Ambassador Jacobson Visits Oaxaca, Focuses on Human Rights and Economic Development

Mexico City, March 22, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the state of Oaxaca as part of her commitment to enhance the bilateral relationship and to get to know various parts of the country.  During her visit, she met with Governor Alejandro Murat and discussed economic development, the state’s cultural heritage and educational exchanges.   Highlighting the

Embajadora Jacobson visita Oaxaca, destaca derechos humanos y crecimiento económico

Ciudad de México a 22 de marzo de 2017 – La Embajadora de los Estados Unidos Roberta Jacobson visitó el estado de Oaxaca como parte de su compromiso de cultivar relaciones y conocer lo más posible del pueblo mexicano. Durante su visita se reunió con el Gobernador Alejandro Murat con quien dialogó acerca del desarrollo económico, la herencia cultural, y

Ambassador Jacobson visits the state of Morelos

Mexico City, March 15, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited various locations in the state of Morelos, and met with Governor Graco Ramiez to discuss renewable energy and economic development.  This visit is part of her goal of getting to know Mexico first hand.  During the day she visited the Robert Brady Museum, the Institute of Electricity and Clean

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces Winning Institutions

ExxonMobil Funds New Higher Education Partnerships in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant winners sponsored by ExxonMobil Corporation. The seven Innovation Fund grants announced on March 13, 2017, for higher education institutions in the United States, Brazil,

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Global Partnerships Week

Mexico City, March 10, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico commemorated Global Partnerships Week, celebrating public-private partnerships with a reception at the Franz Mayer Museum on March 9. Several key partners from academia, the private sector, civil society and government were in attendance, including, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, PepsiCo, Fondo Unido, ITAM, the Foreign Ministry and others. Those in attendance enjoyed

Merida Initiative Supports Mexican Government in Fight against Clandestine Narcotics Laboratories

Mexico City, March 10, 2017 – Today, the U.S. government donated to Government of Mexico security forces nearly $900,000 USD of specialized personal protective equipment including coveralls, gloves and masks that will help to safely dismantle and destroy clandestine narcotics labs. The equipment will be distributed to security forces along the Pacific coast, where the majority of clandestine labs in

With Merida Initiative Assistance Mexican Police to Train Nationwide on Firearms Simulators with an Emphasis on Legitimate Use of Force

Mexico City, March 3, 2017 – Today, at the Hidalgo State Police Training Institute, Ambassador Jacobson commemorated the donation of firearms simulators to police academies and federal training institutes across Mexico.  The donations are part of a larger program under the Merida Initiative that seeks to develop a professional police force that serves the public safety needs of citizens.  These simulators use

Secretary of State Tillerson to Travel to Mexico City, Mexico

STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON February 21, 2017 Secretary of State Tillerson to Travel to Mexico City, Mexico U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Mexico City, February 22–23, 2017. He will be joined in Mexico by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. During their visit, the two Secretaries will meet with President of Mexico Enrique

This afternoon Secretary Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray.

Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Videgaray said they look forward to working together on the essential relationship between our two countries. They had a constructive conversation on a range of U.S.-Mexico collaboration including law enforcement, migration, and security. They agreed the Secretary would visit Mexico City.

Secretary Tillerson’s First Day as Secretary of State

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On his first day at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a number of introductory calls to key allies and partners. In addition to his meeting with Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Secretary Tillerson also spoke by phone with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia

ARNOLDO RUEDA-MEDINA, AKA “LA MINSA,” FACES FEDERAL CHARGES IN DALLAS FOR ROLE IN COCAINE AND METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPI

WASHINGTON – Arnoldo Rueda-Medina, known by several aliases including “La Minsa,” arrived in the United States today from Mexico to face criminal charges in connection with his top leadership roles in the “La Familia-Michoacan” Mexican drug cartel, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the Drug

EducationUSA Center Now Open to the Public in Puebla

Mexico City, January 27, 2017 – Susan Elbow, Minister-Counselor of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, joined Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) Rector Emilio José Baños Ardavín and local authorities to officially open  the EducationUSA Center on the UPAEP campus in Puebla City.  Also witnessing the opening were Martha Guadalupe Laris Patiño, Coordinator of International

Mexico moves forward in international accreditation of prisons; reaches full accreditation of federal penitentiaries

Mexico City, January 23, 2017 – The American Corrections Association announced today the accreditation of 16 Mexican prisons in its Winter Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  With that the total number of Mexican accredited prisons is 58, and all federal penitentiaries are new certified.

Embassy Hosts Inauguration Day Event

The United States Embassy in Mexico invited students, academics, officials, and members of the press to watch a live broadcast of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  The event was held at the Embassy’s Benjamin Franklin Library. At the end of the ceremony, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson said, “Inaugurations are

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera Faces Charges in New York for Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

Washington – Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates today announced that Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” will face charges filed in Brooklyn, New York, following his extradition to the United States from Mexico, alleging that he was operating a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related crimes through his leadership of the Mexican organized crime

JOAQUIN “EL CHAPO” GUZMAN LOERA ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges in connection with his leadership of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel. Guzman Loera is charged in six separate indictments throughout the United States; however, the indictment filed in the Eastern District of

Embassy Statement on Playa del Carmen Incident

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico is aware there was a shooting in a night club (The Blue Parrot) in Playa del Carmen in the early morning of Monday, January 16.  Mexican Authorities have not confirmed any US Citizen deaths.  Consulate personnel are on the ground and are providing assistance.  For inquiries about U.S. Citizens, please contact the US Consulate in

Ambassador Visits Merida, Meets with Grantees and Highlights Participation of Women in Government

Merida, Yucatan, January 10, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson traveled to Merida to continue her outreach around Mexico. During her trip she highlighted educational exchanges, human rights, and free speech. Ambassador Jacobson noted: “It has been an honor to represent my country in Mexico. This trip is part of the commitment I established upon my arrival to

U.S. NATIONAL CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF U.S. CONSULATE OFFICIAL IN MEXICO

WASHINGTON – A U.S. national was deported from Mexico to the United States and arrested yesterday on a criminal complaint charging him with the attempted murder of a diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for the Eastern District of Virginia,

U.S. Ambassador Applauds Certification of Criminal Information Analysts as Justice Sector Actors

Mexico City, December 22, 2016 – On December 20, 2016, President Enrique Peña Nieto approved an amendment to the Professionalization Program (Programa Rector de Profesionalización) of the National Public Safety Secretariat (SESNSP by its Spanish acronym). Under the amendment, criminal information analysts will be recognized by the courts as expert witnesses and will assist in criminal investigations. The move is

U.S. DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE AND ENERGY OFFICIALS LEAD INAUGURATAL ENERGY DIALOGUE IN MEXICO

Acting Under Secretary of International Trade Ken Hyatt and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Paula Gant held strategic energy industry meetings WASHINGTON – Commerce Acting Under Secretary for International Trade Ken Hyatt and Energy Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Paula Gant today launched the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council in Mexico City. As co-chairs, Hyatt and

Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson during Launch of Training Program UNODC-CNS Security Enhancement of Groups in Vulnerable Situations

“Good morning everyone, It gives me great pleasure to take part in the launch of this program that will benefit many women that deserve our support. I would like to recognize Ambassador Miguel Ruíz Cabañas, Deputy Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Renato Sales Heredia of the National Security Commission, and Mr.

Ambassador Visits Nogales, Highlights Importance of Border Region

Nogales, Sonora, December 13th, 2016—U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson continued highlighting the transcendence of the bilateral relationship and the economic importance of the border region with a visit to Nogales, Sonora. Ambassador Jacobson met with grantees from Jovenes en Accion who work in a program to counter sexual violence and raise awareness on harassment. She thanked them for their

Ambassador Jacobson, U.S. Consulate General in Nogales Donate to ARSOBO

On 13 December, U.S. Ambassador Jacobson visited the Non-Government Organization Arizona Sonora Border Projects for Inclusion (ARSOBO) in Nogales, Sonora to present ARSOBO Director Franciso Trujillo with a donation of $7,000 worth of supplies and equipment on behalf of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). Today’s donation will increase ARSOBO’s ability to manufacture hearing aid molds and provide hearing aid services, in

High Level Economic Dialogue: Three Years of Achievements

Over the last eight years, this Administration has made improving the already strong relationship between the United State and Mexico a top priority because improved relations between our two countries has a direct impact on the lives of the Mexican and American people.  The Joint Declaration issued by President Obama and Mexican President Peña Nieto in July 2016 detailed that

Travel Warning Updates

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on December 8, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings routinely to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Below is more information about Travel Warnings and what has been updated in the current version. Background on Travel Warnings The United States issues Travel Warnings for many

USNORTHCOM Donates to Three Women’s Shelters in Ciudad Juarez

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell presented a donation of household items today to Chihuahua State Government authorities in support of three different women’s shelters in Ciudad Juarez. The items were donated by the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) as part of their Humanitarian Assistance Program. The ceremony was

39 Students in Chihuahua Graduate from Access

The graduation ceremony of the English Access Microscholarship Program took place in the city of Chihuahua in the presence of representatives of the U.S. Consulate General, the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), the Benjamin Franklin Corner, parents, and other guests.  Through this program, outstanding young people from Chihuahua between the ages of 13 and 15 took intensive English classes for two

Strengthening the Criminal Justice System through Police Training in Criminal Investigation Procedures

Mexico City, 30 November, 2016 – Four months after the official launch, the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP by its Spanish acronym) marked the completion of the Instructor Training Course for Criminal Investigation under the New Accusatory Criminal Justice System with a ceremony held at La Muralla Police and Forensics Training Centre of the federal Attorney

Mexican and Naval Academy Football Teams to Engage in Unique Military Cooperation Event

Mexico City, November 28, 2016 – The gridiron will serve as the location of a unique show of cooperation between the militaries of the United States and Mexico.  Mexico’s Military Academy, Heroico Colegio Militar (HCM), will play an exhibition American-style football game with the U.S. Naval Academy Sprint Football Team on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Annapolis, Md.   “The

College Fair – EducationUSA Advising Center in Ciudad Juarez

We celebrate International Education Week in the United States the week of November 14 to 18 in recognition of the benefits of an international education and cultural exchanges around the world. To celebrate this week, through the EducationUSA Advising Center the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez and the Chihuahua Business Foundation (Fechac) held a college fair at Fechac in Ciudad

Consul General and Mayor of the City of Chihuahua Renew Benjamin Franklin Corner MOU

On November 9, the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with the Mayor of the city of Chihuahua Maria Eugenia Campos to renew the memorandum of understanding that allows the operation of the Benjamin Franklin Corner located in the Mediateca Municipal in the city of Chihuahua. The Benjamin Franklin Corner was inaugurated on November 18, 2009. 

USAID awards more than $65 million in new projects in Mexico

Mexico, City, Mexico, November 8, 2016. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded more than U.S. $65 million in awards for eleven new projects in Mexico. Its largest award, of U.S. $24.8 million, was for the Mexico Low Emissions Development Activity (MLEDII). This is a five-year activity designed to help the government, civil society, private sector and academia

Eleven States Now Offering Alternative Justice Mechanisms

Mexico City, November 8, 2016 – Representatives from the health, public safety, law enforcement, and judicial sectors in eleven states attended the launch of the fifth nationwide workshop in Therapeutic Justice for Addicts of Psychoactive Substances, hosted by the Inter-American Commission for the Control and Abuse of Drugs of the Organization of American States together with SEGOB and National Council Against Addictions

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch And U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Announce Indictment Of Seven Individuals And Six Arrests In United States And Mexico

WASHINGTON – A 21-count indictment was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging seven defendants with sex trafficking, conspiracy and related offenses.  The indictment, which was returned under seal on Sept. 15, 2016, alleges that the defendants are members of an international sex trafficking organization which operated in Mexico and the United States

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights

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

Treasury Sanctions Individuals Supporting Powerful Mexico-Based Drug Cartels

Action Targets Nine Individuals Tied to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) WASHINGTON—Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned nine Mexican individuals linked to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and its close ally, the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), which were

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara for the first time in her capacity as Ambassador October 24-26.  As part of her visit, she announced the most recent winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, promoting educational exchange between the United States and Latin America.  Ambassador Jacobson also opened the Partners of the Americas Partnership 2016 International Conference and

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces Winning Institutions

Coca-Cola Foundation Funds New Higher Education Partnerships in Environmental Science Washington, DC: October 25, 2016. The White House, U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced the Innovation Fund grant winners of the Coca-Cola Foundation-sponsored competition of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. This Innovation Fund grant competition focused on creating

Free the Press Seminars for Journalists in Northeast Mexico

Monterrey, NL October 21, 2016 — In coordination with the Consulates General in Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, U.S. Consulate General Monterrey concluded a series of six professional seminars – Free the Press – for journalists offered by U.S. experts. The seminars addressed over 200 distinguished journalists from the states of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas.

Treasury and Commerce Announce Further Amendments to Cuba Sanctions Regulations

Amendments Expand Venues for Scientific Collaboration, Facilitate Increased Humanitarian Support, and Bolster Trade and Commercial Opportunities WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) are announcing new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively.  These amendments

Administrator of the SBA Maria Contreras-Sweet travels to Mexico

WASHINGTON –Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, October 1-5, 2016.  The Administrator will discuss the importance of harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to advance economic prosperity in the United States and Mexico. “Our two countries are more than neighbors, we are strategic interdependent

Remains of U.S. soldiers return to the U.S.

Monterrey, NL September 27, 2016 — The Embassy of the United States of America and the Consulate General in Monterrey wish to thank the federal government of Mexico, the state government of Nuevo León, and the authorities of Mariano Escobedo airport for their assistance in repatriating remains identified by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and the U.S.

Directive to Resume Regular Removals to Haiti – Statement by Secretary Johnson

Washington, D.C., September 22, 2016 – “DHS and the Department of State are working with the Government of Haiti and other key partners to resume removals in as humane and minimally disruptive a manner as possible…. Consistent with law, individuals who express a fear of return to Haiti will be screened by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officer

U.S. Businesses Visit Mexico, Highlight Commitment to Mutual Prosperity

MEXICO CITY, September 7, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service welcomed 19 U.S. companies to Mexico this week as part of a U.S. government-led trade mission to Latin America. The companies visited Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, meeting with Mexican government leaders and businesses in an effort to facilitate new binational business deals. The delegation is part of the U.S.

The Rolling Youth Camp – Revolutionize your Destiny

The Consulate General Youth Council, with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and La Rodadora Interactive Space, organized the conference The Rolling Youth Camp on Wednesday, September 7, at La Rodadora in Ciudad Juarez. The Consulate General Youth Council organized this event attended by more than 350 young people ages 12 to 15 from public secondary

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 the Government of Mexico are

Embassy Hosts Fair Promoting Study Opportunities in the U.S.

MEXICO CITY, August 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy through its advising center EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Education and Cultural Exchanges (COMEXUS) hosted the fourth annual academic mobility fair at the Hotel Krystal Grand Reforma 1 on Saturday August 27 to showcase all sorts of academic opportunities—from intensive English language courses to post-graduate degrees. Twenty five U.S. universities were present.

U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo closes early as a precaution

August 24, 2016 – Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.-  A suspicious substance was found in the non-immigrant Visa center at the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The substance was handled in accordance with established protocols. Appropriate U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating. Consulate General officers believe the substance does not pose health or safety risks, but out of an abundance of

U.S., Mexico Announce Empty Commercial Vehicles to Begin Transiting Anzalduas Bridge

MEXICO CITY, August 22, 2016 – The Governments of the United States and Mexico are pleased to announce that empty commercial vehicles will begin transiting the Anzalduas International Bridge southbound into Mexico on August 22, 2016. The Anzalduas International Bridge, located northwest of the City of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and southwest of McAllen, Texas, is one of a number of bridges in the Rio

Members of Seattle Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted for Distribution of Heroin

One apprehended this week in Mexico, four arrested in June in Washington.  SEATTLE – The leader of a multi-national drug trafficking organization was arrested earlier this week and was returned to the United States yesterday from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  Four members of the organization were arrested June 23, 2016, in Washington State.  Conspiracy leader RICARDO RAMACHO,

USAID Announces Initial Results of Grand Challenge to Combat Zika

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today 21 potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.  These award nominees underwent a rigorous review process, and have been selected for accelerated development, testing and deployment.   The award nominees range from deployment of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia, a naturally-occurring bacteria that

Makerspace Inauguration in Chihuahua

The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria Darnell and city of Chihuahua Mayor Javier Garfio Pacheco participated today in a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new makerspace at the Benjamin Franklin Corner in Chihuahua. The makerspace is a new collaborative interactive space for creators and innovators of any age that includes laptops, workbenches, power tools, software, open code

Embassy Assistance Enables Twelve More Mexican Jails to Achieve International Accreditation

Boston, MA, Monday, 8 August, 2016 — Twelve Mexican correctional facilities were today presented with certificates recognizing their international accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) during the organization’s Conference of Correction, hosted in this U.S. city from August 5th to 10th. A further five Mexican correctional facilities were presented with re-accreditation certificates, demonstrating their continued compliance with the ACA’s

Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson visits Ciudad Juarez and El Paso

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border August 4 and 5. Ambassador Jacobson participated in the 2016 U.S.-Mexico Border Summit at the invitation of the Borderplex Alliance, where she had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion in El Paso on trade and security with Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Carlos Sada

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Inaugurates EducationUSA Center in Juarez

Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta S. Jacobson and the President of the Chihuahua Businessmen Foundation (Fechac) Hector Jurado Sanchez announced the opening of the first EducationUSA Advising Center in Ciudad Juarez. The center will serve teachers, school administrators, parents, and most importantly, prospective students interested in pursuing an education in the United States. Representatives from local universities, high

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, legislative, press, and civil society

Ambassador Jacobson visits Morelia to promote study opportunities in the United States

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson was in Morelia today on her first visit to Michoacan since taking office.  While there she met with U.S. alumni and local students to promote opportunities to study in the United States. She also met with civil society leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials who are members of the state’s Mesas de Seguridad, a public-private partnership to increase

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 16

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 16, a tactical exercise which was designed to enhance mutual warning and information sharing procedures in support of a cooperative response to a simulation of  an illicit flight that crosses the border.

Creation of National Cadre of Criminal Investigation Instructors Critical to Consolidation of New Criminal Justice System in Mexico

Mexico City, July 27, 2016 – Edomex, Nuevo León, Colima, Coahuila, Jalisco, Michoacan and Campeche launched Criminal Investigation Instructor Courses for police investigators, part of a national program to create a cadre of criminal investigation instructors. Officials from the United States Embassy and U.S. Consulates in Mexico joined inauguration events for the program in Toluca, Estado de Mexico; Nuevo León;

U.S. Expands Initiatives to Address Migration Challenges

Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security.  As part of this ongoing effort, the United States is announcing

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force to participate in AMALGAM EAGLE 16

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), will participate, with the Mexican Air Force, in AMALGAM EAGLE 16, a tactical exercise, to be conducted 26-28 July, 2016, in which Mexico and the United States will respond to a simulation of an illicit flight transiting the airspace of both countries.

Senior Advisor to Secretary Kerry Emphasizes Innovation in Mexico

Mexico City July 22, 2016- Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador David H. Thorne led the State Department’s “Innovation Roadshow” in Mexico July 20-22.  This visit was a next step in bolstering support for entrepreneurship and follows visits by Ambassador Thorne and delegations to Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The delegation was made up of a diverse group

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Visits Mexico City

Mexico City, July 22, 2016—The U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman, visited Mexico City from July 20-22 to meet with members of the Mexican Jewish community, leaders from both the Catholic and Protestant church, civil society groups, and government representatives who share the mission of fostering interfaith understanding and mutual respect. Specifically, Mr. Forman met with

US Ambassador, Roberta Jacobson, attends the opening of the new pedestrian crossing “PedWest”

Ambassador Jacobson attended the opening ceremony of the new pedestrian crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, known as “PedWest”. Designed to expedite pedestrian crossings between Tijuana and San Diego, the new bridge will serve approximately 70% of the 20,000 persons that walk across the border daily and will enhance border security and continued economic growth in the Tijuana-San

ICE deports accused Mexican child sexual predator captured in Chula Vista

Fugitive turned over to Mexican authorities at San Ysidro Port of Entry   SAN DIEGO – A Mexican national captured earlier this month in Chula Vista, who is wanted in Mexico on child sexual exploitation charges involving the alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy in Tijuana, was handed over Thursday to Mexican law enforcement officials by officers from U.S. Immigration and

Remarks by Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson after Presenting her Letters of Credence to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico City, June 20, 2016 – “Good afternoon.  I want to express my appreciation to President Enrique Peña Nieto for having received the Letters of Credence issued by President Barack Obama regarding my designation as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the United States of America in Mexico.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent my country, and

United States Marks Milestone in Mexico’s Transition to New Criminal Justice System

Mexico City, June 17, 2016 – Eight years ago, at the behest of the Mexican people, the Mexican Congress passed a constitutional amendment that required a transition to an accusatory criminal justice system at the federal and state levels throughout the country. Tonight, representatives of the Embassy of the United States will join President Enrique Peña Nieto at a ceremony

United States Turned Over “El Güero” Palma to Mexican Authorities

Mexico City, June 15, 2016 — Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents turned Hector Luis “El Güero” Palma Salazar over to Mexican authorities.  Palma had been released from the United States Bureau of Prisons on June 11 and was held in temporary custody by ICE pending his repatriation. Palma was arrested by Mexican authorities in 2002 on a

USAID partners with American British Cowdray Hospital to expand Medical Simulation Center in Mexico

Mexico City, June 10, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), is raising the level of medical care in Mexico. USAID, through its Office of American Schools’ and Hospital Abroad (ASHA) program, partnered with the American British Cowdray (ABC) Hospital to expand the capacity and the impact of the ABC Medical Simulation Center

Mexican fugitive wanted for rape deported by ICE El Paso officers

EL PASO, Texas —A citizen of Mexico wanted for a 2009 rape in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi was deported Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Juan Humberto Collazo Sanchez, 39, was turned over to Mexican authorities at the top of the Stanton International Bridge. Collazo Sanchez is wanted

United States to Turn Over “El Güero” Palma to Mexican Authorities

Mexico City, June 9, 2016 — Hector Luis “El Güero” Palma Salazar is scheduled to be released from the United States Bureau of Prisons in the coming days.  Palma will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is coordinating with Mexican officials his direct return to Mexican authorities. Palma was arrested by Mexican authorities in 2002 on

U.S. Expands Hass Avocado Imports from All Mexican States

Mexico City, May 27, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Officials (APHIS) is amending regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados from all areas of Mexico into the continental United States.  APHIS will require that Mexican states undertake a number of safeguards in order to export their Hass avocados, including a

Remarks by Ambassador-Designate Jacobson upon arrival in Mexico

Welcome Remarks upon Arrival at Mexico City’s International Airport *as prepared* May 26, 2016 Good afternoon. Forgive me if my comments are too brief, but until I have the honor of presenting my credentials, it would be inappropriate of me to address bilateral issues. It is a great honor for my husband Jonathan and me to be greeted so warmly

United States, Mexico, and Canada Join Forces to Improve Amber Alert System

Mexico City, May 25, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) and Mexico’s Office of the Attorney General (PGR) sponsored a Trinational Forum today in Mexico City, bringing together Amber Alert Coordinators from Mexico, the United States, and Canada.  The forum aimed to create mechanisms for the international coordination of Amber Alerts

Elect Her in Ciudad Juárez and the city of Chihuahua

Nearly one hundred young students from different universities in Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua participated in Elect Her workshops conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Melissa Richmond and Jessica Kelly shared their knowledge on the participation of women in politics and

U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America

Program Signifies Important Step in White House’s Commitment to an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas Entrepreneurs! We are looking for you! The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social

Treasury sanctions reported common-law wife of Rafael Caro Quintero for conducting activities on his behalf

Notorious Mexican Drug Lord Continues to Use Family Members to Hold His Assets  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mexican national Diana Espinoza Aguilar (a.k.a. Altagracia Espinoza Aguilar) today as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  Espinoza Aguilar acts for or on

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 open.”  Through such debate we

Secretary Kerry’s statement on Senate ratification of Roberta Jacobson as Ambassador to Mexico

I am pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Roberta S. Jacobson, our Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Nine months after her nomination, I’m pleased to say we are sending one of our finest diplomats to advance this important relationship. As a neighbor, our relationship with Mexico is unique.

Expo Valores 2016 in Ciudad Juarez

On April 28, NGO Programa Educación en Valores A.C. held Expo Valores 2016.  Around 7,000 children, parents and teachers from 39 schools in Ciudad Juarez attended the event and learned about the importance of fostering a culture of lawfulness. Programa Educación en Valores maintains contact with these schools every month through educational and recreational activities that allow parents, teachers and

Fishackathon 2016 Launches in 40 Cities Worldwide

The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins today on Earth Day in 40 cities around the world. Fishackathon, organized by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, is a public-private partnership that brings together the U.S. government with the private sector and civil society to answer Secretary Kerry’s call in saving our ocean. The event calls on coders, designers,

United States Supports Mexican Penitentiaries

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

Chamber-Led Binational Delegation To Mexico City Makes Significant Progress For Border Region

Nearly 90 Cali-Baja business and community leaders advocate for region’s cross-border commerce  SAN DIEGO (April 21, 2016) –The San Diego Regional Chamber led its 11th annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative to Mexico City, April 17 – 20. Nearly 90 business leaders and government officials from San Diego and Baja participated, reinforcing the Chamber’s role as a coalition builder, policy advocate, and

U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez Celebrates Earth Day

In order to motivate and instill in young children the need to protect the planet, 30 volunteers from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez visited the Jaime Torres Bodet elementary school in Ciudad Juarez today to talk about positive habits that children may adopt to protect the environment. The Consulate maintains an active recycling program and during the presentation,

President Obama to Deliver Keynote at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Summit to Highlight Benefits of Investing in the United States U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that President Barack Obama will host the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit and deliver the keynote address on Monday, June 20. The high-profile event is organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will be held June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton in Washington,

Groundbreaking ceremony for the New Consulate General in Matamoros

Matamoros, Tamaulipas April 18, 2016 — Chargé d’Affairs William Duncan participated in the groundbreaking ceremony today in Matamoros marking the official beginning of construction of the new U.S. Consulate General in the city of Matamoros. Led by Chargé d’Affairs Duncan and Consul General Angela Kerwin, the ceremony marked the beginning of the construction on the site where the new consulate will

United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico

In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Mexico, U.S. Chargé d’Affairs to Mexico, William Duncan, U.S. Consul General in Matamoros Angela Kerwin, and local officials broke ground today on the new U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros. The multi-building campus will be situated on a 7.6-acre site in Matamoros. The campus will include an office building, a U.S. Marine Security

Fact Sheet – Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on April 15, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings about every six months or as needed to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Below is more information about Travel Warnings and what has been updated in the current version. Background on Travel Warnings The United

Ofac designates Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization under Kingpin Act

TREASURY TARGETS MEXICAN HEROIN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION Today’s Action Designates the Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated brothers Job, Ismael, and Ruben Laredo Donjuan, as well as the Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization (Laredo DTO), as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin

U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair – Spring 2016 Chihuahua

The U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair organized by EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) was held in Chihuahua on April 13 with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Universities from Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico participated and provided information on their programs to the attendees. Public Affairs Officer Shannon Hill

Whistleblowers can reap rewards from IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers substantial rewards for information on people and businesses that don’t pay the taxes they owe the United States government. The IRS Whistleblower Office can award whistleblowers up to 30 percent of additional taxes, penalties and other amounts it collects following a tip. If you suspect an individual or business is not complying with United

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Brenda Delgado Now in Custody

Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas, was taken into custody without incident today in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, by agents of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR), Criminal Investigations Agency (AIC) in close coordination with the FBI Attaché office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.  Delgado was placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most

Mexican and U.S. Officials Inaugurate Cross Border Xpress (CBX) – The Tijuana Airport Terminal – In San Diego

April 7, 2016 (San Diego) – Cross Border Xpress (CBX) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) welcomed federal, state and local officials and dignitaries from the United States and Mexico to formally inaugurate the only international border crossing in the world that connects directly to an international airport.  CBX, an innovative partnership between the private and public sector, opened on

Brenda Delgado Added To FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the addition of Brenda Delgado to its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. Delgado is being sought for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Dr. Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas.  On September 2, 2015, the victim was found deceased from a gunshot wound in the parking garage of her apartment complex. Based on investigative

Brand USA, MacGillivray Freeman launch giant-screen national parks film in Mexico City

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2016) Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, will host an evening review of the new 3D giant-screen documentary that celebrates the centennial anniversary of America’s National Park Service in Mexico City, April 4 at the Papalote Museo del Niño. The film, “America Wild: National Parks Adventure,” features Daniel Gimenez Cacho as its narrator and

Treasury Further Targets The Business Network Of The Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization

Today’s Action Sanctions Seven Companies Tied to Powerful Mexican Drug Cartel WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned seven Mexican companies linked to the Mexico-based Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) and its leader, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia.  Specifically, OFAC designated Agricola Boreal, Agricola Tavo, Desarrollo Agricola Organico, Desarrollo Agricola Verde de Sayula, Asesores

Inauguration of 100th Courtroom Equipped under Mérida Initiative: A Milestone towards a New Justice System

Victoria de Durango, Durango, April 1 2016 – The formal inauguration ceremony to mark the 100th courtroom equipped under the Mérida Initiative took place earlier today in Victoria de Durango in the presence of top Mexican officials including Jorge Herrera Caldera, Governor of Durango; Dra. María de los Ángeles Fromow Rangel, Technical Secretary, Technical Secretariat of the Coordination Council for

U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez visits Ojinaga-Presidio Border

On March 30, the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell visited the border region of Ojinaga, Chihuahua and Presidio, Texas.  The Consul General had the opportunity to meet with the mayors of Ojinaga and Presidio, Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana and John Ferguson, respectively. During these meetings they talked about the positive changes that have occurred in the

Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group

Mexico City, March 15, 2016 – Members of the United States and Mexican interagency will meet in Chihuahua, Mexico March 16 for the Texas-New Mexico Regional Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group.  Delegates from the U.S. and Mexican federal governments, the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and

USMX-Preneur Boot Camp in Delicias, Chihuahua

In order to motivate young entrepreneurs interested in developing technology-based innovative projects, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez sponsored the USMX-Preneur camp in the city of Delicias, Chihuahua. As part of this boot camp, entrepreneurs gathered at the Albert Einstein 20-30 High School, where they attended workshops on creating a value proposition and business model canvas to develop a

United States and Mexico Hold Counter-Narcotics Dialogue

Mexico City, March 2, 2016 – Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Department of State, and Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, visited Mexico City March 1-2 to discuss issues of common interest, including ways to stop the illegal flow of narcotics between Mexico and the United

USNORTHCOM donates medical equipment for health center in Guachochi, Chihuahua

The Chihuahua Health Secretary received medical equipment worth more than $330,000 pesos from the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  The donated equipment will complement existing capabilities at the Advanced Center for Primary Health Care (CAAPS) in Guachochi, Chihuahua and the Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital in Parral, Chihuahua. U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell, Chihuahua Governor Cesar Horacio Duarte Jaquez and Chihuahua

Monarch Butterflies Triple The Area Occupied For Their Mexican Wintering Sites

A total area of 4.01 hectares of forest was reported, distributed among nine colonies; the tally for the 2014–2015 season was 1.13 hectares.  The news was reported in the framework of a trinational meeting of representatives of Canada, the United States and Mexico. The three countries’ representatives worked on developing agreed-upon conservation strategies.  The area occupied by the monarch butterfly

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

Today, Vice President Biden met with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico while in Mexico City to chair the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue.  The Vice President congratulated President Peña Nieto on Mexico’s continued progress on economic and energy reforms and underscored the U.S. commitment to work closely with Mexico in a spirit of partnership and shared responsibility in the areas

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Travel to Mexico City for The U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

WASHINGTON – On February 24-25, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Mexico City, Mexico for the third U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) along with Vice President Joseph Biden. They will be joined by members of the Obama Administration and Mexican government officials. Announced by President Obama and President Peña Nieto in 2013, the HLED is a

Inauguration of the Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas

TORNILLO, Texas – U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  to inaugurate the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, Texas and Guadalupe, Mexico. Officials

U.S. Embassy Visits to Correctional Facilities in Matamoros and Reynosa Paves Way for International Accreditation

Reynosa, Tamaulipas, January 22, 2016 – Officials from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros yesterday concluded assessments of State correctional facilities in Matamoros and Reynosa. They later shared their findings with Nora Angelica Balderrama Cano, Under-Secretary for the Tamaulipas State Penal System. These visits are an important step towards Tamaulipas State correctional facilities

U.S. Department of State Renews Travel Warning for Mexico

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on January 19, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings about every six months or as needed to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Below is more information about Travel Warnings and what has been updated in the current version. Background on Travel Warnings The United

Assistant Secretary Bond highlights increased coordination on tourism and migrant workers during visit to Mexico

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

Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond visits Monterrey

During her visit to Monterrey on January 11, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond spoke of the importance of properly documenting U.S-born children who are living in Mexico. Accompanied by Dr. Esthela Garza Gutierrez, Secretary of Nuevo Leon’s Ministry of Education, Assistant Secretary Bond visited public high school No. 34 in Santa Cecilia neighborhood to meet with parents

Remarks of President Barack Obama – State of the Union Address As Delivered

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it a little shorter. (Applause.) I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa. (Laughter.) I’ve been there.

CBP Commissioner Inaugurates Cargo Pre-Inspection Program Pilot at Mesa de Otay, Tijuana

San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Luis Videgaray were in Mesa de Otay, Tijuana, Mexico today to inaugurate the U.S.-Mexico Cargo Pre-Inspection Program pilot. Under the Program, certain cargo is to be pre-inspected in Mexico prior to crossing the border into the United States in an effort

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Opens Registration for 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that registration is now open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit to be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will feature investment opportunities from every corner of the United States for global investors, while high-profile business and government leaders will share their insights

Mexican Cartel Leader Edgar Valdez-Villareal, A/K/A “La Barbie,” Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

Atlanta – Edgar Valdez-Villareal, a/k/a La Barbie, who was born in the United States and rose to be a high-level leader of Mexico’s Beltran-Leyva Cartel, has pleaded guilty to charges of cocaine importation and distribution, and money laundering. “Valdez’s conviction is a victory for the people in both the United States and Mexico whose lives were affected by his cocaine trafficking,

Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Southwest Border Security

As I have said repeatedly, our borders are not open to illegal migration; if you come here illegally, we will send you back consistent with our laws and values.  In the spring and summer of 2014 we faced a significant spike in families and unaccompanied children from Central America attempting to cross our southern border illegally. In response, we took

Building on 2015 as We Look Ahead

One reason for the remarkable record of the New England Patriots is the team’s single-minded focus on the next game. Managing world affairs requires the same concentration on future challenges, for past accomplishments provide no guarantee of continued success. They can, however, lend confidence that, with the right preparation and effort, positive results will follow. As one year gives way

Treasury Sanctions Mexican Newspaper Executive and Business Owner Tied to the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization

  Action Targets Facilitator of Narcotics Trafficking and His Companies   Washington, D.C., December 16, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mexican national Naim Libien Tella and four Mexican entities as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). Naim Libien Tella provides support to

CBP and Mexican Migration Institution Commissioners Enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs

Global Entry and Programa Viajero Confiable Provide Expedited Entry for Pre-Approved Travelers Mexico City, December 9, 2015 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner (CBP) R. Gil Kerlikowske enrolled today in the Mexico Trusted Traveler Program, Programa Viajero Confiable, and Mexican Migration Institute Commissioner Ardelio Vargas enrolled in the U.S. program, Global Entry. Both officials will now receive expedited clearance

Consulate Employees Donate Blood in Ciudad Juarez

November 9, 2015 – On November 9, the staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez joined the Regional Blood Bank of Ciudad Juarez, the Hospital Star Medica, and the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer and Leukemia (APANICAL) to conduct a blood donation event. The event was attended by the Star Medica Director Dr. Alfredo Riosvelasco, the

San Antonio City Leadership to Join San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Other Local Trade Leaders to Mexico City

San Antonio (Nov. 5, 2015) A delegation of San Antonio’s key economic development partners will join the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on their annual “SA to DF” trade trip to Mexico City. These include: the City of San Antonio, CASA San Antonio, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, Frost Bank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, San Antonio Economic

Merida Initiative Supports Mexican Organizations to Advance Bilateral Efforts on Crime & Violence Prevention

MEXICO CITY, November 5, 2015 – The Embassy of the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide funding over the next three years to support local Mexican organizations working in the area of crime and violence prevention in Mexico. The funding is part of the Merida Initiative, a historic cooperation mechanism that acknowledges the shared

Impunity In Crimes Against Journalists Must End

Mexico City, November 1, 2015 — In 2013, the United Nations proclaimed November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Freedom of expression is a pillar of democracy and a priority for the United States government. Attacks on press freedom are attacks against our shared democratic principles. Free and open societies must ensure that those responsible

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Patricia Dated: October 24, 2015

Hurricane Patricia rapidly weakened since making landfall, and was downgraded to a category 1.  It remains a dangerous storm, and people in the affected areas should continue to exercise caution.  As the storm moves inland, it is expected to produce heavy rainfall over the states of Jalisco (Puerta Vallarta, Barra de Navidad, Melaque, and Careyes), Nayarit, Colima (Cihuatlan and Cuixmala),

Award Ceremony: Green Projects Against Climate Change

October 23, 2015 – The U.S. Consulate General  in Ciudad Juarez and the NGO Fundación Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte presented awards to the winners of the Green Projects Against Climate Change grant call in Ciudad Juarez. While the facts on climate change cannot be denied, there are significant opportunities to prepare for and reduce their impact.  The three proposals

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Patricia

Mexico City, October 23, 2015—Hurricane Patricia has been upgraded to an extraordinarily dangerous Category 5 hurricane, and is expected to make landfall on Friday, October 23, 2015, along the coast of Michoacan, Colima (which includes Manzanillo), Jalisco (which includes Puerto Vallarta),and/or Nayarit.  It is now considered one of the most powerful and dangerous hurricanes in recorded history.  If you are

U.S. and Mexico Hold Workshop on the Economic Empowerment of Girls and Women

Mexico City, October 16, 2015 – Today, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry hosted the Equal Futures Partnership, a multilateral initiative of more than 27 countries that promotes the political and economic empowerment of girls and women. The event included the binational workshop, “Economic empowerment to break cycles of gender violence: sharing best practices.” Over forty officials, as well as civil society representatives

U.S. Consul General Meets Chihuahua Autonomous University Rector

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with Rector Jesus Enrique Seañez Saenz of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) on October 14. During the meeting they discussed scholarships available through the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Comexus) and opportunities for institutional grants offered as part of the 100,000 Strong in

U.S. Consul General Meets Mayor of the City of Chihuahua

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell paid a courtesy visit to city of Chihuahua Mayor Javier Garfio Pacheco. Highlighting the dynamism of the city of Chihuahua, the Consul General reiterated her willingness to continue to work jointly on education and security issues. In their conversation, Consul General Darnell and Mayor Garfio also

Access students offer tribute to Daniel Pearl

October 14, 2015 – As part of the World Music Days in honor of the late journalist Daniel Pearl, in October people around the world offer a series of concerts using the power of music to promote tolerance and inspire respect for differences.  The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell attended an event organized by Access students

U.S. Consul General Meets Chihuahua State Attorney General

October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell had a courtesy meeting today with the Chihuahua State Attorney General Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas. During the meeting, the Consul General learned about the standards for law enforcement agencies set by the State Attorney General’s Office and discussed, among other issues, the services provided by the U.S.

USS Cape St. George makes connections during visit to Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, September 25, 2015 – The USS Cape St. George completed a three-day visit to Mazatlán today.  During the visit, the crew participated in friendship building activities in the local community as part of their efforts to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners. The ship has approximately 350 sailors, including several Mexican-Americans. Sailors from the ship visited

New U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez

September 21, 2015 – U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell arrived in Ciudad Juarez on September 17. Today, as her first public activity, she held a press conference where she expressed her commitment to promoting and maintaining efficiency in consular processes and emphasized the importance of collaboration with the three levels of government, business, civil society and educational institutions, and

Merida Initiative Helps Establish Oral Trial Courtrooms in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, August 28, 2015 – Today the Chief Justice of the Quintana Roo Superior Court of Justice, Dr. Fidel Gabriel Villanueva Rivero, presided over the opening of Playa del Carmen’s first oral trial courtrooms.  Among those in attendance were Dr. Héctor Marcos Díaz Santana, Director General of Institutional Coordination for the Technical Secretariat of the Coordination

Winners Announced: Green Projects to Combat Climate Change

August 21, 2015 – In June, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and the Fundacion Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte launched the grant call “Green Projects to Combat Climate Change” aimed at individuals, groups or civil society organizations looking to generate positive environmental impact in Ciudad Juarez. Eleven proposals were reviewed and the jury, composed of experts in the

Minnesota Governor Dayton Leads Trade Mission to Mexico City

Mexico City, August 14, 2015 – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton led representatives from Minnesota’s state government, higher education institutions, and top companies on a mission to Mexico City and Guadalajara August 10-14, 2015.  Over the course of the week, the group met with Secretary of Foreign Relations José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, signed several memorandums of understanding in the areas of

SEGOB and USAID present the First E-Book on Crime and Violence Prevention developed in Mexico

August 13, 2015 – With the goal of promoting theoretical and practical tools for those responsible of the design and implementation of programs on crime and violence prevention in Mexico, Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) present a catalog of 20 publications, the product of the collaboration of the governments of

Chargé d’affaires William H. Duncan Visits El Paso-Ciudad Juarez

August 7, 2015- The Office of Congressman Beto O’Rourke and the University of Texas at El Paso held the Mexico-United States Summit 2015: A View from the Frontera August 6-7.  Experts in bilateral trade, energy, education, security, mobility and migration from both sides of the border shared their views and ideas to promote the prosperity of both countries. During a

Science in Action with Dr. Skateboard in Chihuahua

August 6, 2105 – With an innovative methodological approach, Dr. Bill Robertson (also known as “Dr. Skateboard”) offered presentations in the city of Chihuahua August 4-6 sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Through skateboarding tricks, Dr. Skateboard explained physics concepts such as the relationship between speed and acceleration to more than 50 families that attended his presentations

United States Announces Trilateral Agreement with Canada and Mexico to Expand Trusted Traveler Programs

Washington, D.C., August 5, 2015 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has joined Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico in outlining the first steps toward the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network.  The new agreement signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on July 10, 2015 and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts

Embassy Co-Sponsors Rally Against Human Trafficking

Mexico City, August 3, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy, along with the Colectivo Contra la Trata de Personas (Colectivo), Eclosión, and the Government of Michoacán co-sponsored a rally against human trafficking on August 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm in Morelia, Michoacán. Over a hundred people participated. The event was an opportunity to enjoy the city while learning about a critical

Joint TPP Minister Statement

We, the trade ministers of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam announce that, after more than a week of productive meetings, we have made significant progress and will continue work on resolving a limited number of remaining issues, paving the way for the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Ministers

Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science in Juarez

July 30, 2015 – Invited by the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, this morning Dr. Bill Robertson gave a talk to teachers, representatives of NGOs and parents with their children at La Rodadora Children’s Museum in Ciudad Juarez. Attendees learned techniques to foster interest in science among children and youth. Dr. Robertson explained how science can be taught in

Government Officials Review Accomplishments and Next Steps in Ongoing Collaboration

Mexico City, July 29, 2015 – High-level Mexican and U.S. government officials met via videoconference today to review progress made under the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) and to determine next steps in our efforts to make North America the most competitive economic region in the world.  The meeting was chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and

Ambassador Wayne Meets Mexican Disability Rights Activists

MEXICO CITY, July 24, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne hosted a roundtable today with Mexican disability rights activists as part of the U.S. Embassy’s efforts to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The activists represented a variety of international and local organizations focused on the rights of those with disabilities, including Disability Rights International, Ojos

Access Students participate in Environmental Camp

July 16, 2015 – The English professors of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), with the support and participation of U.S. officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, held an environmental issues-focused camp July 18-19 at the facilities of the UACH Faculty of Arts. The camp brought together 60 young scholars of the Access program for two days, where

Mexico, United States Discuss Trans Pacific Partnership

Mexico City, July 13, 2015 – United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman visited Mexico City to discuss further expanding bilateral trade and addressing outstanding issues between Mexico and the United States in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations. Following up on their April meeting, Ambassador Froman met with Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo to discuss the TPP negotiations, highlighting

Jovenes en Accion: Two teams from Chihuahua ready to travel

On Monday, June 29, Acting Consul General Eric Cohan met with nine high school students from Chihuahua who were selected to participate in the sixth generation of  Jovenes en Accion. This year, seventeen teams were selected from eleven states in Mexico. The program will start in July with the selected teams traveling for four weeks to the United States to

Mexican Entrepreneurs Participate in Global Innovation through Science and Technology Startup Boot Camp

Mexico City, June 19, 2015 – From June 16-18, 46 entrepreneurs participated in the first Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Startup Boot Camp in Mexico City, Mexico which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and the Monterrey Institute of Technology. These science and

Arizona Governor Ducey Leads Education and Trade Mission to Mexico

Mexico City, June 19, 2015 – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey led representatives from Arizona’s state government, higher education institutions and top companies on a mission to Mexico from June 17 – 20, 2015.  This mission was part of an effort to reinvigorate the Arizona-Mexico relationship and had broad support from Arizona’s private and public sectors.  The packed schedule included several

U.S. Ambassador Opens International Best Practices Conference for the Implementation of Justice System

Mexico City, June 18, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne joined Secretary of Foreign Relations José Antonio Meade Kuribreña and Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong today in welcoming over 450 participants from throughout Mexico and from other countries to the “International Best Practices Conference for the Implementation of Justice System Reforms.” Sponsored by the Secretaria de

U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee visits city of Chihuahua

  June 16, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee had breakfast this morning with members of different political parties of the Chihuahua State Legislature.  As part of the visit, the Consul General invited the legislators to attend the party that the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will hold to commemorate the 239th anniversary of the

The U.S. Embassy launches the Merida Initiative’s National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police

June 15, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City officially launched the Merida Initiative’s National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police in four states – Queretaro, Guanajuato, Durango and Chihuahua.  This program supports the efforts of the Government of Mexico to train members of the police and ensure that they receive basic training to fulfill

English Access Program Participants Receive Kindles

June 15, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee visited the Franklin Corner in the city of Chihuahua on June 15, where he presented a donation of 65 Kindles (electronic books) to 60 students with scholarships from the English Access Microscholarship Program and five teachers from the Chihuahua Autonomous University implementing the program. In addition to

USAID Ceremony to Acknowledge Partners

June 10, 2015 – On June 10, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented certificates to partners and implementing organizations of USAID programs in Ciudad Juarez. As part of the Merida Initiative, the governments of the United States and Mexico work together to contribute to the formation of strong and resilient communities. Ciudadanos Comprometidos con la Paz (CCOMPAZ),

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: Roberta S. Jacobson – Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Department of State President Obama also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Cary Fowler – Member, Board for International  Food and Agricultural Development Marvin

U.S. fugitive arrested in Mexico, deported to U.S

El Paso, TX – A man wanted for the alleged murder in March 2015 of a man in Pomona, California, has been arrested following a joint investigation involving American and Mexican law enforcement, announced David Bowdich, Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office, and Douglas E. Lindquist, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s El Paso Field

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne Visits Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes, May 27, 2015.- On May 27, Ambassador Anthony Wayne visited Aguascalientes to meet with local leaders and discuss education, academic exchange, and other issues.  Along with Governor Carlos Lozano de la Torre, he visited Universidad El Retoño to witness the results of close collaboration between the U.S. government and Aguascalientes on educational programs.  He toured the campus, met with

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Deans of Local Universities in Merida to Promote Academic Exchanges

Merida, Yucatan, May 26, 2015. U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met on May 25 with deans of public and private universities in Merida, to promote the exchange of students and teachers between the United States and Mexico. During the meeting they discussed the efforts and interest of both governments in student mobility programs, including President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative for the Americas

Bi-national Bridges and Border Crossing Group

The Department of State will host U.S. and Mexican interagency counterparts in Washington on May 21 for the Plenary Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group.  Delegates from the U.S. and Mexican federal governments, the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, the Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamaulipas, will participate.

White House Drug Policy Office Honors Nora Gallegos of El Paso

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2015 – Today during a ceremony at the White House, National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli honored Nora Gallegos as an “Advocate for Action.” Every year, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recognizes leaders who are making a difference in their communities through advocacy or direct services. Their work supports the Administration’s

Ambassador Urges More Attention to Protecting Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Mexico City, May 3, 2015 – Octavio Paz once famously said, “Without democracy, freedom is a chimera.” But without freedom, particularly freedom of expression, democracy is also a chimera. That is why World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993 on May 3. In countries around the globe, we take advantage of this date

Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken Visits Mexico

Mexico City, April 30, 2015 – Antony Blinken, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, visited Mexico City April 29-30 where he met with government officials, business leaders, members of civil society, and student exchange participants. In his official meetings with various cabinet officials including Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade,  Secretary of Economy

Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski in Mexico

Mexico City, April 24, 2015 – Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski traveled to Mexico from April 21 to 24 to attend the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee meetings. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and

U.S. Companies Prominent at Mexican Air Show

Mexico City, April 24, 2015 –The Mexican Air Force is hosting its first international air show at Military Base #1 in Santa Lucia. The Feria Aerospatiale Mexico 2015 brings together hundreds of aviation-related companies from around the world including over thirty U.S. companies. The Fair, held at Mexico’s largest military air strip, seeks to position Mexico as a site for

Benjamin Franklin Library’s 73rd Anniversary

Mexico City, April 24, 2015 – The Benjamin Franklin Library celebrated its 73rd anniversary and recent physical modernization with a reception and concert by the band Viri Roots and the Rootskers.  For 73 years the BFL has been a place for Mexicans to come and learn about the United States.  Mexican luminaries as diverse as Frida Kahlo, Alfonso Reyes, Elena

Sharing experiences and strengthening confidence

On April 22, 2015, the civil association Ciudadanos Organizados para el Desarrollo Integral de las Comunidades (CODIC) held Sharing experiences and building trust, at which 1,200 children, parents and teachers from different schools learned about the importance of fostering a culture of lawfulness through the correct use of tip lines and the correct way to provide an anonymous tip. The

EducationUSA Network Launches New Web Platform

Mexico City, April 16, 2015 — The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network has revamped its web presence for international students, U.S. higher education professionals, and foreign governments and institutions at educationusa.state.gov to prepare American and international students for today’s global economy and better promote U.S. higher education abroad. The interactive platform helps engage and inform international audiences about U.S.

U.S. Ambassador Supports Mexican Efforts to Protect the Vaquita in Gulf of California

Tijuana, B. C., April 16, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the port of San Felipe, Baja California for the Mexican government’s announcement of measures to protect two highly endangered native marine species, the totoaba fish, and the vaquita marina, a small porpoise.  Environment Secretary Juan José Guerra, Defense Secretary Salvador

Youths in Ciudad Juarez Graduate from Employability Workshops

April 16, 2015 – Today Emprendete Juarez celebrated the graduation of 88 young people attending employability workshops, which were conducted in five community centers in Ciudad Juarez under the program Youth: Work Mexico.  Empréndete Juárez is currently the implementing organization for Youth: Work Mexico in Ciudad Juarez.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Youth Foundation (IYF)

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell Visits Mexico after Participating in Summit of the Americas

Mexico City, April 15, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell traveled to Mexico City April 12-14. During her visit, Ambassador Russell met with government officials, women entrepreneurs and journalists, and activists working on a gender perspective of human rights and prevention of violence against women. She also met with a group of young women that advises

Mexico and United States Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexico City, April 14, 2015 – United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman visited Mexico City today to discuss further expanding trade and addressing outstanding issues between Mexico and the United States in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations. Last week, the United States participated in the Summit of the Americas, where we confirmed our commitment to working closely with

Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Climate Policy Cooperation

Mexico City, March 27, 2015 – On the occasion of Mexico submitting its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirm their commitment to addressing global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The leaders underscore the importance of jointly addressing climate in

Justice Richard Bernstein Visits Juarez, Talks About Rights of Disabled People

In a program organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, visited Ciudad Juarez March 26-27. During his time in Ciudad Juarez, Justice Bernstein participated in the Binational Legal Forum where he talked about his experience as a trial attorney and a judge working within an accusatorial system. On March 27, he met

Binational Legal Forum in Juarez

Chihuahua is considered a model state in terms of judicial reform implementation for their early adoption of the accusatory system in Mexico.  As part of their continuous improvement and training efforts, the Supreme Court of Chihuahua, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, held the Binational Legal Forum on Thursday, March 26.  The Forum had as special

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova Strengthens Scientific and Technological Ties with Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, March 20, 2015 – National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova visited Mexico this week to strengthen and promote scientific and technological collaboration. She will meet with Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, director general of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) to discuss joint projects in science, technology, education and innovation. “The unique partnership between the

Sixty Young Chihuahua Students Receive English Access Scholarships

March 13, 2015 – The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and the Faculty of Arts at the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) presented certificates to the 60 young beneficiaries of the English Access Microscholarship Program at a ceremony today officially launching the program. The Consulate General funds 40 scholarships and UACH 20 – all 60 young participants were rigorously selected

Mexico and the United States Launch Border Report

Mexico City, March 12, 2014 –U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and SRE Undersecretary for North America Sergio Alcocer launched “The U.S. – Mexico Border Economy in Transition” report, which was produced by the North American Research Partnership and the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Ambassador Wayne

First Meeting of Mexican, Canadian and U.S. Federal Police/Law Enforcement Leadership

Meeting is a clear expression of collaboration to address common security challenges Mexico City, March 12, 2014 – Mexico’s Federal Police Intelligence Center hosted the First North American Summit of Police Chiefs which aims to strengthen security across the region. Representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to jointly address transnational security threats for the benefit

U.S. Embassy Works with NGOs to Tackle Corruption and Promote Rule of Law

Mexico City, March 11, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne today launched the first Culture of Lawfulness Conference in Mexico City.  The two-day conference includes participants from six non-governmental organizations operating across Mexico to discuss the importance of Mexican civil society in combatting corruption, reducing violence, and increasing citizen participation in the new criminal justice system. “It is a pleasure

Si Mexico

What:  Fair / Exposition of Mexican Universities at UTEP Where: Undergraduate Learning Center at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) When: Thursday, March 5th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fair/Exposition; 10:00 – 10:15 am Ceremony and Remarks All media is invited to the ceremony at 10:00 am In 2013, presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama announced the

ICE El Paso officers remove 2 homicide suspects to Mexico

One of the two fugitives was wanted for the murder of two police officers in Sinaloa, Mexico EL PASO, Texas — Two Mexican men, who are wanted in the state of Sinaloa on separate homicide charges, were deported Monday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in El Paso. Clemente Chavez-Cruz, 68, and

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Civil Society and U.S. Business Representatives in Juarez

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with Juarez civil society representatives during a visit to the city on March 2, 2015. Committed to continuing the U.S. and Mexico’s shared efforts to advance civic engagement, security, and community leadership development in Chihuahua, Ambassador Wayne highlighted, “These civil society representatives embody what it means to be a true global citizen.”  “Whether bringing together

Close U.S.-Mexico Collaboration Leads to Indictment of Human Trafficking Network

Mexico City, February 26, 2015 – The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), advise that on Monday, February 23  forty two individuals were indicted in Federal Court for the alleged crimes of trafficking in undocumented migrants, trafficking in minors, aggravated rape against an unaccompanied minor;

U.S. Northern Command Donates Medical Equipment to the Hospital of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Parral

The Chihuahua State Government through its Health Secretary received medical equipment worth more than $9,000 dollars from the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  The donated equipment will complement existing capabilities at the Hospital of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Parral. The ceremony was attended by the U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee, the Chihuahua State Governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez, and Mayor of Hidalgo

University Presidents’ Summit Held in Tijuana: Goal Is Making California/Baja Region Leader in Cross-border Education by 2020

Mexico City, February 20, 2015 – The University Presidents’ Summit, held February 19 at the U.S. U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, brought together the presidents and rectors of the principal universities from both sides of the border in order to launch the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education. Yesterday’s meeting is part of our efforts under both the 100,000 Strong in

Statement by Ambassador Wayne The United States Strongly Condemns Violence against Freedom of Expression in Mexico

Mexico City, February 17, 2015 – “Freedom of expression is one of the pillars of democracy, and a priority of the United States government. We strongly condemn the recent violence against the media in the State of Mexico and in Tamaulipas.  An attack on press freedom is an attack on our shared democratic principles. “Where crime or other actors threaten

In Mexico, Kaine and Cornyn Discuss U.S.-Mexico Economic and Security Relationship

Mexico City, February 17, 2015 – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, concluded a two-day visit to Mexico today that included meetings with Mexican government officials, counterparts in the Mexican Congress, business leaders and representatives from civil society and non-government organizations to discuss economic and security issues. Kaine is visiting Latin

Mexican Intellectual Property Delegation Visits the United States

Mexico City, February 11, 2015 – A high level delegation of Mexican intellectual property officials are participating in a intellectual property-focused exchange program from February 10-12, 2015, in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Washington.  The program includes bilateral meetings between the Mexican delegation and their U.S. counterparts, private sector meetings and briefings with U.S. law enforcement and policy officials that are

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Conservation Partners to Launch Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly, Engage Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched a major new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The Service signed a cooperative agreement with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), announced a major new funding initiative with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and pledged an additional $2 million in immediate funding for

Governments of Tlaxcala and U.S. Embassy Committed to Fight Human Trafficking

The State Attorney of Tlaxcala hosted representatives of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training to follow up on the agreements reached several months ago to jointly fight human trafficking. State Prosecutor Alicia Fragoso Sanchez held a working meeting with the Department of State and OPDAT officers of the U.S. Embassy, Janet Turnbull and the U.S. plitical advisor

Ambassador Wayne and US Zydeco Band Mo’Mojo Visit Veracruz

Mexico City, February 7, 2015 – Ambassador Wayne and Mo’Mojo, an American zydeco group brought to Mexico by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, had a great visit in Veracruz, sharing youth empowerment messages and offering master classes to music students. Mo’Mojo also offered a public concert at the Teatro de la Reforma to an audience of over 800.  The

US Zydeco Band Mo’Mojo Tours Veracruz and Yucatán

Mexico City, February 3, 2015 – The US Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the American zydeco music group “Mo’Mojo” will be touring the states of Veracruz and Yucatán during their week-long visit to Mexico as part of the American Music Abroad series. With special collaboration from the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura, Conaculta, the Dirección General de Difusión Cultural

USNORTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance Team visits Mexico

Mexico City, January 27, 2015 – Mr. Randel Zeller, the Interagency Director of U.S. Northern Command, conducted his first visit to Mexico to meet with U.S. Embassy officials and Mexico’s civil protection leadership to expand and strengthen disaster preparedness partnerships with Mexico. Zeller met with Mexico’s national civil protection coordinator, Mr. Luis Felipe Puente and his top deputies to review

Bomb Technicians and Investigators Conference Opens in Puerto Vallarta

Mexico City, January 26, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and Jalisco Attorney General Maestro Luis Carlos Nájera Gutierrez De Velasco presided today over the opening session of an International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) conference in Puerto Vallarta. The IABTI conference will provide training to 120 law enforcement and military officials from Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas,

Mexico and United States Leaders Promote Entrepreneurship through MUSEIC

MONTERREY, January 23, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne travelled to Monterrey to participate in the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council’s (MUSEIC) third meeting alongside Undersecretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer Martinez de Castro and Enrique Jacob Rocha, President of Mexico’s National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM).  The leaders met with MUSEIC council members and subcommittee co-chairs to promote ongoing efforts to

Donating Love Without Borders: USNORTHCOM Donates Wheelchairs

As part of the U.S. Mission continuing efforts to strengthen communities, the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), through its Humanitarian Assistance Program, donated 18 wheelchairs, 12 walkers and 25 canes for the visually impaired to Donating Love without Borders. For the 4th year, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez takes part in this binational altruistic campaign that looks to help

Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson to Travel to Cuba

Mexico City, January 20, 2015 – Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson will travel to Havana, Cuba on January 21-24 to take advantage of previously planned Migration Talks to launch a discussion with the Cuban Government on re-establishing diplomatic relations. Re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba is a key step for the implementation of changes in

Mexico and United States Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership

MEXICO CITY, January 19, 2015 – United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman visited Mexico City today to discuss expanding trade and key issues in the ongoing negotiations between Mexico and the United States on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. Building on the discussions that took place the visit of President Enrique Peña Nieto to Washington on January 6 as

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 of the North

U.S. Embassy Trains State Officials on Identifying TIP Victims

Mexico City, January 13, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy, along with the Colectivo Contra la Trata de Personas, the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (CDHDF), and the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project co-sponsored a first-of-its-kind forum on human trafficking victims on January 13-14 at the CDHDF headquarters.  Ambassador Anthony Wayne participated in the opening ceremony and held

FACT SHEET: U.S.–Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

This morning, the Vice President is hosting the Mexican government for the second meeting of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. HLED is a flexible platform that allows the U.S. and Mexican governments to advance our economic priorities, foster growth, create jobs, and improve competitiveness. Cabinet officials from the U.S. and Mexico meet annually, while

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 finding binational solutions to shared

ICE El Paso removes 2 homicide and rape suspects to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas — Two Mexican men, who were wanted in their home country on unrelated homicide and rape charges, were deported Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in El Paso, Texas. Agustin Gomez Fernandez, 55, and Francisco Javier Figueroa Martinez, 27, were handed over to Mexican law enforcement officials at El

Joint U.S.-Mexico Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research: Connecting Tomorrow’s Leaders Toda

In May 2013, President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (herein referred to as FOBESII) to expand opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships, and cross-border innovation. The goal was to help both countries develop a 21st century workforce for our mutual economic prosperity and sustainable social development.

Readout of Secretary Johnson´s Trip to México

Mexico City, December 17, 2014— Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Mexico for the third time since taking office a year ago, to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and members of his Cabinet. Secretary Johnson was accompanied by Senior Advisor to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor Rand Beers, Department of Homeland Security Acting Assistant

Five U.S and Mexican University Partnerships Receive Funding From 100,000 Strong for Academic Exchanges in the Area of Health

Mexico City, December 16, 2014 – US Embassy Mexico City would like to congratulate five Mexican universities that were selected by the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators as the most recent winners of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants for academic exchange.  The Mexican universities selected are Universidad Panamericana,

The North American Conference on Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Cooperation

Mexico City, December 12, 2014 – The Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), co-hosted a two-day event in Mexico City focused on regulatory practices and cooperation. The North American Conference on Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Cooperation is being held by the Standards Alliance in

Ambassador Wayne Engages Civil Society Leaders on Mexico’s Human Rights Priorities

Mexico City, December 10, 2014 – In the lead up to Human Rights Day, December 10, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador Wayne met with civil society leaders on December 9 to discuss the current human rights environment in Mexico.  Together they shared perspectives on recent events, and

U.S. Embassy Hosts Conference to Discuss Migrant Rights and Services

Mexico City, December 10, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne joined migrant agency directors and deputy directors from 24 Mexican states at the inaugural “National Workshop of U.S. Services to Migrants and U.S. Citizens.” The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City for members of the Coordinación Nacional de Oficinas Estatales de Atención a Migrantes (CONOFAM). “The

Ambassador Wayne and Governor Martinez Discuss Security and U.S. Cooperation with Guerrero

MEXICO CITY, December 10, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne today met with Guerrero Governor Rogelio Martinez Ortega to discuss security, economic, and educational issues and how the Embassy can better work with the state of Guerrero to achieve shared goals. Governor Martinez provided an update on the security situation in the state, including the recent disappearance of students in

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper Emphasized Importance of UN Human Rights Council During Visit to Mexico

Mexico City, December 9, 2014 – U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper, visited Mexico December 7 – 9 to discuss international human rights and shared values with the Mexican government, representatives of indigenous peoples, and members of civil society. During his visit, Ambassador Harper met with his counterparts at the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores,

Joint Communiqué U.S.-Mexico 21st Century Border Management Initiative Executive Steering Committee Policy Meeting

Mexico City, December 4, 2014 – The Seventh Policy Meeting of the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) for the 21st Century Border Management Initiative took place December 4, 2014, with the participation of Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Transborder Security at the National Security Council Amy Pope and Undersecretary of Foreign Relations for North American Affairs Sergio

U.S. and Mexico Discuss Economic Growth through the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

Mexico City, December 4, 2014 – The U.S. and Mexican governments held an undersecretary level meeting of the High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in Washington D.C. on December 3 to review progress and discuss new initiatives to promote economic growth and prosperity between the two countries. Through the HLED, senior officials from both governments are working to strengthen competitiveness and connectivity,

Secretariat of Governance, Carlos Slim Foundation and USAID Co-Sponsor a Forum on Social Prevention of Crime and Violence

Mexico City, November 27, 2014 – The forum “Social Prevention of Crime and Violence: Efforts to Build Citizen Security” was inaugurated today. The forum seeks to foster discussion and reflection among the government, the private sector, civil society, academia, and others involved in development of public policies and crime prevention projects. The forum is being held on November 27th and

U.S. Government Provides $68 Million to Mexico in Support of Criminal Justice Reform

Mexico City, November 21, 2014 – As part of the Merida Initiative’s efforts to support Mexico’s transition to an accusatory justice system by 2016, the U.S. Government’s Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne, Mexico’s Technical Secretary of the Coordination Council for the Implementation of the Criminal Justice System (SETEC) Dr.

U.S. and Mexico Launch Strategic Dialogue on Illicit Finance

Mexico City, November 21, 2014 – The U.S. and Mexico held the U.S.- Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Illicit Finance (SDIF) on November 19. The bilateral group of U.S. and Mexican officials from various agencies discussed money laundering trends and pledged to increase cooperation in combatting illicit finance. Ambassador Wayne opened the meeting with remarks emphasizing the importance of cooperation in

Mexico and the United States Continue Working to Promote Safer North America

Mexico City, September 19, 2014 – As part of regular consultations under the framework of U.S.-Mexico high-level security discussions, representatives of the governments of Mexico and the United States met on September 17 to follow up on the various areas of cooperation between our two countries. Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña and Center for Research and National Security Director

International Education Week: Focusing on U.S.-Mexico Academic Exchange

Mexico City, November 18, 2014 – – International Education Week (November 17 – 21) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that seeks to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. International Education

Ambassador Wayne Welcomes Michoacán Governor Commitment to Improve Security and Economic Development in Michoacán

Mexico City, September 17, 2014 –U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne welcomed the commitment of Michoacán Governor Salvador Jara to improve security and promote economic development in the state.  This was the Ambassador’s first formal meeting with Governor Jara. Ambassador Wayne recognized that the Mexican government and the state government of Michoacán have made improving security conditions and reducing violence in Michoacán

U.S. Government Donates Condors to Chapultepec Zoo to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Mexico’s Wildlife Without Borders Program

Mexico City, November 10, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Dan Ashe participated in a ceremony at the Chapultepec Zoo to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Wildlife Without Borders Mexico Program and celebrate the transfer of two female California Condors to the zoo.  Senior officials from the Mexican federal government and

Announcing the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Mexico City, November 10, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne announced today that the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit will be held on March 23-24, 2015 in Washington, DC. The 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is the second investment summit hosted by the U.S. Government and is the single-largest event to promote the United States as an investment destination. Ambassador Wayne noted

Former Matamoros Mayor Indicted in the United States

McAllen, Texas, November 10, 2014 – A federal indictment charging Erick Agustin Silva Santos, the former mayor of Matamoros, Mexico, has been unsealed, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Janice Ayala, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Antonio and Lucy Cruz, special agent in charge of Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). The

Merida Initiative Supports the Opening of the First Drug Treatment Court in the State of Chihuahua

Ciudad Juárez, November 7, 2014 – Consul General Ian Brownlee attended the opening ceremony of the first Drug Treatment Court (DTC) in the state of Chihuahua.  Presided over by Chihuahua Health Secretary representing the Governor Pedro Hernandez Torres, the Commissioner of the National Commission against Addictions Manuel Mondragón y Kalb and the Undersecretary for Violence Prevention and Citizen Participation in

Strong Contingent of Mexican Students to the U.S. as part of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

Mexico City, October 31, 2014 – Over 200 students received student visas today at the US Embassy in Mexico City, as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas and “Proyecto Cien Mil” Initiatives, both part of Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto’s plans to increase student exchanges between the United States and Mexico.  Deputy Chief of Mission Dogu and Mercedes

Ambassador Wayne Hosts Journalists, NGOs to Discuss Press Freedom

Mexico City, October 29, 2014 – Ambassador Wayne hosted a round table with journalists and non-governmental organizations working in support of press freedom in advance of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.   During the meeting, he listened to the views of members of Mexico’s media, including journalists, bloggers, photographers, and essayists.  The accounts shared during the

U.S. Embassy Trains Chiapas Officials on Trafficking in Persons

Mexico City, October 27, 2014 – The Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) began a basic Trafficking in Persons (TIP) course for 50 officials from the Chiapas State Attorney General’s Office in Tapachula.  The course focused on victim identification, sensitivity training, interviewing techniques, and trafficking legislation, and sought to prepare investigators and prosecutors to manage

Mexico and U.S. Meet to Advance Expedited Transit of Persons and Goods across the Border through Improved Border Security

Mexico City, October 22, 2014 – As part of the High Level Economic Dialogue between Mexico and the United States, the Sixth Technical Meeting of the Executive Steering Committee (EBC) for the 21st Century Border took place yesterday with the participation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne and the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations for North American Affairs Sergio Alcocer

Ambassador Wayne Inaugurates Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona

Mexico City, October 15, 2014 – During his October 15 visit to Nogales, Arizona, Ambassador Wayne gave remarks at the Mariposa Port of Entry’s inauguration ceremony.  Ambassador Wayne stated that “we need to look forward to the next 20 years and see other areas where we can further trade, integration‎, enhance regulatory cooperation, and increase the flow of people goods

Ambassador Wayne Welcomes Coahuila Governor

Mexico City, October 8, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne welcomed Coahuila Governor Rubén Moreira Valdez and members of his team today to discuss the Governor’s initiatives to improve security and citizens’ rights in the state, and to increase the presence of U.S. tourists and businesses.  The two also discussed Merida Initiative programming in Coahuila. Ambassador Wayne congratulated the Governor

Ambassador Wayne Hosts Reception for American Football Legend Joe Montana

Mexico City, October 4, 2014 – American football star Joe Montana was the guest of honor tonight at a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador Wayne at his residence. Representatives of business, nonprofit organizations, sports media, universities and government attended to welcome Montana to Mexico. Joe Montana’s professional career began in 1979 when he was drafted to play for the San

Ex-Im Bank Grants $1 Billion Guarantee for Pemex Acquisitions

Mexico City, October 1, 2014 – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) on Monday approved two authorizations totaling $1 billion in financing to support the export of U.S. goods and services to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico’s national oil-and-gas company. Ex-Im Bank’s financing will support approximately 6,700 U.S. jobs, at both large and small businesses, according to Bank

The 50th Anniversary of the Chamizal Convention on 1963

Mexico City, September 30, 2014 – Fifty years ago today, Presidents Lyndon Baines Johnson and Adolfo López Mateos met in the Paso del Norte region of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to officially approve the Chamizal Convention of 1963. The Chamizal Convention was a diplomatic success that not only resolved a long-standing land dispute between the United States and Mexico,

U.S. Embassy Trains Mexican Federal Judges in Toluca

Mexico City, September 23, 2014 – On September 17-19, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) sponsored an intermediate judicial course for 22 federal judges. The course, titled “Rights and Law of Evidence during Criminal Proceedings under the National Code,” was taught in the Judiciary School of the State of Mexico. This course supported

Baja California Sur Evacuation Operations and Commercial Flight Status September 22, 2014, 4:00 PM

Evacuation operations from the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur will conclude in the next few days.  U.S. consular officials will continue to assist U.S. citizens in need, but operations will be limited.  U.S. citizens needing emergency assistance should contact the U.S. State Department or the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana as indicated below.  The consular agency in Los

Evacuation operations from the Los Cabos Area Continue

Mexico City, September 19, 2014 – Evacuation operations from the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur continue.  Those wishing to leave the Los Cabos area should make their way to the airport during daylight hours Friday, September 19.  Consular officials will be on site at the Los Cabos and La Paz airports to assist U.S. citizens. There are reports

Ongoing U.S. Citizen Evacuation Efforts from Cabo San Lucas in Aftermath of Hurricane Odile September 19, 1pm

Mexico City, September 19, 2014 – U.S. Mission Mexico continues to work with local, state, and federal authorities in Cabo San Lucas and other affected areas to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens trying to evacuate the area.  Mexican press estimates approximately 18,000 people, including a large number of U.S. citizens, have been evacuated since efforts began.  Mexican authorities and

Embassy and Civil Society Hold Anti-Trafficking Forum and Youth Event

Tlaxcala, September 19, 2014 – On September 19, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) with Mexican NGO partners, Colectivo Contra la Trata and Centro Fray Julian, organized a trafficking in persons public forum and youth awareness event in the state of Tlaxcala.  The public forum focused on the Mexican and international context

Hurricane Odile Emergency Message: Updated as of 12:00 PM September 18

The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens affected by Hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur should proceed to San José del Cabo airport as soon as possible, if able to so. Travel during daylight hours is recommended. The Department of State is working with U.S. and Mexican carriers to arrange flights for U.S. citizens departing from San José del

Mexico’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mexico on the 204th anniversary of your country’s independence. I saw our partnership in action earlier this year in Mexico City. I met with innovative entrepreneurs and inspirational students. I visited the Zócalo for the Feria de las Culturas Amigas, where Mexico’s leadership was

Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

Mexico City, August 28, 2014 – Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing

Ambassador Applauds New Rail Bridge Across U.S.-Mexican Border

Matamoros, September 12, 2014 — U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and U.S. Consul General Tom Mittnacht viewed the new West Rail Bypass Bridge connecting Mexico and the United States between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.  The bridge is the first new rail crossing built between the two countries in over a hundred years.  It will move rail traffic currently flowing through

Canine Unit Launched in Chihuahua

Chihuahua City, September 10, 2014 — Director of the Mexico Section of the Bureau of International, Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Steven Kraft represented the U.S. Embassy at a canine delivery event held in Chihuahua today and presided over by Governor César Duarte Jáquez. Held at the Canine Unit Headquarters in Chihuahua City, today’s final equipment delivery marks the launch

Attorneys General Discuss Trafficking of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Mexico City, September 9, 2014 – The Attorneys General of El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico met today in Mexico City to discuss their perspectives on the shared responsibility for the recent wave of unaccompanied migrant children.  The goal of the meeting was to agree on a strategy to protect the security and integrity of these children

U.S. Embassy Supports Women’s Entrepreneurship at Third Annual WEConnect International Mexico Forum

Mexico City, September 4, 2014 – On September 4, U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Dogu participated in the third annual WEConnect International Mexico Forum entitled, “Incorporating Women-Owned Businesses in Global Value Chains.”  This event was a unique opportunity for women-owned enterprises here in Mexico to connect with large multinational enterprises and learn how they could

OPDAT Organizes Study Tour to Oaxaca on Accusatorial System

Oaxaca, August 29, 2014 — On August 27-28, the Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) accompanied 18 legislative legal advisors to Oaxaca for a study tour of the accusatorial system. The program included meetings with officials from the Oaxacan Supreme Court, the State Justice Council, and the State Office of the Attorney General.  Discussions focused

Statement by Secretary Johnson on the United Kingdom’s Decision to Raise Their Threat Level

Today, the United Kingdom raised the domestic threat level from international terrorism from “Substantial” to “Severe,” related to developments in Syria and Iraq. I have spoken to U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May about these changes. At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland from ISIL. Plainly,

Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Mexico City and Queretaro

Coordinator Macon Phillips of the Bureau of International Information Programs will travel to Mexico, August 28-31. During his visit to Mexico City, August 28-29, Coordinator Phillips will visit the Ben Franklin Library, one of the Department’s premier American Spaces.  He will meet with digital media outlets and staff of EducationUSA in support of the President’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas,

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty (CVD) Investigation of Imports of Sugar from Mexico

Today, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of imports of sugar from Mexico.  The product covered by this investigation is sugar derived from sugar cane or sugar beets in all its forms. The Department of Commerce preliminarily determined that producers/exporters in Mexico received countervailable subsidies ranging from percent 2.99 percent to 17.01 percent.

U.S. Officials Attend Gendarmerie Launch by President Peña Nieto

Mexico City, August 22, 2014 — U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne joined U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Winkowski today at the launch of the Gendarmerie Division of the Mexican Federal

New Mexico Trade and Higher Education Office Inaugurated in Mexico City

Mexico City, August 20, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade, Undersecretary for North America Sergio Alcocer, and Mexico City Secretary of Economic Development Salomon Chertorivski joined Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, New Mexico University Rector Robert Frank, and New Mexico Governor representative Edward Herrera in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Mexico Trade

USNORTHCOM Commander General Jacoby Receives Award from SEDENA and SEMAR

Mexico City, August 20, 2014 – The Commander of the U.S. military’s Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), General Charles H. Jacoby Jr., was honored by SEDENA and SEMAR during an official ceremony for his efforts to strengthen military ties between the United States and Mexico. SEDENA’s General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and SEMAR’s Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz presented General Jacoby with the

Statement by Secretary Johnson on the United Kingdom’s Decision to Raise Their Threat Level

Today, the United Kingdom raised the domestic threat level from international terrorism from “Substantial” to “Severe,” related to developments in Syria and Iraq. I have spoken to U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May about these changes. At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland from ISIL. Plainly,

Ambassador Wayne Awards Prizes at U.S. Ambassador’s Cup Youth Soccer Tournament

Mexico City, August 18, 2014 – Ambassador Wayne joined federal, state and local in Toluca to award trophies and medals to youth who participated in the U.S. Ambassador’s Cup soccer tournament on Sunday at Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico in Toluca. About 200 youth also participated in soccer clinics on Saturday at Toluca’s Parque el Seminario led by visiting

United States and Mexico Sign MOU on Product Safety

Mexico City, August 18, 2014 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) www.cpsc.gov/, the U.S. federal agency charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of consumer products, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with Profeco (www.profeco.gob.mx), Mexico’s consumer protection agency. With more than $500 billion in trade annually between

Ambassador Wayne and Tlaxcala Governor Gonzalez Zarur Discuss Trafficking in Persons, American Investment, and Student Exchanges

Mexico City, August 18, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met Tlaxcala Governor Mariano Gonzalez Zarur this afternoon to discuss efforts to prevent trafficking in persons and promote American investment and student exchanges. Ambassador Wayne offered to help explore where the United States could support anti-TIP efforts, and Governor Gonzalez Zarur expressed his desire to work with the United States

Ambassador Wayne Meets with Chihuahua Governor and Juarez Mayor

On August 14, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne visited Ciudad Juarez, where he met with Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez and Juarez Mayor Enrique Serrano at the U.S. Consulate General in Juarez. Ambassador Wayne appreciated the opportunity to discuss improvements in the security situation and praised efforts to foster economic development and educational exchanges in the cross-border region.

Special Advisor Heumann Travels to Mexico, Advocates for Disability Rights

Mexico City, August 8, 2014 – Judith E. Heumann, Special Advisor for the Department of State on Disability Rights traveled to Mexico August 4-9. She met government representatives, civil society, human rights advocates and other stakeholders to raise awareness of disability rights within Mexico, promote groups doing work in this area, and highlight Mexican leaders in this field. Special Advisor

Ambassador Wayne Attends Opening Ceremony of the First Drug Treatment Court in the State of Mexico

ecámac, Aug 4, 2014 – Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne attended the opening ceremony of the first Drug Treatment Court in the State of Mexico today in an event hosted by the Governor of the State of Mexico, Eruviel Ávila Villegas, at the Center for Addiction Treatment in Tecámac.  In attendance were the Secretary of Government Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong and

Secretary of U.S. Army John McHugh Makes his First Visit to Mexico

Mexico City, August 13, 2014 – Secretary of the Army John McHugh is conducting his first visit to Mexico as Secretary, where he is reinforcing the comprehensive partnership with Mexico. McHugh met with Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, to discuss U.S. – Mexican military cooperation and defense and security issues in the region. The Secretary was

U.S., Mexico Review Security Cooperation

Mexico City, July 31, 2014 – A delegation from Mexico led by CISEN Director Eugenio Imaz Gispert met with a U.S. delegation led by Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Rand Beers to review the security cooperation agenda as part of the strategic partnership between both countries. The meeting sought to carry forward the commitment of Presidents Peña

Delegation of Mexican Prison Leaders Attends Correctional Institution Management Training Course

Mexico City, July 31, 2014 – On July 18, 2014, a delegation of 18 Government of Mexico correctional professionals from eight different states in Mexico graduated from a two-week course entitled “Correctional Institution Management.”  The course, sponsored by the U.S.-Mexico security cooperation agreement the Merida Initiative, took place at the International Correctional Management Training Center in Canon City, Colorado.  Participants

California and Mexico Sign MOU to Increase Educational Exchanges

Mexico City, July 30, 2014 – “Our governments have placed education at the top of our bilateral priorities because we understand that developing a 21st century workforce is essential to helping our industries remain at the forefront in terms of innovation” – said Ambassador Anthony Wayne during the signing of a California-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding on Higher Education.  The MOU,

California and Mexico Sign Agreement to Foster Trade and Investment

Mexico City, July 30, 2014 – California Governor Edmund G. Brown, accompanied by Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, met with Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo to discuss economic issues, including how to manage the border more efficiently and create linkages in the information technology sector. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand trade and investment, recognizing the already significant

California and Mexico Sign Agreement to Curb Labor Recruiter Abuse

Mexico City, July 30, 2014 – California Governor Edmund G. Brown, accompanied by Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, met with Secretary of Labor Alfonso Navarrete to discuss key labor priorities and sign a Letter of Intent to establish a Mexico-California pilot project on labor recruiter abuse.  The pilot project is slated to curb the abusive practices of recruiters of temporary workers

California and Mexico Sign Agreement on Climate Change

Mexico City, July 28, 2014 – California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Under Secretary of Environment Rodolfo Lacy,  and Jorge Rescala Perez, Director General for Mexico’s National Forest Commission (CONAFOR), signed an agreement on climate change and environment in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The agreement includes four key areas of cooperation: climate change, forest fires, air quality and cleaner vehicles.

Embassy Co-Sponsors First Anti TIP Bike Rally

Mexico City, July 27, 2014 –The U.S. Embassy, along with the Colectivo Contra la Trata de Personas, and the Government of Mexico City co-sponsored a bicycle rally against human trafficking on Sunday, July 27 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the DF. The event was an opportunity to enjoy the city while learning about a critical issue that impacts both Mexico

The United States and Mexico sign statement of intent to strengthen produce safety

Mexico City, July 24, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the government of Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) signed a statement of intent forming a partnership to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products. On Monday, July 21, 2014,

The United States and Mexico sign statement of intent to strengthen produce safety

Mexico City, July 24, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the government of Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) signed a statement of intent forming a partnership to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products. On Monday, July 21, 2014,

Innovation Challenge Mexican Finalists Announced

Mexico City, July 22, 2014 – Two Mexican companies reached the final stage of the “Pathways to Prosperity” Innovation Challenge and have been named as two of the top twelve finalists.  The objective of the challenge is to develop high-impact solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean that empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and advance economic development and prosperity.

OPDAT Training Merida

Mexico City, July 22 2014 – The Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) and the Mexican Office of the Attorney General (PGR) formally inaugurated its first two-week train the trainers course for specialized federal investigators on July 21 in a ceremony in Merida. This course will prepare a cadre of 20 officials and instructors to

West Virginia Businesses Embark on Trade Mission to Mexico

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, July 16, 2014 — Nine West Virginia businesses are on a mission to expand exports to Mexico. The trade mission is being led by the West Virginia Development Office International Division in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, part of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.  Trade between the United States and Mexico generates more

Counselor Shannon Visits Mexico: Trip Focus on Unaccompanied Minors Migrating to U.S.

Mexico City, Mexico, July 16, 2014- Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State and coordinator of unaccompanied migrant children issues, traveled to Mexico City and Tapachula, Mexico from July 13-16 to talk with Mexican government officials about regional capabilities to regulate migration and interdict human smuggling, and to meet Central American migrants to hear about their motivation for

Jovenes en Accion Depart for United States, Begin Yearlong Program to Lead Community Service Projects

México, D.F, a 14 de Julio de 2014 – On Saturday, 102 high school students from 16 Mexican states departed for a four-week trip to the United States, where they will begin a yearlong journey to make a positive impact in their communities through team-based projects. The 2014-15 generation of Jóvenes en Acción will begin their experience in Vermont. They

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 available to support the Mexican

U.S.-Mexico Consular Dialogue: Deepening ties between Mexico and the United States

Mexico City, July 7, 2014 – Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond led a U.S. delegation participating in a follow-up meeting on the Consular Dialogue with the Government of Mexico on July 2, 2014.  The Mexican delegation was led by Director General of Protection of Mexicans Abroad Reyna Torres Mendivil.  The Consular Dialogue, restarted in November 2013,

U.S. Department of Justice Concludes Training for Mexican Investigators and Prosecutors

Mexico City, Jul 3, 2014 – In a ceremony on JULY 3rd, the Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) formally concluded its first two-week train the trainers course for four states of the Escudo Centro program in Puebla. The Attorney Generals from Puebla and Mexico City presided over the ceremony. The training taught 11 investigators,

Ambassador’s Remarks at the July 4 Official Reception

My wife Pam and I are very pleased to welcome you to our home tonight to join us in celebrating our nation’s declaration of independence 238 years ago. On this occasion we pay tribute to the sacrifices and enduring vision of our founding fathers.  They took bold decisions that set the tone for our nation’s development and enshrined the values

Embassy, AmCham and USPO partner to provide Mexican Officials Advanced Workshop to Combat Piracy

Mexico City, July 1, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the American Chamber Mexico hosted an intellectual property workshop designed to combat illegal market places that sell counterfeit and pirated goods to the public.   Over 120 invited guests from both the private and public sectors were present at the workshop.  The invitees included Mexican

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 the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of

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 facing unaccompanied children migrating to

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, the U.S. Agency for International

Ambassador Wayne Discusses Migration and Southern Border Chiapas with Governor Velasco

Mexico City, June 27, 2014 – During his June 26-27 visit to southern Chiapas, Ambassador Wayne had a productive discussion with Chiapas Governor Manuel Velasco Coello on migration issues, U.S. cooperation with the state, and a variety of other topics of mutual interest.  Ambassador Wayne emphasized the U.S. commitment to working with Mexico in a coordinated fashion to strengthen economic

Ambassador Wayne Visits Mexico’s Southern Border

Ambassador Wayne visited southern Chiapas June 26 and 27 to learn more about the economic and security challenges facing the area along Mexico’s southern border and the path unaccompanied children migrants from Central America take to the United States.  He visited two customs and migration ports of entry in Suchiate, and the 21st Century Migration Station in Tapachula.  He met

Science Matters in North America

Mexico City, June 23, 2014-  On June 22nd, Ambassador Wayne joined Under Secretary for North American Affairs Sergio Alcocer in the opening session of a trilateral meeting on “New Horizons in Science,” taking place at Casa de California from June 22 – 23, 2014.  This symposium, hosted by the Mexican Academy of Science and organized in conjunction with the U.S.

Ambassador Wayne: U.S. Committed to Addressing Surge of Unaccompanied Children Migrants across U.S.-Mexico Border; Need Help from Families and Others

Mexico City, June 19, 2014 — “Our nations and communities are facing a serious humanitarian situation caused by the large influx of unaccompanied children migrating primarily from Central American countries through Mexico and entering the United States across the U.S.-Mexico border.  From October 1, 2013, to June 15, 2014, U.S. law enforcement agents apprehended more than 52,000 unaccompanied children entering

U.S.-Mexico Binational Working Group Examines Cooperation in the Areas of Joint Research and Innovation

Mexico City, June 10, 2014 – On June 9 – 10, 2014, more than ninety representatives of U.S. and Mexican government, private sector, higher education community, and civil society met to discuss joint research and innovation between our countries.  The working group, the sixth in a series of binational meetings on the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research

U.S. Ambassador and Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida Discuss Bilateral Collaboration on Labor

MEXICO CITY, June 5, 2014– U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne met today with Mexican Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida to discuss bilateral collaboration on labor issues deemed priorities for both countries. They reaffirmed the commitment made by the U.S. and Mexican Labor Secretaries in April of this year to assist migrant Mexican workers who apply for temporary work

U.S. Ambassador Wayne Joins American Chamber of Commerce for 13th National Convention

Mexico City, June 2, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne joined American Chamber of Commerce President Ernesto Hernandez and Under Secretary of Economy Francisco de Rosenzweig to launch the 13th National Convention of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico. “Our commercial and economic relationship has become one of the most fruitful in the world – defined by openness, cooperation,

U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Promoting Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

On June 1, Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Jose Antonio Meade, Foreign Secretary of Mexico, met to discuss expanded cooperation to promote entrepreneurship and small business growth. The discussion centered on ways in which our countries can build partnerships for small business creation and growth, primarily under the Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council

Joint Statement by North American Agricultural Leaders

Mexico City, Mexico, 19 May 2014 – “We, the agricultural leaders of North America, met today in Mexico City to reaffirm the benefits of fair and open trade for our economies and food security. In recent years, the North American economy has more than doubled and agricultural trade has grown exponentially. “Looking ahead, our common goal is to keep our

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Highlights Recent Trade Breakthroughs with Mexico

Mexico Expands Imports as Vilsack Joins Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food in Mexico City MEXICO CITY, May 19, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted recent progress on a number of trade issues with Mexico following a panel discussion with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Enrique Martínez y Martínez. The panel was part of

Mexican Youth Make a Positive Impact in Their Communities through Jovenes en Accion

Mexico City, May 9, 2014 – Ninety-nine Mexican high school students celebrated a year of hard work and community service during a ceremony to wrap up this year’s generation of Jovenes en Accion, a youth leadership program implemented by the governments of the United States and Mexico together with the private sector. This is the fourth generation of Jovenes en

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark to Mexico & Caribbean on preparedness mission

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark to Mexico & Caribbean on preparedness mission Public invited to tour U.S. Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft The 2014 hurricane season is not far away and to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean get geared up for the season and weather the storm, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series

World Intellectual Property Day 2014- “Movies: A Global Passion”

Mexico City, April 30, 2014 – In celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the National Chamber of Cinematography and Videogram Industry (CANACINE) hosted a movie screening and forum to highlight the importance of intellectual property to the

Ambassador Wayne Visits Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cancer to Highlight U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in Mexico

Mexico City, April 29, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and Ing. Guillermo Wolf, Executive Vice President and General Director of the American Chamber of Commerce, visited Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cancer this morning with several prominent U.S. business executives. The event was designed to highlight the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and the valuable contributions to local communities

U.S. Senator Thomas Carper Visits Mexico City for Discussions with Mexican Officials

Mexico City, April 23, 2014 – This week, U.S. Senator Thomas Carper, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, visited Mexico City to discuss a variety of issues with Mexican officials, including bilateral efforts to address migration and border security matters.  He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne. “I am glad to have had the opportunity to visit

Congressional Delegation led by U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers Visits Mexico City for High Level Meetings

Mexico City, April 16, 2014 –Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, led a U.S. Congressional Delegation to Mexico City this week to discuss a variety of issues with President Pena Nieto and other officials, including bilateral efforts to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. The Delegation also included House Appropriations Committee member Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX), as

USAID Recognizes Mexican Entrepreneurs for Novel Approaches to Development Challenges

EXICO CITY – To foster innovation in Mexico, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne, and Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo today awarded four Mexican entrepreneurs with grants through USAID’s Innovation Fund for the Americas. At an event announcing the awardees, Shah said, “We must continue to fund breakthrough, innovative

U.S. and Mexico Partner to Increase Cacao Production in El Salvador

Mexico City, Mexico, April 15, 2014 – The Governments of the United States and Mexico today partnered with the Government of El Salvador to increase cacao production as an alternative source of income for rural farmers affected by the coffee rust outbreak. This trilateral partnership will support the Government of El Salvador’s agriculture strategy which aims to increase the value

Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Heidi Heitkamp Discuss Trafficking in Persons with Mexican Leaders

Mexico, City, Mexico, April 15, 2014 – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota led a delegation to Mexico City with U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Cindy McCain, of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, to discuss trafficking in persons with senior Mexican officials and leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  The delegation, along with Ambassador Wayne, met with

Ambassador Wayne Speaks at Forum on Migrants

Mexico, D.F., April 9, 2014 –U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne participated today in a conference at the Mexican Senate entitled “The Migrant as a Person: The Center of Migration Policy.”  The forum was hosted by the Senate and the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and brought together experts from a wide variety of fields to discuss legislative, policy, and civil society

The United States and Mexico Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights

Mexico City, Mexico, April 3, 2014 – The United States and Mexico held the 6th round of the Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights in Mexico City today.  Mexico and the United States agreed to seek new opportunities to work together to protect and promote human rights.  Respect for human rights is a priority for both governments, which value their ability to maintain

U.S. Department of Justice Begins State-Level Training in Trafficking in Persons

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, March 31, 2014 – U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training began its first state-level training of future trafficking in persons (TIP) instructors from the National Migration Institute (INM) and the Chiapas State Attorney General’s Office (PGJ) today. This TIP course is the first step in developing a cadre of qualified instructors

Ambassador Wayne Travels to Chiapas to promote people-to-people, environmental, and educational ties

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, March 28, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne visited the State of Chiapas on March 28 to promote people-to-people, environmental, and educational ties between the United States and Chiapas. During his trip, the Ambassador celebrated the third anniversary of the Franklin Corner in Tuxtla Gutierrez, met with Chiapas Governor Manuel Velasco Coello, Secretary of the Environment Carlos

Ambassador Wayne and Chiapas Governor Velasco Talk Environmental Cooperation, Immigration, Border Management, and Education

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, March 28, 2014 –U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne visited the State of Chiapas on March 28 to promote ties between the United States and Chiapas. During his trip, the Ambassador met with Governor Manuel Velasco Coello, Secretary of Southern Border Enrique Zamora, State Attorney General Raciel Lopez Salazar, and Senator Roberto Albores Gleason and discussed environmental cooperation, immigration,

American Correctional Association Conference Closes with 26 Mexican States Advancing Towards Accreditation

Mexico. D.F.  March 27, 2014 —U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne, along with Jorge Mario Galan, Coordinator of the Penitentiary Conference and Jeff Washington, Deputy Executive Director of the American Correctional Association (ACA) presided today over the closing of the first ACA Conference in Mexico. “The ACA is thrilled to have hosted our first conference in Mexico,” said Jeff Washington. “The conference

Unprecedented Colorado River Pulse Flow is the Result of Years of U.S.-Mexico Cooperation

Mexico City, March 27, 2014 – U.S. Officials praised Thursday’s release of more than 100,000 acre feet of water from the Morelos Dam on the Colorado River as a symbol of the enduring environmental and scientific cooperation between the United States and Mexico. “An environmental water release of this kind is unprecedented in the history of international water sharing agreements,”

Ambassador Wayne Addresses ‘The North American Challenge’ at Annual American Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Mexico City, March 25, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne gave opening remarks at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mexico.   The theme of this year’s AmCham Annual Meeting was “The North American Challenge:  The endless quest for bolstering economic prosperity in the region.” Ambassador Wayne said “We cannot talk about North America without highlighting the

Ambassador Wayne Visits Morelos to Promote U.S-Mexico Educational Exchanges

Cuernavaca, March 24, 2014 – On March 24, Ambassador of the United States to Mexico Anthony Wayne visited Cuernavaca, Morelos to participate in a panel discussion organized by La Salle University, titled: “Oportunidades y apoyos para la colaboración y movilidad académica entre México y Estados Unidos, 100,000 Strong.”  The event was part of a three day meeting from March 24

Ambassador Wayne’s Visit to Morelos

Cuernavaca, Morelos, March 24, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with Morelos Governor Graco Ramirez and his education and security teams. Ambassador Wayne and Governor Ramirez discussed current and future cooperation on economic investment and educational exchanges with members of Ramirez’s economic cabinet.  The Ambassador also received briefings on the state government’s plans to promote tourism and cultural programming.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Signs Updated Declaration of Principles Agreement with Minister Luis Videgaray

Mexico City, March 20, 2014 – Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today signed an updated “Declaration of Principles” agreement with Minister Luis Videgaray Caso of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. “The Declaration of Principles we signed today reaffirms the shared commitment of the United States and Mexico to collaborate on security matters

Governor of Massachusetts Leads Innovation Trade Mission to Mexico

Mexico City, March 20, 2014 – The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, is in Mexico City this week leading an innovation trade mission that brings together business executives, state economic development officials, government officials and emerging sector leaders from the State of Massachusetts with the objective of strengthening existing relationships and building new ones with the emerging innovation economy of

Secretary Johnson emphasized the importance of collaboration with Mexican counterparts

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address on “The 21st Century Border, Economy and Tourism” at an event hosted by the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology event (COMCE). More than 350 leading business people, members of congress, and journalists who have an interest in facilitating cross-border trade attended the

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Encourages a Binational Approach to Border Management

Mexico City, March 19, 2014 – Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address on “The 21st Century Border, Economy and Tourism” at an event hosted by the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology event (COMCE). More than 350 leading business people, members of congress, and journalists who have an interest

President Obama’s Initiative Provides $100,000 in Grants to Mexican Universities

Mexico City, March 10, 2014 – Innovative plans to expand international student mobility by ten universities across Latin America were recognized with $25,000 capacity-building grants as part of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.  Four of the ten winning universities were from Mexico, a clear sign of the U.S. government’s engagement and support for increasing bilateral higher education

Second Annual International Anti-Gang Conference and Training Commences in Mexico City

Mexico City, March 10, 2014 – Today the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched the second annual International Anti-Gang Conference and Training in Mexico City.  The week-long training includes over 300 participants from throughout the region including law enforcement officials from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Belize. “This Conference represents

U.S. Embassy Commemorates International Women’s Day

Mexico City, March 7, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is commemorating International Women’s Day with a series of events and outreach on issues important to women – and men – in both Mexico and the United States.  As the United Nations’ theme for 2014 explains, “Equality for women is progress for all.” March 7, Secretary of State

U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research Working Group Discusses Potential of Cooperation on Higher Education in Bord

Mexico City, March 6, 2014 – On March 5 and 6, over 90 U.S. and Mexican government, private sector, civil society and higher education representatives met at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to discuss the potential of the border region for binational higher education cooperation and exchanges.  The working group discussed ways to build cooperation among academic

U.S. Embassy Resident Legal Advisor Calls on Communities to Help Prevent Human Trafficking

Tlaxcala, March 6, 2014 – At a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) forum held by El Centro Fray Julian Garces Derechos Humanos y Desarrolllo, Resident Legal Advisor from the U.S. Embassy Janet Turnbull spoke about the causes of human trafficking and the importance of coordination between the U.S. and Mexican governments to the prevention and prosecution of TIP cases. The event

U.S. Embassy Convenes Key Leaders in International Women’s Day Celebration and Honors Mexican Women of Courage

Mexico City, March 5, 2014 — On March 5, Ambassador Wayne, with the co-sponsorship of Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, hosted key leaders from government, civil society and the private sector at a reception to commemorate International Women’s Day. The reception, held at the Ambassador’s residence, was an opportunity to underscore the United States’ commitment

American Baseball Players Hit a Home Run to Empower Mexican Youth, Promote Gender Equality

Mexico City, March 1, 2014 – Ambassador Wayne threw out the first pitch at a youth baseball clinic today at the Santa Cruz Meyehualco sports field in Iztapalapa, with American players Ken Griffey Jr., Natasha Watley, and Joe Logan. Iztapalapa Delegado Jesus Valencia, the SEGOB representative Maestro Xiuh Tenorio Antiga, the IDDF representative Pedro Martínez Balderas, and the Iztapalapa Public

U.S. Embassy Statement on Joaquin Guzman Loera’s Arrest

Mexico City, February 24, 2014 – Retired Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Phil Jordan’s remarks, and those of other retired law enforcement officials, do not reflect the views of the United States government.  The arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was a significant achievement for Mexico and a major step forward in our shared fight against transnational organized crime, violence,

Chairman of U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Welcomed to Mexico by President Peña Nieto

Mexico City, February 18, 2014– The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), met President Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade at Los Pinos. “I was honored to meet with President Peña Nieto, members of his cabinet, and my counterparts in the Mexican Senate,” said Chairman Menendez. “The bilateral relationship

Ambassador Wayne: Data Sharing Key to Mexico-United States Border Development

Mexico City, February 14, 2014 – Ambassador Wayne witnessed the signing of an agreement between the Mexican Technology Platform (PTM) and the Mexican National Statistics Agency (INEGI) that paves the way for increased economic data sharing between Mexico and the United States.  PTM is a non-profit organization that connects public and private sector actors to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in

U.S. Exports Reach $2.3 Trillion in 2013

Washington, D.C. – The United States has set another annual record for the fourth consecutive year by exporting $2.3 trillion in goods and services in 2013, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department. The data also reveals that U.S. exports supported nearly 10 million American jobs in 2013. In December,