Message for U.S. Citizens: New Location for the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

On May 14, the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo moved to a new location.  Our new address is Paseo Colon, 1901, Colonia Madero, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 88260.  From May 14-21, the Consulate’s American Citizen Services (ACS) section will offer emergency ACS services only. Routine ACS and visa services will resume on May 21. For ...
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Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List   WASHINGTON – Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson, U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary James Walsh, and U.S. Marshals Service Acting Associate ...
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President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

WASHINGTON – Today, based on ongoing dialogues, President Donald J. Trump authorized the modification of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to suspend the tariffs for certain countries before they take effect.  These suspensions are based on factors including ongoing discussions regarding measures to reduce global excess capacity in steel and aluminum ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

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

Date:  March 1, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens.  U.S. Government ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ...
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Discovery Kids and U.S. Embassy announce partnership to incentivize love for science among youth

Mexico City, November 14, 2017—Discovery Kids and the United States Embassy in Mexico announced a partnership to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education among 8-12 year-old girls through a series of short episodes titled “Why, oh why?” They will air in Discovery Kids in November. This joint venture between both organizations seeks to increase ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit September 29, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara alerts all U.S. citizens that due to increased violence and cartel activity in the state of Nayarit, the Consulate is extending its September 15, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Norma

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that, as of 7:00 a.m Pacific Time, the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for Tropical Storm Norma.  There are no coastal watches in effect as of this time, but interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of the storm.  Swells generated by Norma ...
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Detection Dogs Donated Under the Merida Initiative to Bolster Mexican Security Forces

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

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

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

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

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events Tijuana cartels have made threats of violence against “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in narco corridos, or songs celebrating criminal exploits—and music venues host them. Each band tends to be associated with a particular cartel; therefore, they are viewed as ...
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Visual effects and video games artist visits Tijuana

David Andrade of Theory Animation Studios visited Tijuana to hold a conference where he shared his knowledge and passion for visual effects, video games, and animation projects with local artists and participants of the comics contest #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA. David has worked on projects for HBO, CBS and VFX. He also offered career advice to attendants and ...
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Mexicali kids shine in the Makey Makey science competition sponsored by US Consulate Tijuana and Garage Hub

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

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

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

Janine Warner, a pioneer in digital entrepreneurship and online education worldwide, conducted the Digital Journalism Workshop: “Innovations in New Digital Media,” aimed at journalists and students from Tijuana and Mexicali. The workshop focused on topics such as “Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to promote and monetize digital media,” “Opportunities and failures,” and “The five keys to success on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit

United States Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit February 24, 2017 Due to the reduction in Mexican military operations in Tepic, Nayarit, and its immediate vicinity, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has lifted its February 10 prohibition on U.S. Consulate personnel travel to the ...
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U.S. Consulate Tijuana supports local journalists with English Training

Journalists from Tijuana started an English language training course with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. The training for 15 journalists from Tijuana will be conducted by instructors of the school of languages of CETYS University. The 10 week intense English training will focus on topics related to journalism. This is a ...
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Surfing and taking care of the ocean with children in Tijuana

The US Consulate in Tijuana joined forces with Surfrider Foundation in Baja California and Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental (Border Environmental Education Program) to conduct surfing clinics for children of the Boys and Girls Club of Tijuana and of the local foster homes “Eunime” and “La Promesa.” The goal of the surfing clinics was to ...
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Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos.

Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos. We are changing our policy to enhance the security of the application process and verify your identify faster.  We want to ensure you have fewer delays in the application process. You may wear glasses for U.S. visa photos if you have a medical ...
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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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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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Tijuana Consulate celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Will Ostick, Consul General of the U.S. in Tijuana  welcomed the guests who attended the reception to celebrate the 240th  Anniversary of the United States Independence. The reception took place at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. Among the guests who attended  the ceremony where  Francisco Vega de la Madrid, Governor of Baja California.; Jorge ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers”

IRS Webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” June 27, 2016   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.   To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link.  Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior ...
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U.S. Consulate General Tijuana raises LGBT flag in honor of LGBT Pride Month

Will Ostick, U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, raised the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) flag at the U.S. Consulate Tijuana as part of LGBT Pride Month. We recognize the contributions of the LGBT community to society and support equal rights for the LGBT community in the United States and around the world. “The fight ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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