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U.S. Ambassador Wayne and Oaxaca Governor Cue Discuss Judicial Reform Efforts
Mexico City, March 06, 2012 – U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne today met with Governor of Oaxaca Gabino Cue Monteagudo to discuss a variety of issues, including the Administration’s efforts to develop the state’s economy, implement judicial reform, and protect human rights.
“Best practices from the efforts by Governor Cue’s Administration to implement Judicial Reform are being replicated in other Mexican states,” Ambassador Wayne said. “USAID has supported the state’s efforts towards reform by providing technical assistance for legislation to support Oaxaca’s compliance with the constitutional reform of 2008. This support includes legislative assistance on a Victims´ Assistance Law and capacity building for justice sector institutions responsible for implementing the reform.”
Governor Cue emphasized his administration’s focus on the development of a Victims’ Assistance Unit and alternative justice mechanisms; both he and the Ambassador recognized the utility of USAID’s ongoing collaboration on these issues. The Governor also summarized Oaxaca’s significant tourism assets as well as its mineral deposits and other natural resources and geographical advantages. Ambassador Wayne offered that the collaboration of USAID and other Embassy sections could be mutually advantageous in developing economic opportunities, improving environmental management and strengthening institutional and personal linkages between Oaxaca and the U.S.
Ambassador Wayne and Governor Cue noted that many Mexican citizens from Oaxaca have migrated to the U.S., especially to California, and discussed the possibilities that their presence opens for developing closer ties between the U.S. and Oaxaca.