Everyone a Winner in Merida Initiative Mock Trial Competition

Washington, June 26, 2018 – At yesterday’s Merida Initiative Mock Trial Competition, held at the American University, Washington, DC, a talented team of young Mexican lawyers-in-the making from The Marist University of Merida, Yucatan, used all their knowledge and resourcefulness to defeat University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato. This is the fourth year that the legal showdown ...
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Event Featuring Prominent Hurricane Experts in Cancun

The Cancun Chapter of the Overseas Security Advisory Council Hosts Event Featuring Prominent Hurricane Experts CANCUN, Quintana Roo June 5, 2017 – Over 70 business executives, civic representatives, government officials and other invited guests attended presentations by renowned hurricane experts Doctor Lixion Avila of the United States National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Specialist Unit and Doctor Omar ...
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Code Red Alert Lifted in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida informs U.S. citizens that local authorities have lifted the January 17, 2017 “Code Red” shelter in place guidance.  Local authorities report the situation is calm in downtown Cancun.  In the aftermath of yesterday’s incidents, you may note an increased police presence in downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone. No ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Gunfire Exchanges in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General Merida informs U.S. citizens of gunfire exchanges in various locations in downtown Cancun January 17, 2017.  Local authorities activated a “Code Red” alert and urged residents to shelter in place.  The U.S. Consulate urges all U.S. citizens to follow local authorities’ warnings and directives and consult with their hotels before leaving ...
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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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U.S. Consulate General Merida celebrates Independence Day

On June 30th Consul General David Mico welcomed 200 guests from the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan to commemorate the 240th Anniversary of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Guests included Governor of Yucatan Rolando Zapata Bello and Mayor of Merida Mauricio Vila, as well as other local authorities, business leaders, civil society organizations, ...
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United States Supports Mexican Penitentiaries

Merida, Friday, 22 April, 2016 — Courtney Mazzone, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Officer from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, spoke today about the United States’ collaboration with Mexico to improve jails and prisons across the country during her participation at the South East Regional Conference on the Penitentiary System in Mérida.  Under the Mérida ...
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Assistant Secretary Bond highlights increased coordination on tourism and migrant workers during visit to Mexico

Mexico City, January 15, 2016 — Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Michele Thoren Bond, concluded her five-day visit to Monterrey, Merida, Cancun, and Mexico City today.  The highlight of her trip was leading the U.S. delegation in the collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Mexico on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Director ...
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Consul General Mico Meets with Campeche Governor

U.S. Consul General in Merida David Mico met with Campeche Governor Alejandro Moreno Cardenas at the House of Governors in San Francisco de Campeche.  Consul General Mico and Governor Moreno both expressed a desire to increase cooperation and build on the already strong relationship between the United States and Campeche State.
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Sarah Prager Quist app creator visits Merida

As part of a visit to Merida, Sarah Prager, an American IT entrepreneur and activist shared her experiences with Information Technology students at the Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana in Merida. She highlighted the importance of studying and of doing what you love from a young age. The U.S. Government supports and promotes education in science, technology, ...
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U.S. Ambassador meets with Deans of Local Universities in Merida to promote academic exchanges.

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with deans of public and private universities in Merida, to promote the exchange of students and teachers between the United States and Mexico. During the meeting they discussed the efforts and interest of both governments in student mobility programs, including President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative for the Americas to increase ...
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Conversation between Ambassador Wayne and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello

On the margins of a welcome reception for the Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas, Ambassador Wayne and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello had the opportunity to discuss increasing educational exchanges between Yucatan and the United States, increasing tourism to Yucatan, Yucatan’s good results on public security, and the state’s efforts to improve access for families in need of social ...
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Conversation between Ambassador Wayne and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello

On the margins of a welcome reception for the Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas, Ambassador Wayne and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello had the opportunity to discuss increasing educational exchanges between Yucatan and the United States, increasing tourism to Yucatan, Yucatan’s good results on public security, and the state’s efforts to improve access for families in need of social ...
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Consulate Celebrates Earth Day

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida celebrated Earth Day by joining forces with local NGO in Merida’s Earth Day Fair on April 25 and 26. The Earth Day celebrations are a part of Mission Mexico’s wider Going Green Initiative, which focuses on raising awareness and conservation within the Embassy-Consulate community. Local NGO Merida Verde organized ...
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Access Program Students from Merida Celebrate Thanksgiving

38 students from the city of Merida celebrated Thanksgiving with Consular Section Chief Suzanne McGuire and other U.S. Consulate representatives, as well as teachers and the Director of the Faculty of Education. During the event, the English Access Program students enjoyed a traditional meal consisting of roasted turkey and many other dishes. These teens are ...
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Embassy, Civil Society Host Indigenous Forum

On December 4-5, the U.S. Embassy and civil society organization Investigación, Organización y Acción Comunitaria Altepetl convened 30 young leaders representing 15 Mexican states and 28 pueblos originarios in an Encuentro Nacional de la Juventud Indígena. At theEncuentro, the young leaders discussed their concerns and aspirations and developed proposals and recommendations to benefit young indigenous people ...
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Consul Sonya Tsiros congratulates Mexican Students Traveling to the United States as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

More than 515 students and teachers from the Yucatan Peninsula received scholarships to study English as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas and “Proyecta Cien Mil” Initiatives, both part of Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto’s plans to increase student exchanges between the United States and Mexico. Consul General Sonya Tsiros congratulated 103 students ...
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Consul General Sonya Tsiros Volunteers on International Coastal Cleanup Day 2014

U.S. Consulate General in Merida supported International Coastal Cleanup Day, highlighting ocean conservation and American corporate social responsibility. Partnering with U.S. Company Coca-Cola, Consul General Sonya Tsiros and Consulate staff joined over 700 volunteers to clean up Progreso Beach Yucatan.  This is the second year that the Consulate in Merida has participated in the beach ...
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U.S. Consulate General participates in Agreement between the Government of Yucatan and Carolina Adoption Services

Consul General Sonya Tsiros attended a ceremony to sign an agreement between DIF Yucatan and North Carolina-based adoption agency Carolina Adoption Services at the Great Museum of the Mayan World in Merida.  The agreement will facilitate the adoption of Yucatecan children by U.S. citizens, in keeping with the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoptions.  This is ...
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Consul General Sonya Tsiros congratulates selected students to participate on English Access Microscholarship Program with UADY.

U.S. Consul General in Merida Sonya Tsiros congratulated 38 selected students of the U.S. government’s English Access Microscholarship Program. The Access Program is a special scholarship program that provides a foundation of English language skills for 14 – 18 year- old students worldwide through afterschool classes and intensive summer learning activities.  In Mexico, students also ...
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Nutritional Education Workshop

USDA/ U.S. Embassy Mexico City sponsored a Nutritional Education Workshop at the 18th Expo Internacional DE Porductos No Tradicionales in Merida on 21 August.  Attended by over two-hundred, the enthusiastic audience actively participated in learning more from nutritional experts about proper diet and nutrition as well as learning how to prepare healthy foods made from amaranto ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Merida participates on the 15th Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE) Conference celebrated in

Consul General Sonya Tsiros participated on the 15th Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE) Conference celebrated in Merida on August 28 and 29.  Ms. Tsiros spoke about developments in the High Level Economic Dialogue announced in May 2013 by Presidents Pena Nieto and Obama, including the establishment of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation ...
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Charles McKinney, the Principal Urban Designer for New York City, meets with Architecture and Habitat Design Students from the Autonomous University o

The Principal Urban Designer for New York City Parks, Mr. Charles McKinney, Hon. AIA, ASLA, made a presentation on the benefits of urban parks to the Architecture and Habitat Design Students from the Autonomous University of Yucatan to highlight the important role parks and green spaces play in the modern urban environment. The program was ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Merida participated in Anti TIP forum

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida, participated in an Anti-Trafficking in Persons forum on the first-ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The National Institute of Immigration in Yucatan organized the event where Consular Chief Suzanne McGuire in absence of Consul General Sonya Tsiros and HSI- ICE Attaché Oscar Galarza participated along with ...
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The U.S. Consulate General, Merida celebrates World Oceans Day in Cozumel with the U.S. Coast Guard and the winners of the Children’s Art Contest

To celebrate World Oceans Day, the U.S. Consulate General in Merida offered a special tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle Cutter ship to the winners of the Cozumel Children’s Art Contest on the Environment. Since 2008, the United Nations has recognized June 8 as World Oceans Day. On this day we celebrate the almost ...
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President Obama’s Initiative Provides $100,000 in Grants to Mexican Universities

Innovative plans to expand international student mobility by ten universities across Latin America were recognized with $25,000 capacity-building grants as part of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.  Four of the ten winning universities were from Mexico, a clear sign of the U.S. government’s engagement and support for increasing bilateral higher education exchange ...
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American Coaching Team provides Sports Training for people with Disabilities in Yucatan

The National Ability Center (NAC) in partnership with the Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Yucatan (IDEY) will conduct a six day sports training in the area of adaptive sports for youth with disabilities in the city of Merida, Mexico.  Funded through the SportsUnited Division of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the trainings ...
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Ambassador CdeBaca Calls on Mexico to Increase Prosecution, Protection, and Prevention Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) concluded a three-day visit to Mexico February 14, encouraging everyone to increase prosecution, protection, and prevention efforts in their efforts in the fight against TIP.  During his visit, Ambassador CdeBaca was able to meet with a broad range ...
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Consular Section Message for U.S. Citizens

Subject: Town Hall – Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Cozumel, Mexico Who: U.S. Citizens When: Friday; February 14, 2014 3:00pm Where: Tony Rome’s Restaurant 5 th Av. between Av. Adolfo Rosado Salas and 3rd Street South Centro, Cozumel, Quintana Roo What: Personnel of the U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico will provide information and respond to ...
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