Events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system

Weeklong program of events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system Mexico City, March 9, 2018 — Today is the culmination of a weeklong program of events organized under the Merida Initiative, including conferences, interdisciplinary exchanges, and fora for U.S. and Mexican criminal justice sector actors.  Throughout the week U.S. federal judges ...
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Congratulations to the American Benevolent Society in Mexico for 150 Years of Service

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

Good morning everyone, I am delighted to be here, and thank you, Andy, for that introduction. We have one other thing in common, which is some quality time spent in New Jersey, my home state, so I am delighted to meet a fellow New Jersian. I am really delighted to be here, and thank the ...
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Final Fugitive Arrested In Murder Case of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

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

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

Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson Confirms U.S. Government Assistance to Red Cross of Mexico to for Earthquake Victims.   On September 25, 2017 Ambassador Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony with Eduardo S. Aguero Le Duc, Vice President of the Red Cross Mexico.  During the ceremony the Ambassador confirmed $100,000 in U.S. Government assistance to the ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Statement on the Earthquake

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

Mexico City, August 28, 2017—The Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Learning Institutions (ANUIES) and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico through its Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the program Harnessing the Will to Professionalize and Certify Criminal Justice System Operators and Communicators, in an effort to strengthen law enforcement in Mexico.
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Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Launching of the Blue Heart Campaign 2.0 “#AQUÍ ESTOY”

Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Launching of the Blue Heart Campaign 2.0 “#AQUÍ ESTOY” Against Trafficking in Persons   Good Afternoon. Secretary Osorio Chong, Mr. Brandolino, President of CONAGO, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Distinguished members of the presidium, Welcome to all and thank you for the invitation and your presence here today. As we commemorate ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America   Mexico City, June 29th, 2017 – “Welcome, all of you to the commemoration of the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States! I want to express my appreciation to all of ...
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Joint Statement from Ambassadors and UN Human Rights in Mexico in Support of LGBTI Pride Parade

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

Good morning everyone. I am very sorry I cannot be physically present with you today, but I know you are in very good company: Mr. Renato Sales, and Jose Alberto Rodriguez Calderon, the hosts of this conference. Events like these that bring together different actors of the penitentiary system with others of similar interests are ...
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The Americas Should Defend Venezuela’s Democracy with Diplomacy

The diverse family of nations in the Americas recognizes democracy is a part of our collective DNA. The Organization of American States (OAS) has for decades provided us a forum to discuss our greatest challenges and take action together to address them.  Particularly since the approval by OAS members of the Inter-American Democratic Charter in ...
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U.S. and Mexico join forces to ensure correct identification and secure handling of Fentanyl

Mexico City, May 16, 2017 – The first National Fentanyl Conference for Forensic Chemists opened today in Mexico City.  With it comes the recognition of the potential dangers of fentanyl, not only for users but also those responsible for detecting and managing the drug, as well as the need for continued collaboration between countries affected ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at True Economic Talks Conference

Thanks Jaime and Luis for your invitation. Good afternoon, everyone. I’d rather sit here and keep things informal. I will use my cue cards. You can always tell who is not a native speaker because they always use cue cards. I think the title of this conference is very appropriate and very well selected, ‘Facing ...
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The Ambassador’s Remarks for the 101 Women Leaders’ Breakfast

As Prepared It is a real pleasure to be here today with so many distinguished women who are being honored for their leadership in Mexico and beyond. As the first woman Ambassador of the United States to Mexico, I am accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Today is the opposite of that, ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Visits Oaxaca, Focuses on Human Rights and Economic Development

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

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

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

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017 – The U.S. Department of State is proud to note its participation in this year’s U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research Roundtable.  The Bilateral Forum—often known by its acronym in Spanish “FOBESII”—is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can promote education and research to stimulate innovation and ...
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Ambassador Jacobson commends Mexico on sentence of criminal who murdered journalist

Mexico City, March 9, 2017 – “We commend Mexican authorities for the conviction of the murderer of Oaxaca journalist Marcos Hernandez Bautista. We encourage authorities to continue investigating the case and ultimately arrest and sentence the mastermind behind this murder and all other crimes against freedom of speech. Among these, the case of Cecilio Pineda, ...
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Statement to Mark International Women’s Day

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

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

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

Merida, Yucatan, January 10, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson traveled to Merida to continue her outreach around Mexico. During her trip she highlighted educational exchanges, human rights, and free speech. Ambassador Jacobson noted: “It has been an honor to represent my country in Mexico. This trip is part of the commitment I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson during Launch of Training Program UNODC-CNS Security Enhancement of Groups in Vulnerable Situations

“Good morning everyone, It gives me great pleasure to take part in the launch of this program that will benefit many women that deserve our support. I would like to recognize Ambassador Miguel Ruíz Cabañas, Deputy Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Renato Sales Heredia of the ...
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Ambassador Visits Nogales, Highlights Importance of Border Region

Nogales, Sonora, December 13th, 2016—U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson continued highlighting the transcendence of the bilateral relationship and the economic importance of the border region with a visit to Nogales, Sonora. Ambassador Jacobson met with grantees from Jovenes en Accion who work in a program to counter sexual violence and raise awareness on harassment. ...
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Ambassador Jacobson, U.S. Consulate General in Nogales Donate to ARSOBO

On 13 December, U.S. Ambassador Jacobson visited the Non-Government Organization Arizona Sonora Border Projects for Inclusion (ARSOBO) in Nogales, Sonora to present ARSOBO Director Franciso Trujillo with a donation of $7,000 worth of supplies and equipment on behalf of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). Today’s donation will increase ARSOBO’s ability to manufacture hearing aid molds and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for CBP Inspection Tour and Briefing at Mariposa Port of Entry

It is a pleasure and honor for me to be here today to mark this historic occasion. While the strong cooperation between our two governments has been evident across many areas – from trade to security collaboration, with this event today, those strong government-to-government ties are even more obvious. For the millions of U.S. and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Instituto Tecnológico de Nogales

Good afternoon. It is indeed an honor for me to be here with you. I want to thank the director of the ITN, José Escárcega Castellanos, for hosting me this afternoon. I am very impressed by the work this university is doing at the border and you play a vital role in this community with ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks Lunch with Nuevo Laredo’s Economic Leaders

Good afternoon and thank you to Sergio Pérez Cervantes and the Asociación de Agentes Aduanales for hosting today’s event. What I love about visiting the border region is seeing the dynamism that emerges when two countries, two economies, and two cultures blend together. The border is proud of its many unique traditions, and with good ...
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International Education Defines Journeys

My journey to becoming Ambassador began years ago when I studied abroad in Argentina.  I discovered a world of new ideas and experiences and, most importantly, a calling that has been my passion for more than thirty years. Many of my colleagues in government, the private sector, NGOs, and international organizations have been equally lucky ...
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Statement by Ambassador Jacobson

Mexico City, November 9, 2016—“After a long campaign, the American people have spoken and democracy has been heard.  President Obama phoned the victor this morning to congratulate him.  The President invited President-elect Trump to meet with him at the White House tomorrowto discuss the transition.  Ensuring a smooth transition of power will be a top ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson Foro Nacional – Sumemos Causas

Good afternoon. President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, Ambassador Duncan Taylor, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Secretario de Gobernación; Attorney General Raúl Cervantes, Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz, Delegation of Miguel Hidalgo and María Elena Morera and José Octavio López Presa, from Causa en Común.Thank you all for the warm reception. I want to express my ...
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Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara for the first time in her capacity as Ambassador October 24-26.  As part of her visit, she announced the most recent winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, promoting educational exchange between the United States and Latin America.  Ambassador Jacobson also opened the Partners of the Americas ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Hears Concerns from Press Freedom Advocates in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, September 20, 2016 — U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson conducted a roundtable at her residence  with journalists  and freedom of speech activists from Veracruz, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and Mexico City to learn more about the challenges facing journalists in Mexico Civil society organizations represented at the meeting included Article XIX, Periodistas de a ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the AmCham Monterrey Chapter’s Annual Meeting

Good morning and thank you President Alberto de Armas for inviting me to your annual meeting. I am excited to be back here in Monterrey, after so many years. You meet at a crucial time – a time of testing, a crossroads where it will become clear whether we’re going to move forward in this ...
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Embassy Hosts Fair Promoting Study Opportunities in the U.S.

MEXICO CITY, August 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy through its advising center EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Education and Cultural Exchanges (COMEXUS) hosted the fourth annual academic mobility fair at the Hotel Krystal Grand Reforma 1 on Saturday August 27 to showcase all sorts of academic opportunities—from intensive English language courses to post-graduate degrees. Twenty ...
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Ambassador Jacobson’s Remarks U.S.-Mexico Border Summit, Ciudad Juarez

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

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

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

Remarks — as prepared for delivery — Good afternoon. I’m happy to be here with my friend and counterpart Ambassador Sada. And thank you, Congressman O’Rourke, for agreeing to moderate this discussion and for all that you have done and continue to do for the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Thank you as well to Rolando Pablos and ...
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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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US Ambassador, Roberta Jacobson, attends the opening of the new pedestrian crossing “PedWest”

Ambassador Jacobson attended the opening ceremony of the new pedestrian crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, known as “PedWest”. Designed to expedite pedestrian crossings between Tijuana and San Diego, the new bridge will serve approximately 70% of the 20,000 persons that walk across the border daily and will enhance border security and continued ...
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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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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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Remarks by Ambassador-Designate Jacobson upon arrival in Mexico

Welcome Remarks upon Arrival at Mexico City’s International Airport *as prepared* May 26, 2016 Good afternoon. Forgive me if my comments are too brief, but until I have the honor of presenting my credentials, it would be inappropriate of me to address bilateral issues. It is a great honor for my husband Jonathan and me ...
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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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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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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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The U.S. Embassy launches the Merida Initiative’s National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police

June 15, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City officially launched the Merida Initiative’s National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police in four states – Queretaro, Guanajuato, Durango and Chihuahua.  This program supports the efforts of the Government of Mexico to train members of the police and ensure that they ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Opening of International Anti-Gang Training Conference

Titular de la Unidad de Gobierno de la Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB Lic. David Garay Maldonado; Coordinador Nacional Antisecuestro, CONASE, Lic. Renato Sales; Secretario Ejecutivo en funciones del Secretariado Ejecutivo del sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública, SESNSP Lic. Carlos Felipe Ortega Rubio; Ambassador to Honduras, Excmo. Jose Mariano Castillo Mercado; Director of International Narcotics and ...
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Ambassador Anthony Wayne Opening Remarks, Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference

Good Morning. It is a great privilege and pleasure to be here with you today at the Fourth Annual MIREC (Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress).  I would like to welcome my colleagues from the Mexican Government, particularly Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition. And this morning speakers, his excellency Viktor Elbling, Germany ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks at World Intellectual Property Day 2015 – “Get Up, Stand Up, For Music”

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day.  Before I go any further, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the co-organizers of today’s event: Maestro Armando Manzanero, Honorary President of the Coalition for Legal Access to Culture; Motion Picture Association; Association for the Protection of Movies and ...
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Remarks before the San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Thank you, Jerry and hello California friends! And, by that I mean to Californians north and south of the border, including: the Mexican Consul General of San Diego, the Honorable Maria de los Remedios, Senador Ernesto Ruffo, Senador Victor Hermosillo, Diputado David Perez Tejada Padilla, the mayors of the cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, ...
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Remarks at Jóvenes en Acción Closing Ceremony

Welcome friends! It gives me great pleasure to be with you today at the closing ceremony for the fifth generation of the Jóvenes en Acción program. I would like to welcome: Undersecretary for Secondary Education Rodolfo Tuirán, Undersecretary for North America Sergio Alcocer, SEP’s Director General for International Affairs, Ambassador Socorro Rovirosa, and our many private ...
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Remarks at AMCHAM Human Capital and Labor Affairs Committee Meeting on Bi-national Collaboration for the Development of Human Capital

Good morning, and thank you, Alfredo, for that kind introduction.  And thank you for this invaluable opportunity to engage with such a distinguished group on an issue that is critical both to the success of your companies and our countries’ shared economic prosperity – the development of human capital and the critical role that educational ...
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Ambassador Remarks at IV Congreso Miraflores

Good evening.  I am so pleased to join you here today for the IV Congreso Miraflores and to have the chance to address such an impressive group of young people and your families.  It is also an honor to join President Peña-Nieto and Carlos Slim, who are important partners in my government’s support for the ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks at the Launch of “The U.S. – Mexico Border Economy in Transition: Report of the 2014 Regional Economic Competitiveness Foru

Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon. I would like to thank Undersecretary Alcocer for inviting me to be here at SRE for the launch of this important report, La economía fronteriza México – Estados Unidos en transición, produced by the Wilson Center and the North American Research Partnership.  I remember being here nearly two years ago ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks for the “INL Culture of Lawfulness Grantees’ Meeting 2015”

Ladies and Gentleman, civil society representatives, Government of Mexico officials, members of the U.S. Embassy, and partners of the Culture of Lawfulness Program of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).  Good morning!  It is my pleasure to welcome you to the “Culture of Lawfulness 2015 Grantees Meeting,” organized by INL. In ...
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U.S. Ambassador Meets with Civil Society and U.S. Business Representatives in Juarez

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with Juarez civil society representatives during a visit to the city on March 2, 2015. Committed to continuing the U.S. and Mexico’s shared efforts to advance civic engagement, security, and community leadership development in Chihuahua, Ambassador Wayne highlighted, “These civil society representatives embody what it means to be a true ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks at the 147th Annual Meeting and Cherry Pie Festival of the American Benevolent Society

Good Evening.  Pam and I are very pleased to welcome you all here again tonight to celebrate your annual Meeting and Cherry Pie Festival. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the American Benevolent Society on its 147th birthday.  It is very fitting that a great American organization such as ABS celebrates its work ...
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Ambassador Remarks for NAFTA Senate Panel

hank you, dear Senator, for inviting me here again today with you and your colleagues.  Many of you and your colleagues have traveled and met with counterparts from the United States and Canada through the inter-parliamentary groups.  Those discussions are key in keeping us connected, in understanding each other and finding areas to work together. ...
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Remembrance Ceremony for Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata

Good morning. Thank you for being here today to honor and remember Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata who was murdered nearly four years ago on February 15, 2011. We in the Embassy community know first-hand about the sacrifices made daily by public servants committed to serving our great nation. Special Agent Zapata paid ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks to music masterclass during Mo’Mojo program

Good afternoon students from the Mabarak jazz school and students from Universidad Veracruzana. A special thank you to Harry Grappa Guzman, Secretary of Tourism and Culture of the State of Veracruz, Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Rector of the Universidad Veracruzana, Rodolfo Mendoza, Director of the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura, Ana Lilia Saldaña, Coordinator of Difusión ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks to ACCESS students during Mo’Mojo program

Good afternoon ACCESS students, I am very happy to be here with you today. I want to thank Lic. Marìa Teresa Carrillo Bogard, Lic. Roberto Roberto Alvarado Copto, Astrid Mariana, teachers and school principals for hosting us today.  This visit with ACCESS students would not be possible without the strong partnership of the Franklin Institute ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks at 1st International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators Conference

Good morning and thank you for inviting me here today.  It is a pleasure to be in the company of individuals contributing to the professionalization of security forces throughout Mexico.  Thank you for your dedication. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Governor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, Fiscal General Luis Carlos Najera, the ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Opening Remarks at MUSEIC

It is a great pleasure to be here in Monterrey at the third MUSEIC Council Meeting. Having worked on MUSEIC since its inception in May of 2013, I’m particularly pleased to participate in this meeting alongside Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor (INADEM) President Enrique Jacob Rocha and Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores Under Secretary Sergio Alcocer, as ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks at Ceremony for Donation of Items to Durango Community Kitchen

Good afternoon.  Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you today.  Governor Jorge Herrera Caldera and Mayor Esteban Villegas, thank you for your hospitality and for your sound leadership, both for my visit today and for your collaboration with the United States throughout your time in office.  Without your support this day would not ...
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Ambassador Wayne’s Remarks for TIP Forum

Good morning everyone.  It is an honor for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to co-sponsor such an important event with Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission and the non-governmental organization Colectivo Contra la Trata de Personas to bring attention to the heinous crime of human trafficking and to highlight the differences between it and voluntary ...
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Ambassador Wayne Meets with Chihuahua Governor and Juarez Mayor

On August 14, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne visited Ciudad Juarez, where he met with Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez and Juarez Mayor Enrique Serrano at the U.S. Consulate General in Juarez. Ambassador Wayne appreciated the opportunity to discuss improvements in the security situation and praised efforts to foster economic development and educational ...
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