On Monday, the Foreign Secretary met with various think
tanks and specialists on Mexico and Latin America from Georgetown University; John Hopkins University; the Woodrow Wilson Center; the Pew Hispanic Center; the Congressional Research Service and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the
Atlantic Council. She was accompanied by Mexico’s ambassador in the United States, Miguel Basáñez.
Foreign Secretary Claudia
Ruiz Massieu spoke about immigration
at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (@MigrationPolicy @TheWilsonCenter) The moderator was the director of
the U.S. Immigration Policy Program.
The Foreign Secretary called for tearing down the “wall of racism and fear” against
immigrants, and for recognizing the contributions made by the waves of
immigrants to their destination countries.
"We are betting on the future with innovation, and are
working hard to tear down, rather than build, the wall of racism and fear, exclusion
and extremism that has become such dangerously fertile and attractive ground in
many contexts," said the Foreign Secretary during the conference at the
She will meet with National
Security Advisor Susan Rice and attend the The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund event with Vice President Joe Biden.
On Tuesday, the Foreign Secretary will meet with members of
the OAS Permanent Council and Secretariat, and hold a bilateral meeting with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. She
will then meet with IDB President Luis
Alberto Moreno and the IDB officials
responsible for Central America and the Pacific
Alliance. Lastly, she will have a bilateral meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh
On Wednesday, she will visit the consular section of the Mexican embassy and have interviews with Reuters
and Notimex and and Secretary of State