COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico

The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico would like to advise all U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Mexico to please refer to our COVID-19 Information page for the latest country-specific information and entry and exit requirements – https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

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Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet

August 14, 2020 COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”. This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home. These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They …

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Ambassador Landau Travels to Chihuahua in Support of Supply Chains and Worker Safety  

Ambassador Landau will travel to Chihuahua City July 30-Aug 1 to highlight USMCA and the importance of safely maintaining North American supply chains.  While in Chihuahua, Ambassador Landau will meet with Governor Corral and local officials to discuss ongoing bilateral issues and areas of mutual opportunity.  Ambassador Landau will visit U.S. auto manufacturing and supply facilities to highlight extensive …

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Webcast | Report Launch and Conversation on U.S.-Mexico Relations

Webcast | Report Launch and Conversation on U.S.-Mexico Relations with Current and Former Ambassadors Speaker 1: Ambassador Landau. It’s over to you. Ambassador Christopher Landau: Thank you. Just very briefly, I have to just say what a pleasure it is to hear so many thoughtful and insightful comments on the US-Mexico relationship. I think there’s …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 29, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 29, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Veracruz, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week …

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Weather Alert – Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (July 25, 2020)   Location:  Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna for the States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.  Hanna is expected to make landfall this afternoon.  Heavy rains and strong winds are …

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Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice Announce Plan to Restart MPP Hearings

Release Date:  July 17, 2020 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) remain committed to resuming removal hearings for aliens subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) as expeditiously as possible. To lend greater certainty in a fluid COVID-19 environment, DHS has maintained close contact with the Department …

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America Acts

By Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa When a global health crisis arises, America does not wait to be called; we respond with aid and support. Throughout history, when the planet has faced crises, America always has acted boldly to save lives and sustain and strengthen a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. Foreign-assistance programs through the …

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Remarks by President Trump and President López Obrador – Signing of a Joint Declaration

Remarks by President Trump and President López Obrador of the United Mexican States in Signing of a Joint Declaration Rose Garden 3:45 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much, everyone.  It’s a nice hot day, to put it mildly — (laughter) — so we’ll make this quick.  But it’s all very positive — …

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Joint Declaration Between the United States and Mexico

With great appreciation, the United States and Mexico recognize the advancements our two countries have achieved toward a renewed and strengthened partnership equipped to the twenty-first century economic and security challenges of our North American region.  Our meeting commemorates the entry into force of the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a free trade agreement that …

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Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States   President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the United Mexican States to the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, as part of their continued partnership on trade, …

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Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Today marks a landmark achievement for the countries of North America to increase manufacturing and investment in our region.  On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into force, fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements.  More than just the modernization of our existing agreement, it is a new engine for …

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Fact Sheet- Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

Facts Regarding the Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak   On June 22, President Trump signed a Proclamation which extends the previous Proclamation 10014 and suspends the entry of certain additional foreign nationals to the United States through December 31, 2020. The …

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Webinar “World Watch:  Spotlight on Mexico” with Ambassador Landau

When:  Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Christopher Landau (CL): Thank you so much for that introduction Chad, and let me say it’s a real pleasure to see you here with us today, as a former diplomat, a former Foreign Service Officer. One part of my biography that Chad didn’t mention, is that …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 24, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 24, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Guanajuato, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the …

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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak  June 23, 2020 On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 18, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 18, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Tabasco, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  Hospital …

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Treasury Targets Sanctions Evasion Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three individuals and eight foreign entities, and identified two vessels as blocked property for their activities in or associated with a network attempting to evade United States sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector. As the illegitimate Maduro regime has done before, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location:  Bay of Campeche and Areas of the Southern Gulf of Mexico Event:  Maritime Travel Safety in the Bay of Campeche and Southern Gulf of Mexico Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of …

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Extension of Non-Essential Travel Restrictions with Canada and Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security will ensure that the measures taken at our borders will protect America from all threats, including threats against the health and safety of our citizens. Based on the success of the existing restrictions and the emergence of additional global COVID-19 hotspots, the Department will continue to limit non-essential travel at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 4, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 4, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Sinaloa, Aguascalientes, and Yucatan currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is …

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DFC Approves $1 Billion of Investments in Global Development

Projects support developing countries reeling from COVID-19 and include first transactions using equity and technical assistance   WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Board of Directors has approved $1 billion of investments that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, and emerging markets across the globe. The investments mark one …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatan, and Baja California currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 12, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 12, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Morelos, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo currently report the highest incident rate of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the …

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Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on the Rescheduling of MPP Hearings

Release Date: May 10, 2020  The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continue to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting in-person interaction. To this end, the Departments have made the following adjustments to the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) hearings.  Beginning May 10th, in-person document service will be …

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Ambassador Christopher Landau – US-Mexico Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Ambassador Christopher Landau Wilson Center / Mexico Institute Webcast: “US-Mexico Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond” Friday, May 8, 4:00 pm ET Christopher Landau, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico City Jane Harman, Director, President, CEO, Wilson Center  Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute Luis Rubio, President, COMEXI  Jane Harman: Good afternoon, I’m Jane Harman, the President and CEO …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 5, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 5, 2020) The peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico is expected to occur May 8-10, according to Mexican authorities, with hospitals most likely reaching very high levels of occupancy in the two weeks after (particularly in …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 1, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 1, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 28, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 28, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does …

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USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1 After United States Takes Final Procedural Steps

Office of the United States Trade Representative FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1 After United States Takes Final Procedural Steps For Implementation Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 24, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 24, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 17, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 17, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 15, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 15, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 13, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 13, 2020)   International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 10, 2020)  Location: Mexico  Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 10, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Limited Passport Operations

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 9, 2020)  Location:  Mexico    Event:  Limited Passport Operations  (April 9, 2020) The U.S. Mission in Mexico suspended routine passport and other consular services March 19 in light of COVID-19.  If your passport is expired or is going to expire soon and you have …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 7, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update: Holy Week (Semana Santa) Travel (April 7, 2020)  The annual tradition of Mexican Americans visiting family and friends in Mexico during Holy Week (Semana Santa) is one of the many traditions that bind our countries together. Unfortunately, this year is not like any other.  Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a real health risk to both travelers …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 6, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 6, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 3, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad. As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department …

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March 31, 2020 – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 27, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  March 31 Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau Please join U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau for a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. as he discusses the most recent Department of State travel advice for U.S. citizens in …

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Readout of the President Trump and President Lopéz Obrador Telephone Call

Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico. The two leaders discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the close United States-Mexico cooperation on efforts to combat the virus, including their agreement on measures to reduce movement across the United States-Mexico border to essential travel only. President Trump and President Lopez …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Mexico Event: Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic The United States and Mexico agree on the need for a dedicated joint effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and address the economic effects resulting from reduced mobility along our shared border. The U.S. and Mexican governments further recognize …

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Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint decisions made by our respective leaders regarding cross-border operations. Recognizing the robust trade relationship between the United …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon on coordinating a plan to restrict non-essential travel across our shared border in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The two leaders discussed the importance of creating a …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon to discuss the containment and mitigation of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Secretary Pompeo expressed his interest in preventing further community transmission and in developing an effective, coordinated COVID-19 response.  The United States …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Guanajuato State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Guanajuato State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Guanajuato state for official business. U.S. government employees may not travel to the area south of and including Highway 45D, Celaya, Salamanca, and Irapuato. The Travel Advisory …

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Treasury Sanctions Businesses Linked to Mexican Cartels

reasury action taken in coordination with DEA operation Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated four Mexican businesses pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of their links to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 9, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders; authorities are monitoring additional suspected cases. Visit the local government COVID-19 websites with  advice for the general public  and the  most recent Ministry of Health notices  for updated information. Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website

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The 21st Century Border Management Initiative

United States-Mexico Bilateral Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management   High-level representatives from the U.S. and Mexican governments met March 4 in Mexico City for the 12th Plenary Meeting of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative Executive Steering Committee to encourage increased bilateral collaboration on key issues affecting our shared border. Both …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – 2020 Mexican National Census

The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27. Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, their first names, their place of birth, …

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Public Designation of the Former Governor of the Mexican State of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

Today, I am announcing the public designation of the former governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In May 2019, the Department of the Treasury designated Mr. Sandoval for corruption-related conduct under E.O. 13818, which implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.  Specifically, during his …

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Urgent information for consular applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

Urgent information for consular applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to …

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Suspension of Entry to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Suspension of Entry to the United States of Foreign Nationals Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus   Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is …

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Media Note: Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak Travel to Mexico and Guatemala

February 3, 2020 Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak Travel to Mexico and Guatemala Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak will travel to Mexico and Guatemala from February 4 through 8 to promote regional prosperity, security, and democratic governance. On February 4, Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak will travel to Mexico City, …

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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Signing Ceremony for the MOU between the USPTO and IMPI

It is my privilege and honor to be here in beautiful Mexico City to witness the signing of this historic MOU between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. Congratulations to everyone who negotiated this agreement. It took vision, dedication, and hard work to get to this point, and you …

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USPTO and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property launch new worksharing arrangement

Agreement makes it easier and faster to obtain a patent in Mexico WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) agreed to launch a new worksharing arrangement that will accelerate the process of obtaining a patent in Mexico for businesses and individuals already in possession of a …

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Readout of U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr’s visit to Mexico

Today, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr concluded his second trip to Mexico City. The Attorney General participated in high-level meetings regarding joint counter-narcotic efforts as well as efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and the trafficking of arms and drugs. The Attorney General reiterated the United States’ commitment to protecting U.S. and Mexican …

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U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements. Mexico has ratified the USMCA, and we now look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement. …

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Milestone Marked by U.S. House of Representatives: Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), marking a major milestone for economic engagement in our region.  The next step is passage by the U.S. Senate, which we look forward to seeing soon. Full text in the Department of State website

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USTR Responds to Mexico on USMCA Implementation

USTR Responds to Mexico on USMCA Implementation Washington, DC –  United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent the following letter today regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Jesús Seade, Mexico’s Under Secretary for North America and Chief Trade Negotiator for North America: December 16, 2019 The Honorable Jesús Seade Kuri Under Secretary for North America …

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Mexican National Day

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the people of Mexico on the 209thanniversary of your independence. Mexico is our neighbor and one of our closest, most valued partners.  Our nations are bound by ties of geography, commerce, culture, and family.  We appreciate Mexico’s collaboration and leadership …

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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with the Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

The Vice President met today with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard at the White House.  The Vice President acknowledged the Government of Mexico’s meaningful and unprecedented steps to help curb the flow of illegal immigration to the U.S. border since the launch of the U.S.-Mexico Declaration in Washington on June 7, 2019.  The …

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Renown Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal visits Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua

Globally renown guitarist and music composer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal spent a week in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua.  His visit came with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez.  The guitarist entertained a combined audience of nearly 2,500 people between concerts at the Paso del Norte Cultural Center in Cd. Juarez and on …

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U.S. Ambassador to Mexico – Christopher Landau

On August 1, 2019, Christopher Landau was confirmed as United States Ambassador to Mexico. He speaks fluent Spanish, and earned a Certificate in Latin American Studies at Harvard College. He was born in Madrid, Spain, and attended the American School of Asunción, Paraguay, for five years. Landau is a Director of the Diplomacy Center Foundation, …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon in Mexico City. The two discussed shared efforts to stop illegal immigration, the status of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and our joint commitment to promote opportunity and economic prosperity in southern …

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Investing in the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Investing in the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Mexico Celebrates Over $1.5 Billion in New Building Construction to Support U.S. Diplomatic Operations in Mexico.   Mexico City, May 30, 2019—This month, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Mexico and the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations celebrated the groundbreaking of …

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Statement by TFI Undersecretary Mandelker

As Delivered   I want to begin by expressing my deep gratitude to the Mexican government, especially Secretary Urzua and Director Nieto for your vital cooperation with the U.S.  Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) on matters that are of the utmost importance to both of our countries.  In today’s …

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Treasury Works with Government of Mexico Against Perpetrators of Corruption and their Networks

OFAC Sanctions a Magistrate Judge and Former Governor, Among Others Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Mexican magistrate judge and a former Mexican governor due to their involvement in corruption activities. OFAC designated Mexican magistrate judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics …

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U.S. Consulate donates equipment to the Ciudad Juarez Fire Department

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, May 16, 2019 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, John Tavenner, visited the city’s main fire station on May 16 to participate in a ceremony celebrating the donation of specialized equipment to the municipal government on behalf of the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez During the ceremony, Tavenner …

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Introductory Remarks for Deputy Secretary Brouillette

11th U.S.-MX CEO Dialogue & Business Summit for the Development of Southern Mexico Session: North America Competitiveness Friday, April 12, 2019   Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s great to be here with you all in Mexico for this opportunity to discuss North American competitiveness. Today’s dialogue highlights the undeniable fact that the U.S. …

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The FBI returns two artifacts to the Ministry of Culture – National Institute of Anthropology

Mexico City, April 9, 2019, – On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Federal Bureau Investigation, working through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, returned two artifacts to the Mexican Ministry of Culture – National Institute of Anthropology. The two pieces returned originated at a Mexican archeological site and are an important part of Mexico’s cultural …

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Merida Initiative Supports Accreditation of Mexican Law Enforcement Agencies

Merida, March 15, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico supported the creation of the first Accreditation Coalition for Public Security Institutions of Mexico (CAISPMEX), announced today in Merida, Yucatan. CAISPMEX will ensure that the work undertaken by public security agencies in Mexico towards accreditation will be sustainable, provide a forum for discussing best practices, …

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Chargé d’Affaires John S. Creamer visits Ciudad Juarez

On March 14-15, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States diplomatic mission in Mexico, John S. Creamer, visited Ciudad Juárez for the first time. While in Ciudad Juarez, Creamer met with members of the Mesa de Seguridad.  He also met with Mayor Armando Cabada, with whom Creamer discussed the two countries’ mutual commitment to binational …

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“Tercer Encuentro de Periodistas” in Monterrey

The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, in coordination with USAID and Red de Periodistas del Noreste, organized the Tercer Encuentro de Periodistas, a workshop for journalists, held March 8-10, 2019.  The training opportunity featured Spanish-speaking specialists on topics such as fact checking, security journalism, economic topics in journalism, and design thinking.  The seminars addressed more …

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The United States Sanctions Illegitimate Maduro Regime Security Officials

The United States Sanctions Illegitimate Maduro Regime Security Officials Associated With Violence and Obstruction of International Humanitarian Assistance   Today, the United States took action against six security officials of the illegitimate Maduro regime associated with obstruction of the entry of international humanitarian aid into Venezuela or violence against those who attempted to deliver this …

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President Donald J. Trump Supports The Venezuelan People’s Efforts To Restore Democracy

President Donald J. Trump Supports The Venezuelan People’s Efforts To Restore Democracy In Their Country   “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA: The United States has officially recognized Juan …

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Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 23, 2019 – The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela. As President Trump said, …

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Statement from President Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela   Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan …

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San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency closed for routine appointments February 15 – March 8, 2019

The San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work February 15 – March 8, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, March 11, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone today with Juan Guaidó and congratulated Mr. Guaidó on his recent swearing-in as Venezuela’s new President of the democratically elected National Assembly. The Secretary reinforced the U.S. commitment to the National Assembly, the only legitimate and last democratically elected institution in …

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Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Merida

Cancun Consular Agency closed for routine appointments January 7-15, 2019  The Cancun Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work January 7-15, 2019.  It will reopen to the public on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule appointments at the Playa del Carmen Consular Agency located at Plaza Progreso, …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico operations update

At this time, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico will continue to provide routine and emergency consular services during the lapse in appropriations resulting in a partial federal government shutdown. If you are scheduled for passport, visa, or other consular services please keep your appointment. Please see our web site for contact information: https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/ …

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New Images and Video Released in Connection with $20,000 Reward for Information on the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara

New Images and Video Released in Connection with $20,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Identification and Arrest of the Individuals Responsible for the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in conjunction with other U.S. and Mexican law enforcement partners, is seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of the …

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United States Action to Confront Illegal Immigration

Today the United States Government announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States. We notified the Government of Mexico that the United States is invoking Section 235(b)(2)(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  We will begin implementation immediately. Individuals arriving in the United States from Mexico—illegally or without proper documentation—will …

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Human Rights Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2018 Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, …

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Reward Offered in Exchange for Information on the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara

Up to $20,000 Reward Offered in Exchange for Information Leading to the Identification and Arrest of the Individual or Group Responsible for the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with other U.S. and Mexican law enforcement partners, are seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of the individual or group …

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U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5

U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5 for National Day of Mourning   The Embassy, U.S. Consulates General, and U.S. Consular Agencies in Mexico will be closed for normal business on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 per an executive order issued by the President of the United …

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Statement on Secretary Nielsen’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard

WASHINGTON — Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard: “Today in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen met with Mexican Foreign Secretary-Designate Marcelo Ebrard to discuss a variety of issues …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Ebrard

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Secretary-designate Ebrard on the recent Mexican presidential inauguration and the beginning of Ebrard’s tenure in office.  They discussed our shared commitment to address our …

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Remarks by President Trump, at signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina 9:24 A.M. AST PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. We’re gathered together this afternoon for a very historic occasion: The signing ceremony for a brand new trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. So important. I’m honored to be here with President Enrique Peña Nieto — …

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The United States Signs a Stronger Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

“This new deal will be the most modern, up-to-date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country, with the most advanced protections for workers ever developed.” – President Donald J. Trump REBALANCING OUR TRADE RELATIONSHIP: President Donald J. Trump kept his promise to deliver a modern and rebalanced trade deal to replace NAFTA. …

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Western Hemisphere: Protecting Our Southern Border and Working With Mexico to Address Caravans

Western Hemisphere: Protecting Our Southern Border and Working With Mexico to Address Caravansand the Safety of Those Transiting Mexico   I have been in close contact with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray and it has been one week since Secretary Nielsen and I had a constructive meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Ebrard to discuss the …

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Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer Visits Tijuana

  Tijuana, Baja California, November 19, 2018 – Chargé d’ Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico visited Tijuana, Baja California to meet with local and international partners regarding the migrant caravan; continued collaboration in security and business; and other areas of bilateral cooperation. During his visit, Chargé Creamer, the most senior U.S diplomat in …

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Myth vs. Fact: Presidential Proclamation & Rule on Asylum

Our system is currently overwhelmed by unchecked mass immigration, particularly at our Southern border. President Trump is using the authority granted to him by the Immigration and Nationality Act to manage and protect the integrity of our immigration system and our national sovereignty. Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states plainly: “Whenever the …

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U.S., Mexico Energy Leaders Meet to Discuss Cross-Border Cooperation, Industry Needs

th U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council held this week in Mexico City. Mexico City, November 8, 2018 — Government and private sector representatives from the United States and Mexico met yesterday to discuss our ongoing cooperation efforts in energy. Co-chairing the 5th meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council were Acting Deputy Under Secretary Sarah Kemp …

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Merida Initiative Supports First CALEA Accreditation Conference in Mexico

Mexico City, November 7, 2018 – Today the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) inaugurated its first accreditation meeting in Mexico with the support of the Merida Initiative.  The U.S. Embassy, through the Police Foundation, supports the accreditation of Mexican law enforcement agencies by CALEA. There are currently 26 state law enforcement agencies, …

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Remarks to Traveling Press at Mexico City International Airport

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexico City International Airport, Mexico October 19, 2018   SECRETARY POMPEO: I just wanted to give you a little bit of a readout on my meeting with President Pena Nieto. It was a good conversation. We are jointly very focused on the caravan that is making its way …

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Statements to the Press

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexico City, Mexico FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: (Via interpreter) Good morning to the representatives of the media. Welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It’s my privilege to welcome back to the – to our building and our city the Secretary of …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Panama and Mexico

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. In Panama City, October 18, the Secretary will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado to discuss ongoing U.S.-Panama collaboration on regional priorities, including defending democracy …

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Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Approaching the Yucatan Peninsula

The U.S. Consulate in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Cyclone Fourteen is expected to move near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of México on Saturday, October 6, through Sunday night, October 7, and then move into the southern Gulf of México on Monday, October 8. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued …

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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their …

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National Conference on Internal Affairs – a key step towards the certification of investigators

Mexico City, September 27th, 2018 – The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, John S. Creamer, inaugurated today the first National Conference on Internal Affairs. Internal Affairs units investigate possible violations to the disciplinary regime of the police forces. The conference will help standardize processes, share experiences, and exchange best practices in support …

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United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide affected Venezuelans with emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, hygiene supplies, …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with DIF to Donate Equipment to Arturo Mundet Gerontological Care Center

Mexico City, Mexico, September 21, 2018 – The United States Embassy donated equipment worth $15,000 U.S. dollars to the Centro Nacional Modelo de Atención Investigación y Capacitación Gerontológico Arturo Mundet to improve services to residents and participants in the day program at the Center. The donation ceremony was attended by, Lic. Héctor Antonio Uribe Cerón, …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to the Mexican People following September 19, 2017 Earthquakes

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes centered near Mexico City on September 19, 2017, which killed more than 369 people, injured more than 6,000 people, and damaged more than 44,000 buildings across the region, the U.S. government provided a variety of assistance to help the Mexican people. This assistance included sending an Urban Search …

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U.S. Embassy Donates $200,000 USD to restore Franciscan Ex Convent of Martin de Tours in Puebla

Mexico City, Mexico, September 18, 2018 — Through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the Embassy of the United States in Mexico granted $200,000 USD to the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) to restore, restructure and conserve the Franciscan Ex Convent of Martin de Tours in Huaquechula, Puebla. The Ex Convent, built in …

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USTR Statement on Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today issued the following statement regarding the status of trade negotiations with Mexico and Canada: “Today the President notified the Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico – and Canada, if it is willing – 90 days from now.  The agreement is the most advanced …

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Leadership, Gender Equality and Teamwork through Baseball

On August 25, Acting U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Eric Cohan traveled to the city of Chihuahua to attend the closing and award ceremony for the “Leadership, Gender Equity and Teamwork through Baseball” program. Lasting eight months in duration, funded by a Department of State grant, and implemented by the NGO Mukira with the …

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Hotline for Questions regarding Family Reunifications

FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE (overseas): +001 646-478-1560 Toll Free Number Calling from the United States: 888-582-2853 Family members, legal representatives and others with questions about family reunification may call this hotline established by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Steering Committee, related to a lawsuit in the United States regarding the reunification of immigrant families …

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Remarks by John P. Cronan at The Second Annual Forensic Science Sympsium

PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN P. CRONAN OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S CRIMINAL DIVISION DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE SECOND ANNUAL FORENSIC SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning.  It truly is an honor to join you today to open the Second Annual International Forensic Science Symposium. Everyone here knows the significance of this …

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Merida Initiative Support Leads to Certification of Police Officers in Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, August 17, 2018 – Yesterday, a group of more than 200 police officers successfully completed the certification process for the Certificado Unico Policial (CUP) certification program.  These officers are among the first in Mexico to receive the certification, although the government plans to eventually require it of every member of a police force in …

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Secretary Perry to Travel to Mexico City for FIRST Global Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to Mexico City to attend the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge. During his visit, the Secretary will also meet with both current and incoming Mexican government officials to discuss the continuity of strong bilateral energy partnerships between the United States and Mexico. FIRST Global is …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Yesterday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The two leaders talked about the importance of reducing irregular migration through Mexico and the region and discussed the need for greater investment in Central America to address security, governance, and economic prosperity …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, U.S Consulate General Guadalajara, and U.S. Consulate General, Tijuana Mexico (August 6, 2018)

Location:  Coastal Southwestern Mexico areas of Punta San Telmo to Playa Perula and Tecpan de Galeana to Cabo Corrientes; and Baja California Sur Peninsula from Los Barriles to Todos Santos. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Ileana and Tropical Storm John continue to move off the coast of southwestern Mexico. Tropical …

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Secretary Nielsen Meets With Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida 

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida to reaffirm the importance of a strong, coordinated approach to border security that includes joint actions and robust information sharing. The two discussed ways the United States and Mexico can engage regional governments, international organizations, and …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well as the suppression of civil society, opposition parties, and independent media – the Nicaraguan people have taken to …

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Donation at Colonia Tarahumara in Ciudad Juarez Celebrates Partnerships

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 19, 2018 – Supplies and equipment worth $15,000 USD to renovate the Colonia Tarahumara Community Center were donated by the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez through the Humanitarian Assistance Program of the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), in partnership with the Municipal Institute of Women (IMM). Accompanied by community …

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Secretary Pompeo In Interview With Danielle Dithurbide of Televisa

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexico City, Mexico July 13, 2018 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for your time. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s wonderful to be with you today. QUESTION: Long time – long day in Mexico City, right? SECRETARY POMPEO: A wonderful day, a very – a productive day, and I was so happy to …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with President-elect Lopez Obrador of Mexico

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo met with President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the office of the MORENA political party in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Mr. Lopez Obrador on his July 1 victory and said the United States looks forward to working with Mr. Lopez …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with President Pena Nieto of Mexico

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo met with the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto at the Mexican presidential palace, Los Pinos, in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment to working with Mexico to enhance our shared security by disrupting transnational criminal organizations. The two …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Videgaray of Mexico

READOUT July 13, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Videgaray of Mexico The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico. They emphasized the importance of continuing to work together through the completion of the …

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Readout from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Trip to Mexico

Reaffirmed U.S. Partnership with Mexico, Discussed Concrete Actions to Address TCOs, Irregular Migration WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin in Mexico City, Mexico for meetings with Mexican government officials. While in Mexico, Secretary Nielsen participated in discussions with …

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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings in Mexico City

Washington – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin joined U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his ministers, and with President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his key …

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Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Travel to Mexico

Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference July 12, 2018 MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and thank you, everyone, for joining us today. I’m glad to have with us today [Senior State Department Official]. He’s going to talk to us today on background about Secretary Pompeo’s travel tomorrow to Mexico City. Again, this call will …

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Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5

HHS Secretary Alex Azar, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following joint statement regarding reunification efforts for children under age 5: “Dedicated teams at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of Ms. L class members. As of this …

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Senior Sinaloa Cartel Leader Extradited to The United States

WASHINGTON – Today, Mexican authorities extradited Sinaloa Cartel leader Damaso Lopez Nuñez, also known as “El Licenciado,” to the United States to face drug trafficking charges filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District …

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico City

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, July 13 to meet with President Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Videgaray and President-elect Lopez Obrador.   Secretary Pompeo will reaffirm the U.S. partnership with Mexico to combat transnational criminal organizations and the opioid epidemic. He will also discuss efforts to enhance trade, curb irregular migration, and …

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Presidential Elections in Mexico

We congratulate Mr. Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement Party on his election as the next president of Mexico based on the initial results issued by Mexico’s electoral authorities.  These elections demonstrated the Mexican people’s commitment to democratic values.   The United States and Mexico share a lasting friendship based on strong economic, cultural, …

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United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need

Vice President Mike Pence announced today in Brazil nearly $10 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the man-made crisis there. This funding for the Venezuelan people includes a contribution to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s regional response to the Venezuela crisis, support for the UN …

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The Diplomatic Community Commemorates 40 Years of Rights for All in LGBT+ Pride Parade

We join the people of Mexico and others around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Plus (LGBT+) Pride, and reaffirm our commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBT+ persons.  We stand firmly with you as you exercise your human rights and fundamental freedoms at this year’s Marcha de …

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Mexican STEM teachers learn new teaching techniques in Mexicali, Baja California

In partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, the Institute of the Americas, an NGO based at the University of California in San Diego, sponsored a Professional Workshop for Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at CETYS University in Mexicali, Baja California. The five-day workshop for high school teachers, focused on robotics, programming, …

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Chargé d’Affaires remarks for the Army’s Birthday Ceremony

Good afternoon everyone. I am extremely pleased to welcome you all here tonight at our Chief of Mission Residence in Mexico. We are honored to have so many esteemed guests with us this afternoon. General de División Alejandro Saavedra Hernandez, SEDENA Chief of Staff; General de División Miguel Enrique Vallin, Commander of the Mexican Air …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location: Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico Event: The Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero. The tropical storm is located 435 kilometers south-southeast of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. It is expected to produce heavy rain causing flash floods and mudslides over the southern portions of the Mexican states …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  West Coast of Mexico Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the west coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes.  Hurricane Bud is expected to produce rainfall amounts of three to six …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location: West Coast of Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Aletta is now a Category 4 storm. The eye is located 475 miles southwest of Manzanillo and 210 miles south of Socorro Island, Mexico. Swells generated by Aletta have begun to affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Canada, Singapore, South Korea, and China

Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada on June 9 to join President Donald Trump as the President and leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Union, convene for Group of Seven (G7) meetings. Secretary Pompeo will then accompany President …

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Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Headquarters Washington, DC June 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Secretary General Almagro and your team, for organizing this 48th General Assembly of the OAS. We are incredibly grateful for your leadership. It is a pleasure to be here at the OAS for the first time as Secretary of State of the United …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

U.S. Secretary of State Mike R. Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray today in Washington, DC.  They discussed the recent tariff announcements and the importance of concluding an updated NAFTA agreement.  They reviewed the vital nature of our cooperation on stemming the flow of illicit drugs and irregular migrants.  The Secretary recognized Mexico’s …

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LGBTI Pride Month

The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation for …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy.  This money belongs to the Venezuelan people. I have signed an Executive Order to prevent the Maduro regime from selling or collateralizing certain Venezuelan financial assets, and to prohibit …

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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

Venezuela’s election was a sham ­– neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The United States will not sit idly by as Venezuela …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Videgaray discussed continued cooperation on managing a shared border and the …

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Department of State offers $5 million Reward for information on Cartel Leader Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez

As part of a new interagency effort to apprehend drug trafficker Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez, the State Department is offering up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction. Numerous investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have identified Niebla-Gonzalez as the alleged leader of a Transnational Criminal …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in a Meeting of the Lima Group

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign and finance ministers meeting, which was hosted by Mexico and included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia.  Representatives from the European Union and …

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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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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at the Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – **As Prepared** It is great to be here with you all today. I first want to thank Susan Segal and Eric Farnsworth with the Council of the Americas. And of course I want to thank my esteemed predecessor Ambassador John Negroponte. I am here today because the Trump Administration places a …

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Remarks By Vice President Pence during A Protocolary Meeting At The Organization Of American States

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  Thank you for the honor of being with you …

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray- Joint Statements To the Press

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. Today it is my pleasure and a great honor to welcome the Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray to the State Department. Welcome. We had a great discussion and we had so because Mexico is one of the United States’ closest partners. Together we are working to build a more secure, prosperous, …

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Embassy Consular Officials Visit Morelia to Share Information about Consular Services

Morelia, May 2-4, 2018 – Consular officials from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City visited Morelia, Michoacán, this week to share information about U.S. consular services. At meetings with local government and NGO representatives in Morelia, the officials answered questions about U.S. passports; U.S. citizenship; tourist, student, and H-2 work visas; and fraud prevention.  The officials …

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World Press Freedom Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 3, 2018  On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy.  The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance.  By fostering a free press, citizens are more …

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Acting Secretary Sullivan meets with civil society representatives

Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Venezuelan Civil Society The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with representatives from Venezuelan civil society on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. The Acting Secretary and the Administrator applauded …

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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

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Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the political and humanitarian crisis and restoring democracy in Venezuela; stemming …

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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Comm. Director Jarrod Agen

The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas at President Trump’s request. He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger U.S. economy and working with our close allies in Latin America to collectively hold undemocratic actors in the region accountable for their …

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U.S. Coast Guard Partners with DIF at Viva México Shelter

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Secretary Nielsen Enters Agreements With Mexican Officials To Strengthen U.S. Mexico Relationship

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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to Mexico

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from March 26 – 27 to participate in bilateral meetings with Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso. She will also meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Department of Homeland Security employees. These …

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Remarks By President Trump

At Signing Of A Presidential Memorandum Targeting China’s Economic Aggression THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you everybody. This has been long in the making. You’ve heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me, and interviews where I talk about unfair trade practices. We’ve lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in …

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President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

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Women’s networking event in Ciudad Juarez

On Wednesday March 22, over 40 women professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders from Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua city gathered at the residence of the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez for a networking event. During the networking event, Consul General Daria L. Darnell offered remarks highlighting the importance of networking to the women, many of whom …

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U.S. Expert on Disability Issues Visits Chihuahua

As part of the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez’s efforts to promote equality and social inclusion for persons with disabilities, Diego Mariscal, founder and CEO of 2Gether International, visited Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez.  He delivered a week-long program about his inspiring personal story as a person born with cerebral palsy but who overcame the odds …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 16, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: As a result of recent incidents in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Mexican municipal, state, and federal entities have put into place new security procedures in tourist areas. Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are permitted to travel to all parts of Playa del Carmen. Effective …

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Events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 9, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event:  Due to an ongoing security threat, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is revising its travel restrictions to Playa del Carmen for U.S. government personnel.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to Centro, Calica, Gonzalo Guerrero, Quintas del Carmen, and Villas del Carmen neighborhoods of Playa del …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del …

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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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Treasury Increases Pressure on Mexican Heroin Traffickers

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Congratulations to the American Benevolent Society in Mexico for 150 Years of Service

Mexico City, March 2, 2018 — U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson celebrated the 150th anniversary of the American Benevolent Society’s (ABS) founding with ABS President William Biese, Executive Director Barbara Franco, and other ABS members. To mark the anniversary, the Ambassador hosted the organization’s annual “Cherry Pie Festival” at her home.  More than 150 guests attended …

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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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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to offer condolences to the families of the victims of the helicopter accident in Oaxaca.  President Peña Nieto returned the sentiment and expressed Mexico’s solidarity with the United States following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  President Trump underscored his commitment …

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Senior Trump Administration Officials Host a Meeting with a Delegation of Mexican Officials

Senior Trump Administration officials yesterday hosted a meeting at the White House with a delegation of Mexican officials, led by Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray.  The following officials represented the United States: Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, …

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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

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Ambassador Jacobson Remarks during Ground Breaking Ceremony

Good morning. It is wonderful to see you all today for this historic occasion. We are marking the beginning of a new era for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Me gustaría agradecer a maestro Alfonso Navarrete Prida, Secretario de Gobernación, al Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera que creo que ya llegó, Jefe de Gobierno de la …

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Press Availability With Secretary Luis Videgaray and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Secretary’s Remarks: Joint Press Availability With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland MODERATOR: (In progress) (Via interpreter) everybody and welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We thank you for being here for the meeting of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of North America: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today.  And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well. As Greg mentioned …

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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico;  Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7.  The Secretary will engage with regional partners to …

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Opening of Realigned I-5 South Segment to Mexico

The governments of the United States and Mexico are pleased to announce the opening of the newly realigned segment of the Interstate 5 (I-5) south freeway to Mexico at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on January 25. The new temporary segment offers a softened curve to the Mexican inspection station, El Chaparral, …

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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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On the Post-Election Situation in Honduras

The United States notes that Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández the winner of the November 26 presidential elections. We understand this decision triggers a five-day period, as established by Honduran law, to present any challenges to the election result. We encourage political parties to use this avenue to raise …

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National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling a new National Security Strategy that sets a positive strategic direction for the United States that will restore America’s advantages in the world and build upon our country’s great strengths. The 2017 National …

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Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People

The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and supports their efforts to resolve the economic, political, and humanitarian crises facing their country. We remain deeply concerned that the Venezuelan people are experiencing dire humanitarian conditions, to include lack of access to affordable food and vital medicine, medical supplies, malnutrition, and a rise in malaria …

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Press Availability at the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

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Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

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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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Merida Initiative supports GOM Therapeutic Justice Program

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Joint Declaration

Trilateral Summit – Colombia, United States and México   In the City of Cartagena, Colombia, on December 6th and 7th, 2017, the Attorney General of Colombia, Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira, the Attorney General of the United States of America, Jeff Sessions; and the Acting Prosecutor General of the United Mexican States, Alberto Elías Beltran, held …

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Global Engagement in Mexico To Make Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention More Effective

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Second Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue

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Guanajuato receives TRI-ARC Award for Public Security Institutions with Merida Initiative Support

Jacksonville, Florida, 18 November, 2017 — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) formally awarded its prestigious TRI-ARC Award to the state of Guanajuato for achieving concurrent accreditation of its state law enforcement, public safety communications center, and police academy. Only one other state law enforcement agency holds this award in Mexico – …

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Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative

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Assistant Secretary Risch leads U.S. delegation in bilateral Consular Dialogue

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USTR Releases Updated NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released an updated summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This update marks the first time USTR has released a second updated version of negotiating objectives. The new objectives update the previous objectives published on July 17, …

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University of Texas Strengthens Commitment to Mexico with New Office in Mexico City

Austin, Texas and Mexico City, November 16, 2017—The University of Texas (UT) is deepening its historically strong relationship with Mexico by opening an office in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de Mexico (UNAM). With new staff on the ground in Mexico, UT plans to expand collaborations with Mexican educational and scientific organizations. The office …

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Keynote Address at the Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

Good morning everyone, I am delighted to be here, and thank you, Andy, for that introduction. We have one other thing in common, which is some quality time spent in New Jersey, my home state, so I am delighted to meet a fellow New Jersian. I am really delighted to be here, and thank the …

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Treasury Sanctions Ten Venezuelan Government Officials

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated ten current or former Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692.  These individuals are associated with undermining electoral processes, media censorship, or corruption in government-administered food programs in Venezuela.  This designation follows October 15, 2017 state elections in …

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Two Zeta Cartel Members Sentenced To Life Prison Terms In Slaying Of Ice Special Agent Jaime Zapata

Two Zeta Cartel Members Sentenced To Life Prison Terms In Slaying Of Ice Special Agent Jaime Zapata And Attempted Murder Of Ice Special Agent Victor Avila Five Other Defendants to be Sentenced Tomorrow WASHINGTON – Two Mexican nationals were sentenced today to two terms of life in prison for the murder of a federal officer, attempted …

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Statement from the Press Secretary

On October 26, the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM)—an independent, technical body established by unanimous vote of the UN Security Council—released its most recent report on chemical weapons use in Syria. The experts of the JIM concluded with confidence that the Assad regime used the chemical weapon sarin …

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 2, 2017 Around the world, journalists work often at great personal risk to report on issues that impact the lives of individuals in all societies. They shine a light on abuses and corruption, expose threats posed by transnational criminal organizations, and counter disinformation and propaganda that spread false narratives. …

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Unites States donates $100K for earthquake structural assessment

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Statement from the President on the Terrorist Attack in New York City

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Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 27, 2017 The United States welcomes the Lima Group’s leadership in addressing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The Lima Group’s recent declaration in Toronto — including its support for the provision of humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, condemnation of electoral abuses and call for electoral …

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Consulate in Juarez Joins Clean Up the World

On Saturday, October 28, employees of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, as well as employees of neighboring businesses and members of the Youth Council, got together to clean up the vicinity of the Consulate as part of the “Clean Up the World” campaign promoted by the Juarez Limpio civil organization. Through this campaign, …

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Readout of USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to Mexico City

Mexico City, October 27, 2017 – Continuing his visit to Mexico City today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Luis Felipe Puente, México’s National Coordinator for Civil Protection.  They discussed the recent earthquakes that struck México, and Administrator Green expressed condolences for those who lost homes and loved ones as a …

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Readout of USAID Administrator Green’s Meeting with Ambassador Agustin Garcia-Lopez

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United States and Mexico Partner to Improve Prosperity, and Good Governance in Central America

The two countries will work together with Central American governments to improve trade, increase transparency, grow prosperity Mexico City, October 26, 2017 – Today United States Agency for International Development Administrator Green met with officials from the government Mexico today to deepen their commitment to advance prosperity in Central America. Over the next six months, the two …

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Recognition of Intersex Awareness Day

In recognition of Intersex Awareness Day, the United States stands in solidarity with intersex persons and their advocates around the world. We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account of their sex characteristics. At a young age, intersex persons routinely face forced medical surgeries without free or informed consent. These …

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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert on October 24th

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Final Fugitive Arrested In Murder Case of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

MEXICO CITY – Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga (a.k.a. “Chuy”), who is charged with the first-degree murder of United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was arrested by Mexican law enforcement officers over the weekend. Favela Astorga’s arrest was based on the United States’ request for his extradition. He was the last remaining fugitive of seven …

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Statement on U.S. – Mexico Security Cooperation Group

A U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, Department of State Deputy Assistance Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer and Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty, met with Mexico’s delegation, led by Eugenio Imaz Gispert, Director of Mexico’s Center for Investigation and National Security, to review our security cooperation …

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Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela

The United States applauds the courage, determination, and will of the Venezuelan people who tried to exercise their constitutional right to vote in the October 15 gubernatorial elections. We condemn the lack of free and fair elections yesterday in Venezuela. The voice of the Venezuelan people was not heard. Our previously stated concerns were unfortunately …

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Offer of Assistance from the Government of Mexico regarding Hurricane Maria

Mexico City, October 6, 2017—We are grateful for the government of Mexico’s offer of help to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Mexican authorities are working with the appropriate contacts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance, and there are already Mexican technical personnel in …

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Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico The Department of State has awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico to Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama. The new campus will include a Chancery, Marine residence, and support …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, who called to express condolences on behalf of the Mexican people for the loss of life in the Las Vegas tragedy.  President Trump welcomed President Peña Nieto’s expression of thanks for the rapid deployment of U.S. search and rescue teams to Mexico …

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Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Third Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Ambassador Lighthizer: Good Afternoon.  First, thank you Minister Freeland, Canadian government officials as well as Canadian citizens for the welcome and hospitality you have provided to us in hosting this third round. I would like to also offer the thoughts and prayers of Americans for our friends in Mexico who are dealing with these terrible …

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators …

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$5 Million Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest And/Or Conviction Of Fausto Isidro Meza -Flores

$5 Million Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest And/Or Conviction Of Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores   WASHINGTON – The FBI Washington Field Office, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program, announced today a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the arrest and/or conviction of Fausto Isidro …

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Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson Confirms U.S. Government Assistance to Red Cross of Mexico

Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson Confirms U.S. Government Assistance to Red Cross of Mexico to for Earthquake Victims.   On September 25, 2017 Ambassador Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony with Eduardo S. Aguero Le Duc, Vice President of the Red Cross Mexico.  During the ceremony the Ambassador confirmed $100,000 in U.S. Government assistance to the …

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Tacoma Fugitive Santiago Mederos Added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

FBI increases reward offering, up to $100,000 The FBI today announced the addition of Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos to its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. The FBI and Tacoma Police Department seek the public’s help in locating Mederos, 26, whom investigators allege is responsible for murders in the Tacoma, Washington, area. Mederos should be considered armed …

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Ambassador Jacobson Statement on the Earthquake

Mexico City, September 21, 2017—“Like everyone in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos, I lived through the moments of anguish during last Tuesday’s earthquake. As president Trump noted, we are with our Mexican brothers and sisters in this critical time. I am moved by the palpable expressions of solidarity from so many citizens. I am deeply proud …

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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Team for Earthquake in Mexico

STATEMENT BY CLAYTON M. McCLESKEY, ACTING SPOKESPERSON   Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mexico in response to urgent humanitarian needs caused by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck on September 19. The USAID DART, an elite team of disaster experts, will support the …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to extend his condolences for the lives lost and damage caused by yesterday’s earthquake in central Mexico.  The President offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams, which are being deployed now.  The President also pledged to continue close coordination with Mexico as the two countries …

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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

September 19, 2017 Regarding the Earthquake in Mexico Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico affected by today’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake and other recent natural disasters. We stand ready to provide assistance should our neighbors request our help. Our embassy in Mexico City has sent out public messages to U.S. citizens in Mexico, …

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U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco Resumed Operations

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco resumed normal operations, today, September 15. Per the security message sent on September 14, the U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco was closed on September 14 due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max. Other information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico . …

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Treasury Sanctions Mexican Entities and Individuals Linked to CJNG and the Los Cuinis

Treasury Sanctions Mexican Entities and Individuals Linked to CJNG and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization OFAC Designates Four Entities and Three Individuals in the Guadalajara, Mexico Area Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four Mexican entities and three Mexican individuals linked to the Cartel de …

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National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and …

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Secretary Mattis Travels to Minot, ND, Omaha, NE, and Mexico City

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on a three stop tour starting Wednesday, Sep. 13. Secretary Mattis will visit Minot, North Dakota and Omaha, Nebraska. He concludes his trip on Friday, Sep. 15 as the first  to participate in the Mexican Independence Day activities.  This will be the fifth ever visit by a U.S. Secretary of …

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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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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson spoke by telephone this evening with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The Secretary offered his condolences for the loss of life and the devastation caused by the earthquake in Mexico and from Hurricane Katia. The Secretary emphasized to Foreign Secretary Videgaray that the U.S. government …

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 11, 2017, as Patriot Day

A PROCLAMATION   On Patriot Day, we honor the nearly 3,000 innocent lives taken from us on September 11, 2001, and all of those who so nobly aided their fellow citizens in America’s time of need.  We rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our country and unite us as one, as we commemorate all …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia September 7, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Katia is expected to strengthen and should approach the Eastern coast of Mexico by early Saturday morning, September 9.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Hurricane Warning for parts …

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Offer of Assistance from the Government of Mexico regarding Hurricane Harvey

We are grateful for the government of Mexico’s offer of assistance to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We responded to the government of Mexico through diplomatic channels and connected Mexican authorities with the appropriate contacts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will continue to work with its state, local, and tribal partners …

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Tropical Storm Lidia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Storm Lidia August 31, 2017 The U.S. Consulates General in Tijuana and Hermosillo caution U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Lidia is causing conditions to deteriorate across Southern Baja California Sur as it moves toward and over the Baja Peninsula. Ports, public transportation, businesses, and schools in Mazatlán and Baja …

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Remarks With Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Mr. Secretary, welcome. Welcome to the State Department again. It’s always a pleasure to have you here. FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: Thank you. Thank you very much. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you. And I – particularly I want to thank the Government of Mexico for its offer of assistance to the state of Texas. They’ve offered a wide …

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Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States August 30, 2017   The U.S. Embassy advises its citizens in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States to avoid the vicinity of expected demonstrations held by teachers, students, and other groups scheduled to begin September 1, 2017.  …

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ANUIES and USAID to professionalize criminal justice system personnel

Mexico City, August 28, 2017—The Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Learning Institutions (ANUIES) and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico through its Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the program Harnessing the Will to Professionalize and Certify Criminal Justice System Operators and Communicators, in an effort to strengthen law enforcement in Mexico.

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FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Luis Macedo Arrested

CHICAGO – After eight years on the run, a Chicago man who is one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” is now in custody, announced Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Chicago Field Office. Mr. Anderson is joined by Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Eddie Johnson; Cook County …

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Statement by the Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela

President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order imposing strong, new financial sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela. The Maduro dictatorship continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison the democratically-elected opposition, and violently suppress freedom of speech.  The regime’s decision to create an illegitimate Constituent Assembly—and most recently to have …

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Renewed Travel Warning for Mexico

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on August 22, This is a routine update that replaces the Travel Warning issued on December 8, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings on a regular basis to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Background on Travel Warnings   The …

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

Washington, DC – On August 16, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo launched the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, DC. This began five full days of meetings by a team of subject matter …

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Fifteen Mexican Penitentiaries recognized for Internationally-Compliant Operations

Fifteen Mexican Penitentiaries recognized for Internationally-Compliant Operations at Corrections Conference   St Louis, Missouri, 20 August, 2017 — The American Correctional Association (ACA) formally accredited today 12 Mexican penitentiary institutions, including the central offices of the Federal Prisons Commission, for the first time, and re-accredited another three.  Since 2009, the ACA has accredited 70 Mexican …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Santos of Colombia in Joint Press Conference

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  President Santos, thank you for the warm welcome you and Maria Clemencia have shown to me and my wife, Karen. It was an honor, along with President Donald Trump, to welcome you to the White House during your historic visit in May.  And now it is a personal honor for me to …

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Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight individuals involved in organizing or otherwise supporting the creation of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly (Asamblea Constituyente or AC) and participating in anti-democratic actions pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692.  The AC, which seeks to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution and dissolve Venezuelan …

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Treasury Sanctions Longtime Mexican Drug Kingpin Raul Flores Hernandez and His Vast Network

OFAC Kingpin Act Action Targets 22 Mexican Nationals and 43 Entities in Mexico Washington – Today, in coordination with U.S. and Mexican law enforcement actions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Mexican national Raul Flores Hernandez and the Flores Drug Trafficking Organization (Flores DTO) as Significant Foreign Narcotics Traffickers …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin

August 8, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen during the evening of Tuesday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 9 as the storm leaves the Yucatan peninsula and moves over the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) along with the Mexican Metrological Service have …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7)

August 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Merida continues to monitor Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7) and cautions U.S. citizens that the storm is expected to strengthen and should move over the Yucatan Peninsula this evening, Monday, August 7. The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Chetumal north to Punta Allen …

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First National Forensic Sciences Symposium

First National Forensic Sciences Symposium promotes greater collaboration between justice sector actors in support of Mexico’s accusatory criminal justice system   Mexico City, August 7, 2017 – The first National Forensic Sciences Symposium in Mexico opened today.  Nearly 200 forensic laboratory directors, quality assurance managers and technical leaders, as well as several State Attorney Generals, from Mexico’s …

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Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON   The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed to the government’s refusal to …

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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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Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the Maduro …

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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a …

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Inauguration of Consular Pavilion

Improving the experience visa applicants and American citizens receive at the Consulate Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, July 27, 2017- The Consulate General in Monterrey is pleased to announce the completion of the construction of the Consular pavilion for the consular services applicants, which began construction in December 2016. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was let by the Consul …

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Yucatan Strengthens Coordination between Public Safety Officers and Judiciary

Mérida, Yucatan, July 28, 2017 – Today, the Yucatan State Attorney General formally recognized a group of 60 forensic scientists and police officers who completed a training course in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), a collaborative effort by the governments of the United States of America and Mexico under the Mérida Initiative.  Yucatán is the first state in …

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Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela

Action Targets Officials of Entities Undermining Democracy in Venezuela  Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 13 current or former senior officials of the Venezuelan Government pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy there.  …

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An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which would undermine Venezuela’s democratic institutions. The vote by millions of Venezuelans was …

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NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 17

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 17, a tactical exercise, which was designed to enhance mutual warning and information sharing procedures in support of a cooperative response to a an illicit flight that crossed the U.S. – …

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry To Travel To Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry will travel to Mexico City on Thursday, July 13, 2017 to meet with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto and Mexico’s Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell. Both Secretary Perry and Secretary Joaquin Coldwell will provide brief remarks on Thursday. During this visit, they will discuss the great strides …

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Consulate General in Monterrey Announces Grants for Small Community Projects

Monterrey, Nuevo León, July 11, 2017 – For second year in a row and with the goal of providing support to communities in Northeastern Mexico and strengthening the bilateral relation between the U.S. and Mexico, the Consulate General in Monterrey in coordination with Consulates General in Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros opened their request for proposals for …

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Subject Wanted For Triple Homicide Returned To The United States After Apprehension In Mexico

Phoenix, Ariz. – On Friday, July 7th, Efrain Olague-Valdez, 38, was extradited back to the United States after his arrest in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Olague-Valdez was wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for 3 counts of 1st Degree Murder. It is alleged that in 2011, while Olague-Valdez was a passenger in the back of a …

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Transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to House Arrest in Venezuela

The United States welcomes the transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to house arrest, reportedly for health reasons, after more than three years in prison. This is but a first step in the right direction by the government of Venezuela. We reiterate our call for the government to grant Lopez full unconditional freedom immediately. Lopez is just …

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Joint Statement from the United States of America, Republic of Korea, and Japan

President Donald J. Trump, President Moon Jae-in, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Hamburg, Germany, on July 6 to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  The three leaders condemned the DPRK’s unprecedented launch, on July 4, of a …

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Statement by Secretary John F. Kelly

MEXICO CITY – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Mexican Secretary of Government Osorio Chong held a press availability to discuss the continued partnership between the two nations. Secretary Kelly’s remarks as delivered below: I want to thank Secretary Osorio Chong and his team for hosting me today. We had a good, substantive …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.  President Trump emphasized the strong bilateral relationship that the United States enjoys with Mexico and noted the importance of renegotiating NAFTA to help workers in both countries.  President Trump thanked President Peña Nieto for Mexico’s …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson

The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. Global action is required to stop a global threat. Any country that hosts North Korean guest workers, provides any …

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Secretary John F. Kelly to Travel to Mexico

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from July 5-7 to meet with Mexican government officials. This trip is an opportunity for Secretary Kelly and Mexican officials to continue discussions on issues of importance to the U.S.-Mexico relationship including confronting transnational criminal organizations and promoting regional security and economic …

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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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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America   Mexico City, June 29th, 2017 – “Welcome, all of you to the commemoration of the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States! I want to express my appreciation to all of …

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Aviation Enhanced Security Measures For All Commercial Flights To The United States

Overview: Change to Global Aviation Security Requirements The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods.  Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security …

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Mexican Law Students Prove their Oral Advocacy Skills at Championship Showcase

Mexico City, June 26, 2017 – Talented law students from two universities in Mexico compete this week in the Championship of Champions mock trial showdown at American University in Washington, D.C.  Under the Mérida Initiative, the Department of State funds programs to develop oral advocacy skills amongst university professors and students through workshops and mock …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Dora

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Dora is expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Swells generated by Dora are currently affecting portions of the coast of southwest Mexico and by Tuesday, June 27, parts of the coast of the southern Baja California peninsula will be affected. Dora is projected to …