Discussion on Trafficking in Persons with Senior Mexican Officials

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar led a delegation to Mexico City with Senator Heidi Heitkamp to discuss trafficking in persons with senior Mexican officials and leaders of non-governmental organizations.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar led a delegation to Mexico City with Senator Heidi Heitkamp to discuss trafficking in persons with senior Mexican officials and leaders of non-governmental organizations.  During their visit, the Senators along with Ambassador Wayne met with Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam to explore how the United States and Mexico can work together more effectively to fight trafficking in persons.  The Senators also emphasized the need to strengthen our partnership in fighting drug trafficking.  They discussed law enforcement cooperation with Federal Police Commissioner General Enrique Galindo as well as with prosecutors focused on crimes related to trafficking in persons.   They highlighted the role of the Merida Initiative and other bilateral efforts in a meeting with Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for North America Sergio Alcocer Martinez de Castro.  Very valuable for the Senators was their discussion with civil society leaders engaged in this fight against trafficking.