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New Mexico Ambassador to the United States of America

January 10, 2013
New Mexico Ambassador to the United States of America

President Enrique Peña Nieto named a new Mexico ambassador to the United States of America. Attorney Eduardo Medina Mora was sworn in before the Mexican Senate and received the approval of President Barack Obama's administration. He will replace former Ambassador Arturo Sarukhán, who served for six years under the prior administration and performed well in his position given that relations between the two countries are experiencing a period of cooperation and mutual understanding. Medina Mora has a good understanding of the relationship between the two countries, since he was the Attorney General of Mexico under Felipe Calderon. The attorney general deals closely with U.S. matters and has a day to day relationship with the U.S. on items related to the application of law, enforcing justice and combating crime. During the last phase of Calderon's tenure as president, Medina Mora served as Mexico Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Having assumed the new diplomatic role he will carry out in Washington D.C., Medina Mora has made statements that indicate a vision that coincides with that announced by Peña Nieto at the beginning of his mandate: the privilege of the diplomatic role of the new government will strengthen and deepen economic relations with the countries with which Mexico has relationships. In the specific case of the United States, this policy is particularly significant. Medina Mora has also mentioned the importance for Mexico of the immigration reform undertaken by the administration of President Barack Obama, as it would affect millions of Mexicans that come to the U.S.. The new ambassador also acknowledges that issues such as trade, the environment, confronting the problems with the global economy and the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime will continue on the agenda. His comments on illegal arms trafficking and money laundering, central safety issues for both countries, have been noteworthy. Medina Mora rightfully believes that the economic, cultural and social relationships of Mexico with the U.S. will be strategic for the future of such region. The truth is that Medina Mora has a delicate and complex task ahead of him, as is the case for relations between the two countries of utmost importance for the shared future of these two nations.

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