On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Washington, DC, May 17, 2018 – On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the United States stands with people around the world in affirming the dignity and equality of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics. Human rights are universal, and LGBTI people are entitled to the ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2018 We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela. Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit ...
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Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Mexico and the United States of America Strengthen their Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights   The United States and Mexico held the 9th annual Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights today at the State Department in Washington, D.C. As strong bilateral partners and close neighbors, authorities from ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

“We call on all governments to join us in our shared responsibility to end violence against women.” Washington, DC, November 22, 2017 – In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to ...
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U.S. Consulate participates in first LGBTI march in Delicias, Chihuahua

Committed to defending and promoting human rights, Public Affairs Officer Brian Straight and Vice Consul Brandon Thompson, representing the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, participated in the first-ever LGBTI march in Delicias, Chihuahua. Nearly 200 people from Delicias, Camargo and Chihuahua city attended in support of tolerance and inclusion. Before the march, Consul Straight ...
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Improving Investigations of Missing Persons in Nuevo Leon.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its program EnfoqueDH, along with Citizens in Support of Human Rights, AC (CADHAC), and the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon signed an agreement to provide technical assistance in the field of human rights. This collaboration among civil society and the governments seeks to ...
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Second Free the Press Seminars for Journalists in Northeast Mexico

Monterrey, NL October 1, 2017 — For the second year, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, in coordination with the Consulates General in Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, conducted a series of professional seminars – Free the Press 2017 – for journalists offered by U.S. experts. The seminars addressed over 100 distinguished journalists from the states ...
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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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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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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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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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Migrant Smuggling Topic of UNODC Workshop in Monterrey

Migrant smuggling is a #DeadlyBusiness, and big income source for criminal organizations. Smugglers take advantage of vulnerable people, but the United States is working together with the Mexican government to combat this type of crime. Last week, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) convened a workshop in Nuevo Leon on Operational Training ...
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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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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 ...
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U.S. Consulate Tijuana launches COMICS Competition #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, in partnership with Fundación EnTijuanarte and Halaken Telar Juvenil, announced #ArteVSViolencia, a contest to develop a superhero or comic strip to combat trafficking in persons. Preeti Shah, Public Affairs Officer, highlighted the need to reach young audiences via comics, and the goal of using arts as a vehicle for messages of empowerment and ...
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LGBTI Activist and Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation visits Tijuana, Hermosillo and Nogales

Last week, the US Consulate in Tijuana welcomed Jason Marsden, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, an organization that seeks to eliminate hatred by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance. As part of Jason Marsden’s visit, he met with civil society organizations in Nogales, Hermosillo and Tijuana that work with the LGBTI community ...
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Eleven States Now Offering Alternative Justice Mechanisms

Mexico City, November 8, 2016 – Representatives from the health, public safety, law enforcement, and judicial sectors in eleven states attended the launch of the fifth nationwide workshop in Therapeutic Justice for Addicts of Psychoactive Substances, hosted by the Inter-American Commission for the Control and Abuse of Drugs of the Organization of American States together with SEGOB ...
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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of Mexico and the United States of America on the occasion of the 8th Annual U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights. Begin text: Today the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the 8th annual Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights between ...
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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights

Washington, DC, October 27, 2016 — The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of Mexico and the United States of America on the occasion of the 8th Annual U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights. Begin text: Today the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the 8th annual Bilateral High Level ...
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Free the Press Seminars for Journalists in Northeast Mexico

Monterrey, NL October 21, 2016 — In coordination with the Consulates General in Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, U.S. Consulate General Monterrey concluded a series of six professional seminars – Free the Press – for journalists offered by U.S. experts. The seminars addressed over 200 distinguished journalists from the states of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San ...
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Directive to Resume Regular Removals to Haiti – Statement by Secretary Johnson

Washington, D.C., September 22, 2016 – “DHS and the Department of State are working with the Government of Haiti and other key partners to resume removals in as humane and minimally disruptive a manner as possible…. Consistent with law, individuals who express a fear of return to Haiti will be screened by a U.S. Citizenship and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Moot Court Competition takes place in Monterrey

The United States Consulate General in Monterrey had the pleasure of hosting the Third Moot Court competition in conjunction with the Poder Judicial of Nuevo Leon on April 6-10, 2016. This year nine team — Facultad de Libre de Derecho, Tec Mileno, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad ...
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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 ...
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