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  • Ambassador’s Remarks at the State of Mexico sponsored Forum on TIP

    Thank you for the invitation to join you here today. It is a great honor to be part of an event that brings together so many talented and dedicated individuals – all to advance a cause that is so important to me and to my government: combating trafficking in persons.  

  • Remarks at Movimiento Ciudadano Women’s Conference (May 23, 2014)

    Good morning! It is wonderful to see so many women here who are active in public life and are making their voices heard. Thank you to Movimiento Ciudadano National Coordinator Dante Delgado for the invitation to speak to you, and thank you to all the organizers of this event. I congratulate you for your efforts and I’m honored to be here with you.  

  • A Free Press Vital to Democracy

    Saturday, May 3 marked World Press Freedom Day, an occasion for countries across the globe to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom around the world, defend media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

  • Ambassador’s Remarks at the Screening of Cesar Chavez Film

    Good evening. Thank you very much for joining us at this special function for the film Cesar Chavez, which will premiere in theaters across the country next week. I would like to thank Canana Productions and Videocine for making tonight’s event possible. I would also like to thank Diego Luna for making this important film and for being with us today. 

  • Ambassador Wayne Speaks at Forum on Migrants

    Mexico, D.F., April 9, 2014 –U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne participated today in a conference at the Mexican Senate entitled “The Migrant as a Person: The Center of Migration Policy.”  

  • Ambassador’s Remarks for International Women’s Day Reception

    I would like to warmly welcome you to my home, and thank you for joining me in this special celebration of International Women’s Day, co-hosted by our friends from the Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  

  • Harnessing Technology to Eradicate Trafficking in Persons

    Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne published in Spanish by Mexican daily "El Universal" on December 15, 2013 

Remarks by Non Embassy Officials

  • Preview of the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States - May 29, 2014 (Jacobson - Lomellin)

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY JACOBSON: Thank you so much. Let me start off by saying – first of all, thanking the Foreign Press Center. They’re always gracious hosts and we’re grateful for this opportunity. It’s nice to be back with all of you, those we’ve seen so many times before. Ambassador Lomellin and I will talk a little bit about the goals and objectives and the way in which the OAS General Assembly fits into our overall policy, and then we’ll take your questions. 

  • The Future of U.S. – Mexico Relations (May 20, 2014)

    Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to appear before you today. I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) contributions to the Merida Initiative and to receive your advice. 

  • Discussion on trafficking in persons with senior Mexican officials (April 15, 2014)

    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.