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Press Releases December 2011

  • U.S. Trusted Shipper Program Reciprocated by Mexico to Increase U.S.-Mexican Trade
    U.S. Trusted Shipper Program Reciprocated by Mexico to Increase U.S.-Mexican Trade

    Mexico City, December 15, 2011 — U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne joined Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) José Antonio Meade Kuribrena and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin today at the inauguration of Mexico’s trusted shipper program, which expedites border crossings for U.S. commercial shipments into Mexico just as Mexican commercial shipments enjoy expedited crossings into the U.S.  

  • Meeting of the United States-Mexico Executive Steering Committee for the Implementation of the Declaration on Twenty-First Century Border Management
    Meeting of the United States-Mexico Executive Steering Committee for the Implementation of the Declaration on Twenty-First Century Border Management

    Mexico City, December 15, 2011 – To implement the Declaration on Twenty-First Century Border Management issued by President Obama and President Calderon in May 2010, the United States and Mexico are working in the spirit of mutual respect and mutual responsibility through collaborative and coordinated actions across a wide range of border-related activities to enhance economic prosperity and security for our citizens. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Discusses Investment Opportunities with Governor of Hidalgo
    U.S. Ambassador Discusses Investment Opportunities with Governor of Hidalgo

    Mexico City, December 14, 2011—Ambassador Anthony Wayne today met with Governor Francisco Olvera Ruiz of Hidalgo state. The Ambassador and Governor discussed the many interests shared by the United States and Mexico, from economic prosperity and investment opportunities to the public security challenges both face.  

  • Ambassador Wayne, Mexican Officials Discuss Anti-Human Trafficking Strategies
    Ambassador Wayne, Mexican Officials Discuss Anti-Human Trafficking Strategies

    Mexico City, December 13, 2011—Ambassador Anthony Wayne today met at the U.S. Embassy with representatives of the Mexican Federal Attorney General’s Office, the Secretariat of Public Security, the Congress, and the Attorney’s General Offices of the Federal District and the State of Puebla, all members of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement group who traveled last month to visit counterparts in Washington to gain insight into U.S. efforts to combat human trafficking. 

  •  Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary
    Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

    Washington, D.C.,December 8, 2011.-Holder: Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers, and members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to describe the decisive action we have taken to ensure that the flawed tactics used in Operation Fast & Furious – and in earlier operations under the prior Administration – are never repeated. 

  • Merida Initiative Delivers Additional Helicopter for Counter Narcotics Efforts
    Merida Initiative Delivers Additional Helicopter for Counter Narcotics Efforts

    Mexico City, December 8, 2011 — As part of the joint U.S.-Mexico commitment to shared responsibility in combating transnational organized crime under the Merida Initiative, the United States today delivered the fourth Blackhawk UH-60M helicopter to the Government of Mexico’s Federal Police force (SSP).  

  • United States Government Statement
    United States Government Statement

    Mexico City, December 6, 2011— For your consideration and information, in response to recent media interest regarding alleged participation of United States law enforcement agents in money laundering along with Mexican drug cartels, the government of the United States makes the following statement. 

  • Ambassador Wayne Welcomes Guanajuato Governor to Embassy for Initial Meeting
    Ambassador Wayne Welcomes Guanajuato Governor to Embassy for Initial Meeting

    Mexico City, December 5, 2011-- U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne today met with Guanajuato Governor Juan Manuel Oliva Ramirez at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. 

  • Ambassador Wayne Calls on the Mayor of Mexico City
    Ambassador Wayne Calls on the Mayor of Mexico City

    Mexico City, December 2, 2011 -- As part of his ongoing series of introductory courtesy calls on government leaders, Ambassador Anthony Wayne met today with the Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard. Ambassador Wayne said, “I am taken by Mexico City’s beauty, energized by its dynamic cultural wealth and diversity, and impressed by all that this city has to offer. I consider myself very fortunate to be serving here.”  

  • Ambassador Wayne: Mexican Exports to U.S. Increased by 15 0n 2011
    Ambassador Wayne: Mexican Exports to U.S. Increased by 15 0n 2011

    Mexico City, December 01, 2011 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne welcomed the 85 members of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) to his residence for a reception to highlight the business and economic successes of the U.S.-Mexico relationship, such as the tripling of bilateral trade since the inception of NAFTA. 

  • U.S. Delivers $43.3 Million Dollars in Equipment Support to Mexican Navy  as Part of Merida Initiative
    U.S. Delivers $43.3 Million Dollars in Equipment Support to Mexican Navy as Part of Merida Initiative

    Mexico City, December 1, 2011 –The United States delivered the first of four CASA 235 surveillance aircraft to the Mexican Navy at a ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne and Mexican Naval Secretary Admiral Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza. 

  • Ambassador Wayne Meets with President of the Chamber of Deputies Emilio Chuayffet
    Ambassador Wayne Meets with President of the Chamber of Deputies Emilio Chuayffet

    Mexico City, December 1, 2011 — U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with President of the Chamber of Deputies Emilio Chuayffet to gain his perspective on the role and agenda of the chamber.