Remarks by Deputy Secretary Sullivan at 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Our engagement in the Americas, of course, is not a recent phenomenon. Since the birth of our republic, the United States has had strong relationships in the Western Hemisphere, bonds built on geography, shared values, and robust economic ties. We strive to coexist peacefully and to do so in a mutually beneficial way. Full text in the Department of State website
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Readout of Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan’s Trip to Mexico City

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a Department of Homeland Security delegation traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials including Chief of Staff to the President of Mexico Carlos Perez Verdia and Secretariat of Foreign Relations Under Secretary for North American Carlos Sada, to discuss border security, ...
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Procurement Partnership with Mexico

MEXICO CITY, September 6, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Government of Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration, Secretaría de la Función Pública (SFP), formalized a partnership that will promote transparency, increased competition and best value in the procurement of public works and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Under this agreement, USTDA and ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Creamer Visits Mexico, Underscores Vitality of Relationship

Mexico City, August 4, 2016 – John Creamer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Mexico and Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Policy and Summit Issues, visited Mexico August 2-4 to underscore the importance of the bilateral relationship and promote a broad range of areas of cooperation. Creamer met with high-level government officials, representatives from the private sector, academia, ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many ...
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Memorandum Of Understanding

Memorandum Of Understanding Among The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And The Ministry Of Economy Of The United Mexican States, The Department Of State And The Department Of Commerce Of The United States Of America And The Department Of Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development And The Department Of Innovation, Science And Economic Development Of Canada Promoting ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on World Press Freedom Day

On World Press Freedom Day, we thank the journalists around the world without whom democracy could not flourish and whose courageous work helps hold authorities to account.  These are the men and women who work to ensure that debate on public issues can be, in the words of Justice William Brennan, “uninhibited, robust, and wide ...
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Cancer Collaboration between the United States and Mexico

Experts from the National Cancer Institute (NCI/NIH) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States are working with Mexican specialists from various medical institutions, coordinated by the Mexican National Cancer Institute (INCAN), to develop and implement a national control plan to fight cancer in Mexico. The experts met in ...
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Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program (GLOBE)

GLOBE is an international science and education program with sponsors including NASA, NOAA and NSF.  GLOBE is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program that engages students in environmental science research and data collection.  The international program includes Mexican schools from the primary education to university level that have contributed environmental measurements to the GLOBE ...
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Regional Sea Cucumbers Workshop a Big Success

U.S. Embassy partnered with WWF-TRAFFIC and the Mexican Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection ( PROFEPA ) to host a regional training and capacity building workshop on combating marine species trafficking in Merida, Mexico. Over 60 participants from across Mexico and Central America attended the workshop featuring leading researchers and officials on a wide range of topics. These ...
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Embassy Promotes Lab-to-Market Innovation in Mexico with I-Corps Program

In partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science ( FUMEC ), the Mexican Council for Science and Technology ( CONACYT ), and other private and public sector partners, the Embassy launched the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Pilot Program in Mexico. The I-Corps Program was created by NSF to support academic researchers who are seeking to commercialize their ...
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Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Mexico’s Wildlife Without Borders

Amb. Anthony Wayne and Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  participated in a ceremony to commemorate the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Wildlife Without Borders – Mexico and also celebrated the transfer of two female California Condors to the Chapultepec Zoo. The Wildlife Without Borders Mexico program has been working since 1995 to conserve our shared natural wealth. The program provides ...
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CBP Launches “Know the Facts” Awareness Campaign

EL PASO, Texas —U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske formally rolled out the “Know the Facts” campaign today. The campaign, launched on July 20 in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, encourages those considering attempts to illegally enter the U.S., to “Know the Facts” and avoid embarking on the dangerous trek north ...
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Promoting Eco-Friendly Activities in Mexico City

Here in Mexico City, more than 160,000 residents participate in the  ECOBICI bike share program.  Programs like Eco-Bici help reduce carbon emissions, traffic congestion, and promote public health by encouraging people to ride a bicycle instead of a car, taxi, or public transportation to get to work and other destinations.  To celebrate Earth Day, Ambassador Wayne ...
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Embassy Celebrates World Wildlife Day at the Opening of the California Condor Exhibit at the Chapultepec Zoo

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, the Chapultepec Zoo inaugurated the “Ave Magnifica: Cóndor de California” interactive exhibit, which will be open until December 2015. The Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Counselor was on hand to highlight the importance of biodiversity and combatting wildlife trafficking. https://www.facebook.com/mexico.usembassy/posts/10153107423044190
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The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC)

The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory ( HAWC ) is a facility designed to observe TeV gamma rays and cosmic rays–markers of the most extreme environments in the known universe like supernova explosions, active galactic nuclei, and gamma-ray bursts.  It is located at an altitude of 4,100 meters, between Pico de Orizaba and the Sierra Negra volcanoes ...
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Department of Transport Accepting Applications from Mexican Carriers for Long-Haul Cross-Border Trucking

Mexico City, January 15, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it is now accepting applications from Mexican Carriers for authority to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the United States, increasing economic and export opportunities between the two countries, and marking a significant milestone in the implementation ...
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Joint Statement United States-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

When President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the creation of the United States-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in May 2013, they established a new strategic vision for our economic cooperation, focused on delivering tangible and positive economic benefits to the people of the United States and Mexico.  Our robust cooperation and dedication to ...
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Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities ...
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Chargé’s Remarks at the Senate Forum on Unaccompanied Minor Children

Thank you to Senator Guerra for the invitation to participate in this very important meeting today.  And thank you to the other members of the panel for their work on this vital issue . From October 1, 2013, to June 15, 2014, U.S. law enforcement agents apprehended more than 52,000 children entering the United States ...
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FACT SHEET: Emergency Supplemental Request to Address the Increase in Child and Adult Migration from Central America in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of

While overall rates of apprehensions across our Southwest border remain at near historic lows, apprehensions and processing of children and individuals from Central America crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley have continued at high rates. Full Fact Sheet:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/08/letter-president-regarding-emergency-supplemental-appropriations-request
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Letter from the President — Regarding Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

Request to Address the Increase in Child and Adult Migration from Central America in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of the Southwest Border; and Wildfire Suppression On June 30, I provided an update on my Administration’s efforts in addressing the urgent humanitarian situation on both sides of the Southwest border with an aggressive, unified, and ...
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Embassy Statement

Mexico City, July 08, 2014 – We applaud yesterday’s announcement by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto regarding Mexico’s strategy for its southern border.  The Mexican government has been working on this strategy for more than a year, and has routinely briefed the U.S. government on Mexico’s objectives. Under the Merida Initiative, we have existing programs ...
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CBP Commissioner Discusses Dangers of Crossing U.S. Border, Awareness Campaign

Today, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske discussed the Dangers Awareness Campaign, an aggressive Spanish language outreach effort and an urgent call to action to community groups, the media, parents and relatives in the U.S. and Central America to save and protect the lives of migrant children attempting to cross ...
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Ambassador Wayne and Central American Ambassadors Discuss Efforts to Address Unaccompanied Minors

Mexico City, July 01, 2014 – Ambassador Wayne met with the Ambassadors to Mexico of El Salvador Carlos Antonio Ascencio Girón, Guatemala Fernando Andrade Díaz-Durán, and Honduras José Mariano Castillo Mercado, on June 30 to discuss issues related to unaccompanied migrant children, including the agreements made in the Managua Extraordinary Declaration that came out of ...
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Ambassador Wayne and SEGOB Secretary Osorio Chong Discuss Security Collaboration, Migration

Mexico City, July 1, 2014– As part of ongoing consultations, Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne met with SEGOB Secretary Osorio Chong on July 1 to discuss U.S.-Mexico security collaboration including migration, the Merida Initiative, and law enforcement cooperation.  Ambassador Wayne described his recent trips to both the northern and southern borders to better understand the situation ...
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Letter from the President — Efforts to Address the Humanitarian Situation in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of Our Nation’s Southwest Border

I am writing to update you on my Administration’s efforts to address the urgent humanitarian situation in the Río Grande Valley areas of our Nation’s Southwest border, and to request that the Congress support the new tools and resources we need to implement a unified, comprehensive Federal Government response.   Managua Extraordinary Declaration » https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/30/letter-president-efforts-address-humanitarian-situation-rio-grande-valle
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U.S. and Mexico Review High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) Successes and Prioritize Initiatives

Mexico City, June 30, 2014 –Commerce Secretary Pritzker and Mexican Economy Secretary Guajardo held a digital video conference to conduct a mid-year review of the HLED and to prioritize initiatives.  Also participating in the conference were representatives from the Departments of State, Transportation, Homeland Security, Agriculture, Treasury, Labor, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, ...
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