Ciudad Juarez: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex

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

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction

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

Biology professor visits Chihuahua

The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez hosted the visit of Dr. Karen Lips to Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua. While in the border region, Dr. Lips met with representatives from the International Boundary and Water Commission and the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission and met a group of young women, who are participants in the Consulate’s ChicasSTEM program.

ChicasSTEM visit the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez

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

Youth Council Meets U.S. Consul General in Juarez

U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell received the members of the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Youth Council at her residence on February 7, 2017.  Consul General Darnell spent time getting to know the new members of the Youth Council, a group of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 that meets periodically to share their ideas and

U.S. Consulate General’s Youth Council in Ciudad Juarez meets for first activity

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

USNORTHCOM Donates to Three Women’s Shelters in Ciudad Juarez

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell presented a donation of household items today to Chihuahua State Government authorities in support of three different women’s shelters in Ciudad Juarez. The items were donated by the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) as part of their Humanitarian Assistance Program. The ceremony was

39 Students in Chihuahua Graduate from Access

The graduation ceremony of the English Access Microscholarship Program took place in the city of Chihuahua in the presence of representatives of the U.S. Consulate General, the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), the Benjamin Franklin Corner, parents, and other guests.  Through this program, outstanding young people from Chihuahua between the ages of 13 and 15 took intensive English classes for two

College Fair – EducationUSA Advising Center in Ciudad Juarez

We celebrate International Education Week in the United States the week of November 14 to 18 in recognition of the benefits of an international education and cultural exchanges around the world. To celebrate this week, through the EducationUSA Advising Center the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez and the Chihuahua Business Foundation (Fechac) held a college fair at Fechac in Ciudad

Consul General and Mayor of the City of Chihuahua Renew Benjamin Franklin Corner MOU

On November 9, the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with the Mayor of the city of Chihuahua Maria Eugenia Campos to renew the memorandum of understanding that allows the operation of the Benjamin Franklin Corner located in the Mediateca Municipal in the city of Chihuahua. The Benjamin Franklin Corner was inaugurated on November 18, 2009. 

The Rolling Youth Camp – Revolutionize your Destiny

The Consulate General Youth Council, with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and La Rodadora Interactive Space, organized the conference The Rolling Youth Camp on Wednesday, September 7, at La Rodadora in Ciudad Juarez. The Consulate General Youth Council organized this event attended by more than 350 young people ages 12 to 15 from public secondary

Ciudad Juarez–Limited Consular Services for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Ciudad Juarez – Limited Consular Services for Tuesday, September 6, 2016   Due to maintenance issues at the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, consular services will be limited to emergency services for U.S. citizens only.  All consular appointments for visas, passports, and other American Citizen Services have been canceled and

Makerspace Inauguration in Chihuahua

The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria Darnell and city of Chihuahua Mayor Javier Garfio Pacheco participated today in a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new makerspace at the Benjamin Franklin Corner in Chihuahua. The makerspace is a new collaborative interactive space for creators and innovators of any age that includes laptops, workbenches, power tools, software, open code

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, and for his experience and

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 the United States Carlos Sada

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. Representatives from local universities, high

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 the Borderplex Alliance for inviting

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings

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

Elect Her in Ciudad Juárez and the city of Chihuahua

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

Expo Valores 2016 in Ciudad Juarez

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

U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez Celebrates Earth Day

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

U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair – Spring 2016 Chihuahua

The U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair organized by EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) was held in Chihuahua on April 13 with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Universities from Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico participated and provided information on their programs to the attendees. Public Affairs Officer Shannon Hill

U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez visits Ojinaga-Presidio Border

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

USMX-Preneur Boot Camp in Delicias, Chihuahua

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

USNORTHCOM donates medical equipment for health center in Guachochi, Chihuahua

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

Inauguration of the Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas

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

Consulate Employees Donate Blood in Ciudad Juarez

November 9, 2015 – On November 9, the staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez joined the Regional Blood Bank of Ciudad Juarez, the Hospital Star Medica, and the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer and Leukemia (APANICAL) to conduct a blood donation event. The event was attended by the Star Medica Director Dr. Alfredo Riosvelasco, the

Award Ceremony: Green Projects Against Climate Change

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

U.S. Consul General Meets Chihuahua Autonomous University Rector

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with Rector Jesus Enrique Seañez Saenz of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) on October 14. During the meeting they discussed scholarships available through the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Comexus) and opportunities for institutional grants offered as part of the 100,000 Strong in

U.S. Consul General Meets Mayor of the City of Chihuahua

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

Access students offer tribute to Daniel Pearl

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

U.S. Consul General Meets Chihuahua State Attorney General

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

New U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez

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

Winners Announced: Green Projects to Combat Climate Change

August 21, 2015 – In June, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and the Fundacion Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte launched the grant call “Green Projects to Combat Climate Change” aimed at individuals, groups or civil society organizations looking to generate positive environmental impact in Ciudad Juarez. Eleven proposals were reviewed and the jury, composed of experts in the

SEGOB and USAID present the First E-Book on Crime and Violence Prevention developed in Mexico

August 13, 2015 – With the goal of promoting theoretical and practical tools for those responsible of the design and implementation of programs on crime and violence prevention in Mexico, Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) present a catalog of 20 publications, the product of the collaboration of the governments of

Chargé d’affaires William H. Duncan Visits El Paso-Ciudad Juarez

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

Science in Action with Dr. Skateboard in Chihuahua

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

Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science in Juarez

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

Access Students participate in Environmental Camp

July 16, 2015 – The English professors of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), with the support and participation of U.S. officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, held an environmental issues-focused camp July 18-19 at the facilities of the UACH Faculty of Arts. The camp brought together 60 young scholars of the Access program for two days, where

Jovenes en Accion: Two teams from Chihuahua ready to travel

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

U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee visits city of Chihuahua

  June 16, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee had breakfast this morning with members of different political parties of the Chihuahua State Legislature.  As part of the visit, the Consul General invited the legislators to attend the party that the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will hold to commemorate the 239th anniversary of the

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 receive basic training to fulfill

English Access Program Participants Receive Kindles

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

USAID Ceremony to Acknowledge Partners

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

U.S. fugitive arrested in Mexico, deported to U.S

El Paso, TX – A man wanted for the alleged murder in March 2015 of a man in Pomona, California, has been arrested following a joint investigation involving American and Mexican law enforcement, announced David Bowdich, Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office, and Douglas E. Lindquist, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s El Paso Field

White House Drug Policy Office Honors Nora Gallegos of El Paso

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2015 – Today during a ceremony at the White House, National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli honored Nora Gallegos as an “Advocate for Action.” Every year, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recognizes leaders who are making a difference in their communities through advocacy or direct services. Their work supports the Administration’s

Sharing experiences and strengthening confidence

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

Youths in Ciudad Juarez Graduate from Employability Workshops

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

Justice Richard Bernstein Visits Juarez, Talks About Rights of Disabled People

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

Binational Legal Forum in Juarez

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

Sixty Young Chihuahua Students Receive English Access Scholarships

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

Si Mexico

What:  Fair / Exposition of Mexican Universities at UTEP Where: Undergraduate Learning Center at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) When: Thursday, March 5th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fair/Exposition; 10:00 – 10:15 am Ceremony and Remarks All media is invited to the ceremony at 10:00 am In 2013, presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama announced the

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 global citizen.”  “Whether bringing together

U.S. Northern Command Donates Medical Equipment to the Hospital of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Parral

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

Donation of furniture and school supplies from USNORTHCOM to benefit La Gaviota School

On January 22, DIF Ascensión received a donation worth more than $12,000 in donated classroom furniture and school supplies from U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) to benefit La Gaviota primary school in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee personally attended the ceremony to deliver the donated items.  The donation was part of USNORTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program to help

Donating Love Without Borders: USNORTHCOM Donates Wheelchairs

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

ICE El Paso removes 2 homicide and rape suspects to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas — Two Mexican men, who were wanted in their home country on unrelated homicide and rape charges, were deported Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in El Paso, Texas. Agustin Gomez Fernandez, 55, and Francisco Javier Figueroa Martinez, 27, were handed over to Mexican law enforcement officials at El

Merida Initiative Supports the Opening of the First Drug Treatment Court in the State of Chihuahua

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

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 exchanges in the cross-border region.

ICE El Paso removes Mexican fugitive wanted for 1998 murder of Dutch woman

EL PASO, Texas — A fugitive criminal alien, who is wanted for murdering a Dutch national in Mexico 16 years ago, was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Ramiro Adame-Lopez, 51, was living and working illegally in the United States.  ERO officers turned him over to Mexican authorities on El

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