Washington, D.C., June 24th, 2009

The Embassy of Mexico welcomes the signing into law of the Merida Initiative (contained in HR 2346) today, by President Barack Obama, after both chambers in Congress voted for it earlier this month.

The Embassy of Mexico thanks and recognizes the engagement and leadership of President Obama in seeking to deepen and widen US support for Mexico’s efforts to roll-back transnational organized crime, and once again underscores the critical role and the statesmanship of those members of Congress who have supported what is certainly a new paradigm of joint responsibility and bilateral cooperation in confronting a common scourge.