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Informational Notes 2015

  • Ambassador Wayne met with Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos
    Ambassador Wayne met with Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos

    Ambassador Wayne met with Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Tuesday, April 28. Cascos is in Mexico meeting with government counterparts to discuss our many areas of shared collaboration on the Texas-Mexico border.  

  • Ambassador Wayne met with Thaddeus Arroyo
    Ambassador Wayne met with Thaddeus Arroyo

    Ambassador Wayne welcomed F. Thaddeus Arroyo to the U.S. Embassy to discuss the key economic issues impacting AT&T Mexico’s operations, and Mr. Arroyo’s recent move to become CEO of AT&T Mexico. 

  • Reception for Mexico’s Open Government Partnership Steering Committee
    Reception for Mexico’s Open Government Partnership Steering Committee

    Ambassador Wayne and Assistant Secretary Malinowski attended the kick-off reception for Mexico’s Open Government Partnership Steering Committee. 

  • 10th Annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative
    10th Annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative

    On Monday, 20 April, Ambassador Wayne welcomed the 10th Annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative #SDinMX organized by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.  

  • Ambassador Wayne met with Robert Wang
    Ambassador Wayne met with Robert Wang

    Ambassador Wayne met with Robert Wang, the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and discussed APEC priorities as they relate to Mexico and the United States. 

  • Ford’s 90th Anniversary Celebration
    Ford’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

    U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne participated in Ford’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and Investment Announcement today. Ford is celebrating its 90th anniversary, with a new $2.5 billion investment in Ford’s engines and transmissions plants, located in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, respectively. 

  • Jovenes en Accion 2014 Generation
    Jovenes en Accion 2014 Generation

    "Your success is the success of your family, your community and our region," stated Ambassador Anthony Wayne upon congratulating the 101 participants of the 2014-2015 generation that finished their projects 

  • Big Bend, a shared ecosystem by Mexico and United States
    Big Bend, a shared ecosystem by Mexico and United States

    Home to 446 species of birds, 3,600 species of insects, more than 1,300 plants, and 75 species of mammals, the Big Bend region of Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. 

  • Binational Big Bend/Río Bravo Conservation Partnership
    Binational Big Bend/Río Bravo Conservation Partnership

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan José Guerra Abud, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne, U.S. Representative Will Hurd, and other local leaders to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Boquillas Port of Entry as well as the ongoing binational conservation initiatives in the region. 

  • Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative
    Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

    Today, President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists. Building on the success of the President’s young leader initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, YLAI will incubate and accelerate the work of young business and civil society leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. YLAI will provide 250 fellowships each year to enable participants from the United States and the region to develop joint business and civil society initiatives. 

  • Ambassador Wayne welcomed Profeco Head
    Ambassador Wayne welcomed Profeco Head

    Ambassador Wayne welcomed Profeco Head Lorena Martínez to discuss shared priorities in consumer protection, product safety, and awareness campaigns.  

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Sonora as free of Fever Tick
    U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Sonora as free of Fever Tick

    On February 26, 2015, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognized the Mexican State of Sonora as a region that is free of fever ticks (Rhipicephalus formerly known as Boophilus). Under this rulemaking and effective March 30, 2015, importers of cattle from Sonora will have to submit an application either for inspection or dipping, but not both, as was previously required.  

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Sonora as free of Fever Ticks
    U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Sonora as free of Fever Ticks

    The Agriculture Department amending the regulations to recognize the State of Sonora as a region in Mexico that is free of fever ticks.  

  • Donation of three Z Backscatter Van systems
    Donation of three Z Backscatter Van systems

    On March 20, INL Mexico Director Steven Kraft and Almirante Jorge Víctor Vázquez Zarate presided over a ceremony to formally recognize the donation of three Z Backscatter Van systems (ZBVs) 

  • American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAM) Annual General Assembly
    American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAM) Annual General Assembly

    Chargé Laura Dogu attended the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAM) Annual General Assembly and delivered a keynote address. In her remarks, Chargé Dogu highlighted that the United States is Mexico’s largest trading partner and its largest export market in the world. Two-way trade between the U.S. and Mexico now stands at over half a trillion dollars annually.  

  • U.S. Ambassador Wayne met with Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes
    U.S. Ambassador Wayne met with Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes

    U.S. Ambassador Wayne met with Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) Secretary Ruiz Esparza to learn about important SCT projects such as the new Mexico City International Airport and the ongoing process to design and build a shared communications network that will bring broadband internet to almost all Mexicans within a few years. 

  • Ambassador met with José Zozaya
    Ambassador met with José Zozaya

    José Zozaya, President of the Mexican Association of Transportation (CMET) and President Kansas City Southern de México, met with Ambassador Wayne to discuss transportation issues.  

  • Meeting with Grupo Kaltex
    Meeting with Grupo Kaltex

    In his meeting with Rafael Kalach Mizrahi, Chairman of Grupo Kaltex, Ambassador Wayne discussed the outlook of the U.S.-Mexico textile market, Kaltex’s rich history in Mexico and the close ties between U.S cotton and the Mexican fabric market.  

  • Migrants Protection Workshop
    Migrants Protection Workshop

    On February 26-27, Consul General Hugo Rodriguez and other U.S. Embassy representatives presented at the second Veracruz SRE-sponsored conference on protection and attention to migrants. Services to migrant communities is a priority for the U.S. government.  

  • Cisco’s global support center
    Cisco’s global support center

    Charge d’Affaires Laura Dogu welcomed Cisco’s opening of its global support center in Mexico City, one of five such centers around the world. 

  • American Benevolent Society’s (ABS) annual meeting
    American Benevolent Society’s (ABS) annual meeting

    U.S. Ambassador Wayne hosted the American Benevolent Society’s (ABS) annual meeting and Cherry Pie Festival on February 24, 2015.  

  • Ambassador Wayne welcomed Alfredo Achar Tussie
    Ambassador Wayne welcomed Alfredo Achar Tussie

    mbassador Wayne welcomed Alfredo Achar Tussie to the U.S. Embassy to discuss the key economic issues impacting Comex’s operations. 

  • Ambassador Wayne met with Bank of Mexico Governor Agustín Carstens
    Ambassador Wayne met with Bank of Mexico Governor Agustín Carstens

    Ambassador Wayne met with Bank of Mexico Governor Agustín Carstens to discuss economic issues impacting Mexico.  

  • Meeting with Ricardo Anaya
    Meeting with Ricardo Anaya

    Ambassador Wayne met with Ricardo Anaya, PAN Coordinator in the Chamber of Deputies, to discuss the Congress’ priorities in the months ahead, including issues related to security, anti-corruption, and justice reform.  

  • Ambassador Wayne welcomed Blanca Treviño
    Ambassador Wayne welcomed Blanca Treviño

    Ambassador Wayne met with Blanca Treviño, President and CEO of Softtek, a Mexican global IT services company that, with the U.S as its top market, is behind much of Mexico's recent emergence as one of the world's premier nearshoring destinations.