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  • Governments of Tlaxcala and U.S. Embassy Committed to Fight Human Trafficking (Spanish)
    Governments of Tlaxcala and U.S. Embassy Committed to Fight Human Trafficking (Spanish)

    The State Attorney of Tlaxcala hosted representatives of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training to follow up on the agreements reached several months ago to jointly fight human trafficking. State Prosecutor Alicia Fragoso Sanchez held a working meeting with the Department of State and OPDAT officers of the U.S. Embassy, Janet Turnbull and the U.S. plitical advisor Rebecca Morgan, who stressed the unconditional support to share experiences and best practices with officials from Tlaxcala.  

  • Ambassador Wayne met with CNDH President (Spanish)
    Ambassador Wayne met with CNDH President (Spanish)

    Ambassador Wayne met with Luis Raúl González Péresz, the new Human Rights commissioner to discuss the human rights situation in Mexico. 

  • U.S. Embassy Trains State Officials on Identifying TIP Victims
    U.S. Embassy Trains State Officials on Identifying TIP Victims

    Mexico City, January 13, 2015 - The U.S. Embassy, along with the Colectivo Contra la Trata de Personas, the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (CDHDF), and the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project co-sponsored a first-of-its-kind forum on human trafficking victims on January 13-14 at the CDHDF headquarters.  

  • End Corruption Now, Together
    End Corruption Now, Together

    OpEd by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne Exclusive op-ed for El Universal newspaper - December 9, 2014 

  • Ambassador Wayne Engages Civil Society Leaders on Mexico's Human Rights Priorities
    Ambassador Wayne Engages Civil Society Leaders on Mexico's Human Rights Priorities

    Mexico City, December 10, 2014 – In the lead up to Human Rights Day, December 10, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador Wayne met with civil society leaders on December 9 to discuss the current human rights environment in Mexico. Together they shared perspectives on recent events, and the long-term factors that affect the rule of law and the protection of human rights in Mexico.  

  • Special Advisor Heumann Travels to Mexico, Advocates for Disability Rights
    Special Advisor Heumann Travels to Mexico, Advocates for Disability Rights

    Mexico City, August 8, 2014 – Judith E. Heumann, Special Advisor for the Department of State on Disability Rights traveled to Mexico August 4-9. 

  • Embassy Co-Sponsors First Anti TIP Bike Rally
    Embassy Co-Sponsors First Anti TIP Bike Rally

    Mexico City, July 27, 2014 –The U.S. Embassy, along with the Colectivo Contra la Trata de Personas, and the Government of Mexico City co-sponsored a bicycle rally against human trafficking on Sunday, July 27 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the DF.  

Speeches & Op-Eds

  • 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.