Tag Archives: Mexico

16 April 2014

Combating the illegal drug trade between US and Mexico is a ‘shared responsibility’

During an interview with CNBC News, Mexico’s finance minister, Luis Videgaray, stated that the US must ‘share responsibility’ for tackling the illegal drug trade between Mexico and the US. Videgaray stated that it is a challenge to have a neighbouring country with such a demand for illegal drugs and that the US needs to increase its efforts to reduce this demand for the illegal drugs.


Source: CNBC News | Mexico, US need to ‘collaborate’ on drug cartels

1 July 2013

Mexico calls for ‘shared vision’ with the US on immigration

The Mexican government welcomed on Friday the passing of the immigration reform bill in the US Senate last Thursday as a breakthrough and reiterated its call for the continued need of a ‘shared vision’ on the topic.

The Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade hailed the bill as containing a comprehensive vision for modifying the normative framework on immigration and a potential for improving the lives of millions of Mexicans living in the US. He added that Mexico has in the past expressed concerns over US measures that move away from the principles of shared responsibility and good neighborly relations. The immigration reform bill opens the door for the legalization and eventual granting of citizenship to undocumented immigrants in the US while also significantly strengthening border security.

Source: USA Hispanic Press | México promueve una “visión compartida” con Estados Unidos sobre migración
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune | Mexico Promotes a “Shared Vision” with U.S. on Immigration

28 January 2013

US identifies 10 countries that conducted fishing in contravention of a regional fishery management agreement

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has submitted a Congressionally mandated report identifying ten nations whose fishing vessels engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in 2011 or 2012. The 10 states are Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Panama, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Tanzania, and Venezuela. All ten nations identified in this year’s report had vessels that did not comply in 2011 and/or 2012 with conservation and management measures required under a regional fishery management organisation to which the US is a party. The report is part of the efforts of the United States to ensure that the US fishing industry is not undermined by unsustainable or illegal activities. The US will soon start consultations with each of the 10 nations to encourage them to take action to address IUU fishing and by-catch by their fishermen.

Source: Merco Press | US NOAA identifies 10 countries that conducted IUU fishing in 2011-12