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Press Releases October 2014

  • Ambassador Wayne Hosts Journalists, NGOs to Discuss Press Freedom
    Ambassador Wayne Hosts Journalists, NGOs to Discuss Press Freedom

    Mexico City, October 29, 2014 – Ambassador Wayne hosted a round table with journalists and non-governmental organizations working in support of press freedom in advance of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.  

  • U.S. Embassy Trains Chiapas Officials on Trafficking in Persons
    U.S. Embassy Trains Chiapas Officials on Trafficking in Persons

    Mexico City, October 27, 2014 – The Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) began a basic Trafficking in Persons (TIP) course for 50 officials from the Chiapas State Attorney General’s Office in Tapachula. 

  • Ambassador Wayne Inaugurates Drawing Exhibit and Announces Construction of New Consulate Compound (Spanish)
    Ambassador Wayne Inaugurates Drawing Exhibit and Announces Construction of New Consulate Compound (Spanish)

    Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, October 23, 2014 – On October 23, U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne arrived in Nuevo Laredo and participated in the award ceremony for the Peace and Prosperity in Nuevo Laredo Drawing Exhibit. The ceremony took place at the site where the new consulate compound will be built.  

  • Mexico and U.S. Meet to Advance Expedited Transit of Persons and Goods across the Border through Improved Border Security
    Mexico and U.S. Meet to Advance Expedited Transit of Persons and Goods across the Border through Improved Border Security

    Mexico City, October 22, 2014 – As part of the High Level Economic Dialogue between Mexico and the United States, the Sixth Technical Meeting of the Executive Steering Committee (EBC) for the 21st Century Border took place yesterday with the participation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne and the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations for North American Affairs Sergio Alcocer along with several high level officials from both countries. 

  • FDA Builds Closer Ties with Mexico
    FDA Builds Closer Ties with Mexico

    Many of the goods you use and enjoy every day are imported from Mexico. They include foods such as tomatoes and avocados, FDA-approved medications, and lower-risk medical devices such as surgical drapes and wheelchair components. 

  • ICE San Antonio deports Mexican fugitive wanted for homicide
    ICE San Antonio deports Mexican fugitive wanted for homicide

    San Antonio, Ocrober 17, 2014 — A Mexican fugitive wanted in his home country for homicide was deported Thursday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). 

  • Ambassador Wayne Participates in 21st Border Energy Forum (Spanish)
    Ambassador Wayne Participates in 21st Border Energy Forum (Spanish)

    U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne arrived in Monterrey on October 15 to participate in the 21st edition of the Border Energy Forum. The forum is a joint initiative of the ten U.S. and Mexico border states.  

  • Ambassador Wayne Inaugurates Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona
    Ambassador Wayne Inaugurates Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona

    Mexico City, October 15, 2014 – During his October 15 visit to Nogales, Arizona, Ambassador Wayne gave remarks at the Mariposa Port of Entry’s inauguration ceremony. Ambassador Wayne stated that “we need to look forward to the next 20 years and see other areas where we can further trade, integration‎, enhance regulatory cooperation, and increase the flow of people goods and services. Thanks to efforts such as the new Mariposa POE, all of the US and Mexico will benefit from these connections." 

  • Ambassador Wayne Welcomes Coahuila Governor
    Ambassador Wayne Welcomes Coahuila Governor

    Mexico City, October 8, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne welcomed Coahuila Governor Rubén Moreira Valdez and members of his team today to discuss the Governor’s initiatives to improve security and citizens’ rights in the state, and to increase the presence of U.S. tourists and businesses. The two also discussed Merida Initiative programming in Coahuila.  

  • EPA announces funding to reduce water pollution, recycle e-waste, improve environmental health along U.S.– Mexico border
    EPA announces funding to reduce water pollution, recycle e-waste, improve environmental health along U.S.– Mexico border

    San Diego, October 7, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding over $8.6 million in grants to fund environmental improvement projects along the U.S.–Mexico border. The funds were announced today during a border tour led by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in San Diego.  

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    ICE expands reach of smartphone app designed to locate child predators and rescue their victims.

    Washington, D.C., October 7, 2014 — The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both Apple and Android versions. 

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    ICE Houston deports Mexican man wanted for murder and attempted murder

    Houston, TX, Oct. 6, 2014 - Juan Morales-Boyzo, 40, was escorted to the Juarez Lincoln Port in Laredo, Texas, by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and turned over to Mexican law enforcement authorities (Procuraduría General de la República) Oct. 3. 

  • Ambassador Wayne Hosts Reception for American Football Legend Joe Montana
    Ambassador Wayne Hosts Reception for American Football Legend Joe Montana

    Mexico City, October 4, 2014 – American football star Joe Montana was the guest of honor tonight at a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador Wayne at his residence. Representatives of business, nonprofit organizations, sports media, universities and government attended to welcome Montana to Mexico. 

  • Ex-Im Bank Grants $1 Billion Guarantee for Pemex Acquisitions
    Ex-Im Bank Grants $1 Billion Guarantee for Pemex Acquisitions

    Mexico City, October 1, 2014 – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) on Monday approved two authorizations totaling $1 billion in financing to support the export of U.S. goods and services to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's national oil-and-gas company.