Remarks of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Duncan at the US Independence Day Celebration

Mexico City, 28 June, 2018 – Bienvenidos a todos, nos complace que nos acompañe esta tarde, distinguidos invitados, damas y caballeros.  242 years ago on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress  adopted a declaration declaring the independence of the colonies from Great Britain.  That declaration proclaimed the equality of all men and their rights to life, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires remarks for the Army’s Birthday Ceremony

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

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

Our engagement in the Americas, of course, is not a recent phenomenon. Since the birth of our republic, the United States has had strong relationships in the Western Hemisphere, bonds built on geography, shared values, and robust economic ties. We strive to coexist peacefully and to do so in a mutually beneficial way. Full text in the Department of State website
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at the Washington Conference on the Americas

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

Lima, Peru, April 15, 2018 – THE VICE PRESIDENT: Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas. And I bring greetings and great ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Remarks during Ground Breaking Ceremony

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

Issued on: January 30, 2018 Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American People — and to address their concerns, ...
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Keynote Address at the Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

Good morning everyone, I am delighted to be here, and thank you, Andy, for that introduction. We have one other thing in common, which is some quality time spent in New Jersey, my home state, so I am delighted to meet a fellow New Jersian. I am really delighted to be here, and thank the ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations New York, New York 10:04 A.M. EDT   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. As millions of ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Santos of Colombia in Joint Press Conference

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  President Santos, thank you for the warm welcome you and Maria Clemencia have shown to me and my wife, Karen. It was an honor, along with President Donald Trump, to welcome you to the White House during your historic visit in May.  And now it is a personal honor for me to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Launching of the Blue Heart Campaign 2.0 “#AQUÍ ESTOY”

Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Launching of the Blue Heart Campaign 2.0 “#AQUÍ ESTOY” Against Trafficking in Persons   Good Afternoon. Secretary Osorio Chong, Mr. Brandolino, President of CONAGO, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Distinguished members of the presidium, Welcome to all and thank you for the invitation and your presence here today. As we commemorate ...
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Statement by Secretary John F. Kelly

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

Good morning everyone. I am very sorry I cannot be physically present with you today, but I know you are in very good company: Mr. Renato Sales, and Jose Alberto Rodriguez Calderon, the hosts of this conference. Events like these that bring together different actors of the penitentiary system with others of similar interests are ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan at a Solo Press Availability

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon. Welcome to this press conference of the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. He will start with a brief declaration and then he will answer some questions. I will assign the persons that will be allowed to ask the questions. Please use your mikes. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, thank you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at True Economic Talks Conference

Thanks Jaime and Luis for your invitation. Good afternoon, everyone. I’d rather sit here and keep things informal. I will use my cue cards. You can always tell who is not a native speaker because they always use cue cards. I think the title of this conference is very appropriate and very well selected, ‘Facing ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV:  (Via translation) Who was bringing you up?  Who was giving you your manners? Mr. Secretary of State, dear colleagues. We met in Bonn on February 16, where I told you about Moscow’s basic views on Russian-US relations and international affairs. In the few months since then, many statements have been made in ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children.  It was a slow and brutal death for so many.  Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very ...
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The Ambassador’s Remarks for the 101 Women Leaders’ Breakfast

As Prepared It is a real pleasure to be here today with so many distinguished women who are being honored for their leadership in Mexico and beyond. As the first woman Ambassador of the United States to Mexico, I am accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Today is the opposite of that, ...
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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 ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Welcome Remarks to Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Remarks of President Donald J. Trump – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address

As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will ...
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Secretary Kerry Statement: Arrest of Suspect in Guadalajara

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to thank the Government of Mexico for their swift and decisive arrest of a suspect in the heinous attack against our Foreign Service Officer colleague in Guadalajara, Mexico. The safety and security of U.S. citizens and our diplomatic staff overseas are ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for CBP Inspection Tour and Briefing at Mariposa Port of Entry

It is a pleasure and honor for me to be here today to mark this historic occasion. While the strong cooperation between our two governments has been evident across many areas – from trade to security collaboration, with this event today, those strong government-to-government ties are even more obvious. For the millions of U.S. and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Instituto Tecnológico de Nogales

Good afternoon. It is indeed an honor for me to be here with you. I want to thank the director of the ITN, José Escárcega Castellanos, for hosting me this afternoon. I am very impressed by the work this university is doing at the border and you play a vital role in this community with ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks Lunch with Nuevo Laredo’s Economic Leaders

Good afternoon and thank you to Sergio Pérez Cervantes and the Asociación de Agentes Aduanales for hosting today’s event. What I love about visiting the border region is seeing the dynamism that emerges when two countries, two economies, and two cultures blend together. The border is proud of its many unique traditions, and with good ...
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Statement by Ambassador Jacobson

Mexico City, November 9, 2016—“After a long campaign, the American people have spoken and democracy has been heard.  President Obama phoned the victor this morning to congratulate him.  The President invited President-elect Trump to meet with him at the White House tomorrowto discuss the transition.  Ensuring a smooth transition of power will be a top ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson Foro Nacional – Sumemos Causas

Good afternoon. President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, Ambassador Duncan Taylor, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Secretario de Gobernación; Attorney General Raúl Cervantes, Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz, Delegation of Miguel Hidalgo and María Elena Morera and José Octavio López Presa, from Causa en Común.Thank you all for the warm reception. I want to express my ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the AmCham Monterrey Chapter’s Annual Meeting

Good morning and thank you President Alberto de Armas for inviting me to your annual meeting. I am excited to be back here in Monterrey, after so many years. You meet at a crucial time – a time of testing, a crossroads where it will become clear whether we’re going to move forward in this ...
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Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at U.S. Mexico Border Summit El Paso

Remarks — as prepared for delivery — Good afternoon. I’m happy to be here with my friend and counterpart Ambassador Sada. And thank you, Congressman O’Rourke, for agreeing to moderate this discussion and for all that you have done and continue to do for the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Thank you as well to Rolando Pablos and ...
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Opening Remarks in Celebration of World Day Against TIP, IOM Inagural Judicial Sector Trafficking In Persons Training

by Joaquin Monserrate, U.S. Embassy Political Counselor Good morning. I am honored to be here with you today alongside, Judge Edgar Elias Azar, Chairman of the Superior Court of Justice; Roberto Campa Cifrian, Undersecretary fro Prevention and Citizen Participation of the Interior Ministry; Christopher Gascon, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration; members ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

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

“Looking around and seeing so many familiar faces—faces of friends and colleagues with whom I have worked for years—I have a deep sense of gratitude. I am particularly grateful for the trust invested in me by President Obama, who nominating me, and for the constant and unwavering support from Vice President Biden and Secretary of ...
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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 ...
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Assistant Secretary Jacobson’s As Prepared Remarks at Brown University’s Stephen A. Ogden Lecture on “Anti-Corruption in the Western Hemisphere”

Thank you, President Paxson. It’s a great pleasure to be back at Brown—the first time in a while that I’m not taking the tour with one of my children. When I first received the invitation to give the Stephen A. Ogden lecture, I was very flattered. Then I looked up previous speakers, and thought: This ...
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Remarks to The Press by Vice President Joe Biden and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

PRESIDENT PEÑA NIETO: (As interpreted.) Mr. Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Joseph Biden; distinguished members of the delegation accompanying him; distinguished members of the official delegation of Mexico; ladies and gentlemen. First of all, Mr. Vice President, as I was able to tell you personally, I would like to reiterate the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden At The U.S – Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

THE VICE PRESIDENT: (In progress) meeting with the CEOs, the so-called stakeholders meeting. And I’m going to repeat very briefly a little bit of what I said there because I want the Mexico and American press to quite frankly — to hear it, and to disabuse some folks of some of the things they’re hearing ...
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Joint Statement 2016 U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

The U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) is the premier forum for bilateral economic cooperation, promoting mutual economic growth and prosperity, job creation, and global competitiveness for Mexico and the United States.  Today, in Mexico City, U.S. Vice President Biden and Mexican Secretary Videgaray co-chaired the third Cabinet-level meeting to highlight the significant progress made during ...
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Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event – Freedom of the Press

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, and good morning everybody. And weeks ago – and I did receive the invitation to come here weeks before we knew whether or not Jason would be able to be released, and the others – I really looked forward to being here for this celebration, special celebration of the opening of ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Under Secretary Selig – Press Roundtable with Economia, Mexico City, Mexico

MEXICO CITY – U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig today concluded a visit to Mexico City where he met with senior government officials and business leaders to promote the benefits the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can bring to both nations’ economies. The TPP is a new, high-standard trade agreement that levels ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the July 4 Official Reception

My wife Pamela and I are very happy that you are with us tonight to celebrate the 239th anniversary of our nation’s declaration of independence which began our country’s journey to create a better democratic form of government. We continue that journey today as we work to strengthen and defend our democracy. Some of you ...
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White House Statement on Mexico’s Climate Announcement

The U.S. welcomes the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) submission by President Peña Nieto earlier today and applauds Mexico for being the first major emerging economy to formally submit its INDC.  Mexico is setting an example for the rest of the world by submitting an INDC that is timely, clear, ambitious, and supported by robust, unconditional policy ...
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End Corruption Now, Together

By U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne Exclusive op-ed for El Universal newspaper – December 9, 2014 Imagine a city where the people have lost faith in the institutions of government, from politicians to police.  Under a corrupt government, bribes are the norm and organized crime is allowed to flourish.  Corruption is so pervasive that ...
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Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Appeal of Conscience Foundation

Mr. President, Rabbi Schneier, Archbishop Demetrios, Your Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen: I am deeply honored to join our friend Rabbi Schneier in presenting this year’s World Statesman Award to the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. I think we all would agree that the concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in ...
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Chargé’s Remarks at the Senate Forum on Unaccompanied Minor Children

Thank you to Senator Guerra for the invitation to participate in this very important meeting today.  And thank you to the other members of the panel for their work on this vital issue . From October 1, 2013, to June 15, 2014, U.S. law enforcement agents apprehended more than 52,000 children entering the United States ...
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Managua Extraordinary Declaration

The increasing numbers of unaccompanied children irregularly migrating represent a significant humanitarian protection challenge, and enforcement of the laws in our region. The Vice Ministers and the Heads of Delegation, recognizing the gravity of the challenge and the fact that unaccompanied migrant children are often victims of terrible crime during the migration process, are committed ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson at the wilson center’s “Envisioning a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” Panel

Excerpts (Please click to watch the video of remarks and event) On Economics: In the United States, we sell more to Mexico than to Brazil, Russia, India, and China combined … We sell more than $1.5 billion in trade daily with Mexico, supporting millions of jobs… …What we needed to do together was bring the economic and commercial side of the [U.S.-Mexican] relationship back into ...
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