November 5, 2021

300 Palabras

By Mario Melgar Adalid

New U.S. Ambassador Arrives in Mexico

A new United States ambassador has arrived in Mexico, Kenneth Lee Salazar. He was appointed by President Joe Biden and is known for being well informed as to the issues that exist between the U.S. and Mexico, including opportunities that exist for the two countries to move forward with mutually beneficial projects that would strengthen their bilateral bond and create further possibilities for development.

Upon his arrival in Mexico, Ambassador Salazar began working in a promising way, handling matters directly and in person. He has already begun taking tours throughout Mexico, among which his tour through the state of Oaxaca stands out. On that tour, the Ambassador learned about the progress made on the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus Tehuantepec. The long-existing idea of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans has the potential to become one of the most important logistic centers in the world, and to generate development on Mexico’s southeast region, benefitting the population of Oaxaca. The Ambassador appeared to be genuinely interested and pleased. The Isthmus Tehuantepec Program is comprised of 79 municipalities, 46 of which are located in the state of Oaxaca, and 33 in the state of Veracruz. The projected benefits seem promising: providing assistance to 2.4 million Oaxaca residents, 35% of which are part of indigenous communities, and 59% of which live in extreme poverty.

United States of America ambassadors in Mexico play an important role, which is logical given the importance of the relationship between both countries. Mexico has historically benefited from the work of U.S. ambassadors who demonstrate sensibility, respect and commitment to Mexican projects, without forgetting about the connections with Mexican participants in the economic, social, academic and cultural fields. Welcome, Ambassador Salazar.