The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, Daria L Darnell visited Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua accompanied by a group of Consulate General officers. On April 25, Consul General Darnell met with Mayor Alfredo Lozoya and members of his cabinet, as part of her ongoing efforts to strengthen relationships across the state of Chihuahua.
Members of the National Chamber of Commerce in Parral and other business people from the region also dined with Consul General Darnell and discussed the economy of the region and trade opportunities.
At a meeting with personnel from the State Attorney General’s Office for the Southern Region of Chihuahua, Consul General Darnell talked about the security conditions in the state and the new criminal justice system.
UACH Campus Parral hosted staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez for presentations on network development, exchanges and study opportunities in the United States and on visas. Students, academics, entrepreneurs and the general public attended the presentations.
Consul General Darnell also learned about Mexico’s history and the outstanding miner and philanthropist Pedro Alvarado from Hidalgo del Parral by visiting the Palacio de Alvarado and the Francisco Villa Museum. The Consul General highlighted how “these two museums are a testament of the rich cultural heritage of the city. They do a great job in preserving and sharing the history of Hidalgo del Parral and how people have settled and thrived in this area for years.”
The American Citizens Services section also met with Civil Protection officials in Hidalgo del Parral where they discussed emergency preparedness in a crisis.
To conclude her two-day visit, Consul General Darnell also discussed the state’s security situation with personnel from civil society organizations Observatorio Ciudadano and FICOSEC. The Consul General recognized the work of these citizen initiatives in keeping the community informed.