Press Releases & Statements
Ambassador Wayne Discusses Cooperation with Chihuahua Governor Duarte Jáquez
Mexico City, August 1, 2012 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with César Duarte Jáquez, Governor of Chihuahua, to discuss the many interests shared by the United States and Mexico, and focused on the evolving security situation in Chihuahua. They discussed the Governor’s efforts to implement reforms to the state police, to give prosecutors the tools they need to go after criminals, and to create more opportunities for youth. They agreed justice reform is key to improving security in the state, and reaffirmed their mutual commitment to bilateral programs that strengthen the justice sector.
“The United States government is committed to working with the appropriate state and federal authorities to support stronger institutions that will prevent crime and improve the quality of life in Chihuahua,” Ambassador Wayne said. “We strongly support the efforts being made in Chihuahua to improve citizen security, including increased youth and educational exchange opportunities in keeping with President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative.”
The U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez is at the forefront of those efforts and has implemented a number of programs to support state reforms. From documentary screenings on innovative drug rehabilitation programs, to the Jóvenes en Acción youth mentorship program, the U.S. Consulate strives to be an active and engaged partner in the state of Chihuahua.