democratic values.   The United States and Mexico share a lasting friendship based on strong economic, cultural, ...
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Remarks of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Duncan at the US Independence Day Celebration

Mexico City, 28 June, 2018 – Bienvenidos a todos, nos complace que nos acompañe esta tarde, distinguidos invitados, damas y caballeros.  242 years ago on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress  adopted a declaration declaring the independence of the colonies from Great Britain.  That declaration proclaimed the equality of all men and their rights to life, ...
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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report – Mexico

MEXICO: Tier 2 The Government of Mexico does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Mexico remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by prosecuting more traffickers than ...
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United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need

Vice President Mike Pence announced today in Brazil nearly $10 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the man-made crisis there. This funding for the Venezuelan people includes a contribution to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s regional response to the Venezuela crisis, support for the UN ...
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Everyone a Winner in Merida Initiative Mock Trial Competition

Washington, June 26, 2018 – At yesterday’s Merida Initiative Mock Trial Competition, held at the American University, Washington, DC, a talented team of young Mexican lawyers-in-the making from The Marist University of Merida, Yucatan, used all their knowledge and resourcefulness to defeat University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato. This is the fourth year that the legal showdown ...
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Presentation of the US Coast Guard Academy Nomination Certificate to SEMAR Cadet Manuel Altair Gutierrez Rodriguez

Mexico City, June 22, 2018 – William Duncan, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, presented a US Coast Guard Academy Nomination Certificate to SEMAR Cadet Manuel Altair Gutierrez Rodriguez. Gutierrez Rodriguez will attend the US Coast Guard Academy from 2018-2022. A cadet of the Heroic Naval School, Manuel Gutierrez was born in ...
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The Diplomatic Community Commemorates 40 Years of Rights for All in LGBT+ Pride Parade

We join the people of Mexico and others around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Plus (LGBT+) Pride, and reaffirm our commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBT+ persons.  We stand firmly with you as you exercise your human rights and fundamental freedoms at this year’s Marcha de ...
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Mexican STEM teachers learn new teaching techniques in Mexicali, Baja California

In partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, the Institute of the Americas, an NGO based at the University of California in San Diego, sponsored a Professional Workshop for Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at CETYS University in Mexicali, Baja California. The five-day workshop for high school teachers, focused on robotics, programming, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires remarks for the Army’s Birthday Ceremony

Good afternoon everyone. I am extremely pleased to welcome you all here tonight at our Chief of Mission Residence in Mexico. We are honored to have so many esteemed guests with us this afternoon. General de División Alejandro Saavedra Hernandez, SEDENA Chief of Staff; General de División Miguel Enrique Vallin, Commander of the Mexican Air ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location: Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico Event: The Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero. The tropical storm is located 435 kilometers south-southeast of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. It is expected to produce heavy rain causing flash floods and mudslides over the southern portions of the Mexican states ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana

Location:  Southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, including Cabo San Lucas Event:  Tropical Storm Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico toward the Baja Peninsula.  The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  West Coast of Mexico Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the west coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes.  Hurricane Bud is expected to produce rainfall amounts of three to six ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location: West Coast of Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Aletta is now a Category 4 storm. The eye is located 475 miles southwest of Manzanillo and 210 miles south of Socorro Island, Mexico. Swells generated by Aletta have begun to affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Matamoros, Mexico

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Matamoros, Mexico   USCG Matamoros is monitoring increased activity near Plaza Fiesta Matamoros, and recommends that US Citizens avoid the area.  Review the Mexico Travel Advisory for Tamaulipas  https://bit.ly/2DjRQvF  We recommend you exercise caution and monitor local media for updates. Enroll in STEP to receive alerts https://bit.ly/1keXnbc ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Canada, Singapore, South Korea, and China

Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada on June 9 to join President Donald Trump as the President and leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Union, convene for Group of Seven (G7) meetings. Secretary Pompeo will then accompany President ...
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Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Headquarters Washington, DC June 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Secretary General Almagro and your team, for organizing this 48th General Assembly of the OAS. We are incredibly grateful for your leadership. It is a pleasure to be here at the OAS for the first time as Secretary of State of the United ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

U.S. Secretary of State Mike R. Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray today in Washington, DC.  They discussed the recent tariff announcements and the importance of concluding an updated NAFTA agreement.  They reviewed the vital nature of our cooperation on stemming the flow of illicit drugs and irregular migrants.  The Secretary recognized Mexico’s ...
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LGBTI Pride Month

The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation for ...
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Secretary Pompeo: Long Overdue Freedom for Joshua Holt in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State, May 26, 2018 – The United States welcomes the release of Joshua Holt and his wife, Thamara, who were unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela. The safety and welfare of U.S. citizens overseas is among the Department of State’s highest priorities. Full text in the Department of State website.
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Statement from the White House Regarding the Release of Joshua Holt

May 26, 2018 – The United States thanks the Maduro regime for releasing the unjustly detained United States citizen, Joshua Holt, and his Venezuelan wife. The United States will continue to use all available tools and options to pressure the Maduro regime to abide by democratic norms. Full text in the White House website
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (May 25, 2018)

Location: Yucatan Peninsula Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to cause heavy rainfall and sustained winds of 40 mph in the Yucatan Peninsula through Saturday, May 26, 2018. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to ...
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Sports Diplomacy: Consulates Host Youth Baseball Camps with Former MLB Players

Former Major League Baseball players,  Pedro Feliciano  and  Francisco Cordero , traveled to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in May 2018 to conduct baseball camps benefiting more than 700 local children in partnership with Major League Baseball Players Association, the Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy program and the U.S. Consulates General in Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo. Feliciano ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy.  This money belongs to the Venezuelan people. I have signed an Executive Order to prevent the Maduro regime from selling or collateralizing certain Venezuelan financial assets, and to prohibit ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Guadalajara, Mexico – Update

Date:  May 22, 2018 Location:  Metropolitan Area, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Event:  The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara no longer advises U.S. government personnel to shelter in place.   The U.S. Consulate is open for normal business hours. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (01-55) 5080-2000 ACSMexicoCity@state.gov https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/ State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Guadalajara, Mexico

Date: May 21, 2018 Location:  Metropolitan Area, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Event: The U.S. Consulate received reports of narco-blockades and police operations on May 21, 2018 in the metropolitan area. U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in residences overnight and coordinate with the Consulate if traveling outside the city tomorrow. We expect the Consulate to ...
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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

Venezuela’s election was a sham ­– neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The United States will not sit idly by as Venezuela ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Videgaray discussed continued cooperation on managing a shared border and the ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Washington, D.C., May 17, 2018 – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  Following the G-20, the Deputy Secretary will travel to Brasilia, Brazil to meet with leaders and launch the U.S.-Brazil Security Forum. Full text in the Department of State website.
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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Washington, DC, May 17, 2018 – On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the United States stands with people around the world in affirming the dignity and equality of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics. Human rights are universal, and LGBTI people are entitled to the ...
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Department of State offers $5 million Reward for information on Cartel Leader Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez

As part of a new interagency effort to apprehend drug trafficker Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez, the State Department is offering up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction. Numerous investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have identified Niebla-Gonzalez as the alleged leader of a Transnational Criminal ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in a Meeting of the Lima Group

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign and finance ministers meeting, which was hosted by Mexico and included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia.  Representatives from the European Union and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Location for the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

On May 14, the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo moved to a new location.  Our new address is Paseo Colon, 1901, Colonia Madero, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 88260.  From May 14-21, the Consulate’s American Citizen Services (ACS) section will offer emergency ACS services only. Routine ACS and visa services will resume on May 21. For ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Sullivan at 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Our engagement in the Americas, of course, is not a recent phenomenon. Since the birth of our republic, the United States has had strong relationships in the Western Hemisphere, bonds built on geography, shared values, and robust economic ties. We strive to coexist peacefully and to do so in a mutually beneficial way. Full text in the Department of State website
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at the Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – **As Prepared** It is great to be here with you all today. I first want to thank Susan Segal and Eric Farnsworth with the Council of the Americas. And of course I want to thank my esteemed predecessor Ambassador John Negroponte. I am here today because the Trump Administration places a ...
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Remarks By Vice President Pence during A Protocolary Meeting At The Organization Of American States

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  Thank you for the honor of being with you ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray- Joint Statements To the Press

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. Today it is my pleasure and a great honor to welcome the Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray to the State Department. Welcome. We had a great discussion and we had so because Mexico is one of the United States’ closest partners. Together we are working to build a more secure, prosperous, ...
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Embassy Consular Officials Visit Morelia to Share Information about Consular Services

Morelia, May 2-4, 2018 – Consular officials from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City visited Morelia, Michoacán, this week to share information about U.S. consular services. At meetings with local government and NGO representatives in Morelia, the officials answered questions about U.S. passports; U.S. citizenship; tourist, student, and H-2 work visas; and fraud prevention.  The officials ...
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World Press Freedom Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 3, 2018  On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy.  The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance.  By fostering a free press, citizens are more ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The repugnant political violence by police and pro-government thugs against the people of Nicaragua, particularly university students, has shocked the democratic international community.  As a nation that supports free speech as a human and civil right, the United States condemns the violence and repression propagated by the Government of Nicaragua and any closing of media.  The ...
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Ambassador Jacobson dedicates New U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. – Roberta Jacobson was in Nuevo Laredo on April 24, 2018 in what will be her last visit to this border city as Ambassador of the United States. The Ambassador dedicated the new U.S. Consulate General facilities along with guests of honor from municipal and state government. As a display of our enduring ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

Lima, Peru, April 15, 2018 – THE VICE PRESIDENT: Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas. And I bring greetings and great ...
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Consulate General’s Youth Council in Ciudad Juarez holds first session

The Consulate General’s Youth Council in Ciudad Juarez held its first session today with new recently selected members.  The group members had an opportunity to meet one another, as well as speak to Public Affairs Officer Brian Straight about pressing issues relevant to young people. The Consulate General’s Youth Council is a diverse group of ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan meets with civil society representatives

Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Venezuelan Civil Society The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with representatives from Venezuelan civil society on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. The Acting Secretary and the Administrator applauded ...
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Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List   WASHINGTON – Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson, U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary James Walsh, and U.S. Marshals Service Acting Associate ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the political and humanitarian crisis and restoring democracy in Venezuela; stemming ...
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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Comm. Director Jarrod Agen

The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas at President Trump’s request. He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger U.S. economy and working with our close allies in Latin America to collectively hold undemocratic actors in the region accountable for their ...
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Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

WASHINGTON—Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. During their meeting, Secretary Nielsen and President Peña Nieto discussed their efforts to improve border security through close collaboration. They focused on ways to facilitate more secure trade and ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Partners with DIF at Viva México Shelter

TAPACHULA, Mexico, March 27, 2018 – Desarrollo Integral para la Familia (DIF) partnered with Coast Guardsman from the United States Coast Guard Cutter STEADFAST at “Viva México” Temporary Shelter for Migrant Minors Monday morning.  Coast Guardsmen assisted with renovation projects at the shelter, which was made possible through the partnership between the U.S. Department of ...
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Secretary Nielsen Enters Agreements With Mexican Officials To Strengthen U.S. Mexico Relationship

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to meet with her Mexican counterparts to discuss economic and national security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. In separate bilateral meetings with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso and Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida, Secretary ...
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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to Mexico

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from March 26 – 27 to participate in bilateral meetings with Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso. She will also meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Department of Homeland Security employees. These ...
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President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

WASHINGTON – Today, based on ongoing dialogues, President Donald J. Trump authorized the modification of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to suspend the tariffs for certain countries before they take effect.  These suspensions are based on factors including ongoing discussions regarding measures to reduce global excess capacity in steel and aluminum ...
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Women’s networking event in Ciudad Juarez

On Wednesday March 22, over 40 women professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders from Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua city gathered at the residence of the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez for a networking event. During the networking event, Consul General Daria L. Darnell offered remarks highlighting the importance of networking to the women, many of whom ...
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U.S. Expert on Disability Issues Visits Chihuahua

As part of the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez’s efforts to promote equality and social inclusion for persons with disabilities, Diego Mariscal, founder and CEO of 2Gether International, visited Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez.  He delivered a week-long program about his inspiring personal story as a person born with cerebral palsy but who overcame the odds ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 16, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: As a result of recent incidents in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Mexican municipal, state, and federal entities have put into place new security procedures in tourist areas. Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are permitted to travel to all parts of Playa del Carmen. Effective ...
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Events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system

Weeklong program of events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system Mexico City, March 9, 2018 — Today is the culmination of a weeklong program of events organized under the Merida Initiative, including conferences, interdisciplinary exchanges, and fora for U.S. and Mexican criminal justice sector actors.  Throughout the week U.S. federal judges ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 9, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event:  Due to an ongoing security threat, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is revising its travel restrictions to Playa del Carmen for U.S. government personnel.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to Centro, Calica, Gonzalo Guerrero, Quintas del Carmen, and Villas del Carmen neighborhoods of Playa del ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Mexico – Countrywide Event: Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the vast majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems such as the following: Medical Emergencies: An illness or accident could result in the need to ...
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Treasury Increases Pressure on Mexican Heroin Traffickers

New Kingpin Act Sanctions Target Joel Efren Ruelas Avila Washington –The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today increased its pressure on major Mexican heroin traffickers by targeting individuals and companies close to the new leadership of the Ruelas Torres drug trafficking organization (Ruelas Torres DTO).  Treasury imposed additional sanctions on ...
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Congratulations to the American Benevolent Society in Mexico for 150 Years of Service

Mexico City, March 2, 2018 — U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson celebrated the 150th anniversary of the American Benevolent Society’s (ABS) founding with ABS President William Biese, Executive Director Barbara Franco, and other ABS members. To mark the anniversary, the Ambassador hosted the organization’s annual “Cherry Pie Festival” at her home.  More than 150 guests attended ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date:  March 1, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens.  U.S. Government ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

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On the Post-Election Situation in Honduras

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Merida Initiative supports GOM Therapeutic Justice Program

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Joint Declaration

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Second Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue

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USTR Lighthizer Statement on the Conclusion of the 5th Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement on the conclusion of the fifth round of renegotiations in Mexico City, Mexico for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “While we have made progress on some of our efforts to modernize NAFTA, I remain concerned about the lack of headway. ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

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Jacksonville, Florida, 18 November, 2017 — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) formally awarded its prestigious TRI-ARC Award to the state of Guanajuato for achieving concurrent accreditation of its state law enforcement, public safety communications center, and police academy. Only one other state law enforcement agency holds this award in Mexico – ...
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Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative

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University of Texas Strengthens Commitment to Mexico with New Office in Mexico City

Austin, Texas and Mexico City, November 16, 2017—The University of Texas (UT) is deepening its historically strong relationship with Mexico by opening an office in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de Mexico (UNAM). With new staff on the ground in Mexico, UT plans to expand collaborations with Mexican educational and scientific organizations. The office ...
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Two Zeta Cartel Members Sentenced To Life Prison Terms In Slaying Of Ice Special Agent Jaime Zapata

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U.S. Consulate participates in first LGBTI march in Delicias, Chihuahua

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Statement from the Press Secretary

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

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Unites States donates $100K for earthquake structural assessment

Mexico City, November 1, 2017 – The US Government, through USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, continues to provide assistance to Mexico in the aftermath of the September 19 earthquake. To support much-needed inspections of homes, schools, and businesses damaged by the earthquake, USAID/OFDA is providing $100K to the global engineering firm Miyamoto International, which will work together with and train Mexican engineers ...
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Statement from the President on the Terrorist Attack in New York City

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Emilio Quintero, Cousin to Rafael Caro Quintero, Arrested in U.S.

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Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela

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Consulate in Juarez Joins Clean Up the World

On Saturday, October 28, employees of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, as well as employees of neighboring businesses and members of the Youth Council, got together to clean up the vicinity of the Consulate as part of the “Clean Up the World” campaign promoted by the Juarez Limpio civil organization. Through this campaign, ...
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Readout of USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to Mexico City

Mexico City, October 27, 2017 – Continuing his visit to Mexico City today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Luis Felipe Puente, México’s National Coordinator for Civil Protection.  They discussed the recent earthquakes that struck México, and Administrator Green expressed condolences for those who lost homes and loved ones as a ...
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TSA New Security Directives – Additional Information

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Readout of USAID Administrator Green’s Meeting with Ambassador Agustin Garcia-Lopez

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United States and Mexico Partner to Improve Prosperity, and Good Governance in Central America

The two countries will work together with Central American governments to improve trade, increase transparency, grow prosperity Mexico City, October 26, 2017 – Today United States Agency for International Development Administrator Green met with officials from the government Mexico today to deepen their commitment to advance prosperity in Central America. Over the next six months, the two ...
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International Education Conference in Juarez

On October 26, the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Brian Straight, offered a presentation on the academic relationship between the United States and Mexico at the XXV Annual AMPEI (Mexican Association for International Education) Conference. In his remarks, he highlighted initiatives that seek to expand opportunities for educational exchanges, ...
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Recognition of Intersex Awareness Day

In recognition of Intersex Awareness Day, the United States stands in solidarity with intersex persons and their advocates around the world. We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account of their sex characteristics. At a young age, intersex persons routinely face forced medical surgeries without free or informed consent. These ...
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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert on October 24th

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USAID Administrator Mark Green to Visit Mexico

Mexico City, October 24, 2017 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Mexico City from October 25-27 to announce new areas of cooperation between the United States and Mexico in Central America and survey USAID projects, including technical assistance provided after the September 19, 2017, earthquake in Mexico ...
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Maimouna Youssef Offers Concerts and Master Classes in Chihuahua

From October 18-20, American Music Abroad-sponsored, Grammy-nominated artist Maimouna Youssef and her band offered a series of concerts and master classes bringing smiles, friendship, and a message of empowerment for women and minorities to audiences throughout Chihuahua state. Her first engagement was a master class for select music students at the Chihuahua Autonomous University.  Singer, ...
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Final Fugitive Arrested In Murder Case of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

MEXICO CITY – Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga (a.k.a. “Chuy”), who is charged with the first-degree murder of United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was arrested by Mexican law enforcement officers over the weekend. Favela Astorga’s arrest was based on the United States’ request for his extradition. He was the last remaining fugitive of seven ...
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Statement on U.S. – Mexico Security Cooperation Group

A U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, Department of State Deputy Assistance Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer and Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty, met with Mexico’s delegation, led by Eugenio Imaz Gispert, Director of Mexico’s Center for Investigation and National Security, to review our security cooperation ...
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Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela

The United States applauds the courage, determination, and will of the Venezuelan people who tried to exercise their constitutional right to vote in the October 15 gubernatorial elections. We condemn the lack of free and fair elections yesterday in Venezuela. The voice of the Venezuelan people was not heard. Our previously stated concerns were unfortunately ...
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Consulate Monterrey and Binational Center sponsor 100 English Access scholarships to young students

Monterrey, NL October 12, 2017 – In an effort to improve the educational and job opportunities for talented young people, the Consulate and binational center in Monterrey, Relaciones Culturales, awarded 100 scholarships through the English Access program to young students of Nuevo Leon. The project includes scholarship for students to learn U.S. English and computer ...
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Offer of Assistance from the Government of Mexico regarding Hurricane Maria

Mexico City, October 6, 2017—We are grateful for the government of Mexico’s offer of help to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Mexican authorities are working with the appropriate contacts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance, and there are already Mexican technical personnel in ...
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Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico The Department of State has awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico to Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama. The new campus will include a Chancery, Marine residence, and support ...
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Improving Investigations of Missing Persons in Nuevo Leon.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its program EnfoqueDH, along with Citizens in Support of Human Rights, AC (CADHAC), and the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon signed an agreement to provide technical assistance in the field of human rights. This collaboration among civil society and the governments seeks to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Nate

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Nate is expected to continue moving towards the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for the coast of Mexico from Punta Herrero, Quintana Roo to Rio Lagartos, Yucatan. Tropical Storm Nate is expected to produce rainfall ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, who called to express condolences on behalf of the Mexican people for the loss of life in the Las Vegas tragedy.  President Trump welcomed President Peña Nieto’s expression of thanks for the rapid deployment of U.S. search and rescue teams to Mexico ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Ramon

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Ramon is expected to continue moving along the southwestern coast of Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the coast of Mexico from Puerto Angel, Oaxaca to Acapulco, Guerrero. Tropical Storm Ramon is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 ...
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Second Free the Press Seminars for Journalists in Northeast Mexico

Monterrey, NL October 1, 2017 — For the second year, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, in coordination with the Consulates General in Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, conducted a series of professional seminars – Free the Press 2017 – for journalists offered by U.S. experts. The seminars addressed over 100 distinguished journalists from the states ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

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REACH: How Far Do You Want to Go? An event hosted by the Consulate’s Youth Council

On September 29 at the new S-Mart Civic Center, U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez’s Youth Council held REACH: How Far Do You Want to Go?, an event aiming to assist high school students in making more informed vocational decisions. The 140 students in attendance from three area high schools were afforded the opportunity to talk to ...
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Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Third Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Ambassador Lighthizer: Good Afternoon.  First, thank you Minister Freeland, Canadian government officials as well as Canadian citizens for the welcome and hospitality you have provided to us in hosting this third round. I would like to also offer the thoughts and prayers of Americans for our friends in Mexico who are dealing with these terrible ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators ...
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$5 Million Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest And/Or Conviction Of Fausto Isidro Meza -Flores

$5 Million Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest And/Or Conviction Of Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores   WASHINGTON – The FBI Washington Field Office, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program, announced today a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the arrest and/or conviction of Fausto Isidro ...
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Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson Confirms U.S. Government Assistance to Red Cross of Mexico

Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson Confirms U.S. Government Assistance to Red Cross of Mexico to for Earthquake Victims.   On September 25, 2017 Ambassador Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony with Eduardo S. Aguero Le Duc, Vice President of the Red Cross Mexico.  During the ceremony the Ambassador confirmed $100,000 in U.S. Government assistance to the ...
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Tacoma Fugitive Santiago Mederos Added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

FBI increases reward offering, up to $100,000 The FBI today announced the addition of Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos to its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. The FBI and Tacoma Police Department seek the public’s help in locating Mederos, 26, whom investigators allege is responsible for murders in the Tacoma, Washington, area. Mederos should be considered armed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Pilar

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Eighteen-E is now Tropical Storm Pilar, affecting the area from Playa Perula northward to El Roblito, including the Islas Marias. Tropical storm force winds, large swells, and very heavy rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. The Mexican government has issued a ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Statement on the Earthquake

Mexico City, September 21, 2017—“Like everyone in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos, I lived through the moments of anguish during last Tuesday’s earthquake. As president Trump noted, we are with our Mexican brothers and sisters in this critical time. I am moved by the palpable expressions of solidarity from so many citizens. I am deeply proud ...
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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Team for Earthquake in Mexico

STATEMENT BY CLAYTON M. McCLESKEY, ACTING SPOKESPERSON   Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mexico in response to urgent humanitarian needs caused by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck on September 19. The USAID DART, an elite team of disaster experts, will support the ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to extend his condolences for the lives lost and damage caused by yesterday’s earthquake in central Mexico.  The President offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams, which are being deployed now.  The President also pledged to continue close coordination with Mexico as the two countries ...
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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

September 19, 2017 Regarding the Earthquake in Mexico Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico affected by today’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake and other recent natural disasters. We stand ready to provide assistance should our neighbors request our help. Our embassy in Mexico City has sent out public messages to U.S. citizens in Mexico, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico September 19, 2017 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico that a 7.1 earthquake occurred in Mexico that has affected Mexico City, the state of Puebla, and other outlying areas. The epicenter was located near the Puebla state town of ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations New York, New York 10:04 A.M. EDT   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. As millions of ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Working Dinner

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Working Dinner with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina   Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan ...
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Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit September 15, 2017   There are recent reports of increased violence and cartel activity in the city of San Blas, Nayarit.  Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel within a 10km (6 mi) radius ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Norma

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that, as of 7:00 a.m Pacific Time, the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for Tropical Storm Norma.  There are no coastal watches in effect as of this time, but interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of the storm.  Swells generated by Norma ...
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U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco Resumed Operations

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco resumed normal operations, today, September 15. Per the security message sent on September 14, the U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco was closed on September 14 due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max. Other information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico . ...
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Mexico National Day

September 16, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States, please accept our best wishes on the occasion of Mexico’s 207th anniversary of independence. The United States and Mexico are neighbors and partners, connected through family, educational, and cultural bonds, as well as important shared goals. We work together to secure our mutual ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to extend his condolences for the lives lost and homes destroyed due to the earthquake and Hurricane Katia.  President Trump expressed solidarity with the government and people of Mexico as both our countries respond to the recent spate of natural disasters.  President ...
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Temporary Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco will be closed today, September 14, due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max.   Hurricane Max is expected to make landfall today, Thursday, September 14, near Acapulco.  The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the southwest coast of Guerrero, Mexico from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. Maximum sustained ...
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Treasury Sanctions Mexican Entities and Individuals Linked to CJNG and the Los Cuinis

Treasury Sanctions Mexican Entities and Individuals Linked to CJNG and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization OFAC Designates Four Entities and Three Individuals in the Guadalajara, Mexico Area Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four Mexican entities and three Mexican individuals linked to the Cartel de ...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and ...
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Secretary Mattis Travels to Minot, ND, Omaha, NE, and Mexico City

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on a three stop tour starting Wednesday, Sep. 13. Secretary Mattis will visit Minot, North Dakota and Omaha, Nebraska. He concludes his trip on Friday, Sep. 15 as the first  to participate in the Mexican Independence Day activities.  This will be the fifth ever visit by a U.S. Secretary of ...
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Detection Dogs Donated Under the Merida Initiative to Bolster Mexican Security Forces

Mexico City, September 12, 2017 –  The United States Government, through the Mérida Initiative, delivered 25 detection canines to Mexican law enforcement agencies in nine Mexican states between August 30-September 1, 2017.  Under the Mérida Initiative, the U.S. government sponsored training in the United States for the canines and their handlers in the detection of weapons, narcotics, ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson spoke by telephone this evening with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The Secretary offered his condolences for the loss of life and the devastation caused by the earthquake in Mexico and from Hurricane Katia. The Secretary emphasized to Foreign Secretary Videgaray that the U.S. government ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia September 7, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Katia is expected to strengthen and should approach the Eastern coast of Mexico by early Saturday morning, September 9.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Hurricane Warning for parts ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico. This concluded five days of meetings by a ...
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Offer of Assistance from the Government of Mexico regarding Hurricane Harvey

We are grateful for the government of Mexico’s offer of assistance to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We responded to the government of Mexico through diplomatic channels and connected Mexican authorities with the appropriate contacts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will continue to work with its state, local, and tribal partners ...
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Tropical Storm Lidia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Storm Lidia August 31, 2017 The U.S. Consulates General in Tijuana and Hermosillo caution U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Lidia is causing conditions to deteriorate across Southern Baja California Sur as it moves toward and over the Baja Peninsula. Ports, public transportation, businesses, and schools in Mazatlán and Baja ...
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Remarks With Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Mr. Secretary, welcome. Welcome to the State Department again. It’s always a pleasure to have you here. FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: Thank you. Thank you very much. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you. And I – particularly I want to thank the Government of Mexico for its offer of assistance to the state of Texas. They’ve offered a wide ...
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Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States August 30, 2017   The U.S. Embassy advises its citizens in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States to avoid the vicinity of expected demonstrations held by teachers, students, and other groups scheduled to begin September 1, 2017.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E in Baja Sur

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that as of 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for a potential tropical storm.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the system could become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday.  The disturbance is expected to become a tropical ...
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ANUIES and USAID to professionalize criminal justice system personnel

Mexico City, August 28, 2017—The Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Learning Institutions (ANUIES) and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico through its Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the program Harnessing the Will to Professionalize and Certify Criminal Justice System Operators and Communicators, in an effort to strengthen law enforcement in Mexico.
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FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Luis Macedo Arrested

CHICAGO – After eight years on the run, a Chicago man who is one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” is now in custody, announced Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Chicago Field Office. Mr. Anderson is joined by Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Eddie Johnson; Cook County ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela

President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order imposing strong, new financial sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela. The Maduro dictatorship continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison the democratically-elected opposition, and violently suppress freedom of speech.  The regime’s decision to create an illegitimate Constituent Assembly—and most recently to have ...
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Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas

The U.S. Consulate General Matamoros cautions U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center along with the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas, including the cities of Matamoros and San Fernando. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to strengthen and make landfall as a hurricane near Baffin Bay, Texas the evening of Friday, ...
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Renewed Travel Warning for Mexico

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on August 22, This is a routine update that replaces the Travel Warning issued on December 8, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings on a regular basis to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Background on Travel Warnings   The ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

Washington, DC – On August 16, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo launched the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, DC. This began five full days of meetings by a team of subject matter ...
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Fifteen Mexican Penitentiaries recognized for Internationally-Compliant Operations

Fifteen Mexican Penitentiaries recognized for Internationally-Compliant Operations at Corrections Conference   St Louis, Missouri, 20 August, 2017 — The American Correctional Association (ACA) formally accredited today 12 Mexican penitentiary institutions, including the central offices of the Federal Prisons Commission, for the first time, and re-accredited another three.  Since 2009, the ACA has accredited 70 Mexican ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Santos of Colombia in Joint Press Conference

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  President Santos, thank you for the warm welcome you and Maria Clemencia have shown to me and my wife, Karen. It was an honor, along with President Donald Trump, to welcome you to the White House during your historic visit in May.  And now it is a personal honor for me to ...
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Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight individuals involved in organizing or otherwise supporting the creation of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly (Asamblea Constituyente or AC) and participating in anti-democratic actions pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692.  The AC, which seeks to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution and dissolve Venezuelan ...
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Treasury Sanctions Longtime Mexican Drug Kingpin Raul Flores Hernandez and His Vast Network

OFAC Kingpin Act Action Targets 22 Mexican Nationals and 43 Entities in Mexico Washington – Today, in coordination with U.S. and Mexican law enforcement actions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Mexican national Raul Flores Hernandez and the Flores Drug Trafficking Organization (Flores DTO) as Significant Foreign Narcotics Traffickers ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin

August 8, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen during the evening of Tuesday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 9 as the storm leaves the Yucatan peninsula and moves over the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) along with the Mexican Metrological Service have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7)

August 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Merida continues to monitor Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7) and cautions U.S. citizens that the storm is expected to strengthen and should move over the Yucatan Peninsula this evening, Monday, August 7. The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Chetumal north to Punta Allen ...
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First National Forensic Sciences Symposium

First National Forensic Sciences Symposium promotes greater collaboration between justice sector actors in support of Mexico’s accusatory criminal justice system   Mexico City, August 7, 2017 – The first National Forensic Sciences Symposium in Mexico opened today.  Nearly 200 forensic laboratory directors, quality assurance managers and technical leaders, as well as several State Attorney Generals, from Mexico’s ...
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Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON   The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed to the government’s refusal to ...
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Battle of Monterrey: Identification of Remains of Repatriated U.S. Soldiers

U.S. and Mexican Forensic Scientists, Historians, and Anthropologists Share Findings Monterrey, NL August 1, 2017 — The United States Consul General in Monterrey Timothy Zúñiga-Brown hosted a video conference with four U.S. experts who collaborated in the investigation to identify the remains of several soldiers of the 1846 Battle of Monterrey. Later, he offered a reception ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Launching of the Blue Heart Campaign 2.0 “#AQUÍ ESTOY”

Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Launching of the Blue Heart Campaign 2.0 “#AQUÍ ESTOY” Against Trafficking in Persons   Good Afternoon. Secretary Osorio Chong, Mr. Brandolino, President of CONAGO, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Distinguished members of the presidium, Welcome to all and thank you for the invitation and your presence here today. As we commemorate ...
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Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the Maduro ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a ...
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Inauguration of Consular Pavilion

Improving the experience visa applicants and American citizens receive at the Consulate Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, July 27, 2017- The Consulate General in Monterrey is pleased to announce the completion of the construction of the Consular pavilion for the consular services applicants, which began construction in December 2016. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was let by the Consul ...
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Yucatan Strengthens Coordination between Public Safety Officers and Judiciary

Mérida, Yucatan, July 28, 2017 – Today, the Yucatan State Attorney General formally recognized a group of 60 forensic scientists and police officers who completed a training course in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), a collaborative effort by the governments of the United States of America and Mexico under the Mérida Initiative.  Yucatán is the first state in ...
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Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela

Action Targets Officials of Entities Undermining Democracy in Venezuela  Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 13 current or former senior officials of the Venezuelan Government pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy there.  ...
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Cross-Border Support for San Diego’s Pride Parade

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana joined forces with the Mexican Consulate in San Diego to participate in San Diego’s prominent annual Pride parade on July 15. Consul General Will Ostick led the U.S. half of the contingent, and Consul General Marcela Celorio led the Mexican half. Both were joined by diplomats, local staff, families, and ...
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An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which would undermine Venezuela’s democratic institutions. The vote by millions of Venezuelans was ...
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NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 17

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 17, a tactical exercise, which was designed to enhance mutual warning and information sharing procedures in support of a cooperative response to a an illicit flight that crossed the U.S. – ...
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U.S. Consulate Monterrey Supports Summer STEM camp at UANL

The Consulate General participated in the (# Provericyt2017) organized by the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. This project received financial support from the U.S. Consulate, which supported various community initiatives in the region . The three-week camp invites 600 students from the UANL system, of which 60 high school students from rural Nuevo Leon are sponsored by the consulate. The goal ...
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry To Travel To Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry will travel to Mexico City on Thursday, July 13, 2017 to meet with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto and Mexico’s Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell. Both Secretary Perry and Secretary Joaquin Coldwell will provide brief remarks on Thursday. During this visit, they will discuss the great strides ...
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Consulate finances community projects in northeast Mexico for second year

We are pleased to announce the winners of the consulate call to fund community projects. Please visit our website to learn about these projects . The call sought proposals that addressed issues in the promotion of human rights, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, proposals related to democracy, freedom of expression, civil society and good ...
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Consulate General in Monterrey Announces Grants for Small Community Projects

Monterrey, Nuevo León, July 11, 2017 – For second year in a row and with the goal of providing support to communities in Northeastern Mexico and strengthening the bilateral relation between the U.S. and Mexico, the Consulate General in Monterrey in coordination with Consulates General in Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros opened their request for proposals for ...
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Subject Wanted For Triple Homicide Returned To The United States After Apprehension In Mexico

Phoenix, Ariz. – On Friday, July 7th, Efrain Olague-Valdez, 38, was extradited back to the United States after his arrest in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Olague-Valdez was wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for 3 counts of 1st Degree Murder. It is alleged that in 2011, while Olague-Valdez was a passenger in the back of a ...
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Transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to House Arrest in Venezuela

The United States welcomes the transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to house arrest, reportedly for health reasons, after more than three years in prison. This is but a first step in the right direction by the government of Venezuela. We reiterate our call for the government to grant Lopez full unconditional freedom immediately. Lopez is just ...
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Joint Statement from the United States of America, Republic of Korea, and Japan

President Donald J. Trump, President Moon Jae-in, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Hamburg, Germany, on July 6 to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  The three leaders condemned the DPRK’s unprecedented launch, on July 4, of a ...
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Statement by Secretary John F. Kelly

MEXICO CITY – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Mexican Secretary of Government Osorio Chong held a press availability to discuss the continued partnership between the two nations. Secretary Kelly’s remarks as delivered below: I want to thank Secretary Osorio Chong and his team for hosting me today. We had a good, substantive ...
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Forensic Laboratories in Puebla Receive International Accreditation with Merida Initiative Support

Puebla, July 7, 2017 – A ceremony today commemorated the international accreditation of the forensic laboratories of the Puebla Attorney General’s office, granted by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The laboratories accredited were: Genetics, Ballistics, Chemistry, Questioned Documents and CSI. Puebla is the first state in Mexico to achieve ANAB accreditation of its forensic ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.  President Trump emphasized the strong bilateral relationship that the United States enjoys with Mexico and noted the importance of renegotiating NAFTA to help workers in both countries.  President Trump thanked President Peña Nieto for Mexico’s ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson

The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. Global action is required to stop a global threat. Any country that hosts North Korean guest workers, provides any ...
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Secretary John F. Kelly to Travel to Mexico

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from July 5-7 to meet with Mexican government officials. This trip is an opportunity for Secretary Kelly and Mexican officials to continue discussions on issues of importance to the U.S.-Mexico relationship including confronting transnational criminal organizations and promoting regional security and economic ...
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Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua June 29, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that drug trafficking conflicts have recently grown more violent in the western region of the state of Chihuahua.  There is a likelihood of additional violence among drug cartels in the areas of Palomas, Janos, ...
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Consulate Tijuana celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Will Ostick, Consul General of the U.S. in Tijuana, welcomed guests to the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana to celebrate the 241th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States. Guests included Francisco Rueda, Lieutenant Governor of Baja California, Juan Manuel Gastélum, Mayor of Tijuana, and friends and partners  who collaborate with the U.S. Consulate ...
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Independence Day Celebration in Monterrey, Mexico

To commemorate Independence Day Consul General Timothy Zúñiga-Brown hosted a midday reception at the consulate for nearly 200 guests, including representatives of civil society, media, educational institutions, and government within our consular district. With Route 66 as the theme of the event, the iconic American highway represents connections among people from across the country and ...
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New criminal justice system, human rights and citizenship in Chihuahua

Call for proposals. New criminal justice system, human rights and citizenship in Chihuahua Closing Date and Time for Submission of Applications:  July 21, 2017, 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) invite all eligible ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America   Mexico City, June 29th, 2017 – “Welcome, all of you to the commemoration of the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States! I want to express my appreciation to all of ...
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Aviation Enhanced Security Measures For All Commercial Flights To The United States

Overview: Change to Global Aviation Security Requirements The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods.  Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security ...
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LGBTI Human Rights Training for First Responders in Ciudad Juarez

Call for proposals The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a grant to reduce violence against the LGBTI community in Ciudad Juarez by training first responders on LGBTI human rights standards. The proposal can focus on all of the following themes and initiatives listed below: ...
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Mexican Law Students Prove their Oral Advocacy Skills at Championship Showcase

Mexico City, June 26, 2017 – Talented law students from two universities in Mexico compete this week in the Championship of Champions mock trial showdown at American University in Washington, D.C.  Under the Mérida Initiative, the Department of State funds programs to develop oral advocacy skills amongst university professors and students through workshops and mock ...
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Journalists Gather in Monterrey to Promote Security and Press Freedom

Monterrey, Mexico- With nearly one hundred journalists from six Mexican states, the Network of Journalists of Northeast Mexico and the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey hosted the second meeting of journalists held June 23-25, 2017 in Monterrey. The three-day interactive workshop included professional trainings and was sponsored by the Merida Initiative office of the U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Dora

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Dora is expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Swells generated by Dora are currently affecting portions of the coast of southwest Mexico and by Tuesday, June 27, parts of the coast of the southern Baja California peninsula will be affected. Dora is projected to ...
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Joint Statement from Ambassadors and UN Human Rights in Mexico in Support of LGBTI Pride Parade

Mexico City, June 22, 2017 – “In our countries in Mexico and in the world we are convinced that all individuals and all families must be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. We take very seriously our role as defenders of equality of human rights for ...
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Ambassador Jacobson’s Remarks at the National Penitentiary Conferenc

Good morning everyone. I am very sorry I cannot be physically present with you today, but I know you are in very good company: Mr. Renato Sales, and Jose Alberto Rodriguez Calderon, the hosts of this conference. Events like these that bring together different actors of the penitentiary system with others of similar interests are ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan at a Solo Press Availability

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon. Welcome to this press conference of the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. He will start with a brief declaration and then he will answer some questions. I will assign the persons that will be allowed to ask the questions. Please use your mikes. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, thank you ...
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Joint Statement on Trilateral Agriculture Meetings

Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & Secretary Calzada (Mexico) Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings in Savannah, Georgia SAVANNAH, GA, June 20, 2017 – Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ...
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The Americas Should Defend Venezuela’s Democracy with Diplomacy

The diverse family of nations in the Americas recognizes democracy is a part of our collective DNA. The Organization of American States (OAS) has for decades provided us a forum to discuss our greatest challenges and take action together to address them.  Particularly since the approval by OAS members of the Inter-American Democratic Charter in ...
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Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy

President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives:   Enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism; Hold the Cuban regime accountable for oppression and human rights abuses ignored under the Obama policy; ...
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Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan to Travel to Mexico

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel on Monday, June 19 to Cancun, Mexico to represent the United States at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States meeting.  The Secretary of State will continue  his efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East region through in-person meetings and phone conversations with ...
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United States Key Deliverables for the June 15-16, 2017

Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin co-hosted the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida on June 15-16, 2017 with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray Caso, Interior Secretary ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America

Opening Plenary Session  Florida International University Miami, Florida   SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, thank you, Jorge, for that most kind introduction, and also in particular, I want to thank Florida International University for providing their campus and the host site for this conference, which we have been planning for some time and very excited to get ...
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Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 – Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in ...
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COMIC-CON representative visits Tijuana

As part of the comic contest #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana invited David Glanzer, Director of Communication and Strategy for COMIC-CON the world’s largest comics and entertainment convention to Tijuana. During his visit David Glanzer  conducted a lecture in which he talked about the history and evolution of COMIC-CON throughout the years and the ...
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Kansas Man Convicted of Rape Found in Mexico

KANSAS CITY, KS. – The U.S. Marshals Service worked with Mexican authorities to arrest 31 year old Kansas resident Jeffrey Dane Swindler. The U.S. Marshals also worked in coordination with the Sumner County Sherriff’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers.  Swindler was wanted for aggravated failure to appear for sentencing on a rape ...
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First National Police Academies Conference held in Mexico City

Under the Merida Initiative, the United States Embassy together with the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública and the Secretaria de Gobernacion hosted the first National Meeting of Public Security Academies and Police Training Institutes.  Directors from federal, regional and state police academies joined regional experts to discuss themes related to police professionalization, ...
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Event Featuring Prominent Hurricane Experts in Cancun

The Cancun Chapter of the Overseas Security Advisory Council Hosts Event Featuring Prominent Hurricane Experts CANCUN, Quintana Roo June 5, 2017 – Over 70 business executives, civic representatives, government officials and other invited guests attended presentations by renowned hurricane experts Doctor Lixion Avila of the United States National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Specialist Unit and Doctor Omar ...
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Joint Declaration of the Mexico and United States Delegations

The members of the delegation of the Chamber of Deputies of the Honorable Congress of the Union of Mexico, as well as the members of the delegation of the Congress of the United States of America at the 53rd Interparliamentary Conference, in accordance with the decisions reached on June 5th, 2017 in Mexico City, agreed ...
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Commemorating Memorial Day in Monterrey

Monterrey, NL May 31, 2017 – Memorial Day:  During a ceremony with 90 students of the English Access program at Monterrey’s binational center, we honored those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The Consulate General Marine Corps Detachment conducted a demonstration and explained the symbolism behind folding the U.S. flag. In honor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical storm Beatriz

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical storm Beatriz is expected to strengthen and should approach or move over the Pacific coast of Mexico on Friday, June 2. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Pacific coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Puerto Escondido. Maximum sustained winds ...
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US Marshals capture 2 federal prisoners who escaped from western Virginia US penitentiary

After nearly 3 weeks on the run, both escaped prisoners in custody in Mexico   WASHINGTON – Two federal prisoners who escaped from U.S. Penitentiary Lee in Lee County, Virginia, May 3 were apprehended in Mexico today. U.S. Marshals worked closely with Mexican law enforcement authorities to locate and apprehend Salah Mohamed, 35, and Kamal ...
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Tri-Lateral Forum Strengthens International Coordination on Amber Alert Emergency Response System

Mexico City, May 25, 2017 – Coordinators from Mexico, the United States, and Canada met today at the annual tri-national Amber Alert forum.  The Amber Alert is an emergency response system that disseminates information about missing children.  Their goal: to establish stronger mechanisms for the international coordination of Amber Alerts.  The new mechanisms proposed at the forum ...
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Treasury Targets Major Mexican Heroin Trafficking Organization

Action Targets Ruelas Torres Drug Trafficking Organization, a Key Heroin Producer and Distributor Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today identified Mexican national Jose Luis Ruelas Torres and the Ruelas Torres Drug Trafficking Organization (Ruelas Torres DTO) as Significant Foreign Narcotics Traffickers  pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics ...
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Following the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting TCOs, remarks from four Secretaries

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Morning, all, and thank you for coming.  I appreciate the opportunity to meet again with Foreign Secretary Videgaray and Secretary of the Interior Osorio, and I also want to express my appreciation for the entire Mexican delegation who made the trip up to Washington, D.C. today for very, very useful and fruitful conversations.  ...
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Trump Administration Announces Intent to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through these negotiations, the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. economy by improving U.S. opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico. ...
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Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly Co-host the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting TCOs

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will convene a high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts on strategies to combat transnational criminal organizations on May 18 at 9:00 a.m., at the Department of State. Participants from the Government of Mexico will include Foreign Secretary Videgaray, Secretary of Government ...
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Public’s Help Requested in Search for Fugitive

The FBI and Tacoma Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a fugitive whom investigators believe is responsible for murders in the Tacoma, Washington area. Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos, 25, may be in Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish. Villalba Mederos is known to have family living in the Las Grutas, Guerrero ...
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U.S. and Mexico join forces to ensure correct identification and secure handling of Fentanyl

Mexico City, May 16, 2017 – The first National Fentanyl Conference for Forensic Chemists opened today in Mexico City.  With it comes the recognition of the potential dangers of fentanyl, not only for users but also those responsible for detecting and managing the drug, as well as the need for continued collaboration between countries affected ...
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U.S. nanotechnology expert visits Ciudad Juarez – Promotes studying science and technology and shares best practices

With the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Dr. Olivia Graeve, professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is visiting Ciudad Juarez this week to meet with students, academics,  entrepreneurs, NGO officials and local industry managers to discuss trends in nanotechnology and  ways to attract ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at True Economic Talks Conference

Thanks Jaime and Luis for your invitation. Good afternoon, everyone. I’d rather sit here and keep things informal. I will use my cue cards. You can always tell who is not a native speaker because they always use cue cards. I think the title of this conference is very appropriate and very well selected, ‘Facing ...
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Best practices for assisting citizens abroad during a crisis

On April 24, United States Department of State consular officials and representatives from the Mexican Foreign Ministry gathered to discuss best practices for assisting their citizens abroad during a crisis.  To prepare for the upcoming Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons, the two governments discussed communication strategies, sharing resources, and leveraging technology. The United States and ...
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Consulate Tijuana promotes sustainable craft beer production in Baja

Dana Villeneuve, a specialist in sustainable craft beer production from New Belgium Brewery of North Carolina, visited Tijuana and Ensenada to share her experience with local producers about best practices on the sustainable craft beer production. During her Baja visit, she held a conference about sustainable craft beer production with local craft brewers at Cerveceria ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events Tijuana cartels have made threats of violence against “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in narco corridos, or songs celebrating criminal exploits—and music venues host them. Each band tends to be associated with a particular cartel; therefore, they are viewed as ...
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Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Secretary General, for that most helpful briefing. I shall now make a statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States, and I thank you for the opportunity to address the Security Council. According to UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a stated objective of this council is North ...
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Embassy Consular Officials visit Veracruz to Share Information about Visas

Veracruz, April 25th – 28th, 2017 – In an open press conference, consular officials of the United States Embassy in Mexico City presented information on visas and passports, fraud prevention, and services for U.S. citizens residing in Mexico. The conference took place in the Mexico – U.S. Binational Center located at Azueta 1229, Centro, Veracruz. ...
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U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell Visits the City of Chihuahua

To continue her trip through Parral and the city of Chihuahua, on the afternoon of April 26, Consul General Daria L. Darnell met with the President of the Chihuahua Businesspeople Foundation (Fechac) Hector Jurado Sanchez, where they discussed programs that the U.S. government and Fechac are currently working on together. On April 27, the Consul ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.  Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late on April 26, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation ...
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Visual effects and video games artist visits Tijuana

David Andrade of Theory Animation Studios visited Tijuana to hold a conference where he shared his knowledge and passion for visual effects, video games, and animation projects with local artists and participants of the comics contest #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA. David has worked on projects for HBO, CBS and VFX. He also offered career advice to attendants and ...
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U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell visits Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua

The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, Daria L Darnell visited Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua accompanied by a group of Consulate General officers.  On April 25, Consul General Darnell met with Mayor Alfredo Lozoya and members of his cabinet, as part of her ongoing efforts to strengthen relationships across the state of Chihuahua. Members of ...
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Northcom Commander Highlights Partnerships to Counter Transnational Crime

COZUMEL, Mexico, April 25, 2017 — The U.S. military is looking for ways to enhance cooperation with its Mexican and Central American partners to address the security challenges that threaten the stability in the region, the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said here today. U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Kiel Fisher and first responders from the Mexican ...
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Southcom Commander: Evolving Threats Require Unified Approach

COZUMEL, Mexico, April 24, 2017 — The evolving security challenges in Central America are threatening the security beyond the region and demand a unified approach, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said at the Central America Security Conference here today. Central America Security Conference participants pose for a group photo on the first day of the two-day forum ...
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ChicasSTEM closing ceremony in Ciudad Juarez

The ChicasSTEM closing ceremony was held Saturday, April 22 at the Technology Hub in Ciudad Juarez. “ChicasSTEM came about as a result of our desire to encourage young women to pursue their passion for the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, and math,” said U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell in her remarks. Thirty-five young ...
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Readout of Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan’s Trip to Mexico City

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a Department of Homeland Security delegation traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials including Chief of Staff to the President of Mexico Carlos Perez Verdia and Secretariat of Foreign Relations Under Secretary for North American Carlos Sada, to discuss border security, ...
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United States and Mexico Hold Official Meeting to Strengthen Economic Competitiveness and Security

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, through the Tax Administration Service, met today in Mexico City to advance the development of Customs in the 21st century for both the United States and Mexico. Recognizing the importance of facilitating cross border flows, officials from both countries expressed ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings with Mexican Central Bank Governor Augustin Carstens

​WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Central Bank Governor Augustin Carstens of Mexico.  Secretary Mnuchin and Governor Carstens discussed the importance of working together on common objectives for the IMF and the G-20. The Secretary underscored the closeness of the bilateral relationship and working together on a thriving commercial relationship. Secretary ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Jose Antonio Meade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Jose Antonio Meade of Mexico.  Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary Meade discussed the importance of strengthening both the U.S. and Mexican economies and the opportunity to improve NAFTA, including in the financial services sector. Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary Meade highlighted the ...
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Treasury Targets Front Companies Linked to Los Cuinis Leader

Action Exposes Attempts by Abigael Gonzalez Valencia to Avoid Sanctions Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Mexican property management companies linked to Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, the leader of the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (Los Cuinis DTO).  OFAC designated the Los Cuinis DTO and ...
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JOINT STATEMENT BY U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS AND MEXICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL RAÚL CERVANTES ANDRADE ON TOMAS YARRINGTON ARREST

WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Mexican Attorney General Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade released the following statement on the arrest of Tomas Yarrington: “The detention of Mexican ex-Governor Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, on April 9, 2017, in Florence, Italy, was the result of law enforcement cooperation between Mexican, Italian and U.S. authorities. “Yarrington faces ...
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READOUT OF MEETING BETWEEN U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS AND MEXICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL RAÚL CERVANTES ANDRADE

WASHINTON – The Attorneys General of Mexico, Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade, and of the United States, Jeff Sessions, met on April 18, 2017, to follow up on matters discussed during their previous meeting of March 20, 2017, and to continue strengthening their bilateral law enforcement cooperation.   Both sides discussed recent statements made by U.S. ...
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Non-Violence and Accountability During Protests in Venezuela

STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON   Venezuela has been witness in recent weeks to ongoing social protests, ever since the Supreme Court demonstrated its lack of independence from the Executive Branch through a continuing series of court decisions against the members of the freely-elected National Assembly.  Thus far, six demonstrators have been killed, with ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV:  (Via translation) Who was bringing you up?  Who was giving you your manners? Mr. Secretary of State, dear colleagues. We met in Bonn on February 16, where I told you about Moscow’s basic views on Russian-US relations and international affairs. In the few months since then, many statements have been made in ...
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JOINT STATEMENT BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND MEXICO’S ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE (PGR) ON THE EXTRADITION OF TOMAS YARRINGTON RUVALCABA

Pursuant to our strong law enforcement partnership, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice are working together on a legal strategy which will allow Tomas Yarrington to face justice in both countries.
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U.S Consulates General in Monterrey and Guadalajara Offer Video Storytelling Workshop

More than 75 journalists and non-government, educational, and government organizations from the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Durango, Jalisco, and Michoacán participated in a Video Storytelling workshop offered by Christoph Geiseler, founder of the One Minute Academy. Participants learned methods for producing one minute length videos to more effectively promote ...
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Migrant Smuggling Topic of UNODC Workshop in Monterrey

Migrant smuggling is a #DeadlyBusiness, and big income source for criminal organizations. Smugglers take advantage of vulnerable people, but the United States is working together with the Mexican government to combat this type of crime. Last week, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) convened a workshop in Nuevo Leon on Operational Training ...
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Consul General Timothy Zuñiga-Brown Speaks at two Major Universities in Monterrey

Consul General Timothy Timothy Zuñiga-Brown was invited to give remarks at two of Monterrey’s major universities during the week of April 3, 2017. On April 4, the Consul General offered the presentation, “Diplomacy of the United States in the World and the Bilateral Relationship with Mexico” and answered questions from students in attendance. The event ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 14, 2017, as Pan American Day and April 9 through April 15, 2017, as Pan American Week

Pan American Day and Pan American Week commemorate the 127th anniversary of the conclusion of the First International Conference of American States.  This inter-American gathering planted the seed for the creation of the Organization of American States, an enduring organization for the promotion of democracy, security, human rights, and economic development throughout the Americas.  Pan ...
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Tacoma Murder Suspect Extradited from Mexico

Returned to the United States to Face Charges in Pierce County   A fugitive was returned to the United States yesterday evening, April 4, 2017, after six years on the run. Agents from the FBI’s Seattle Field Office escorted Juan Ortiz, 24, formerly of Tacoma, Washington, back from Mexico. Ortiz will face state charges of ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray today to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, including economic cooperation, security, and migration. They discussed cooperation in Central America and ongoing efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations. They also discussed efforts at the Organization of American States to ...
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Leah Katz-Hernández in Durango and Monterrey

Former White House West Wing Receptionist and advocate for the deaf community, Ms. Leah Katz-Hernandez visited Mexico for a week of activities and advocacy.  As the keynote speaker in the Educate for Life conference held in Durango on March 29 organized by the Juarez University in the State of Durango, Ms. Katz-Hernandez shared her life ...
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The Ambassador’s Remarks for the 101 Women Leaders’ Breakfast

As Prepared It is a real pleasure to be here today with so many distinguished women who are being honored for their leadership in Mexico and beyond. As the first woman Ambassador of the United States to Mexico, I am accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Today is the opposite of that, ...
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Mexicali kids shine in the Makey Makey science competition sponsored by US Consulate Tijuana and Garage Hub

At the annual #Cruce2PM tech and innovation event, Mexicali public school students presented their creative and problem-solving projects using JoyLabz-provided Makey Makey toys used to teach kids to code. A panel of judges including Will Ostick, Consul General in Tijuana, as well as representatives of Innovation Labs, Skyworks, Honeywell, and Baja California’s Educational System, evaluated ...
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English Access Microscholarship in Saltillo

On March 24 the Consulate General in Monterrey held an opening ceremony of the first generation of the English Access program at the School of Languages of Tec de Monterrey’s campus Saltillo, Coahuila. Twenty-five young people received this scholarship from Consul General Timothy Zuñiga-Brown. The English Access Microscholarship program is a two-year scholarship for talented ...
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Meeting on the Defeat of ISIS

1. Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition met in Washington today at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to review and accelerate the campaign for the lasting defeat of ISIS. We remain firmly united in our outrage at ISIS’s atrocities and in our determination to eliminate this global threat and overcome its ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Visits Oaxaca, Focuses on Human Rights and Economic Development

Mexico City, March 22, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the state of Oaxaca as part of her commitment to enhance the bilateral relationship and to get to know various parts of the country.  During her visit, she met with Governor Alejandro Murat and discussed economic development, the state’s cultural heritage and ...
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Successful artists return home to Tijuana

Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, husband-and-wife team and director and animator of the film “Book of Life” met with local students, academics, artists, and the creative community to talk about their experiences in the world of animation and in Hollywood. The visit of both artists is part of the ongoing contest run by the Consulate, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events March 17, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana informs U.S. citizens that in the past two months, drug trafficking organizations have made a number of threats of violence against music venues that are hosting “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in ...
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Ambassador Jacobson visits the state of Morelos

Mexico City, March 15, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited various locations in the state of Morelos, and met with Governor Graco Ramiez to discuss renewable energy and economic development.  This visit is part of her goal of getting to know Mexico first hand.  During the day she visited the Robert Brady Museum, the ...
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Together We Are Stronger: American Chamber / Mexico

During its 100th General Assembly, Mónica Flores Barragán, stated that AMCHAM will continue “connecting companies, talent, ideas and businesses.” In 2017, the Chamber will work on two main objectives: increasing the competitiveness of the private sector and implementing binational linkages.   Mexico City, March 14th, 2017 – During the 100th General Assembly, Mónica Flores Barragán, President ...
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Roundtable: U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Research, and Innovation

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017 – The U.S. Department of State is proud to note its participation in this year’s U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research Roundtable.  The Bilateral Forum—often known by its acronym in Spanish “FOBESII”—is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can promote education and research to stimulate innovation and ...
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100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces Winning Institutions

ExxonMobil Funds New Higher Education Partnerships in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant winners sponsored by ExxonMobil Corporation. The seven Innovation Fund grants announced on March 13, 2017, for higher education institutions ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Global Partnerships Week

Mexico City, March 10, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico commemorated Global Partnerships Week, celebrating public-private partnerships with a reception at the Franz Mayer Museum on March 9. Several key partners from academia, the private sector, civil society and government were in attendance, including, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, PepsiCo, Fondo Unido, ITAM, the Foreign Ministry and ...
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Merida Initiative Supports Mexican Government in Fight against Clandestine Narcotics Laboratories

Mexico City, March 10, 2017 – Today, the U.S. government donated to Government of Mexico security forces nearly $900,000 USD of specialized personal protective equipment including coveralls, gloves and masks that will help to safely dismantle and destroy clandestine narcotics labs. The equipment will be distributed to security forces along the Pacific coast, where the ...
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Keys to Advancing Your Career in Law

As part of International Women’s Month, the United States Consulate General in Monterey in coordination with the University of Monterrey, Abogadas MX and the Mexican Bar Association of Nuevo Leon, held a conference titled, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Keys to Advancing Your Career in Law” on March 9 at the University of Monterrey.  The speakers ...
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Ambassador Jacobson commends Mexico on sentence of criminal who murdered journalist

Mexico City, March 9, 2017 – “We commend Mexican authorities for the conviction of the murderer of Oaxaca journalist Marcos Hernandez Bautista. We encourage authorities to continue investigating the case and ultimately arrest and sentence the mastermind behind this murder and all other crimes against freedom of speech. Among these, the case of Cecilio Pineda, ...
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Ciudad Juarez: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex

United States Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex March 9, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has lifted its February 10 prohibition on U.S. Consulate personnel travel to the Plaza Portales restaurant and entertainment complex, located at the intersection ...
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Statement to Mark International Women’s Day

On March 8, International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world while also reflecting on the challenges that remain in the quest for gender equality. Mexico has a historic opportunity:  it has invested in women’s education and it has built the legal and institutional framework for women’s equality and empowerment. One ...
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With Merida Initiative Assistance Mexican Police to Train Nationwide on Firearms Simulators with an Emphasis on Legitimate Use of Force

Mexico City, March 3, 2017 – Today, at the Hidalgo State Police Training Institute, Ambassador Jacobson commemorated the donation of firearms simulators to police academies and federal training institutes across Mexico.  The donations are part of a larger program under the Merida Initiative that seeks to develop a professional police force that serves the public safety needs ...
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Digital Journalism Workshops in Tijuana and Mexicali

Janine Warner, a pioneer in digital entrepreneurship and online education worldwide, conducted the Digital Journalism Workshop: “Innovations in New Digital Media,” aimed at journalists and students from Tijuana and Mexicali. The workshop focused on topics such as “Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to promote and monetize digital media,” “Opportunities and failures,” and “The five keys to success on ...
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U.S. Consulate Tijuana launches COMICS Competition #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, in partnership with Fundación EnTijuanarte and Halaken Telar Juvenil, announced #ArteVSViolencia, a contest to develop a superhero or comic strip to combat trafficking in persons. Preeti Shah, Public Affairs Officer, highlighted the need to reach young audiences via comics, and the goal of using arts as a vehicle for messages of empowerment and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit

United States Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit February 24, 2017 Due to the reduction in Mexican military operations in Tepic, Nayarit, and its immediate vicinity, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has lifted its February 10 prohibition on U.S. Consulate personnel travel to the ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Bilateral Discussions in Mexico City

Mexico City, February 23, 2017 – “We discussed the breadth of challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Mexico relationship… our visit was forward-looking, focusing on common interests that would advance security and economic well-being.” Full text in the website of the Department of State  
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Garage Hub and US Consulate in Tijuana train Mexicali teachers on STEAM

The US Consulate in Tijuana and Garage Hub launched the “Interactive Workshop on The ABC of Invention, and How to Do and Design” conducted  by Tom Heck, Vice-President of the Makey-Makey Education Project. The workshop was aimed at Mexicali STEAM teachers who learned techniques to teach invention literacy, and how to use design thinking via a Makey-Makey,  an electronic device that teaches programming ...
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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction February 10, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has placed the entire “Plaza Portales” restaurant and entertainment complex located at the intersection of Bulevar Tomas Fernandez and Calle de los Portales off limits for United States government personnel.  This restriction ...
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Biology professor visits Chihuahua

The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez hosted the visit of Dr. Karen Lips to Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua. While in the border region, Dr. Lips met with representatives from the International Boundary and Water Commission and the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission and met a group of young women, who are participants ...
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This afternoon Secretary Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray.

Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Videgaray said they look forward to working together on the essential relationship between our two countries. They had a constructive conversation on a range of U.S.-Mexico collaboration including law enforcement, migration, and security. They agreed the Secretary would visit Mexico City.
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ChicasSTEM visit the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez

On February 7, participants in the ChicasSTEM program visited the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Vice-consuls led the tour during which Consulate staff engaged with this talented group of young women.  The ChicasSTEM talked with women in leadership positions at the Consulate to learn about their academic and career paths.  They were also challenged ...
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Youth Council Meets U.S. Consul General in Juarez

U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell received the members of the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Youth Council at her residence on February 7, 2017.  Consul General Darnell spent time getting to know the new members of the Youth Council, a group of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 that meets periodically ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s First Day as Secretary of State

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On his first day at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a number of introductory calls to key allies and partners. In addition to his meeting with Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Secretary Tillerson also spoke by phone with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Welcome Remarks to Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex Wayne ...
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Human Trafficking Fugitive On ICE’s Top 10 List Extradited To United States From Mexico

Fugitive Faces Criminal Charges For Sex Trafficking In Eastern District Of New York Raul Granados-Rendon, who had been on ICE’s most wanted list since 2010, was arrested in September 2016 in Mexico, following a joint investigation between ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Mexico City, HSI New York and the Mexican Federal Police. He was extradited to ...
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ARNOLDO RUEDA-MEDINA, AKA “LA MINSA,” FACES FEDERAL CHARGES IN DALLAS FOR ROLE IN COCAINE AND METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPI

WASHINGTON – Arnoldo Rueda-Medina, known by several aliases including “La Minsa,” arrived in the United States today from Mexico to face criminal charges in connection with his top leadership roles in the “La Familia-Michoacan” Mexican drug cartel, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams. The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, ...
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EducationUSA Center Now Open to the Public in Puebla

Mexico City, January 27, 2017 – Susan Elbow, Minister-Counselor of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, joined Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) Rector Emilio José Baños Ardavín and local authorities to officially open  the EducationUSA Center on the UPAEP campus in Puebla City.  Also witnessing the opening were Martha Guadalupe ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams. The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, ...
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Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) (INA), the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Public Law 109‑367) (Secure Fence Act), and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Public Law 104‑208 Div. C) (IIRIRA), and ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Donates Medical Equipment

Mexico City, January 25, 2017 – Ambassador Roberta Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony of medical equipment at the Mexican Institute of Diagnostics and Epidemiology (InDRE). Along with Secretary of Health, Dr. José Narro Robles, she highlighted the importance of collaborating bilaterally in the detection of contagious diseases and the fight against epidemics, as well ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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Mexico moves forward in international accreditation of prisons; reaches full accreditation of federal penitentiaries

Mexico City, January 23, 2017 – The American Corrections Association announced today the accreditation of 16 Mexican prisons in its Winter Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  With that the total number of Mexican accredited prisons is 58, and all federal penitentiaries are new certified.
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U.S. Consulate General’s Youth Council in Ciudad Juarez meets for first activity

Today, Public Affairs Officer Shannon Hill welcomed the 21 new members of the Consulate General’s Youth Council and their mentors. In this first meeting, the new members had the opportunity to get to know each other, discuss their first training activity and talk about their plans for the future. In order to know the vision ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed to the Public

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City informs U.S. citizens that due to demonstrations scheduled to take place in the vicinity of the Embassy during the afternoon of Friday, January 20, 2017, the Embassy will be closed to the public. U.S. citizens should avoid the area surrounding the Embassy. If a U.S. citizen has an emergency, ...
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Remarks of President Donald J. Trump – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address

As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will ...
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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera Faces Charges in New York for Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

Washington – Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates today announced that Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” will face charges filed in Brooklyn, New York, following his extradition to the United States from Mexico, alleging that he was operating a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related crimes through his leadership ...
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