Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet

August 14, 2020 COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”. This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home. These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 12, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (August 12, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Mexico State currently report the highest number of active cases for the ... Read More»

Mexico Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

Location: Mexico The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Mexico on August 6, 2020. Do not travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers ... Read More»

Ambassador Landau Travels to Chihuahua in Support of Supply Chains and Worker Safety  

Ambassador Landau will travel to Chihuahua City July 30-Aug 1 to highlight USMCA and the importance of safely maintaining North American supply chains.  While in Chihuahua, Ambassador Landau will meet with Governor Corral and local officials to discuss ongoing bilateral issues and areas of mutual opportunity.  Ambassador Landau will visit U.S. auto manufacturing and supply facilities to highlight extensive ... Read More»

Webcast | Report Launch and Conversation on U.S.-Mexico Relations

Webcast | Report Launch and Conversation on U.S.-Mexico Relations with Current and Former Ambassadors Speaker 1: Ambassador Landau. It’s over to you. Ambassador Christopher Landau: Thank you. Just very briefly, I have to just say what a pleasure it is to hear so many thoughtful and insightful comments on the US-Mexico relationship. I think there’s ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity-Public diplomacy small grants program in Baja California and Baja California Sur

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL IN TIJUANA, MEXICO  Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:  Public diplomacy small grants program – develop community projects on:  STEAM education, youth empowerment, transparency, rule of law, journalism,  entrepreneurship, English language, or preventing and countering violence programs.  Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-TIJ-2020-01  Deadline for Applications: August 29, 2020  CFDA Number: 19.040  Total Amount Available: $40,000  A. PROGRAM ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity-Public diplomacy small grants program in northern Sonora

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL IN NOGALES, MEXICO  Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:  Public diplomacy small grants program – develop community projects on:  STEAM education, youth empowerment, transparency, rule of law, journalism,  entrepreneurship, English language, or preventing and countering violence programs.  Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-NOG-2020-01 Deadline for Applications: August 29, 2020 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 29, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 29, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Veracruz, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (July 25, 2020) Location:  Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna for the States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.  Hanna is expected to make landfall this afternoon.  Heavy rains and strong winds are ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (July 25, 2020)   Location:  Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna for the States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.  Hanna is expected to make landfall this afternoon.  Heavy rains and strong winds are ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 22, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 22, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Tabasco, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The ... Read More»

Limited Operations at Consular Agencies in Quintana Roo

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (July 21, 2020) Subject: Limited Operations at Consular Agencies in Quintana Roo Mexico remains subject to the Level 4 – Do Not Travel – Global Health Advisory due to the global impact of COVID-19. During this time, consular agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen ... Read More»

Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice Announce Plan to Restart MPP Hearings

Release Date:  July 17, 2020 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) remain committed to resuming removal hearings for aliens subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) as expeditiously as possible. To lend greater certainty in a fluid COVID-19 environment, DHS has maintained close contact with the Department ... Read More»

America Acts

By Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa When a global health crisis arises, America does not wait to be called; we respond with aid and support. Throughout history, when the planet has faced crises, America always has acted boldly to save lives and sustain and strengthen a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. Foreign-assistance programs through the ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 07/15 Update

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 15, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Nuevo León, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting the highest rates ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 9, 2020)   Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 9, 2020)     The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting the highest ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President López Obrador – Signing of a Joint Declaration

Remarks by President Trump and President López Obrador of the United Mexican States in Signing of a Joint Declaration Rose Garden 3:45 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much, everyone.  It’s a nice hot day, to put it mildly — (laughter) — so we’ll make this quick.  But it’s all very positive — ... Read More»

Joint Declaration Between the United States and Mexico

With great appreciation, the United States and Mexico recognize the advancements our two countries have achieved toward a renewed and strengthened partnership equipped to the twenty-first century economic and security challenges of our North American region.  Our meeting commemorates the entry into force of the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a free trade agreement that ... Read More»

Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States   President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the United Mexican States to the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, as part of their continued partnership on trade, ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 2, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 2, 2020) Ambassador Landau   reminds U.S. citizens  that on this July 4th Independence Day that the most patriotic thing you can do for you and your family is to stay home, practice social distancing, and not risk spreading the coronavirus by crossing ... Read More»

A Message to American Citizens on July 4th Weekend

As we celebrate this holiday that commemorates the independence we hold so dear, we ask all U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to remember that this is a July 4th like no other. The Coronavirus continues to spread.  Up to 400,000 people cross U.S. borders daily and 91% are U.S. citizens or LPRs. In the ... Read More»

Independence Day Virtual Celebration

Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4 Independence Day Virtual Celebration – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 1, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Independence Day Virtual Celebration (July 1, 2020) Happy Independence Day! My wife Caroline and I very much regret that, as a result of the pandemic, we will not be able to host traditional ... Read More»

Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Today marks a landmark achievement for the countries of North America to increase manufacturing and investment in our region.  On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into force, fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements.  More than just the modernization of our existing agreement, it is a new engine for ... Read More»

July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections: 1.  Register to vote:  Start by confirming ... Read More»

Fact Sheet- Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

Facts Regarding the Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak   On June 22, President Trump signed a Proclamation which extends the previous Proclamation 10014 and suspends the entry of certain additional foreign nationals to the United States through December 31, 2020. The ... Read More»

Webinar “World Watch:  Spotlight on Mexico” with Ambassador Landau

When:  Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Christopher Landau (CL): Thank you so much for that introduction Chad, and let me say it’s a real pleasure to see you here with us today, as a former diplomat, a former Foreign Service Officer. One part of my biography that Chad didn’t mention, is that ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 24, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 24, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Guanajuato, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the ... Read More»

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak  June 23, 2020 On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following ... Read More»

Security Alert – Caborca, Sonora – Reports of ongoing cartel violence, armed groups and active fighting

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Nogales, Mexico (June 22, 2020)  Location:  Municipality of Caborca, Mexican State of Sonora Event:  The U.S. Consulate General Nogales has received credible reports of ongoing cartel violence in the municipality of Caborca and the surrounding areas, including heavily armed groups patrolling in that area, with active fighting and attacks among the cartel factions.  Until further ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert – Oaxaca –  7.4 earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 23, 2020)   Location:  Oaxaca state and surrounding areas  Event:  A 7.4 earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time near the town of Huatulco, Oaxaca, affecting the state of Oaxaca and neighboring states of Chiapas, Puebla, and Guerrero.  Some areas may be affected by power outages and the extent of damage is not yet known.  There may be disruptions to transportation and ... Read More»

Security Alert – Guanajuato – Reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 20, 2020)   Location:  Mexican State of Guanajuato  Event:  The Embassy has received reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks in the municipalities of Celaya, Juventino Rosas, Cortázar, Dolores Hidalgo, Apaseo el Alto, Apaseo el Grande, Salvatierra, Tarimoro, San Luis de la Paz, and San Jose Iturbide.  Active gunfire is reported in San Luis de la Paz.  Actions to Take:  Avoid highways in these municipalities until the unofficial roadblocks are cleared. Monitor the ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 18, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 18, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Tabasco, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  Hospital ... Read More»

Treasury Targets Sanctions Evasion Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three individuals and eight foreign entities, and identified two vessels as blocked property for their activities in or associated with a network attempting to evade United States sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector. As the illegitimate Maduro regime has done before, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location:  Bay of Campeche and Areas of the Southern Gulf of Mexico Event:  Maritime Travel Safety in the Bay of Campeche and Southern Gulf of Mexico Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of ... Read More»

Extension of Non-Essential Travel Restrictions with Canada and Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security will ensure that the measures taken at our borders will protect America from all threats, including threats against the health and safety of our citizens. Based on the success of the existing restrictions and the emergence of additional global COVID-19 hotspots, the Department will continue to limit non-essential travel at ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 11, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 11, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Aguascalientes, Baja California, and Sinaloa currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 8, 2020) Location:  Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 8, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m., to protest alleged police violence in Mexico.  Protesters plan to gather near the Angel de la Independencia monument and move towards the Zocalo.  Protesters may also gather at the Citizen Security Secretariat in Colonia Juarez. As with all such gatherings, even demonstrations intended to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 5, 2020) Location:  Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico  Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 5, 2020, beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon), to protest current events in the United States.  Protesters plan to gather near the Insurgentes subway station and move towards the U.S. Embassy on Paseo de la Reforma. As with ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 4, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 4, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Sinaloa, Aguascalientes, and Yucatan currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is ... Read More»

DFC Approves $1 Billion of Investments in Global Development

Projects support developing countries reeling from COVID-19 and include first transactions using equity and technical assistance   WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Board of Directors has approved $1 billion of investments that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, and emerging markets across the globe. The investments mark one ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico

Location:  Mexican States of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, and Oaxaca Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Tropical Storm Cristobal for the coastal regions of Tabasco, Campeche, and Veracruz.  Cristobal is expected to approach the coastal regions of Mexico along the Bay of Campeche this evening.  Heavy rains and strong ... Read More»

Weather Update – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico’s hurricane season for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific is underway.  The season officially runs until November 30, though historically most cyclones develop between July and October.  Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous winds, treacherous surf and rip currents, and other hazardous conditions.  Torrential rains from these storms can cause flooding ... Read More»

Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19

Updated: April 13, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.  U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States.  For information on other ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 27, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California and Tlaxcala currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatan, and Baja California currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is ... Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico

The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico would like to advise all U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Mexico to please refer to our COVID-19 Information page for the latest country-specific information and entry and exit requirements – https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 12, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 12, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Morelos, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo currently report the highest incident rate of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the ... Read More»

Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on the Rescheduling of MPP Hearings

Release Date: May 10, 2020  The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continue to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting in-person interaction. To this end, the Departments have made the following adjustments to the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) hearings.  Beginning May 10th, in-person document service will be ... Read More»

Ambassador Christopher Landau – US-Mexico Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Ambassador Christopher Landau Wilson Center / Mexico Institute Webcast: “US-Mexico Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond” Friday, May 8, 4:00 pm ET Christopher Landau, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico City Jane Harman, Director, President, CEO, Wilson Center  Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute Luis Rubio, President, COMEXI  Jane Harman: Good afternoon, I’m Jane Harman, the President and CEO ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 8, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 8, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is increasing daily in Mexico.  Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, particularly in Mexico City, Baja California, Mexico State, and Quintana Roo.  Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 5, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 5, 2020) The peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico is expected to occur May 8-10, according to Mexican authorities, with hospitals most likely reaching very high levels of occupancy in the two weeks after (particularly in ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 1, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 1, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 28, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 28, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does ... Read More»

USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1 After United States Takes Final Procedural Steps

Office of the United States Trade Representative FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1 After United States Takes Final Procedural Steps For Implementation Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 24, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 24, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 21, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 21, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 17, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 17, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 15, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 15, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 13, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 13, 2020)   International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at ... Read More»

Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 10, 2020)  Location: Mexico  Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 10, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Limited Passport Operations

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 9, 2020)  Location:  Mexico    Event:  Limited Passport Operations  (April 9, 2020) The U.S. Mission in Mexico suspended routine passport and other consular services March 19 in light of COVID-19.  If your passport is expired or is going to expire soon and you have ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City – COVID-19 Update

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City – COVID-19 Update (April 8, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 8, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 7, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update: Holy Week (Semana Santa) Travel (April 7, 2020)  The annual tradition of Mexican Americans visiting family and friends in Mexico during Holy Week (Semana Santa) is one of the many traditions that bind our countries together. Unfortunately, this year is not like any other.  Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a real health risk to both travelers ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 6, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 6, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 3, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 1, 2020)   Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico  COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)  The Mexican government declared a national health emergency on March 30 and imposed restrictions on non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors until April 30.  Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure.  Schools in Mexico are also closed until April 30.  For more details and for information ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (April 1, 2020) Location:  Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event:  The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights and blockades throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel are subject to movement restrictions and an extended curfew. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Update – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 30, 2020 Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 30, 2020) As of March 29, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 993 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19 on March 19.  U.S. citizens who normally reside in the United States should arrange for immediate return ... Read More»

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad. As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department ... Read More»

Health Screenings in Nuevo Leon

Monterrey, NL March 30, 2020 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey provides the following information for U.S. citizens: Authorities of the state of Nuevo Leon are conducting mandatory health screenings of travelers arriving from the United States. Currently, this affects primarily passenger buses but could be expanded to other modes of transport. U.S. travelers should ... Read More»

March 31, 2020 – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 27, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  March 31 Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau Please join U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau for a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. as he discusses the most recent Department of State travel advice for U.S. citizens in ... Read More»

Notice to H2 Agents and Petitioners, (March 26, 2020)

We appreciate your patience as we continue to make changes that will allow us to process H-2 visa applications, which are essential to the economy and food security of the United States. The Department of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has expanded the categories of H-2 applicants who can be adjudicated ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 25, 2020 Location:  Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 25, 2020) As of March 24, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 405 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be ... Read More»

Readout of the President Trump and President Lopéz Obrador Telephone Call

Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico. The two leaders discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the close United States-Mexico cooperation on efforts to combat the virus, including their agreement on measures to reduce movement across the United States-Mexico border to essential travel only. President Trump and President Lopez ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Mexico Event: Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic The United States and Mexico agree on the need for a dedicated joint effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and address the economic effects resulting from reduced mobility along our shared border. The U.S. and Mexican governments further recognize ... Read More»

Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint decisions made by our respective leaders regarding cross-border operations. Recognizing the robust trade relationship between the United ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon on coordinating a plan to restrict non-essential travel across our shared border in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The two leaders discussed the importance of creating a ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon to discuss the containment and mitigation of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Secretary Pompeo expressed his interest in preventing further community transmission and in developing an effective, coordinated COVID-19 response.  The United States ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Guanajuato State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Guanajuato State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Guanajuato state for official business. U.S. government employees may not travel to the area south of and including Highway 45D, Celaya, Salamanca, and Irapuato. The Travel Advisory ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Businesses Linked to Mexican Cartels

reasury action taken in coordination with DEA operation Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated four Mexican businesses pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of their links to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 9, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders; authorities are monitoring additional suspected cases. Visit the local government COVID-19 websites with  advice for the general public  and the  most recent Ministry of Health notices  for updated information. Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website ... Read More»

Security Alert: Spring Break

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Date: March 9, 2020 Event:  Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems, such as the following: Medical Emergencies:  CDC’s Travelers’ Health webpage and the Embassy webpage on COVID-19 have up to date information about various ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate Ciudad Juarez March 4, 2020

Location:  Ciudad Juarez International Airport Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez is aware of media reports of a shooting at the Ciudad Juarez airport.  For the next 24 hours, Consulate personnel are required to coordinate with Consulate security before traveling to the airport. Actions to Take: Follow local police instructions Monitor local media ... Read More»

The 21st Century Border Management Initiative

United States-Mexico Bilateral Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management   High-level representatives from the U.S. and Mexican governments met March 4 in Mexico City for the 12th Plenary Meeting of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative Executive Steering Committee to encourage increased bilateral collaboration on key issues affecting our shared border. Both ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – 2020 Mexican National Census

The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27. Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, their first names, their place of birth, ... Read More»

Public Designation of the Former Governor of the Mexican State of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

Today, I am announcing the public designation of the former governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In May 2019, the Department of the Treasury designated Mr. Sandoval for corruption-related conduct under E.O. 13818, which implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.  Specifically, during his ... Read More»

Matamoros Security Alert

Date: February 23, 2020 Location: Matamoros, Mexico Event:  At approximately 1:30 a.m., on Sunday, February 23, 2020, an unexploded hand grenade was found in the vicinity of Matamoros City Hall, about one mile south of the U.S. Consulate General Matamoros.  Due to this event and the recent shooting of a member of the Mexican military ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate donates equipment to DIF Municipal Juárez – Opening of Multi-sensory Room

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 21, 2020 – A new multi-sensory room for children with disabilities ages 0-6 was inaugurated today at the Juarez Albergue Granja Hogar, a facility administered by the municipal Departamento Integral de la Familia de Juarez (DIF).  Some of the equipment installed in the multisensory room was complements of a donation from ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Event: Mexican authorities carried out a high-profile security operation today. We would like U.S. citizens to be aware that, following previous high-profile security operations, criminal groups operating in Jalisco have responded by taking retaliatory actions including an increase in anti-government rhetoric (banners and internet threats) and blockades inside the city and on interstate highways. On ... Read More»

Urgent information for consular applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

Urgent information for consular applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to ... Read More»

Suspension of Entry to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Suspension of Entry to the United States of Foreign Nationals Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus   Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is ... Read More»

Media Note: Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak Travel to Mexico and Guatemala

February 3, 2020 Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak Travel to Mexico and Guatemala Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak will travel to Mexico and Guatemala from February 4 through 8 to promote regional prosperity, security, and democratic governance. On February 4, Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak will travel to Mexico City, ... Read More»

President Trump Signs into Law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

President Trump Initiates a New Chapter in Trade Policy by Signing into Law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo January 29, 2020 Today, the President of the United States signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), initiating a new chapter in U.S. trade policy.  Mexico and the United ... Read More»

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Signing Ceremony for the MOU between the USPTO and IMPI

It is my privilege and honor to be here in beautiful Mexico City to witness the signing of this historic MOU between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. Congratulations to everyone who negotiated this agreement. It took vision, dedication, and hard work to get to this point, and you ... Read More»

USPTO and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property launch new worksharing arrangement

Agreement makes it easier and faster to obtain a patent in Mexico WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) agreed to launch a new worksharing arrangement that will accelerate the process of obtaining a patent in Mexico for businesses and individuals already in possession of a ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

Readout of U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr’s visit to Mexico

Today, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr concluded his second trip to Mexico City. The Attorney General participated in high-level meetings regarding joint counter-narcotic efforts as well as efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and the trafficking of arms and drugs. The Attorney General reiterated the United States’ commitment to protecting U.S. and Mexican ... Read More»

U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements. Mexico has ratified the USMCA, and we now look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Date: January 7, 2020 Location: Mexico Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (Update)

Date: January 2, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  Event: The Consulate continues to monitor reports of ongoing violence and blockades on major highways in Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel remain subject to enhanced restrictions on their movements (see  Travel Advisory  for details) and are under curfew. U.S. Citizens Should: Notify family and friends of your safety. Monitor ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Date: January 2, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  Event: The Consulate continues to monitor reports of ongoing violence and blockades on major highways in Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel remain subject to enhanced restrictions on their movements (see  Travel Advisory for details) and are under curfew U.S. Citizens Should: Notify family and friends of your safety. Monitor ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Date: January 1, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in place.  Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Nuevo ... Read More»

Mexico Travel Advisory: Level 2: Exercise increased caution

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory and Country Information page for Mexico on December 17, 2019.  Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. For detailed information on all states in Mexico, please read the entire Travel Advisory . Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread. ... Read More»

Milestone Marked by U.S. House of Representatives: Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), marking a major milestone for economic engagement in our region.  The next step is passage by the U.S. Senate, which we look forward to seeing soon. Full text in the Department of State website Read More»

Ambassador Lighthizer Issues Statement on House Passage of the USMCA

Washington, DC –  United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41: “House passage of the USMCA with such huge bipartisan support is a major milestone and shows just how much President Trump is successfully changing U.S. ... Read More»

Workshop on Data Journalism: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the United States Consulate General in Monterrey announces an open competition for civil society organizations, NGOs and journalist associations to submit applications and carry out a public diplomacy project on data journalism in Monterrey, Mexico. Program Objectives The purpose of this service is to conduct a regional workshop on ... Read More»

USTR Responds to Mexico on USMCA Implementation

USTR Responds to Mexico on USMCA Implementation Washington, DC –  United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent the following letter today regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Jesús Seade, Mexico’s Under Secretary for North America and Chief Trade Negotiator for North America: December 16, 2019 The Honorable Jesús Seade Kuri Under Secretary for North America ... Read More»

On the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 11, 2019 On December 10, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner announced a compromise agreement after months of intensive negotiations that will bring the United States, Mexico, and Canada closer to passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Full text in the Department of State website Read More»

Leader of a Violent Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Charged with International Drug Importation Conspiracy and Weapons Use

$5 Million Reward for Capture Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, also known as “Chapo Isidro,” has been charged in a superseding indictment with a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States. Meza-Flores, a Mexican national who is believed to currently reside in Mexico, is the leader of the Meza-Flores Transnational ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Date: December 6, 2019 Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Resumption of Travel to Chihuahua City for U.S. Government Employees The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has removed the temporary prohibition on U.S. government employee travel to Chihuahua City with the following updated restrictions: Employees are required to travel during daylight hours from Ciudad ... Read More»

Readout of U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr’s Visit To Mexico

Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr traveled to Mexico. Together with U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau, Attorney General Barr met with Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Minister of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Secretary of Defense Luis Crescencio Sandoval Gonzalez, Secretary of the Navy Admiral Jose Rafael Ojeda Duran, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo ... Read More»

The Specter of Democracy

Op-Ed by Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, published in Spanish by Mexican daily El Universal Sometimes-violent protests have recently filled the streets of cities across the Americas.  Some critics once again seek to cast the United States as a convenient foil, using an outdated Cold War-era ideological ... Read More»

New Grant Competition for Higher Education Partnerships between Mexico and the United States – 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund

November 21, 2019: Mexico City:  The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, and Partners of the Americas announce a new Innovation Fund competition with generous support from Fundación Banorte and Fundacion Gruma to stimulate new higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States.  The 100,000 Strong in the Americas ... Read More»

Security Alert – Nuevo Laredo

The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15.Additional restrictions on movement and an early curfew imposed on U.S. government personnel on November 16 have been lifted. U.S. government personnel remain subject to normal movement and curfew ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (November 16, 2019) Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15. U.S. government personnel are subject to restrictions on their movements and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (November 15, 2019)

Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights and blockades throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo. U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in place. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo, Mexico ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15. U.S. government personnel are subject to restrictions on their movements and an evening curfew until further notice. Actions to Take: Notify ... Read More»

Temporarily Reduced Services at Oaxaca Consular Agency November 18-29, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City The Oaxaca Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services November 18-29, 2019 due to construction work.  Please review our website for additional information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, U.S. citizens can also schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la ... Read More»

Security Alert: Increased Criminal Activity in the City of Chihuahua

Security Alert:  Increased Criminal Activity in the City of Chihuahua U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (November 8, 2019)  Location:  Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico  Event:  Because of a marked increase in criminal activity throughout the city of Chihuahua, U.S. government personnel are restricted from traveling to the city of Chihuahua until further notice. The U.S. Consulate will ... Read More»

DFC CEO Adam Boehler Visits Mexico, Signs Letter of Interest to Support Critical Energy Infrastructure in Southern Mexico

Natural gas pipeline will spur economic growth and create opportunity Mexico City, November 8, 2019 – Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today visited Mexico, where he signed a letter of interest to finance a natural gas pipeline developed by Rassini S.A.B. de C.V. in the country’s southern ... Read More»

Fire Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  Baja California, Mexico Event:  Mexican authorities are responding to dozens of major fires in northern Baja California, including in Tecate, Ensenada, and Playas de Rosarito, due to dry weather conditions and Santa Ana winds.  These fires may spread quickly and cause damage to roads, electricity, phone lines, and internet service.  Authorities are evacuating residents ... Read More»

Apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana

Before proceeding, please read the legal requirements in order to transmit citizenship at: https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-parents . Step 1: Scan and email your documents to TijuanaCRBA@state.gov .  To obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) appointment you must send scanned PDF files of the following documents to TijuanaCRBA@state.gov : Complete DS-2029 . (must be type-written, handwritten forms not accepted). Do ... Read More»

Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency Open for Limited Services October 15, 2019

From October 21 to 24, 2019, the U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta will offer walk-in Passport Renewals for Adults only. During that time, U.S. citizens may still schedule first time passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara. U.S. citizens may contact the U.S. Consular Agency at the numbers and email below ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Matamoros

Location:  Gateway International Bridge Port of Entry, Matamoros, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Matamoros advises U.S. citizens of a continuing protest at the Gateway International Bridge Port of Entry in Matamoros, Mexico.  At approximately 1:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019, an estimated 500 individuals approached the bridge, resulting in the temporary closure of the Port ... Read More»

Amb. Landau’s Remarks at the FOBESII Colloquium

Mexico City Oct. 7, 2019 Good morning. Thank you, Secretary Ebrard, for convening with us and hosting this colloquium to highlight the continued importance of cooperation on education, research, and innovation – and for all that you do every day to bring the United States and Mexico closer together. The United States and Mexico are ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Narda

Location:  Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco Event:  The Government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Tropical Storm Narda for the southwest coast of Mexico from Acapulco, Guerrero to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco.  Narda is expected to approach the southwest coast of Mexico today.  Heavy rains and strong winds are expected ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Lorena

Location:  Mexican State of Baja California Sur Event:  Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the Baja California peninsula from La Paz to Santa Fe, and a hurricane watch along the east coast of the Baja California peninsula from north of La Paz to San Evaristo, and along the west coast of the Baja California ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Lorena

U.S. Embassy, Mexico City (September 18, 2019) Location:  Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco Event: The Government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for Tropical Storm Lorena for the southwest coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo, Michoacan to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. In addition, a tropical storm warning is in effect from ... Read More»

Mexican National Day

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the people of Mexico on the 209thanniversary of your independence. Mexico is our neighbor and one of our closest, most valued partners.  Our nations are bound by ties of geography, commerce, culture, and family.  We appreciate Mexico’s collaboration and leadership ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with the Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

The Vice President met today with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard at the White House.  The Vice President acknowledged the Government of Mexico’s meaningful and unprecedented steps to help curb the flow of illegal immigration to the U.S. border since the launch of the U.S.-Mexico Declaration in Washington on June 7, 2019.  The ... Read More»

Weather Alert on Tropical Storm Fernand

Location:  Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico Event:  U.S. Mission Mexico cautions U.S. citizens that the center of Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to cross the northeast coast of Mexico late Wednesday.  The Mexican government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northeast coast of Mexico from Barra del Tordo southward to Puerto Altamira, and ... Read More»

Renown Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal visits Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua

Globally renown guitarist and music composer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal spent a week in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua.  His visit came with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez.  The guitarist entertained a combined audience of nearly 2,500 people between concerts at the Paso del Norte Cultural Center in Cd. Juarez and on ... Read More»

Limited Operations at U.S. Consulate Merida, Cancun and Playa del Carmen Consular Agencies on September 3, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida and Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be closed for routine services on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 due to training.  Please click  here  for information regarding public hours for specific services. In case of emergency travel on Tuesday, September 3, U.S. citizens may apply for an emergency ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Landau at Fulbright-Garcia Robles Reception

Buenas noches. Embajador Mario Chacón Carrillo, Director General para América del Norte de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores; Distinguidos invitados, socios y amigos, damas y caballeros. Me complace extenderles la más cordial bienvenida a mi residencia. Me gustaría cambiar al inglés ya que quiero dirigir mis palabras especialmente a los 91 nuevos becarios estadounidenses Fulbright-García ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico – Christopher Landau

On August 1, 2019, Christopher Landau was confirmed as United States Ambassador to Mexico. He speaks fluent Spanish, and earned a Certificate in Latin American Studies at Harvard College. He was born in Madrid, Spain, and attended the American School of Asunción, Paraguay, for five years. Landau is a Director of the Diplomacy Center Foundation, ... Read More»

13 Mexican correctional facilities achieve international accreditation with Merida Initiative support

Boston, Massachusetts, August 5, 2019 – During its Summer Conference, the American Correctional Association (ACA) formally reaccredited 12 Mexican prisons, and accredited, for the first time, a Federal Prison in Coahuila, all of which had received support from the Merida Initiative. Additionally, three correctional facilities in Chihuahua independently achieved reaccreditation. With this announcement, 98 Mexican ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon in Mexico City. The two discussed shared efforts to stop illegal immigration, the status of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and our joint commitment to promote opportunity and economic prosperity in southern ... Read More»

Sixth meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council

Mexico City – U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration Diane Farrell, U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas Beth Urbanas, Under Secretary Luz Maria de la Mora of the Mexican Secretariat of Economy, and Deputy Secretary Alberto Montoya of the Mexican Secretariat of Energy ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Florida

Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson of the Department of State Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Salvador, El Salvador, July 19-21 to further strengthen our partnerships within the Western Hemisphere on regional and global challenges. The Secretary will expand cooperation on security ... Read More»

Apply for U.S. Social Security in Puerto Vallarta

The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara will conduct a Social Security outreach event in Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas on July 24, 2019. Where:        Paradise Plaza Shopping Center, Local K12-K13 **Second Floor** Paseo de los Cocoteros #85 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit CP 63732 When:         July 24, 2019 Time:          9:00 ... Read More»

OPIC Officials Visit Mexico, Announce Support for U.S. Private Sector Investment

Loans to Female Entrepreneurs in Southern Mexico Will Spur Economic Growth MEXICO CITY – Officials from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, joined senior Mexican officials today to announce support for projects mobilizing more than $80 million that will expand access to capital for micro, small, and medium enterprises ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico

Location: Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Event: Recent violence targeted at police officers with death and injuries to bystanders in Guaymas. Actions to Take: Review carefully the Mexico Travel Advisory for the state of Sonora. Use extreme caution and avoid large public gatherings in Guaymas and Empalme. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, ... Read More»

New Grant Winning Institutions between Mexico and the United States

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant Winning Institutions between Mexico and the United States   June 26, 2019: Mexico City: The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, and Partners of the Americas announce new grant winners in the latest Innovation Fund grant competition.   The 100,000 Strong ... Read More»

Administrator Wheeler Discusses North American Environmental and Transboundry Water Issues with Canada, Mexico at CEC

Mexico City, June 26, 2019 – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrapped up trilateral meetings with Canada and Mexico as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council meetings in Mexico City. The meetings focused on resource efficiency, including working together to combat marine debris, and to encourage ... Read More»

Limited Services at Acapulco Consular Agency July 2 – 11, 2019

The Acapulco Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between July 2 and 11, 2019.  Please click here for information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, U.S. citizens can also schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens — U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 14, 2019)

Location:  Michoacán, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Michoacán State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Michoacán state for official business. Travel for U.S. government employees is limited to the following areas with the noted restrictions: U.S. government employees may travel on Federal Toll ... Read More»

Weather Update – U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 12, 2019)

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico’s hurricane season for the Atlantic basin and Eastern Pacific is underway. The season formally runs until November 30, 2019, though historically most cyclones develop between July and October. Hurricanes and tropical storms may cause life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous winds, treacherous surf and rip currents, and other hazardous conditions. Torrential rains from ... Read More»

Conclusion of Negotiations with Mexico – Statement by Secretary Pompeo

June 7, 2019 We would like to thank Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard for his hard work to negotiate a set of joint obligations that benefit both the United States and Mexico. The United States looks forward to working alongside Mexico to fulfill these commitments so that we can stem the tide of illegal migration ... Read More»

Limited Operations at Oaxaca Consular Agency June 7 – 21, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (7 June 2019) Limited Operations at Oaxaca Consular Agency June 7 – 21, 2019   The Oaxaca Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between June 7 and 21, 2019. Please click here for information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (June 3, 2019)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Chihuahua State The U.S. government has lifted restrictions on employee travel to Ciudad Juarez’s downtown (Centro) area put into effect last year.  U.S. government employees may now travel at any time to the area of Ciudad Juarez bounded to the ... Read More»

Investing in the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Investing in the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Mexico Celebrates Over $1.5 Billion in New Building Construction to Support U.S. Diplomatic Operations in Mexico.   Mexico City, May 30, 2019—This month, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Mexico and the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations celebrated the groundbreaking of ... Read More»

The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 MEDIA NOTE The Department of State Dedicates the  New U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico In a display of our enduring friendship and important partnership with Mexico, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John S. Creamer, Consul General Neda Brown , and Director of Overseas Buildings ... Read More»

Statement by TFI Undersecretary Mandelker

As Delivered   I want to begin by expressing my deep gratitude to the Mexican government, especially Secretary Urzua and Director Nieto for your vital cooperation with the U.S.  Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) on matters that are of the utmost importance to both of our countries.  In today’s ... Read More»

Groundbreaking Ceremony of the New U.S. Consulate General in Nogales

The Department of State Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico In a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, Consul General Virginia L. Staab, Managing Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Marjorie Phillips, Management Counselor Marco Sims, Mayor of Nogales Jesus Pujol, and Mexican and ... Read More»

Treasury Works with Government of Mexico Against Perpetrators of Corruption and their Networks

OFAC Sanctions a Magistrate Judge and Former Governor, Among Others Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Mexican magistrate judge and a former Mexican governor due to their involvement in corruption activities. OFAC designated Mexican magistrate judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate donates equipment to the Ciudad Juarez Fire Department

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, May 16, 2019 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, John Tavenner, visited the city’s main fire station on May 16 to participate in a ceremony celebrating the donation of specialized equipment to the municipal government on behalf of the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez During the ceremony, Tavenner ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Mazatlán Consular Agency closed for routine appointments May 13-17, 2019

The Mazatlan Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments May 13 to 17, 2019.  It will reopen to the public on Monday, May 20, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo.  Click  here for more information . U.S. citizens may contact the U.S. Consular Agency at ... Read More»

China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver

Remarks by Kimberly Breier, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, at the 49th Washington Conference on the Americas of the Council of the Americas April 26, 2019 Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be ... Read More»

5 Mexican Public Security Agencies Earn CALEA Accreditation in Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama, May 4, 2019 – With support from the Merida Initiative, the University of Security Sciences of Nuevo Leon, the Center for Capacity Building, Training and Research for the Security of the State of Queretaro (CECAFIS), and the Communications Center C5 of Sonora successfully earned accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Accreditation for Law ... Read More»

Funding Opportunity:  Preventing human trafficking through social media

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL, MONTERREY, MEXICO Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)  Funding Opportunity Title:  Public diplomacy grant program –preventing human trafficking through social media Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-MTY-2019-01 Deadline for Applications:                         June 11, 2019 CFDA Number:  19.040 Total Amount Available:             ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Promoting STEAM education

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL, MONTERREY, MEXICO Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)  Funding Opportunity Title:  Public diplomacy grant program – promoting STEAM education Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-MTY-2019-01 Deadline for Applications:                         June 11, 2019 CFDA Number:  19.040 Total Amount Available:                         $30,000.00 USD    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section (PAS) ... Read More»

Introductory Remarks for Deputy Secretary Brouillette

11th U.S.-MX CEO Dialogue & Business Summit for the Development of Southern Mexico Session: North America Competitiveness Friday, April 12, 2019   Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s great to be here with you all in Mexico for this opportunity to discuss North American competitiveness. Today’s dialogue highlights the undeniable fact that the U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue Leadership Dinner

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Thursday, April 11, 2019 Merida, Mexico Thank you, Fernando, for that kind introduction. Thank you to, Governor of the State of Yucatán Mauricio Vila Dosal for hosting this dinner. And thank you, too to the Mexico Business Coordinating Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for organizing this CEO Dialogue and ... Read More»

The FBI returns two artifacts to the Ministry of Culture – National Institute of Anthropology

Mexico City, April 9, 2019, – On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Federal Bureau Investigation, working through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, returned two artifacts to the Mexican Ministry of Culture – National Institute of Anthropology. The two pieces returned originated at a Mexican archeological site and are an important part of Mexico’s cultural ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Mexico City and States of Puebla and Morelos Event:  Popocatepetl Volcano, located between the Mexican states of Puebla and Morelos, has registered significant increased activity in recent days, including discharges of water and volcanic vapor, ash, and magma causing grassland fires on the volcano’s slopes and nearby locations. A Volcano Watch is in effect ... Read More»

Merida Initiative Supports Accreditation of Mexican Law Enforcement Agencies

Merida, March 15, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico supported the creation of the first Accreditation Coalition for Public Security Institutions of Mexico (CAISPMEX), announced today in Merida, Yucatan. CAISPMEX will ensure that the work undertaken by public security agencies in Mexico towards accreditation will be sustainable, provide a forum for discussing best practices, ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires John S. Creamer visits Ciudad Juarez

On March 14-15, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States diplomatic mission in Mexico, John S. Creamer, visited Ciudad Juárez for the first time. While in Ciudad Juarez, Creamer met with members of the Mesa de Seguridad.  He also met with Mayor Armando Cabada, with whom Creamer discussed the two countries’ mutual commitment to binational ... Read More»

Special Hours of Operations at Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency during March, April and May, 2019

U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Hours of Operations at Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency during March, April and May, 2019 March 12, 2019 The Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between March 11 and May 10, 2019.  Please click  here  for information regarding public hours for specific services. ... Read More»

Call for Applications to Seminar on Identity and Community Leadership

The Embassy of the United States of America in Mexico, in collaboration with The National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES) and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (UNM), are pleased to announce the competition for the 2019 Seminar on Identity and Community Leadership. The Program is open to Mexican university students ... Read More»

“Tercer Encuentro de Periodistas” in Monterrey

The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, in coordination with USAID and Red de Periodistas del Noreste, organized the Tercer Encuentro de Periodistas, a workshop for journalists, held March 8-10, 2019.  The training opportunity featured Spanish-speaking specialists on topics such as fact checking, security journalism, economic topics in journalism, and design thinking.  The seminars addressed more ... Read More»

Pompeo: Observance of International Women’s Day

Statement by Secretary Pompeo The United States is proud to observe International Women’s Day, March 8. We extend our gratitude to the diverse women and girls around the globe who have made vast contributions in lifting up those facing challenges and hardship and put their own communities and countries on a path to greater progress. The United ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

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 seek medical treatment or ... Read More»

Proposals for the implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City seeks proposals from NGO’s and educational institutions for the implementation of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019–2021 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). English Access microscholarships must provide a minimum of 360 hours over two years of high quality, American-style, after-school and summer-intensive English classes and ... Read More»

Attention! Funding opportunity. We have opened the call for proposals for projects to implement the English Access program in Northeast Mexico

Attention! Funding opportunity. We have opened the call for proposals for projects to implement the English Access program in the States of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, San Luis Potosí, Durango and Zacatecas.   NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico This notice of funding opportunity seeks proposals for the implementation of ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions Illegitimate Maduro Regime Security Officials

The United States Sanctions Illegitimate Maduro Regime Security Officials Associated With Violence and Obstruction of International Humanitarian Assistance   Today, the United States took action against six security officials of the illegitimate Maduro regime associated with obstruction of the entry of international humanitarian aid into Venezuela or violence against those who attempted to deliver this ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 5, 2019)

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 5, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico Event:  This is an update to the January 18 Security Alert.  U.S. government employees are again permitted to visit police stations and other law enforcement facilities within the city of Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez to conduct official ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Event:  Police are on the scene following a shooting earlier this afternoon, February 1, at Las Misiones Mall.  U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the area until police conclude their investigations and the mall is re-opened. Actions to Take: Avoid the Las Misiones Mall until police deem the area to be safe. Monitor local ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 1, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Event:  Police are on the scene following a shooting earlier this afternoon, February 1, at Las Misiones Mall.  U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the area until police conclude their investigations and the mall is re-opened. Actions to Take: Avoid ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Supports The Venezuelan People’s Efforts To Restore Democracy

President Donald J. Trump Supports The Venezuelan People’s Efforts To Restore Democracy In Their Country   “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA: The United States has officially recognized Juan ... Read More»

Pompeo: Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela

Statement By Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 – The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country. We stand ready to support interim President Guaido as he establishes a transitional government and carries out his constitutional duties ... Read More»

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 23, 2019 – The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela. As President Trump said, ... Read More»

Statement from President Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela   Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan ... Read More»

San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency closed for routine appointments February 15 – March 8, 2019

The San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work February 15 – March 8, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, March 11, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (January 18, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico Event:  The Consulate General is aware of a series of connected attacks against police officers in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City that started on January 17, 2019.  Authorities believe that members of organized criminal groups are carrying ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers!

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is seeking Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) to join its American Liaison Network (ALN).  Formerly known as the “Consular Warden Program,” the ALN is a key component of the State Department’s efforts to ensure the safety and security of U.S. citizens around the world. CLVs act as unpaid volunteer liaisons ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone today with Juan Guaidó and congratulated Mr. Guaidó on his recent swearing-in as Venezuela’s new President of the democratically elected National Assembly. The Secretary reinforced the U.S. commitment to the National Assembly, the only legitimate and last democratically elected institution in ... Read More»

Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Acapulco Consular Agency closed for routine appointments

Acapulco Consular Agency closed for routine appointments January 18 – February 1, 2019 The Acapulco Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work January 18 – February 1, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, February 4, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Sonora

Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (December 28, 2018) Location:  Sonora State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Sonora State U.S. government employees may now travel during daylight hours on Highway 15 south of Hermosillo to points including San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme.  Employees may ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Merida

Cancun Consular Agency closed for routine appointments January 7-15, 2019  The Cancun Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work January 7-15, 2019.  It will reopen to the public on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule appointments at the Playa del Carmen Consular Agency located at Plaza Progreso, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico operations update

At this time, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico will continue to provide routine and emergency consular services during the lapse in appropriations resulting in a partial federal government shutdown. If you are scheduled for passport, visa, or other consular services please keep your appointment. Please see our web site for contact information: https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/ ... Read More»

New Images and Video Released in Connection with $20,000 Reward for Information on the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara

New Images and Video Released in Connection with $20,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Identification and Arrest of the Individuals Responsible for the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in conjunction with other U.S. and Mexican law enforcement partners, is seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of the ... Read More»

United States Action to Confront Illegal Immigration

Today the United States Government announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States. We notified the Government of Mexico that the United States is invoking Section 235(b)(2)(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  We will begin implementation immediately. Individuals arriving in the United States from Mexico—illegally or without proper documentation—will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  Tijuana, Baja California Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens of several cases since August 2018 of antibiotic-resistant infections affecting U.S. patients following surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana.  U.S. citizens considering seeking medical care overseas should carefully review the risks associated with medical tourism provided by the U.S. Centers for ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location:  Mexican Immigration Building (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, Boulevard Insurgentes 16000), U.S. Consulate General, and locations in between. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens of a march taking place today, December 11, which is expected at the U.S. Consulate.  U.S. citizens should be aware of recurring demonstrations related to the migrant situation in ... Read More»

Human Rights Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2018 Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: International Anticorruption Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 7, 2018 Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security. That is why, as we look ahead to International Anticorruption Day on December 9, we pledge to ... Read More»

Reward Offered in Exchange for Information on the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara

Up to $20,000 Reward Offered in Exchange for Information Leading to the Identification and Arrest of the Individual or Group Responsible for the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with other U.S. and Mexican law enforcement partners, are seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of the individual or group ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5

U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5 for National Day of Mourning   The Embassy, U.S. Consulates General, and U.S. Consular Agencies in Mexico will be closed for normal business on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 per an executive order issued by the President of the United ... Read More»

Statement on Secretary Nielsen’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard

WASHINGTON — Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard: “Today in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen met with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard to discuss a variety of issues ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Ebrard

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Secretary-designate Ebrard on the recent Mexican presidential inauguration and the beginning of Ebrard’s tenure in office.  They discussed our shared commitment to address our ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara Event:  Security Incident at U.S. Consulate General At approximately 11:00 pm on Friday, November 30, a security incident occurred at the U.S. Consulate General compound.  No one was injured and there was minimal damage to the structure. Mexican and U.S. authorities are investigating and strengthening the security posture around the Consulate ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump, at signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina 9:24 A.M. AST PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. We’re gathered together this afternoon for a very historic occasion: The signing ceremony for a brand new trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. So important. I’m honored to be here with President Enrique Peña Nieto — ... Read More»

The United States Signs a Stronger Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

“This new deal will be the most modern, up-to-date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country, with the most advanced protections for workers ever developed.” – President Donald J. Trump REBALANCING OUR TRADE RELATIONSHIP: President Donald J. Trump kept his promise to deliver a modern and rebalanced trade deal to replace NAFTA. ... Read More»

Presidential Delegation to Mexico to Attend the Inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Mexico to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of the United Mexican States President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Mexico City to attend the Presidential Inauguration of His Excellency Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of the United Mexican ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco States Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens of a tropical disturbance currently located about 400 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.  While current winds are not conducive to further development, shower activity associated with the disturbance is forecast to move toward southwestern Mexico today, November 28, through Thursday, November ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana: Message to U.S. Citizens Regarding Border Disruptions

Location: Land border crossings including San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Mexicali, and Tecate, Baja California. Event: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) closed the San Ysidro Port of Entry for several hours Sunday, November 25, in response to migrants’ attempts to cross the border illegally into the United States. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for ... Read More»

Western Hemisphere: Protecting Our Southern Border and Working With Mexico to Address Caravans

Western Hemisphere: Protecting Our Southern Border and Working With Mexico to Address Caravansand the Safety of Those Transiting Mexico   I have been in close contact with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray and it has been one week since Secretary Nielsen and I had a constructive meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Ebrard to discuss the ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer Visits Tijuana

  Tijuana, Baja California, November 19, 2018 – Chargé d’ Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico visited Tijuana, Baja California to meet with local and international partners regarding the migrant caravan; continued collaboration in security and business; and other areas of bilateral cooperation. During his visit, Chargé Creamer, the most senior U.S diplomat in ... Read More»

Myth vs. Fact: Presidential Proclamation & Rule on Asylum

Our system is currently overwhelmed by unchecked mass immigration, particularly at our Southern border. President Trump is using the authority granted to him by the Immigration and Nationality Act to manage and protect the integrity of our immigration system and our national sovereignty. Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states plainly: “Whenever the ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Is Upholding The Rule Of Law and Ensuring Consequences for Those Who Illegally Cross Our Border

“Illegal aliens will no longer get a free pass into our country by lodging meritless claims in seeking asylum. Instead, migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves lawfully at a port of entry” – President Donald J. Trump PROTECTING OUR NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY: President Donald J. Trump will take action to ensure asylum is not ... Read More»

U.S., Mexico Energy Leaders Meet to Discuss Cross-Border Cooperation, Industry Needs

th U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council held this week in Mexico City. Mexico City, November 8, 2018 — Government and private sector representatives from the United States and Mexico met yesterday to discuss our ongoing cooperation efforts in energy. Co-chairing the 5th meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council were Acting Deputy Under Secretary Sarah Kemp ... Read More»

Merida Initiative Supports First CALEA Accreditation Conference in Mexico

Mexico City, November 7, 2018 – Today the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) inaugurated its first accreditation meeting in Mexico with the support of the Merida Initiative.  The U.S. Embassy, through the Police Foundation, supports the accreditation of Mexican law enforcement agencies by CALEA. There are currently 26 state law enforcement agencies, ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer Meets with Monterrey Leaders

The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Mexico visits Monterrey and recognizes its dynamism and drive Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, November 6, 2018 – On his first visit to Monterrey, Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer remarked, “although I had heard about the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, creativity and perseverance of Monterrey from afar, now it is ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Southwestern Coast of Mexico   Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that swells generated by Tropical Storm Xavier, currently located approximately 300 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, has potential to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along portions of the southwestern coast beginning tonight and Sunday.  The storm is expected to weaken ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  The Consulate has learned that criminal groups are actively trying to obtain armored vehicles in Ciudad Juarez.  Recently, a group made a brazen attempt to carjack a police armored vehicle parked outside a convenience store.  U.S. citizens should review the recommended actions to take in light of the increased ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 24, 2018) – Remnants of Tropical Depression Willa

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima, and Baja California. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the remnants of tropical depression Willa continue to move in a north/northeast direction overland after making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane last night. The storm is currently located over the states of Durango and ... Read More»

(Second) Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima and Baja California. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa made landfall near Escuinapa, Sinaloa and will continue to move in a north/northeast direction.  A Hurricane Warning is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlan while a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT October 23, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone yesterday and today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray.  The two leaders discussed Mexico’s efforts to address the migrant ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located southwest of Puerto Vallarta and moving in a north/northeast direction with an expected landfall around 1900 on Tuesday, October 23.  A Hurricane Warning is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlan while a Tropical Storm ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located less than 100 miles southwest of Puerto Vallarta and moving in a northerly direction. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlán while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Playa ... Read More»

Pompeo: Migrant Caravan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC October 21, 2018 The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 21, 2018)

Location: Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located approximately 150 miles south of Colima and moving in a northerly direction. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlán while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Playa Perula to ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 20, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City. They discussed the caravan of migrants from Central America. The Mexican Government is fully engaged in finding a solution ... Read More»

Remarks to Traveling Press at Mexico City International Airport

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexico City International Airport, Mexico October 19, 2018   SECRETARY POMPEO: I just wanted to give you a little bit of a readout on my meeting with President Pena Nieto. It was a good conversation. We are jointly very focused on the caravan that is making its way ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 19, 2018)

Location: Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco and Baja California Sur States Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Vicente is located approximately 100 miles south of Chiapas and moving in a northwesterly direction. The storm is expected to produce through Wednesday, October 24, three to six inches of rain with ... Read More»

Statements to the Press

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexico City, Mexico FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: (Via interpreter) Good morning to the representatives of the media. Welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It’s my privilege to welcome back to the – to our building and our city the Secretary of ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Panama and Mexico

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. In Panama City, October 18, the Secretary will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado to discuss ongoing U.S.-Panama collaboration on regional priorities, including defending democracy ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 15, 2018)

Location: Coastal sections of Michoacán, Colima, and Jalisco   Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Tara is moving west-northwest along the coast of southwestern Mexico. Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, through Tuesday along the coastal sections ... Read More»

Department of Homeland Security Hosts Central American Countries for Security Day


Washington, D.C., October 12, 2018 – Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the second day of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, which focused on improving citizen security and safety in Central America. As part of the conference, Secretary Nielsen and Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray met with leaders from ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and Chihuahua Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in the central Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tropical storm conditions are expected in ... Read More»

Prosperity Day Concludes with Concrete Support for a Safer and More Prosperous Central America

The United States and Mexico co-hosted on October 11 President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, and Vice President Ortiz of El Salvador at the Prosperity Day portion of the October 11-12 Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America. Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen, along ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence at Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. October 11, 2018 10:05 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Secretary, thank you for your hospitality this morning and for the outstanding leadership that you have brought to your role as Secretary of State for the United States of America. To President Hernandez, to President Morales, Vice President Ortiz, Mr. ... Read More»

United States and Mexico To Co-Host Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Secretary of Government Alfonso Navarrete, will co-host the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America October 11-12. President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, and ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (October 9, 2018)

Location: Baja California Peninsula and Sonora Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in northern Baja California Sur and Sonora. Swells generated by Sergio will begin to affect much of the Baja ... Read More»

Launching of Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States

Mexico City, Mexico, October 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of State, along with Partners of the Americas (Partners) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA), announce the launch today of a new Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States.  The Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition ... Read More»

Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Approaching the Yucatan Peninsula

The U.S. Consulate in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Cyclone Fourteen is expected to move near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of México on Saturday, October 6, through Sunday night, October 7, and then move into the southern Gulf of México on Monday, October 8. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued ... Read More»

Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – Hurricane Rosa

(September 28, 2018) Location: Baja California, Sonora, and southwestern Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Rosa is now a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Rosa is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend before making landfall early next week in Baja California. Rosa is expected to bring heavy ... Read More»

National Conference on Internal Affairs – a key step towards the certification of investigators

Mexico City, September 27th, 2018 – The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, John S. Creamer, inaugurated today the first National Conference on Internal Affairs. Internal Affairs units investigate possible violations to the disciplinary regime of the police forces. The conference will help standardize processes, share experiences, and exchange best practices in support ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, and U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location: Coast of Southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Rosa is likely to become a hurricane later today and a major hurricane on Thursday, September 27.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.  Swells generated by Rosa will affect ... Read More»

Security Alert – Federal Forces Replace Municipal Police in Acapulco – U.S. Embassy Mexico

Security Alert – Federal Forces Replace Municipal Police in Acapulco – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico September 25, 2018   Location: Acapulco, Mexico Event: On September 25, the State Attorney General for Guerrero announced a joint operation with the Mexican armed forces, federal police, and state police in Acapulco. The armed forces have disarmed the ... Read More»

United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide affected Venezuelans with emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, hygiene supplies, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Partners with DIF to Donate Equipment to Arturo Mundet Gerontological Care Center

Mexico City, Mexico, September 21, 2018 – The United States Embassy donated equipment worth $15,000 U.S. dollars to the Centro Nacional Modelo de Atención Investigación y Capacitación Gerontológico Arturo Mundet to improve services to residents and participants in the day program at the Center. The donation ceremony was attended by, Lic. Héctor Antonio Uribe Cerón, ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to the Mexican People following September 19, 2017 Earthquakes

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes centered near Mexico City on September 19, 2017, which killed more than 369 people, injured more than 6,000 people, and damaged more than 44,000 buildings across the region, the U.S. government provided a variety of assistance to help the Mexican people. This assistance included sending an Urban Search ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Nogales, and Tijuana.

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, U.S. Consulate General Nogales, and U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (September 19, 2018)   Location: Baja California Sur Peninsula, Sonora, and Sinaloa Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Nineteen-E is moving northward over the southern Gulf of California today. The storm is expected to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Donates $200,000 USD to restore Franciscan Ex Convent of Martin de Tours in Puebla

Mexico City, Mexico, September 18, 2018 — Through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the Embassy of the United States in Mexico granted $200,000 USD to the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) to restore, restructure and conserve the Franciscan Ex Convent of Martin de Tours in Huaquechula, Puebla. The Ex Convent, built in ... Read More»

Mexican Independence Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mexico on the 208th anniversary of your independence on September 16. We deeply value our relationship with Mexico as a trusted neighbor, friend, and economic and security partner.  Our future—like our history—is connected through shared cultural, linguistic, familial, ... Read More»

Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 4, 2018)

Location: Mexico City, Mexico  Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens about ongoing construction taking place adjacent to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc. Please be advised that on weekends until November 22, a large crane will be placing heavy machinery on the roof of the building ... Read More»

USTR Statement on Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today issued the following statement regarding the status of trade negotiations with Mexico and Canada: “Today the President notified the Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico – and Canada, if it is willing – 90 days from now.  The agreement is the most advanced ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Is Keeping His Promise To Renegotiate Nafta

“America has … finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation’s wealth.” – President Donald J. Trump A Promise Kept: President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) so ... Read More»

Modernizing NAFTA to be a 21st Century Trade Agreement

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, to update the 24-year-old NAFTA with modern provisions representing a 21st century, high-standard agreement.  The updated agreement will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. Full text of this fact sheet in the USTR website. Read More»

Rebalancing NAFTA to Support Manufacturing

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, that supports North American manufacturing and mutually beneficial trade.  The new agreement will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the United States and Mexican economies. Full text of this fact sheet in the USTR website Read More»

Leadership, Gender Equality and Teamwork through Baseball

On August 25, Acting U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Eric Cohan traveled to the city of Chihuahua to attend the closing and award ceremony for the “Leadership, Gender Equity and Teamwork through Baseball” program. Lasting eight months in duration, funded by a Department of State grant, and implemented by the NGO Mukira with the ... Read More»

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Hotline for Questions regarding Family Reunifications

FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE (overseas): +001 646-478-1560 Toll Free Number Calling from the United States: 888-582-2853 Family members, legal representatives and others with questions about family reunification may call this hotline established by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Steering Committee, related to a lawsuit in the United States regarding the reunification of immigrant families ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (August 20, 2018)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez has reviewed its July 13 personnel restriction to the downtown area of Ciudad Juarez.  Because the higher rates of homicides during daylight hours that prompted that determination have not decreased, the restriction will continue until further notice.  Any travel by U.S. government personnel to ... Read More»

Remarks by John P. Cronan at The Second Annual Forensic Science Sympsium

PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN P. CRONAN OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S CRIMINAL DIVISION DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE SECOND ANNUAL FORENSIC SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning.  It truly is an honor to join you today to open the Second Annual International Forensic Science Symposium. Everyone here knows the significance of this ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Upcoming Event Alert for U.S. Citizens: Construction Next to U.S. Embassy Mexico City

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens about construction happening next to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on 305 Reforma Ave., Colonia Cuauhtemoc.  On August 18, 19, 25 and 26, and September 1, 2, and 3, a large crane will be used to place heavy machinery on the roof of the building under construction.  Rio ... Read More»

Merida Initiative Support Leads to Certification of Police Officers in Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, August 17, 2018 – Yesterday, a group of more than 200 police officers successfully completed the certification process for the Certificado Unico Policial (CUP) certification program.  These officers are among the first in Mexico to receive the certification, although the government plans to eventually require it of every member of a police force in ... Read More»

Secretary Perry to Travel to Mexico City for FIRST Global Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to Mexico City to attend the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge. During his visit, the Secretary will also meet with both current and incoming Mexican government officials to discuss the continuity of strong bilateral energy partnerships between the United States and Mexico. FIRST Global is ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Yesterday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The two leaders talked about the importance of reducing irregular migration through Mexico and the region and discussed the need for greater investment in Central America to address security, governance, and economic prosperity ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, U.S Consulate General Guadalajara, and U.S. Consulate General, Tijuana Mexico (August 6, 2018)

Location:  Coastal Southwestern Mexico areas of Punta San Telmo to Playa Perula and Tecpan de Galeana to Cabo Corrientes; and Baja California Sur Peninsula from Los Barriles to Todos Santos. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Ileana and Tropical Storm John continue to move off the coast of southwestern Mexico. Tropical ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (July 31, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  Due to recent violent criminal activity and ongoing police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to the ... Read More»

Secretary Nielsen Meets With Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida 

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida to reaffirm the importance of a strong, coordinated approach to border security that includes joint actions and robust information sharing. The two discussed ways the United States and Mexico can engage regional governments, international organizations, and ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well as the suppression of civil society, opposition parties, and independent media – the Nicaraguan people have taken to ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 <a ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Remarks By President Trump

At Signing Of A Presidential Memorandum Targeting China’s Economic Aggression THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you everybody. This has been long in the making. You’ve heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me, and interviews where I talk about unfair trade practices. We’ve lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 offer condolences to the families of the victims of the helicopter accident in Oaxaca.  President Peña Nieto returned the sentiment and expressed Mexico’s solidarity with the United States following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  President Trump underscored his commitment ... Read More»

Senior Trump Administration Officials Host a Meeting with a Delegation of Mexican Officials

Senior Trump Administration officials yesterday hosted a meeting at the White House with a delegation of Mexican officials, led by Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray.  The following officials represented the United States: Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, ... Read More»

Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2018 We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela. Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit ... Read More»

United States, Mexico and Canada Join Forces in Fentanyl Detection

Mexico City, February 13, 2018 – Last week, in an example ofNorth American security collaboration against the threat of fentanyl, the governments of the United States, Mexico and Canada joined together to provide fentanyl detection training to Mexican Tax and Customs Agency (SAT) and Federal Police officials along with their canine law enforcement partners. The ... Read More»

Review of Secretary Tillerson’s Trip to Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco Palmieri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs The Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC February 9, 2018 MODERATOR: Welcome, everybody. We’re going to get started. We have about 30 minutes for this briefing, so I don’t want to waste any time. I would like to welcome Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read More»

Fact Sheet – U.S. Embassy Mexico City Ground Breaking

Design Architect Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Davis Brody Bond Architects, A Joint Venture General Contractor Caddell Construction Site 8.5-acres Total Project Budget $943.1 Million General Information   The multi-building complex is being constructed on an 8.5-acre site in the New Polanco District of Mexico City, Mexico. The new Embassy will provide a secure, ... Read More»

Ambassador Jacobson Remarks during Ground Breaking Ceremony

Good morning. It is wonderful to see you all today for this historic occasion. We are marking the beginning of a new era for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Me gustaría agradecer a maestro Alfonso Navarrete Prida, Secretario de Gobernación, al Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera que creo que ya llegó, Jefe de Gobierno de la ... Read More»

Statement re Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

February 8, 2018 – Statement by Heather Nauert, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson. The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections. Full text in the Department of State website. Read More»

Press Availability With Secretary Luis Videgaray and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Secretary’s Remarks: Joint Press Availability With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland MODERATOR: (In progress) (Via interpreter) everybody and welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We thank you for being here for the meeting of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of North America: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ... Read More»

Celebrating 120 years of historical ties (1898-2018)

February 1, 2018 – In a celebration that highlighted the historical and cultural ties between the people of northeastern Mexico and the United States, U. S. Consul General in Monterrey Timothy Zúñiga-Brown hosted an academic forum and fair to commemorate the 120th anniversary of this diplomatic post. More than 300 guests were received in the ... Read More»

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today.  And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well. As Greg mentioned ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

Issued on: January 30, 2018 Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American People — and to address their concerns, ... Read More»

Fostering Inclusion: Visit of Lee Francis to Chihuahua

At the invitation of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Dr. Lee Francis and his business partner Aaron Cuffee spent four days in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, from January 23-26, meeting with comic book fans, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, members of Chihuahua State’s indigenous communities, civil society groups and government officials. During his visit, Dr. ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico;  Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7.  The Secretary will engage with regional partners to ... Read More»

Opening of Realigned I-5 South Segment to Mexico

The governments of the United States and Mexico are pleased to announce the opening of the newly realigned segment of the Interstate 5 (I-5) south freeway to Mexico at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on January 25. The new temporary segment offers a softened curve to the Mexican inspection station, El Chaparral, ... Read More»

Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Pleads Guilty For Involvement in the Importation of Tons of Narcotics

Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Pleads Guilty For Involvement in the Importation of Tons of Narcotics into the United States Sinaloa Cartel cell leader Damaso Lopez-Serrano aka “Mini Lic,” pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for purpose of unlawful importation following his self-surrender to U.S. law enforcement authorities at the ... Read More»

Improvements to Safety and Security Information

FACT SHEET                 January 10, 2018 On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers. These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging ... Read More»

Merida Initiative support helps 13 Mexican Penitentiaries Achieve or Maintain International Accreditation

Orlando, Florida, 8 January, 2018 — At their 2018 Winter Conference, the American Correctional Association (ACA) formally accredited 11 Mexican penitentiary institutions, including the central offices of the Guanajuato State Prisons Commission, and re-accredited another two facilities.  With this announcement, the number of internationally accredited Mexican penitentiary institutions totals 81, making Mexico the leader outside ... Read More»

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

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes December 20, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are no longer prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region in the state of Chihuahua.  All U.S. government personnel ... Read More»

Monterrey Marine Detachment Delivers Gifts to Local Children

More than 160 Children Received Christmas Presents Through Toys for Tots To celebrate the holiday season, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey joined its Marine Detachment, for the fourth consecutive year, to collect toys among the consulate community and give to children of the community. At an event held on December 20, more than 160 ... Read More»

On the Post-Election Situation in Honduras

The United States notes that Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández the winner of the November 26 presidential elections. We understand this decision triggers a five-day period, as established by Honduran law, to present any challenges to the election result. We encourage political parties to use this avenue to raise ... Read More»

National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling a new National Security Strategy that sets a positive strategic direction for the United States that will restore America’s advantages in the world and build upon our country’s great strengths. The 2017 National ... Read More»

Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People

The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and supports their efforts to resolve the economic, political, and humanitarian crises facing their country. We remain deeply concerned that the Venezuelan people are experiencing dire humanitarian conditions, to include lack of access to affordable food and vital medicine, medical supplies, malnutrition, and a rise in malaria ... Read More»

Press Availability at the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexican Secretary of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, and Mexican Acting Attorney General Alberto Elias Beltran Dean Acheson Auditorium   December 14, 2017 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good morning. Thank you for being here. I’m glad to participate in this second ... Read More»

Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organization   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will convene the second high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts to continue discussion on strategies to disrupt transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) on December 14 at 9:00 a.m. ... Read More»

Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Mexico and the United States of America Strengthen their Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights   The United States and Mexico held the 9th annual Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights today at the State Department in Washington, D.C. As strong bilateral partners and close neighbors, authorities from ... Read More»

Merida Initiative supports GOM Therapeutic Justice Program

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Friday, December 8, 2017 – Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico shared plans to support the expansion of therapeutic justice throughout Mexico under the Merida Initiative.  The proposals were aired during this week’s CIJ Congress on Addictions which is taking place simultaneously with the ISSUP Conference in Quintana Roo, Cancun.  The announcement comes ... Read More»

Joint Declaration

Trilateral Summit – Colombia, United States and México   In the City of Cartagena, Colombia, on December 6th and 7th, 2017, the Attorney General of Colombia, Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira, the Attorney General of the United States of America, Jeff Sessions; and the Acting Prosecutor General of the United Mexican States, Alberto Elías Beltran, held ... Read More»

Day 12 for Equality: Leave No One Behind – Conference in Ciudad Juarez

As part of the annual “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign, local NGO Compañeros A.C. – with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez – held the conference entitled “Day 12 for Equality: Leave No One Behind”. The conference addressed the fact that worldwide it is estimated that 1-in-3 women ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in Nuevo Casas Grandes   December 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that due to recent security incidents in and around Nuevo Casas Grandes, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region until December 20, ... Read More»

Global Engagement in Mexico To Make Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention More Effective

This week, over 2,500 global experts are gathering in Mexico to discuss cutting edge techniques to reduce demand for illegal drugs and improve treatment. Doctors, scientists, academics, policymakers, drug treatment practitioners, and officials from over 65 countries – in addition to the United Nations, Organization of American States, World Health Organization, and other international organizations ... Read More»

Second Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue

Mexico City, December 1, 2017— Representatives from Mexico, Canada, and the United States met in Mexico City December 1, 2017, for the Second Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue (NADD). As part of the commitments of the North American Leaders Summit (NALS), the President of Mexico, the President of the United States and the ... Read More»

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

“We call on all governments to join us in our shared responsibility to end violence against women.” Washington, DC, November 22, 2017 – In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Mexico City, Mexico – Today in Mexico City, the negotiating teams of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, concluded the Fifth Round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gathering nearly 30 negotiating groups. In response to Ministerial instructions at the end of the Fourth Round, Chief Negotiators concentrated ... Read More»

Guanajuato receives TRI-ARC Award for Public Security Institutions with Merida Initiative Support

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 – ... Read More»

Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative

Media Statement on the Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative   WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the 21st Century Border Executive Steering Committee continued its discussion on the strategic partnership between the United States and Mexico on securing the border and improving border efficiency. The U.S. delegation was led by Department of State ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Risch leads U.S. delegation in bilateral Consular Dialogue

Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch led the U.S. delegation in a collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Mexico Friday, November 17, 2017.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for the Protection of Mexicans Abroad Jacob Prado led the Mexican delegation.  The United States and Mexico focused on strengthening joint ... Read More»

USTR Releases Updated NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released an updated summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This update marks the first time USTR has released a second updated version of negotiating objectives. The new objectives update the previous objectives published on July 17, ...