Besides bad news there is also something good going on in Mexico. Stay tuned with the news, activities and events of the most important and dynamic embassies, chambers and associations in Mexico.
México, D.F., September 1st, 2010 – US Ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual, congratulated the Mexican federal government as well as the Federal Police (Policia Federal) for the capture and detention of Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez Villareal, after an intelligence operation which main objective was the detention of one of Mexico’s most violent criminals ever. Valdez Villareal has multiple criminal charges pending in Mexico and the U.S.
Mexico's war against drugs during the past 4 years has been very bloody and harmful for the country. Nevertheless, President Calderon will keep to support police and military campaigns against organized crime although a lot of ONG's, associations and a great number of citizens are against violent measures because in their own words "firing bullets will only lead the country to a never ending war...violence can only create more violence. It is a long term war that only education and family values will win."
Mexican Cartels grew stronger during the 90s due to the cease of operations of Colombian cartels of Cali and Medellin. Today these cartels provide all the drug market in the United States. Mexican government has identified 7 big Cartels operating in Mexico and some of the most important are the Tijuana Cartel of the Arrellano Felix brothers; Colimas Cartel of the Amezcua Contreras brothers; and the Juarez Cartel initiated by Amado Carrillo. During the past 4 years, thirty thousand people, cartel members, police and army forces as well as civilians, have been killed in the war against drugs.
Treasury targets Sinaloa Cartel financial and air cargo networks north Charleston, S.C. - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton today joined Mexican Secretary of Finance Ernesto Cordero Arroyo and Tax Administration Service and Customs Director Alfredo Gutierrez Ortiz-Mena to host the first-ever graduation of Mexican customs officials from a 10-week, ICE-led investigator training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in North Charleston, S.C.
Message from the Minister of Foreign Relations, Dr. Guido Westerwelle, during the celebration of Germany’s Unification Day: These are exciting images that will be associated for ever with German unification: a country in collective ecstasies, people crying and embracing each other during the event at Brandenburg. “We are the people” shouted the crowd.
Northern Mexico has among the best potential for solar power in the world (for a look at a solar energy potential map click here ). With the Foundation's help, we have purchased five solar electric systems from local electricians for about $550 per home and installed them ourselves.
Derived form the first of five Wednesday Conferences on Climate Change that are taking place in the French Embassy in Mexico during October and November, three specialists – among them Dr. José Sarukhán, National Coordinator of the National Commission of Biodiversity (CONABIO) – were invited to the French Residence to approach the “Effects of the Climate Change”.
Mexico is the second largest market in the world for U.S. exports. Given the magnitude of trade between the United States and Mexico, there are abundant opportunities for U.S. firms in Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was enacted in 1994 and created a free trade zone for Mexico, Canada and the United States, has resulted in approximately $367 billion of annual trade between the two countries, more than 1 billion of trade per day.
Queen Elizabeth II Congratulates Mexico on its Bicentenario. The message was sent to President Felipe Calderon on behalf of the country’s festivities. Great Britain was the first European country to recognize Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1825.