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 Institute of Electricity and Clean

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Keys to Advancing Your Career in Law

As part of International Women’s Month, the United States Consulate General in Monterey in coordination with the University of Monterrey, Abogadas MX and the Mexican Bar Association of Nuevo Leon, held a conference titled, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Keys to Advancing Your Career in Law” on March 9 at the University of Monterrey.  The speakers were distinguished women lawyers including

Monterrey celebrates U.S. elections at binational center election watch party

On November 8, 2016, U.S. Consulate General Monterrey invited 200 guests to watch election returns and increase understanding of the U.S. presidential election process. The consulate held a watch party which featured trivia contests, live music, and other activities while watching the returns come in. Several media outlets covered the party. Consular Chief Scott Cecil addressed the guests about the

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

University Alliance Against Corruption

Monterrey, NL  August 31, 2016 – The Consulate General of the United States in Monterrey hosted a signing ceremony among five universities from Nuevo Leon and Consejo Cívico to fight corruption and promote the culture of lawfulness.   The main objective of this university alliance is to promote a culture of reporting bribes and highlighting the negative implications of corruption through

Northeast Mexico Alumni Summit and Community Service Day

Consulates General Monterrey, Matamoros, and Nuevo Laredo co-hosted a regional Alumni Summit for Northeast Mexico with more than 50 former U.S. Government program participants from the states of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.  The summit consisted of a professional development day and a community service day.  The professional and career development day included mentors who

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

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

Consulate General Nuevo Laredo celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Consulate General Nuevo Laredo celebrated Independence Day with a reception on June 30. Consul General Phillip Linderman welcomed about 190 guests to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The event took place at Club Campestre in Nuevo Laredo, where friends and associates who work in partnership with the Consulate General as well as

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 General in Monterrey celebrates Earth Day

To recognize Earth Day, members of the Consulate General community and their families joined in a cleanup campaign at Huasteca National Park on Sunday April 23.  The activity was organized by the state government of Nuevo Leon with participation from hundreds of community members, schools, organizations, concerned citizens, and volunteers.  The volunteers cleaned up many acres of land and collected

Consul General Timothy Zúñiga-Brown participates in the opening ceremony of the “Strengthening our Roots” English Learning Program for Ind

Monterrey, Nuevo León, March 16, 2016 In an effort to support communities in Nuevo Leon, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey in coordination with the Binational Center inaugurated the English language program ” Fortaleciendo nuestras Raíces” (Strengthening Our Roots). The program is aimed at teaching English to 25 indigenous women in Monterrey. The program will last one calendar year and

Speaker Series: Movements for civil rights in the United States

Monterrey, NL February 26, 2016 As part of the Speaker Series this consulate offers, Community Liaison Officer Matt Taylor gave a presentation about the various movements for civil rights in the United States. The presentation was part of the university course entitled “Citizenship and Democracy” at the Tec de Monterrey. The class was composed of students from various academic disciplines.

Durango: Consul General Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, launches “English Access Micro-scholarship Program”

Durango, Durango February 25, 2016 During his visit to Durango, Consul General Timothy Zuniga-Brown, participated in the official ceremony to present certificates to students of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program ( which is sponsored by the consulate in coordination with the Universidad Juarez in the State of Durango. A total of twenty-five program participants, their parents, teachers, and administrators were

Speaker Series: U.S. Presidential Elections

Monterrey, NL February 25, 2016 Vice Consuls Greg Gonzales, Jacob Hall and Jose Marina-Torres spoke to a group of about 200 students and teachers about the U.S. presidential election. The official explained the history of primaries and caucuses system and their impact on the U.S. political landscape. They also introduced the 2016 presidential candidates. Following the presentation, the officers responded

Speaker Series: Black History month 2016

Three officers from the U.S. Consulate General offered three presentations in celebration of Black History Month. February 2016 — Vice-Consul Lekisha Gunn gave a presentation at the Prepa 15 in Monterrey on the role of African-American women in today’s American society and how black women use social media to celebrate achievements and highlight current social issues. Gunn talked about how

Proposals (RFP) for Community Small Grants

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the United States Consulate General in Monterrey is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for Community Small Grants. PAS invites civil society organizations and community leaders in Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas to submit proposals for a grant or cooperative agreement. Program Goals The goals of this

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