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

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

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

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

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

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

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Mexico City, Mexico July 13, 2018 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon, and welcome to the Foreign Affairs Office. We are going to give a message to the media with the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo from the United States and the Chancellor Luis Videgaray Caso, if you could ...
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Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Travel to Mexico

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

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

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

We congratulate Mr. Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement Party on his election as the next president of Mexico based on the initial results issued by Mexico’s electoral authorities.  These elections demonstrated the Mexican people’s commitment to democratic values.   The United States and Mexico share a lasting friendship based on strong economic, cultural, ...
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The Diplomatic Community Commemorates 40 Years of Rights for All in LGBT+ Pride Parade

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

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

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

The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation for ...
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Sports Diplomacy: Consulates Host Youth Baseball Camps with Former MLB Players

Former Major League Baseball players,  Pedro Feliciano  and  Francisco Cordero , traveled to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in May 2018 to conduct baseball camps benefiting more than 700 local children in partnership with Major League Baseball Players Association, the Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy program and the U.S. Consulates General in Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo. Feliciano ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Videgaray discussed continued cooperation on managing a shared border and the ...
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Department of State offers $5 million Reward for information on Cartel Leader Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez

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

Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Venezuelan Civil Society The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with representatives from Venezuelan civil society on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. The Acting Secretary and the Administrator applauded ...
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Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List   WASHINGTON – Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson, U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary James Walsh, and U.S. Marshals Service Acting Associate ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Partners with DIF at Viva México Shelter

TAPACHULA, Mexico, March 27, 2018 – Desarrollo Integral para la Familia (DIF) partnered with Coast Guardsman from the United States Coast Guard Cutter STEADFAST at “Viva México” Temporary Shelter for Migrant Minors Monday morning.  Coast Guardsmen assisted with renovation projects at the shelter, which was made possible through the partnership between the U.S. Department of ...
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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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Treasury Increases Pressure on Mexican Heroin Traffickers

New Kingpin Act Sanctions Target Joel Efren Ruelas Avila Washington –The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today increased its pressure on major Mexican heroin traffickers by targeting individuals and companies close to the new leadership of the Ruelas Torres drug trafficking organization (Ruelas Torres DTO).  Treasury imposed additional sanctions on ...
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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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Review of Secretary Tillerson’s Trip to Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco Palmieri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs The Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC February 9, 2018 MODERATOR: Welcome, everybody. We’re going to get started. We have about 30 minutes for this briefing, so I don’t want to waste any time. I would like to welcome Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary ...
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Fact Sheet – U.S. Embassy Mexico City Ground Breaking

Design Architect Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Davis Brody Bond Architects, A Joint Venture General Contractor Caddell Construction Site 8.5-acres Total Project Budget $943.1 Million General Information   The multi-building complex is being constructed on an 8.5-acre site in the New Polanco District of Mexico City, Mexico. The new Embassy will provide a secure, ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Remarks during Ground Breaking Ceremony

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

Secretary’s Remarks: Joint Press Availability With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland MODERATOR: (In progress) (Via interpreter) everybody and welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We thank you for being here for the meeting of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of North America: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ...
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Celebrating 120 years of historical ties (1898-2018)

February 1, 2018 – In a celebration that highlighted the historical and cultural ties between the people of northeastern Mexico and the United States, U. S. Consul General in Monterrey Timothy Zúñiga-Brown hosted an academic forum and fair to commemorate the 120th anniversary of this diplomatic post. More than 300 guests were received in the ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today.  And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well. As Greg mentioned ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico;  Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7.  The Secretary will engage with regional partners to ...
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Opening of Realigned I-5 South Segment to Mexico

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

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ...
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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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Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

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

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Friday, December 8, 2017 – Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico shared plans to support the expansion of therapeutic justice throughout Mexico under the Merida Initiative.  The proposals were aired during this week’s CIJ Congress on Addictions which is taking place simultaneously with the ISSUP Conference in Quintana Roo, Cancun.  The announcement comes ...
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Joint Declaration

Trilateral Summit – Colombia, United States and México   In the City of Cartagena, Colombia, on December 6th and 7th, 2017, the Attorney General of Colombia, Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira, the Attorney General of the United States of America, Jeff Sessions; and the Acting Prosecutor General of the United Mexican States, Alberto Elías Beltran, held ...
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Global Engagement in Mexico To Make Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention More Effective

This week, over 2,500 global experts are gathering in Mexico to discuss cutting edge techniques to reduce demand for illegal drugs and improve treatment. Doctors, scientists, academics, policymakers, drug treatment practitioners, and officials from over 65 countries – in addition to the United Nations, Organization of American States, World Health Organization, and other international organizations ...
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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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Guanajuato receives TRI-ARC Award for Public Security Institutions with Merida Initiative Support

Jacksonville, Florida, 18 November, 2017 — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) formally awarded its prestigious TRI-ARC Award to the state of Guanajuato for achieving concurrent accreditation of its state law enforcement, public safety communications center, and police academy. Only one other state law enforcement agency holds this award in Mexico – ...
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Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative

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

Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch led the U.S. delegation in a collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Mexico Friday, November 17, 2017.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for the Protection of Mexicans Abroad Jacob Prado led the Mexican delegation.  The United States and Mexico focused on strengthening joint ...
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USTR Releases Updated NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released an updated summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This update marks the first time USTR has released a second updated version of negotiating objectives. The new objectives update the previous objectives published on July 17, ...
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University of Texas Strengthens Commitment to Mexico with New Office in Mexico City

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

Good morning everyone, I am delighted to be here, and thank you, Andy, for that introduction. We have one other thing in common, which is some quality time spent in New Jersey, my home state, so I am delighted to meet a fellow New Jersian. I am really delighted to be here, and thank the ...
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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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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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50th Anniversary of the Physical Delivery of the Chamizal

On October 28, authorities from the United States and Mexico held a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the physical delivery of the Chamizal in Ciudad Juarez. The ceremony was held at the Benito Juarez monument located in the Chamizal park. The Consul General of the United States in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell ...
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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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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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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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Offer of Assistance from the Government of Mexico regarding Hurricane Maria

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

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico The Department of State has awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico to Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama. The new campus will include a Chancery, Marine residence, and support ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

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

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

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators ...
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$5 Million Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest And/Or Conviction Of Fausto Isidro Meza -Flores

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

Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson Confirms U.S. Government Assistance to Red Cross of Mexico to for Earthquake Victims.   On September 25, 2017 Ambassador Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony with Eduardo S. Aguero Le Duc, Vice President of the Red Cross Mexico.  During the ceremony the Ambassador confirmed $100,000 in U.S. Government assistance to the ...
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Tacoma Fugitive Santiago Mederos Added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List

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

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Eighteen-E is now Tropical Storm Pilar, affecting the area from Playa Perula northward to El Roblito, including the Islas Marias. Tropical storm force winds, large swells, and very heavy rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. The Mexican government has issued a ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Statement on the Earthquake

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

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

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

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

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico September 19, 2017 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico that a 7.1 earthquake occurred in Mexico that has affected Mexico City, the state of Puebla, and other outlying areas. The epicenter was located near the Puebla state town of ...
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U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco Resumed Operations

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

September 16, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States, please accept our best wishes on the occasion of Mexico’s 207th anniversary of independence. The United States and Mexico are neighbors and partners, connected through family, educational, and cultural bonds, as well as important shared goals. We work together to secure our mutual ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to extend his condolences for the lives lost and homes destroyed due to the earthquake and Hurricane Katia.  President Trump expressed solidarity with the government and people of Mexico as both our countries respond to the recent spate of natural disasters.  President ...
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Temporary Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco will be closed today, September 14, due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max.   Hurricane Max is expected to make landfall today, Thursday, September 14, near Acapulco.  The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the southwest coast of Guerrero, Mexico from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. Maximum sustained ...
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Treasury Sanctions Mexican Entities and Individuals Linked to CJNG and the Los Cuinis

Treasury Sanctions Mexican Entities and Individuals Linked to CJNG and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization OFAC Designates Four Entities and Three Individuals in the Guadalajara, Mexico Area Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four Mexican entities and three Mexican individuals linked to the Cartel de ...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

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

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

Mexico City, September 12, 2017 –  The United States Government, through the Mérida Initiative, delivered 25 detection canines to Mexican law enforcement agencies in nine Mexican states between August 30-September 1, 2017.  Under the Mérida Initiative, the U.S. government sponsored training in the United States for the canines and their handlers in the detection of weapons, narcotics, ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary

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

Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico. This concluded five days of meetings by a ...
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Offer of Assistance from the Government of Mexico regarding Hurricane Harvey

We are grateful for the government of Mexico’s offer of assistance to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We responded to the government of Mexico through diplomatic channels and connected Mexican authorities with the appropriate contacts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will continue to work with its state, local, and tribal partners ...
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Remarks With Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso Before Their Meeting

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

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

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

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

U.S. and Mexican Forensic Scientists, Historians, and Anthropologists Share Findings Monterrey, NL August 1, 2017 — The United States Consul General in Monterrey Timothy Zúñiga-Brown hosted a video conference with four U.S. experts who collaborated in the investigation to identify the remains of several soldiers of the 1846 Battle of Monterrey. Later, he offered a reception ...
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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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Yucatan Strengthens Coordination between Public Safety Officers and Judiciary

Mérida, Yucatan, July 28, 2017 – Today, the Yucatan State Attorney General formally recognized a group of 60 forensic scientists and police officers who completed a training course in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), a collaborative effort by the governments of the United States of America and Mexico under the Mérida Initiative.  Yucatán is the first state in ...
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Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela

Action Targets Officials of Entities Undermining Democracy in Venezuela  Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 13 current or former senior officials of the Venezuelan Government pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy there.  ...
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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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Subject Wanted For Triple Homicide Returned To The United States After Apprehension In Mexico

Phoenix, Ariz. – On Friday, July 7th, Efrain Olague-Valdez, 38, was extradited back to the United States after his arrest in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Olague-Valdez was wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for 3 counts of 1st Degree Murder. It is alleged that in 2011, while Olague-Valdez was a passenger in the back of a ...
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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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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

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

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will travel to Mexico City, Mexico from July 5-7 to meet with Mexican government officials. This trip is an opportunity for Secretary Kelly and Mexican officials to continue discussions on issues of importance to the U.S.-Mexico relationship including confronting transnational criminal organizations and promoting regional security and economic ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson at the 241st Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America   Mexico City, June 29th, 2017 – “Welcome, all of you to the commemoration of the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States! I want to express my appreciation to all of ...
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Aviation Enhanced Security Measures For All Commercial Flights To The United States

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

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

The diverse family of nations in the Americas recognizes democracy is a part of our collective DNA. The Organization of American States (OAS) has for decades provided us a forum to discuss our greatest challenges and take action together to address them.  Particularly since the approval by OAS members of the Inter-American Democratic Charter in ...
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Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan to Travel to Mexico

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel on Monday, June 19 to Cancun, Mexico to represent the United States at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States meeting.  The Secretary of State will continue  his efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East region through in-person meetings and phone conversations with ...
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United States Key Deliverables for the June 15-16, 2017

Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin co-hosted the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida on June 15-16, 2017 with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray Caso, Interior Secretary ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America

Opening Plenary Session  Florida International University Miami, Florida   SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, thank you, Jorge, for that most kind introduction, and also in particular, I want to thank Florida International University for providing their campus and the host site for this conference, which we have been planning for some time and very excited to get ...
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Kansas Man Convicted of Rape Found in Mexico

KANSAS CITY, KS. – The U.S. Marshals Service worked with Mexican authorities to arrest 31 year old Kansas resident Jeffrey Dane Swindler. The U.S. Marshals also worked in coordination with the Sumner County Sherriff’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers.  Swindler was wanted for aggravated failure to appear for sentencing on a rape ...
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First National Police Academies Conference held in Mexico City

Under the Merida Initiative, the United States Embassy together with the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública and the Secretaria de Gobernacion hosted the first National Meeting of Public Security Academies and Police Training Institutes.  Directors from federal, regional and state police academies joined regional experts to discuss themes related to police professionalization, ...
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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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Joint Declaration of the Mexico and United States Delegations

The members of the delegation of the Chamber of Deputies of the Honorable Congress of the Union of Mexico, as well as the members of the delegation of the Congress of the United States of America at the 53rd Interparliamentary Conference, in accordance with the decisions reached on June 5th, 2017 in Mexico City, agreed ...
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Commemorating Memorial Day in Monterrey

Monterrey, NL May 31, 2017 – Memorial Day:  During a ceremony with 90 students of the English Access program at Monterrey’s binational center, we honored those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The Consulate General Marine Corps Detachment conducted a demonstration and explained the symbolism behind folding the U.S. flag. In honor ...
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Treasury Targets Major Mexican Heroin Trafficking Organization

Action Targets Ruelas Torres Drug Trafficking Organization, a Key Heroin Producer and Distributor Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today identified Mexican national Jose Luis Ruelas Torres and the Ruelas Torres Drug Trafficking Organization (Ruelas Torres DTO) as Significant Foreign Narcotics Traffickers  pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics ...
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Following the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting TCOs, remarks from four Secretaries

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Morning, all, and thank you for coming.  I appreciate the opportunity to meet again with Foreign Secretary Videgaray and Secretary of the Interior Osorio, and I also want to express my appreciation for the entire Mexican delegation who made the trip up to Washington, D.C. today for very, very useful and fruitful conversations.  ...
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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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Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly Co-host the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting TCOs

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will convene a high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts on strategies to combat transnational criminal organizations on May 18 at 9:00 a.m., at the Department of State. Participants from the Government of Mexico will include Foreign Secretary Videgaray, Secretary of Government ...
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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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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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Best practices for assisting citizens abroad during a crisis

On April 24, United States Department of State consular officials and representatives from the Mexican Foreign Ministry gathered to discuss best practices for assisting their citizens abroad during a crisis.  To prepare for the upcoming Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons, the two governments discussed communication strategies, sharing resources, and leveraging technology. The United States and ...
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Consulate Tijuana promotes sustainable craft beer production in Baja

Dana Villeneuve, a specialist in sustainable craft beer production from New Belgium Brewery of North Carolina, visited Tijuana and Ensenada to share her experience with local producers about best practices on the sustainable craft beer production. During her Baja visit, she held a conference about sustainable craft beer production with local craft brewers at Cerveceria ...
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Embassy Consular Officials visit Veracruz to Share Information about Visas

Veracruz, April 25th – 28th, 2017 – In an open press conference, consular officials of the United States Embassy in Mexico City presented information on visas and passports, fraud prevention, and services for U.S. citizens residing in Mexico. The conference took place in the Mexico – U.S. Binational Center located at Azueta 1229, Centro, Veracruz. ...
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Visual effects and video games artist visits Tijuana

David Andrade of Theory Animation Studios visited Tijuana to hold a conference where he shared his knowledge and passion for visual effects, video games, and animation projects with local artists and participants of the comics contest #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA. David has worked on projects for HBO, CBS and VFX. He also offered career advice to attendants and ...
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Southcom Commander: Evolving Threats Require Unified Approach

COZUMEL, Mexico, April 24, 2017 — The evolving security challenges in Central America are threatening the security beyond the region and demand a unified approach, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said at the Central America Security Conference here today. Central America Security Conference participants pose for a group photo on the first day of the two-day forum ...
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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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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings with Mexican Central Bank Governor Augustin Carstens

​WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Central Bank Governor Augustin Carstens of Mexico.  Secretary Mnuchin and Governor Carstens discussed the importance of working together on common objectives for the IMF and the G-20. The Secretary underscored the closeness of the bilateral relationship and working together on a thriving commercial relationship. Secretary ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Jose Antonio Meade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Jose Antonio Meade of Mexico.  Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary Meade discussed the importance of strengthening both the U.S. and Mexican economies and the opportunity to improve NAFTA, including in the financial services sector. Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary Meade highlighted the ...
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Treasury Targets Front Companies Linked to Los Cuinis Leader

Action Exposes Attempts by Abigael Gonzalez Valencia to Avoid Sanctions Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Mexican property management companies linked to Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, the leader of the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (Los Cuinis DTO).  OFAC designated the Los Cuinis DTO and ...
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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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JOINT STATEMENT BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND MEXICO’S ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE (PGR) ON THE EXTRADITION OF TOMAS YARRINGTON RUVALCABA

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Tacoma Murder Suspect Extradited from Mexico

Returned to the United States to Face Charges in Pierce County   A fugitive was returned to the United States yesterday evening, April 4, 2017, after six years on the run. Agents from the FBI’s Seattle Field Office escorted Juan Ortiz, 24, formerly of Tacoma, Washington, back from Mexico. Ortiz will face state charges of ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray today to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, including economic cooperation, security, and migration. They discussed cooperation in Central America and ongoing efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations. They also discussed efforts at the Organization of American States to ...
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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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Mexicali kids shine in the Makey Makey science competition sponsored by US Consulate Tijuana and Garage Hub

At the annual #Cruce2PM tech and innovation event, Mexicali public school students presented their creative and problem-solving projects using JoyLabz-provided Makey Makey toys used to teach kids to code. A panel of judges including Will Ostick, Consul General in Tijuana, as well as representatives of Innovation Labs, Skyworks, Honeywell, and Baja California’s Educational System, evaluated ...
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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 ...
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Successful artists return home to Tijuana

Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, husband-and-wife team and director and animator of the film “Book of Life” met with local students, academics, artists, and the creative community to talk about their experiences in the world of animation and in Hollywood. The visit of both artists is part of the ongoing contest run by the Consulate, ...
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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 ...
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Together We Are Stronger: American Chamber / Mexico

During its 100th General Assembly, Mónica Flores Barragán, stated that AMCHAM will continue “connecting companies, talent, ideas and businesses.” In 2017, the Chamber will work on two main objectives: increasing the competitiveness of the private sector and implementing binational linkages.   Mexico City, March 14th, 2017 – During the 100th General Assembly, Mónica Flores Barragán, President ...
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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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Ambassador Jacobson commends Mexico on sentence of criminal who murdered journalist

Mexico City, March 9, 2017 – “We commend Mexican authorities for the conviction of the murderer of Oaxaca journalist Marcos Hernandez Bautista. We encourage authorities to continue investigating the case and ultimately arrest and sentence the mastermind behind this murder and all other crimes against freedom of speech. Among these, the case of Cecilio Pineda, ...
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Statement to Mark International Women’s Day

On March 8, International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world while also reflecting on the challenges that remain in the quest for gender equality. Mexico has a historic opportunity:  it has invested in women’s education and it has built the legal and institutional framework for women’s equality and empowerment. One ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit

United States Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit February 24, 2017 Due to the reduction in Mexican military operations in Tepic, Nayarit, and its immediate vicinity, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has lifted its February 10 prohibition on U.S. Consulate personnel travel to the ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Bilateral Discussions in Mexico City

Mexico City, February 23, 2017 – “We discussed the breadth of challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Mexico relationship… our visit was forward-looking, focusing on common interests that would advance security and economic well-being.” Full text in the website of the Department of State  
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United States Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Mexican Military Operations in Tepic, Nayarit

Due to ongoing Mexican military operations in the city, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara recommends that U.S. Citizens avoid travelling to Tepic, Nayarit.  U.S. Consulate personnel are prohibited from traveling to Tepic until further notice. Travelers who do travel to Tepic and its immediate vicinity should be aware that they may encounter roadblocks staffed ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex Wayne ...
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U.S. Consulate Tijuana supports local journalists with English Training

Journalists from Tijuana started an English language training course with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. The training for 15 journalists from Tijuana will be conducted by instructors of the school of languages of CETYS University. The 10 week intense English training will focus on topics related to journalism. This is a ...
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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. ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams. The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, ...
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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 ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams. The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, ...
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Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) (INA), the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Public Law 109‑367) (Secure Fence Act), and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Public Law 104‑208 Div. C) (IIRIRA), and ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Donates Medical Equipment

Mexico City, January 25, 2017 – Ambassador Roberta Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony of medical equipment at the Mexican Institute of Diagnostics and Epidemiology (InDRE). Along with Secretary of Health, Dr. José Narro Robles, she highlighted the importance of collaborating bilaterally in the detection of contagious diseases and the fight against epidemics, as well ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed to the Public

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City informs U.S. citizens that due to demonstrations scheduled to take place in the vicinity of the Embassy during the afternoon of Friday, January 20, 2017, the Embassy will be closed to the public. U.S. citizens should avoid the area surrounding the Embassy. If a U.S. citizen has an emergency, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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JOAQUIN “EL CHAPO” GUZMAN LOERA EXTRADITED TO UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” has been extradited and is en route to 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 ...
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Code Red Alert Lifted in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida informs U.S. citizens that local authorities have lifted the January 17, 2017 “Code Red” shelter in place guidance.  Local authorities report the situation is calm in downtown Cancun.  In the aftermath of yesterday’s incidents, you may note an increased police presence in downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone. No ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Gunfire Exchanges in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General Merida informs U.S. citizens of gunfire exchanges in various locations in downtown Cancun January 17, 2017.  Local authorities activated a “Code Red” alert and urged residents to shelter in place.  The U.S. Consulate urges all U.S. citizens to follow local authorities’ warnings and directives and consult with their hotels before leaving ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: DeConcini Port of Entry Operating Normally

The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales has lifted its January 13, 2017 guidance to U.S. citizens to avoid the DeConcini Port of Entry.   U.S. citizens can now use both the DeConcini and Mariposa Ports of Entry.  As always, avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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. ...
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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 ...
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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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Are you planning to apply for a U.S. visa?

It is important to know that effective Monday, December 19, the Mexico City Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Pavilion will no longer provide temporary storage of personal items for visa applicants.  Visa applicants will not be permitted to enter the NIV pavilion with any of the following items: Cellphones, CDs, USBs, SD Cards, Flashlights, Lighters, Weapons, Liquids, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico

The Department of State has selected Ennead Architects of New York, New York for the design concept of the new U.S. Consulate General project in Nogales, Mexico. The multi-building complex will be situated on an 8.4-acre site in central Nogales, and will include a Consulate building, support buildings, and facilities for the Consulate community. The ...
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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 ...
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International Education Defines Journeys

My journey to becoming Ambassador began years ago when I studied abroad in Argentina.  I discovered a world of new ideas and experiences and, most importantly, a calling that has been my passion for more than thirty years. Many of my colleagues in government, the private sector, NGOs, and international organizations have been equally lucky ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Obama spoke by phone today with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss the progress the two countries have made deepening economic relations, combatting organized crime, managing migration, and strengthening the rule of law to the benefit of the American and Mexican people.  President Obama conveyed how much the United States values and depends ...
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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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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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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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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Border Trade Alliance Advocates for Policies to Grow Cross-Border Trade at Mexico City Conference Mexico City

Business leaders, members of the U.S. and Mexican governments, and local officials discussed the importance of a healthy and vibrant border region on Thursday during an annual conference for the Border Trade Alliance. The Border Trade Alliance is a leading business organization that advocates for stronger protections and support for cross-border trade, all to boost ...
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FBI Ten most wanted fugitive Brenda Delgado extradited from Mexico

Thomas M. Class, Sr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Dallas Field Office, announced today that Brenda Delgado, the 506th person to be placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list, was extradited from Mexico to the United States this afternoon.  Delgado faces a state Capital Murder charge for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire ...
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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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Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos.

Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos. We are changing our policy to enhance the security of the application process and verify your identify faster.  We want to ensure you have fewer delays in the application process. You may wear glasses for U.S. visa photos if you have a medical ...
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Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew in Mexico City on U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations

…The people of the United States and Mexico need us to work toward a future that benefits from increased trade, secure borders, and stronger, more inclusive economic growth in our two great countries, and one in which our globally competitive and integrated supply chains tap new markets in other parts of the world…. MEXICO CITY – ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Hears Concerns from Press Freedom Advocates in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, September 20, 2016 — U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson conducted a roundtable at her residence  with journalists  and freedom of speech activists from Veracruz, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and Mexico City to learn more about the challenges facing journalists in Mexico Civil society organizations represented at the meeting included Article XIX, Periodistas de a ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Ambassador Jacobson’s Remarks U.S.-Mexico Border Summit, Ciudad Juarez

— AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY — Good morning.  Thank you to Rolando Pablos for graciously inviting me to share my perspective with this impressive group, which has done so much to build bridges between our two countries.  I want to especially thank Congressman Beto O’Rourke for having organized the first U.S.-Mexico Border Summit in 2015, ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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FACT SHEET: United States-Mexico Relations

The President hosted President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico on July 22.  Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners.  Our countries are economically entwined.  Mexico is our third largest trading partner, and on any given day more than $1.5 billion in bilateral trade crosses our border.  We are working together ...
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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 ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

The President will welcome President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to the White House on Friday, July 22.  This visit follows the two Presidents’ meeting during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa on June 29 as well as a meeting at the White House in January 2015.  The President looks forward to hosting President ...
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U.S. Consulate General Merida celebrates Independence Day

On June 30th Consul General David Mico welcomed 200 guests from the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan to commemorate the 240th Anniversary of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Guests included Governor of Yucatan Rolando Zapata Bello and Mayor of Merida Mauricio Vila, as well as other local authorities, business leaders, civil society organizations, ...
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2016 North American Leaders’ Summit

President Obama met in Ottawa, Canada on June 29 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS).  They announced initiatives to enhance North America’s economic competiveness; expand our efforts on climate change, clean energy, and the environment; solidify our regional and global ...
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Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society. The Paris Agreement was a turning point for our planet, representing unprecedented accord on the urgent need to take action to combat climate change through innovation and deployment ...
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Memorandum Of Understanding

Memorandum Of Understanding Among The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And The Ministry Of Economy Of The United Mexican States, The Department Of State And The Department Of Commerce Of The United States Of America And The Department Of Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development And The Department Of Innovation, Science And Economic Development Of Canada Promoting ...
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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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Mexican Entrepreneurs attend the Global Leaders’ Summit

Mexico City, June 21, 2016.- The United States Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the entrepreneurs who will represent Mexico in the Global Leaders’ Summit, that will take place in Palo Alto, California from June 22 to June 24. Read more (Spanish)
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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CDC Travel Information Regarding the Zika Virus

The United States Mission to Mexico informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain advisories regarding the Zika virus .  Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby.  Among other effects, there have been reports of a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and ...
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Volleyball Clinics to local coaches in Tijuana

Kevin Ring, Head Volleyball Coach at the University of California in San Diego, visited CETYS University  Tijuana to conduct a volleyball clinic for local coaches and share with them the fundamentals of offense and defense, as well as specific tactics and strategies for coaching volleyball. This volleyball clinic was made possible due to the partnership of ...
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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 ...
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Roberta Jacobson sworn in as the new Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Mexico.

The former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs will present her credentials upon arrival to Mexico and officially become Ambassador in the next few days. Vice President Joe Biden presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Ambassador-Designate Roberta Jacobson, the first female U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
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Entrepreneur from California shared his experience with local startups from Tijuana

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana,  in collaboration with MIND Hub-Business Incubator invited Rob Ryan to visit Tijuana to share his experiences and knowledge with entrepreneurial undergraduates and the founders of local startups. As part of Rob Ryan’s visit he toured the facilities of the BIT Center, a public-private co-working space, and met with the founders of ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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, and ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Mexico Pays Rio Grande Water Debt In Full

The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (USIBWC) announces that Mexico has delivered sufficient water to the United States to cover its Rio Grande water debt. The debt had accumulated over the course of the five-year water delivery cycle that ended on October 24, 2015. Since then, ...
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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 ...
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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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The Consul General in Monterrey, Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, participated in the commemoration of the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Angostura.

The Consul General in Monterrey, Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, participated in the commemoration of the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Angostura. The event was held in an area located south of Saltillo, Coahuila which was the location where the events between Mexico and the United States took place in 1847.  The commemoration was led by the head ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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