Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on U.S. – Mexico Air Transport Agreement Entry into Force

We welcome the entry into force on August 21 of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States and Mexico that was signed on December 18, 2015.  This new agreement will expand travel and trade between the United States and Mexico, and facilitate broader economic growth in both countries. By providing greater opportunities for passenger ...
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Treasury Designates Top Sinaloa Cartel Associates

Action Targets Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Associates of Sinaloa Cartel Leaders Ismael Zambada Garcia and Joaquin Guzman Loera WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Mexican nationals and two Mexican companies pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  Juan Manuel Alvarez Inzunza, ...
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Members of Seattle Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted for Distribution of Heroin

One apprehended this week in Mexico, four arrested in June in Washington.  SEATTLE – The leader of a multi-national drug trafficking organization was arrested earlier this week and was returned to the United States yesterday from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  Four members of the organization were arrested June 23, 2016, in Washington ...
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Joint Statement of OAS Members about Recent Events in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

We the undersigned, Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), underscore our commitment to the Charter of the Organization and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the OAS Permanent Council’s declaration on Venezuela of June 1, 2016 (CP/DEC 63/16), and our support for a timely, national, inclusive, and effective political dialogue to address the urgent ...
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USAID Announces Initial Results of Grand Challenge to Combat Zika

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today 21 potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.  These award nominees underwent a rigorous review process, and have been selected for accelerated development, testing and deployment.   The award nominees range from deployment of mosquitoes infected with ...
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Opening Remarks in Celebration of World Day Against TIP, IOM Inagural Judicial Sector Trafficking In Persons Training

by Joaquin Monserrate, U.S. Embassy Political Counselor Good morning. I am honored to be here with you today alongside, Judge Edgar Elias Azar, Chairman of the Superior Court of Justice; Roberto Campa Cifrian, Undersecretary fro Prevention and Citizen Participation of the Interior Ministry; Christopher Gascon, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration; members ...
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Ambassador Jacobson visits Morelia to promote study opportunities in the United States

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson was in Morelia today on her first visit to Michoacan since taking office.  While there she met with U.S. alumni and local students to promote opportunities to study in the United States. She also met with civil society leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials who are members of the state’s Mesas de Seguridad, ...
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NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 16

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 16, a tactical exercise which was designed to enhance mutual warning and information sharing procedures in support of a cooperative response to a simulation of  an illicit ...
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Creation of National Cadre of Criminal Investigation Instructors Critical to Consolidation of New Criminal Justice System in Mexico

Mexico City, July 27, 2016 – Edomex, Nuevo León, Colima, Coahuila, Jalisco, Michoacan and Campeche launched Criminal Investigation Instructor Courses for police investigators, part of a national program to create a cadre of criminal investigation instructors. Officials from the United States Embassy and U.S. Consulates in Mexico joined inauguration events for the program in Toluca, ...
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U.S. Expands Initiatives to Address Migration Challenges

Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security.  As part of this ongoing effort, ...
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NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force to participate in AMALGAM EAGLE 16

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), will participate, with the Mexican Air Force, in AMALGAM EAGLE 16, a tactical exercise, to be conducted 26-28 July, 2016, in which Mexico and the United States will respond to a simulation of an illicit flight transiting ...
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Senior Advisor to Secretary Kerry Emphasizes Innovation in Mexico

Mexico City July 22, 2016- Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador David H. Thorne led the State Department’s “ Innovation Roadshow ” in Mexico July 20-22.  This visit was a next step in bolstering support for entrepreneurship and follows visits by Ambassador Thorne and delegations to Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The delegation was made up of a ...
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Helping to Consolidate Mexico’s New Criminal Justice System through support for Forensic Sciences

Under Mexico’s new accusatory criminal justice system, professional and effective criminal investigations are critical to the success of law enforcement efforts and criminal prosecutions. Forensic sciences are a fundamental part of any criminal investigation, encompassing the collection, preservation and analysis of evidence. Furthermore, forensic scientists may be called upon to testify as expert witnesses during ...
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Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Visits Mexico City

Mexico City, July 22, 2016—The U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman, visited Mexico City from July 20-22 to meet with members of the Mexican Jewish community, leaders from both the Catholic and Protestant church, civil society groups, and government representatives who share the mission of fostering interfaith understanding and mutual respect. ...
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FACT SHEET: United States-Mexico Relations

The President hosted President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico on July 22.  Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners.  Our countries are economically entwined.  Mexico is our third largest trading partner, and on any given day more than $1.5 billion in bilateral trade crosses our border.  We are working together ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

The President will welcome President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to the White House on Friday, July 22.  This visit follows the two Presidents’ meeting during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa on June 29 as well as a meeting at the White House in January 2015.  The President looks forward to hosting President ...
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U.S. Consulate General Merida celebrates Independence Day

On June 30th Consul General David Mico welcomed 200 guests from the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan to commemorate the 240th Anniversary of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Guests included Governor of Yucatan Rolando Zapata Bello and Mayor of Merida Mauricio Vila, as well as other local authorities, business leaders, civil society organizations, ...
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2016 North American Leaders’ Summit

President Obama met in Ottawa, Canada on June 29 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS).  They announced initiatives to enhance North America’s economic competiveness; expand our efforts on climate change, clean energy, and the environment; solidify our regional and global ...
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Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society. The Paris Agreement was a turning point for our planet, representing unprecedented accord on the urgent need to take action to combat climate change through innovation and deployment ...
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Memorandum Of Understanding

Memorandum Of Understanding Among The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And The Ministry Of Economy Of The United Mexican States, The Department Of State And The Department Of Commerce Of The United States Of America And The Department Of Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development And The Department Of Innovation, Science And Economic Development Of Canada Promoting ...
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ICE deports accused Mexican child sexual predator captured in Chula Vista

Fugitive turned over to Mexican authorities at San Ysidro Port of Entry   SAN DIEGO – A Mexican national captured earlier this month in Chula Vista, who is wanted in Mexico on child sexual exploitation charges involving the alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy in Tijuana, was handed over Thursday to Mexican law enforcement officials by ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca

Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca June 21, 2016   Mass demonstrations have occurred regularly in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Some of the recent demonstrations have turned violent.  Protestors have blocked major highways to and from the city of Oaxaca.  Due to these blockades, trucks are unable to enter the city and some areas are experiencing food and fuel ...
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Mexican Entrepreneurs attend the Global Leaders’ Summit

Mexico City, June 21, 2016.- The United States Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the entrepreneurs who will represent Mexico in the Global Leaders’ Summit, that will take place in Palo Alto, California from June 22 to June 24. Read more (Spanish)
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson after Presenting her Letters of Credence to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico City, June 20, 2016 – “Good afternoon.  I want to express my appreciation to President Enrique Peña Nieto for having received the Letters of Credence issued by President Barack Obama regarding my designation as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the United States of America in Mexico.  I am very excited to have the opportunity ...
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United States Marks Milestone in Mexico’s Transition to New Criminal Justice System

Mexico City, June 17, 2016 – Eight years ago, at the behest of the Mexican people, the Mexican Congress passed a constitutional amendment that required a transition to an accusatory criminal justice system at the federal and state levels throughout the country. Tonight, representatives of the Embassy of the United States will join President Enrique ...
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United States Turned Over “El Güero” Palma to Mexican Authorities

Mexico City, June 15, 2016 — Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents turned Hector Luis “El Güero” Palma Salazar over to Mexican authorities.  Palma had been released from the United States Bureau of Prisons on June 11 and was held in temporary custody by ICE pending his repatriation. Palma was arrested by Mexican ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Remarks at her Welcome Reception

“Looking around and seeing so many familiar faces—faces of friends and colleagues with whom I have worked for years—I have a deep sense of gratitude. I am particularly grateful for the trust invested in me by President Obama, who nominating me, and for the constant and unwavering support from Vice President Biden and Secretary of ...
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USAID partners with American British Cowdray Hospital to expand Medical Simulation Center in Mexico

Mexico City, June 10, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), is raising the level of medical care in Mexico. USAID, through its Office of American Schools’ and Hospital Abroad (ASHA) program, partnered with the American British Cowdray (ABC) Hospital to expand the capacity and the impact of ...
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Mexican fugitive wanted for rape deported by ICE El Paso officers

EL PASO, Texas —A citizen of Mexico wanted for a 2009 rape in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi was deported Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Juan Humberto Collazo Sanchez, 39, was turned over to Mexican authorities at the top of the Stanton International ...
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United States to Turn Over “El Güero” Palma to Mexican Authorities

Mexico City, June 9, 2016 — Hector Luis “El Güero” Palma Salazar is scheduled to be released from the United States Bureau of Prisons in the coming days.  Palma will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is coordinating with Mexican officials his direct return to Mexican authorities. Palma was arrested by ...
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Consular Expo in Culiacan, Sinaloa

On May 24-25, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo held the first annual Consular Expo in the state of Sinaloa in an effort to reach the community there to provide information on a wide range of consular services.  The event was held in conjunction with Mexico partner agencies, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE),  Registro ...
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CDC Travel Information Regarding the Zika Virus

The United States Mission to Mexico informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain advisories regarding the Zika virus .  Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby.  Among other effects, there have been reports of a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and ...
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U.S. Expands Hass Avocado Imports from All Mexican States

Mexico City, May 27, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Officials (APHIS) is amending regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados from all areas of Mexico into the continental United States.  APHIS will require that Mexican states undertake a number of safeguards in order to export ...
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United States, Mexico, and Canada Join Forces to Improve Amber Alert System

Mexico City, May 25, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) and Mexico’s Office of the Attorney General (PGR) sponsored a Trinational Forum today in Mexico City, bringing together Amber Alert Coordinators from Mexico, the United States, and Canada.  The forum aimed to create mechanisms for the ...
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Did you know that hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30 in the Pacific, and from June 1 to November 30 in the Atlantic?

Be Prepared   U.S. citizens planning to visit places that are vulnerable to hurricanes should be aware of the chance of storms and make a plan in case of emergency. Even inland areas far from the coast can experience destructive winds, tornadoes, and floods from tropical storms and hurricanes. In the event of a tropical ...
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Roberta Jacobson sworn in as the new Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Mexico.

The former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs will present her credentials upon arrival to Mexico and officially become Ambassador in the next few days. Vice President Joe Biden presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Ambassador-Designate Roberta Jacobson, the first female U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
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U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America

Program Signifies Important Step in White House’s Commitment to an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas Entrepreneurs! We are looking for you! The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United ...
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Treasury sanctions reported common-law wife of Rafael Caro Quintero for conducting activities on his behalf

Notorious Mexican Drug Lord Continues to Use Family Members to Hold His Assets  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mexican national Diana Espinoza Aguilar (a.k.a. Altagracia Espinoza Aguilar) today as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  Espinoza ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on World Press Freedom Day

On World Press Freedom Day, we thank the journalists around the world without whom democracy could not flourish and whose courageous work helps hold authorities to account.  These are the men and women who work to ensure that debate on public issues can be, in the words of Justice William Brennan, “uninhibited, robust, and wide ...
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Secretary Kerry’s statement on Senate ratification of Roberta Jacobson as Ambassador to Mexico

I am pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Roberta S. Jacobson, our Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Nine months after her nomination, I’m pleased to say we are sending one of our finest diplomats to advance this important relationship. As a neighbor, our ...
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Fishackathon 2016 Launches in 40 Cities Worldwide

The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins today on Earth Day in 40 cities around the world. Fishackathon, organized by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships , is a public-private partnership that brings together the U.S. government with the private sector and civil society to answer Secretary Kerry’s call in saving our ocean. The event calls on coders, designers, and ...
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United States Supports Mexican Penitentiaries

Merida, Friday, 22 April, 2016 — Courtney Mazzone, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Officer from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, spoke today about the United States’ collaboration with Mexico to improve jails and prisons across the country during her participation at the South East Regional Conference on the Penitentiary System in Mérida.  Under the Mérida ...
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Chamber-Led Binational Delegation To Mexico City Makes Significant Progress For Border Region

Nearly 90 Cali-Baja business and community leaders advocate for region’s cross-border commerce  SAN DIEGO (April 21, 2016) –The San Diego Regional Chamber led its 11th annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative to Mexico City, April 17 – 20. Nearly 90 business leaders and government officials from San Diego and Baja participated, reinforcing the Chamber’s role as a ...
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President Obama to Deliver Keynote at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Summit to Highlight Benefits of Investing in the United States U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that President Barack Obama will host the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit and deliver the keynote address on Monday, June 20. The high-profile event is organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will be held June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton ...
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Fact Sheet – Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on April 15, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings about every six months or as needed to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Below is more information about Travel Warnings and what has been updated in the current version. Background ...
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Ofac designates Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization under Kingpin Act

TREASURY TARGETS MEXICAN HEROIN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION Today’s Action Designates the Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated brothers Job, Ismael, and Ruben Laredo Donjuan, as well as the Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization (Laredo DTO), as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant ...
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Whistleblowers can reap rewards from IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers substantial rewards for information on people and businesses that don’t pay the taxes they owe the United States government. The IRS Whistleblower Office can award whistleblowers up to 30 percent of additional taxes, penalties and other amounts it collects following a tip. If you suspect an individual or business ...
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FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Brenda Delgado Now in Custody

Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas, was taken into custody without incident today in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, by agents of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR), Criminal Investigations Agency (AIC) in close coordination with the FBI Attaché office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.  Delgado was ...
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Brenda Delgado Added To FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the addition of Brenda Delgado to its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. Delgado is being sought for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Dr. Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas.  On September 2, 2015, the victim was found deceased from a gunshot wound in the parking garage of her ...
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Assistant Secretary Jacobson’s As Prepared Remarks at Brown University’s Stephen A. Ogden Lecture on “Anti-Corruption in the Western Hemisphere”

Thank you, President Paxson. It’s a great pleasure to be back at Brown—the first time in a while that I’m not taking the tour with one of my children. When I first received the invitation to give the Stephen A. Ogden lecture, I was very flattered. Then I looked up previous speakers, and thought: This ...
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Brand USA, MacGillivray Freeman launch giant-screen national parks film in Mexico City

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2016) Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, will host an evening review of the new 3D giant-screen documentary that celebrates the centennial anniversary of America’s National Park Service in Mexico City, April 4 at the Papalote Museo del Niño. The film, “America Wild: National Parks Adventure,” features Daniel Gimenez ...
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Treasury Further Targets The Business Network Of The Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization

Today’s Action Sanctions Seven Companies Tied to Powerful Mexican Drug Cartel WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned seven Mexican companies linked to the Mexico-based Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) and its leader, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia.  Specifically, OFAC designated Agricola Boreal, Agricola Tavo, Desarrollo Agricola Organico, Desarrollo ...
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Inauguration of 100th Courtroom Equipped under Mérida Initiative: A Milestone towards a New Justice System

Victoria de Durango, Durango, April 1 2016 – The formal inauguration ceremony to mark the 100th courtroom equipped under the Mérida Initiative took place earlier today in Victoria de Durango in the presence of top Mexican officials including Jorge Herrera Caldera, Governor of Durango; Dra. María de los Ángeles Fromow Rangel, Technical Secretary, Technical Secretariat ...
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Information regarding bringing medications into Mexico

It is illegal to bring into Mexico some over-the-counter medicines commonly used in the United States, including inhalers and some allergy and sinus medications. Specifically, products that contain stimulants (medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, such as Actifed, Sudafed, and Vicks inhalers) or codeine are prohibited.   Consult the following websites for lists of controlled substances in Mexico: ...
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Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group

Mexico City, March 15, 2016 – Members of the United States and Mexican interagency will meet in Chihuahua, Mexico March 16 for the Texas-New Mexico Regional Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group.  Delegates from the U.S. and Mexican federal governments, the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the Mexican states of ...
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United States and Mexico Hold Counter-Narcotics Dialogue

Mexico City, March 2, 2016 – Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Department of State, and Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, visited Mexico City March 1-2 to discuss issues of common interest, including ways to stop the illegal flow of narcotics ...
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Monarch Butterflies Triple The Area Occupied For Their Mexican Wintering Sites

A total area of 4.01 hectares of forest was reported, distributed among nine colonies; the tally for the 2014–2015 season was 1.13 hectares.  The news was reported in the framework of a trinational meeting of representatives of Canada, the United States and Mexico. The three countries’ representatives worked on developing agreed-upon conservation strategies.  The area ...
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Mexico Pays Rio Grande Water Debt In Full

The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (USIBWC) announces that Mexico has delivered sufficient water to the United States to cover its Rio Grande water debt. The debt had accumulated over the course of the five-year water delivery cycle that ended on October 24, 2015. Since then, ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

Today, Vice President Biden met with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico while in Mexico City to chair the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue.  The Vice President congratulated President Peña Nieto on Mexico’s continued progress on economic and energy reforms and underscored the U.S. commitment to work closely with Mexico in a spirit of partnership and ...
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Remarks to The Press by Vice President Joe Biden and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

PRESIDENT PEÑA NIETO: (As interpreted.) Mr. Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Joseph Biden; distinguished members of the delegation accompanying him; distinguished members of the official delegation of Mexico; ladies and gentlemen. First of all, Mr. Vice President, as I was able to tell you personally, I would like to reiterate the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden At The U.S – Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

THE VICE PRESIDENT: (In progress) meeting with the CEOs, the so-called stakeholders meeting. And I’m going to repeat very briefly a little bit of what I said there because I want the Mexico and American press to quite frankly — to hear it, and to disabuse some folks of some of the things they’re hearing ...
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Joint Statement 2016 U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

The U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) is the premier forum for bilateral economic cooperation, promoting mutual economic growth and prosperity, job creation, and global competitiveness for Mexico and the United States.  Today, in Mexico City, U.S. Vice President Biden and Mexican Secretary Videgaray co-chaired the third Cabinet-level meeting to highlight the significant progress made during ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Travel to Mexico City for The U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

WASHINGTON – On February 24-25, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Mexico City, Mexico for the third U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) along with Vice President Joseph Biden. They will be joined by members of the Obama Administration and Mexican government officials. Announced by President Obama and President Peña Nieto in ...
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Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event – Freedom of the Press

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, and good morning everybody. And weeks ago – and I did receive the invitation to come here weeks before we knew whether or not Jason would be able to be released, and the others – I really looked forward to being here for this celebration, special celebration of the opening of ...
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U.S. Department of State Renews Travel Warning for Mexico

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on January 19, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings about every six months or as needed to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Below is more information about Travel Warnings and what has been updated in the current version. Background ...
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Assistant Secretary Bond highlights increased coordination on tourism and migrant workers during visit to Mexico

Mexico City, January 15, 2016 — Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Michele Thoren Bond, concluded her five-day visit to Monterrey, Merida, Cancun, and Mexico City today.  The highlight of her trip was leading the U.S. delegation in the collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Mexico on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Director ...
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Remarks of President Barack Obama – State of the Union Address As Delivered

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it a little shorter. (Applause.) I know some of you are antsy to get back to ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Opens Registration for 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that registration is now open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit to be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will feature investment opportunities from every corner of the United States for global investors, while high-profile business and government leaders will share their ...
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Mexican Cartel Leader Edgar Valdez-Villareal, A/K/A “La Barbie,” Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

Atlanta – Edgar Valdez-Villareal, a/k/a La Barbie, who was born in the United States and rose to be a high-level leader of Mexico’s Beltran-Leyva Cartel, has pleaded guilty to charges of cocaine importation and distribution, and money laundering. “Valdez’s conviction is a victory for the people in both the United States and Mexico whose lives were ...
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Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Southwest Border Security

As I have said repeatedly, our borders are not open to illegal migration; if you come here illegally, we will send you back consistent with our laws and values.  In the spring and summer of 2014 we faced a significant spike in families and unaccompanied children from Central America attempting to cross our southern border ...
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Building on 2015 as We Look Ahead

One reason for the remarkable record of the New England Patriots is the team’s single-minded focus on the next game. Managing world affairs requires the same concentration on future challenges, for past accomplishments provide no guarantee of continued success. They can, however, lend confidence that, with the right preparation and effort, positive results will follow. ...
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CBP and Mexican Migration Institution Commissioners Enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs

Global Entry and Programa Viajero Confiable Provide Expedited Entry for Pre-Approved Travelers Mexico City, December 9, 2015 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner (CBP) R. Gil Kerlikowske enrolled today in the Mexico Trusted Traveler Program, Programa Viajero Confiable, and Mexican Migration Institute Commissioner Ardelio Vargas enrolled in the U.S. program, Global Entry. Both officials ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the July 4 Official Reception

My wife Pamela and I are very happy that you are with us tonight to celebrate the 239th anniversary of our nation’s declaration of independence which began our country’s journey to create a better democratic form of government. We continue that journey today as we work to strengthen and defend our democracy. Some of you ...
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