Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Washington, D.C., May 17, 2018 – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  Following the G-20, the Deputy Secretary will travel to Brasilia, Brazil to meet with leaders and launch the U.S.-Brazil Security Forum. Full text in the Department of State website.
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Department of State offers $5 million Reward for information on Cartel Leader Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez

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

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

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

Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the political and humanitarian crisis and restoring democracy in Venezuela; stemming ...
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Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

WASHINGTON—Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. During their meeting, Secretary Nielsen and President Peña Nieto discussed their efforts to improve border security through close collaboration. They focused on ways to facilitate more secure trade and ...
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Secretary Nielsen Enters Agreements With Mexican Officials To Strengthen U.S. Mexico Relationship

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to meet with her Mexican counterparts to discuss economic and national security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. In separate bilateral meetings with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso and Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida, Secretary ...
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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to Mexico

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from March 26 – 27 to participate in bilateral meetings with Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso. She will also meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Department of Homeland Security employees. These ...
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Events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system

Weeklong program of events for Mexico’s justice sector advances consolidation of the accusatory criminal justice system Mexico City, March 9, 2018 — Today is the culmination of a weeklong program of events organized under the Merida Initiative, including conferences, interdisciplinary exchanges, and fora for U.S. and Mexican criminal justice sector actors.  Throughout the week U.S. federal judges ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date:  March 1, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens.  U.S. Government ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

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

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

Mexico City, February 13, 2018 – Last week, in an example ofNorth American security collaboration against the threat of fentanyl, the governments of the United States, Mexico and Canada joined together to provide fentanyl detection training to Mexican Tax and Customs Agency (SAT) and Federal Police officials along with their canine law enforcement partners. The ...
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Merida Initiative support helps 13 Mexican Penitentiaries Achieve or Maintain International Accreditation

Orlando, Florida, 8 January, 2018 — At their 2018 Winter Conference, the American Correctional Association (ACA) formally accredited 11 Mexican penitentiary institutions, including the central offices of the Guanajuato State Prisons Commission, and re-accredited another two facilities.  With this announcement, the number of internationally accredited Mexican penitentiary institutions totals 81, making Mexico the leader outside ...
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Press Availability at the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexican Secretary of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, and Mexican Acting Attorney General Alberto Elias Beltran Dean Acheson Auditorium   December 14, 2017 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good morning. Thank you for being here. I’m glad to participate in this second ...
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Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organization   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will convene the second high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts to continue discussion on strategies to disrupt transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) on December 14 at 9:00 a.m. ...
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Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Mexico and the United States of America Strengthen their Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights   The United States and Mexico held the 9th annual Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights today at the State Department in Washington, D.C. As strong bilateral partners and close neighbors, authorities from ...
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Joint Declaration

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

Mexico City, December 1, 2017— Representatives from Mexico, Canada, and the United States met in Mexico City December 1, 2017, for the Second Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue (NADD). As part of the commitments of the North American Leaders Summit (NALS), the President of Mexico, the President of the United States and the ...
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Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative

Media Statement on the Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative   WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the 21st Century Border Executive Steering Committee continued its discussion on the strategic partnership between the United States and Mexico on securing the border and improving border efficiency. The U.S. delegation was led by Department of State ...
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USTR Releases Updated NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released an updated summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This update marks the first time USTR has released a second updated version of negotiating objectives. The new objectives update the previous objectives published on July 17, ...
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Discovery Kids and U.S. Embassy announce partnership to incentivize love for science among youth

Mexico City, November 14, 2017—Discovery Kids and the United States Embassy in Mexico announced a partnership to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education among 8-12 year-old girls through a series of short episodes titled “Why, oh why?” They will air in Discovery Kids in November. This joint venture between both organizations seeks to increase ...
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Two Zeta Cartel Members Sentenced To Life Prison Terms In Slaying Of Ice Special Agent Jaime Zapata

Two Zeta Cartel Members Sentenced To Life Prison Terms In Slaying Of Ice Special Agent Jaime Zapata And Attempted Murder Of Ice Special Agent Victor Avila Five Other Defendants to be Sentenced Tomorrow WASHINGTON – Two Mexican nationals were sentenced today to two terms of life in prison for the murder of a federal officer, attempted ...
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Unites States donates $100K for earthquake structural assessment

Mexico City, November 1, 2017 – The US Government, through USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, continues to provide assistance to Mexico in the aftermath of the September 19 earthquake. To support much-needed inspections of homes, schools, and businesses damaged by the earthquake, USAID/OFDA is providing $100K to the global engineering firm Miyamoto International, which will work together with and train Mexican engineers ...
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Statement from the President on the Terrorist Attack in New York City

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families. My Administration will provide its full support to the New York City Police Department, including through a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We offer our thanks to the first responders who stopped the ...
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Emilio Quintero, Cousin to Rafael Caro Quintero, Arrested in U.S.

SAN DIEGO – Major Mexican drug cartel leader Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, aka Cadete, was arraigned in federal court on October 11, 2017, following his arrest by United States law enforcement at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on charges arising out of the Southern District of California. Quintero Navidad is the cousin of fugitive ...
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Readout of USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to Mexico City

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

The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy.  Terrorists continue to target commercial aviation, and the United States continues to work with our partners to raise the baseline of global aviation security and keep the entire traveling public safe. Terrorist groups are actively working to compromise passenger aircraft, including ...
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Readout of USAID Administrator Green’s Meeting with Ambassador Agustin Garcia-Lopez

Readout of USAID Administrator Green’s Meeting with Ambassador Agustin Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director, Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation   The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Ambassador Agustin Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) ...
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United States and Mexico Partner to Improve Prosperity, and Good Governance in Central America

The two countries will work together with Central American governments to improve trade, increase transparency, grow prosperity Mexico City, October 26, 2017 – Today United States Agency for International Development Administrator Green met with officials from the government Mexico today to deepen their commitment to advance prosperity in Central America. Over the next six months, the two ...
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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert on October 24th

  n addition to that, I’d like to mention to you our Deputy Secretary John Sullivan was in Mexico yesterday. He traveled to Mexico, and during his trip he delivered remarks to the annual Mexican Business Summit, where he reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship. Deputy Secretary Sullivan also met with Mexican President ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green to Visit Mexico

Mexico City, October 24, 2017 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Mexico City from October 25-27 to announce new areas of cooperation between the United States and Mexico in Central America and survey USAID projects, including technical assistance provided after the September 19, 2017, earthquake in Mexico ...
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Final Fugitive Arrested In Murder Case of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

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

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

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its program EnfoqueDH, along with Citizens in Support of Human Rights, AC (CADHAC), and the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon signed an agreement to provide technical assistance in the field of human rights. This collaboration among civil society and the governments seeks to ...
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Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Third Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Ambassador Lighthizer: Good Afternoon.  First, thank you Minister Freeland, Canadian government officials as well as Canadian citizens for the welcome and hospitality you have provided to us in hosting this third round. I would like to also offer the thoughts and prayers of Americans for our friends in Mexico who are dealing with these terrible ...
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$5 Million Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest And/Or Conviction Of Fausto Isidro Meza -Flores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First National Forensic Sciences Symposium promotes greater collaboration between justice sector actors in support of Mexico’s accusatory criminal justice system   Mexico City, August 7, 2017 – The first National Forensic Sciences Symposium in Mexico opened today.  Nearly 200 forensic laboratory directors, quality assurance managers and technical leaders, as well as several State Attorney Generals, from Mexico’s ...
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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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NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 17

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

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

Puebla, July 7, 2017 – A ceremony today commemorated the international accreditation of the forensic laboratories of the Puebla Attorney General’s office, granted by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The laboratories accredited were: Genetics, Ballistics, Chemistry, Questioned Documents and CSI. Puebla is the first state in Mexico to achieve ANAB accreditation of its forensic ...
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Joint Statement from Ambassadors and UN Human Rights in Mexico in Support of LGBTI Pride Parade

Mexico City, June 22, 2017 – “In our countries in Mexico and in the world we are convinced that all individuals and all families must be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. We take very seriously our role as defenders of equality of human rights for ...
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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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Joint Statement on Trilateral Agriculture Meetings

Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & Secretary Calzada (Mexico) Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings in Savannah, Georgia SAVANNAH, GA, June 20, 2017 – Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ...
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Event Featuring Prominent Hurricane Experts in Cancun

The Cancun Chapter of the Overseas Security Advisory Council Hosts Event Featuring Prominent Hurricane Experts CANCUN, Quintana Roo June 5, 2017 – Over 70 business executives, civic representatives, government officials and other invited guests attended presentations by renowned hurricane experts Doctor Lixion Avila of the United States National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Specialist Unit and Doctor Omar ...
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Trump Administration Announces Intent to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through these negotiations, the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. economy by improving U.S. opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico. ...
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Public’s Help Requested in Search for Fugitive

The FBI and Tacoma Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a fugitive whom investigators believe is responsible for murders in the Tacoma, Washington area. Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos, 25, may be in Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish. Villalba Mederos is known to have family living in the Las Grutas, Guerrero ...
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U.S. and Mexico join forces to ensure correct identification and secure handling of Fentanyl

Mexico City, May 16, 2017 – The first National Fentanyl Conference for Forensic Chemists opened today in Mexico City.  With it comes the recognition of the potential dangers of fentanyl, not only for users but also those responsible for detecting and managing the drug, as well as the need for continued collaboration between countries affected ...
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Readout of Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan’s Trip to Mexico City

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

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, through the Tax Administration Service, met today in Mexico City to advance the development of Customs in the 21st century for both the United States and Mexico. Recognizing the importance of facilitating cross border flows, officials from both countries expressed ...
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JOINT STATEMENT BY U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS AND MEXICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL RAÚL CERVANTES ANDRADE ON TOMAS YARRINGTON ARREST

WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Mexican Attorney General Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade released the following statement on the arrest of Tomas Yarrington: “The detention of Mexican ex-Governor Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, on April 9, 2017, in Florence, Italy, was the result of law enforcement cooperation between Mexican, Italian and U.S. authorities. “Yarrington faces ...
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READOUT OF MEETING BETWEEN U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS AND MEXICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL RAÚL CERVANTES ANDRADE

WASHINTON – The Attorneys General of Mexico, Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade, and of the United States, Jeff Sessions, met on April 18, 2017, to follow up on matters discussed during their previous meeting of March 20, 2017, and to continue strengthening their bilateral law enforcement cooperation.   Both sides discussed recent statements made by U.S. ...
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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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U.S Consulates General in Monterrey and Guadalajara Offer Video Storytelling Workshop

More than 75 journalists and non-government, educational, and government organizations from the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Durango, Jalisco, and Michoacán participated in a Video Storytelling workshop offered by Christoph Geiseler, founder of the One Minute Academy. Participants learned methods for producing one minute length videos to more effectively promote ...
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Consul General Timothy Zuñiga-Brown Speaks at two Major Universities in Monterrey

Consul General Timothy Timothy Zuñiga-Brown was invited to give remarks at two of Monterrey’s major universities during the week of April 3, 2017. On April 4, the Consul General offered the presentation, “Diplomacy of the United States in the World and the Bilateral Relationship with Mexico” and answered questions from students in attendance. The event ...
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Leah Katz-Hernández in Durango and Monterrey

Former White House West Wing Receptionist and advocate for the deaf community, Ms. Leah Katz-Hernandez visited Mexico for a week of activities and advocacy.  As the keynote speaker in the Educate for Life conference held in Durango on March 29 organized by the Juarez University in the State of Durango, Ms. Katz-Hernandez shared her life ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Human Trafficking Fugitive On ICE’s Top 10 List Extradited To United States From Mexico

Fugitive Faces Criminal Charges For Sex Trafficking In Eastern District Of New York Raul Granados-Rendon, who had been on ICE’s most wanted list since 2010, was arrested in September 2016 in Mexico, following a joint investigation between ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Mexico City, HSI New York and the Mexican Federal Police. He was extradited to ...
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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.
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Funding Opportunity for Community Small grants in Northeast Mexico

This call for proposals is closed, thanks for your interest. Consulate launches call for proposals to carry out community projects in Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and /or Zacatecas   For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, in coordination with the U.S. Consulates General in Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, ...
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Little Citizens: Promoting a Culture of Lawfulness among Children

U.S. Consul General in Monterrey Timothy-Zúñiga-Brown and representatives of local non-government organization Formando Emprendedores ABP presented the progress of its Little Citizens (Pequeños Ciudadanos) a program which seeks to strengthen the culture of lawfulness among children. This initiative was one of ten projects that received funding from the Public Affairs Section for community programs in ...
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The United States Consulate General in Monterrey announces bulk auction sale.

The United States Consulate General in Monterrey is pleased to announce a bulk auction sale. We will make six auction lots available:   Lot Type Number of Items Included Original Purchase Price (MXN) Minimum Bid (MXN) 1 Furniture 478 $3,141,440.91 $150,000 2 Electronics 102 $2,498,759.56 $25,000 3 Appliances 16 $118,321.29 $3,500 4 Electronics 41 $473,369.40 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Merida Initiative Police Professionalization Efforts Highlighted

Mexico City, October 18, 2016 — Last weekend, Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and representatives from INL Mexico attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego.  At the conference, Assistant Secretary Brownfield met with National Security ...
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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 ...
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Administrator of the SBA Maria Contreras-Sweet travels to Mexico

WASHINGTON – Maria Contreras-Swee t, 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 ...
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Tijuana Visit Showcases Continued Advances in State Penitentiary System

Tijuana, Baja California, September 9, 2016 — Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel S. Foote from the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) today completed a two-day visit to Tijuana where he visited the CERESO El Hongo II state penitentiary facility and the La Mesa courthouse, Tijuana. Both CERESO El Hongo II and the ...
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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 ...
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Procurement Partnership with Mexico

MEXICO CITY, September 6, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Government of Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration, Secretaría de la Función Pública (SFP), formalized a partnership that will promote transparency, increased competition and best value in the procurement of public works and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Under this agreement, USTDA and ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on U.S. – Mexico Air Transport Agreement Entry into Force

We welcome the entry into force on August 21 of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States and Mexico that was signed on December 18, 2015.  This new agreement will expand travel and trade between the United States and Mexico, and facilitate broader economic growth in both countries. By providing greater opportunities for passenger ...
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Treasury Designates Top Sinaloa Cartel Associates

Action Targets Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Associates of Sinaloa Cartel Leaders Ismael Zambada Garcia and Joaquin Guzman Loera WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Mexican nationals and two Mexican companies pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  Juan Manuel Alvarez Inzunza, ...
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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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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 ...
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Helping to Consolidate Mexico’s New Criminal Justice System through support for Forensic Sciences

Under Mexico’s new accusatory criminal justice system, professional and effective criminal investigations are critical to the success of law enforcement efforts and criminal prosecutions. Forensic sciences are a fundamental part of any criminal investigation, encompassing the collection, preservation and analysis of evidence. Furthermore, forensic scientists may be called upon to testify as expert witnesses during ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Consular Expo in Culiacan, Sinaloa

On May 24-25, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo held the first annual Consular Expo in the state of Sinaloa in an effort to reach the community there to provide information on a wide range of consular services.  The event was held in conjunction with Mexico partner agencies, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE),  Registro ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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United States Supports Mexican Penitentiaries

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

On January 22, DIF Ascensión received a donation worth more than $12,000 in donated classroom furniture and school supplies from U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) to benefit La Gaviota primary school in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee personally attended the ceremony to deliver the donated items.  The donation was part of USNORTHCOM’s ...
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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 ...
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ICE El Paso removes Mexican fugitive wanted for 1998 murder of Dutch woman

EL PASO, Texas — A fugitive criminal alien, who is wanted for murdering a Dutch national in Mexico 16 years ago, was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Ramiro Adame-Lopez, 51, was living and working illegally in the United States.  ERO officers turned him over ...
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