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Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens Residing in our Consular District to Discuss Security Matters

October 22, 2010

All U.S. citizens living in our consular district (including the cities of Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuna) are invited to come to the Consulate General at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. Consul General Heflin would like to hear your experiences and  views regarding security matters in the consular district, especially in the city of Nuevo Laredo. If you have information, opinions, or suggestions you wish to share concerning the security of U.S. citizens in the consular district, please come to the Consulate General at that time and enter the building by the doors on Avenida Obregon. (The Consulate General is located at the corner of Avenida Obregon and Calle Guanajuato.) We anticipate the meeting will not last longer than an hour. ohile Consul General Heflin will give his views on the security situation, the principal reason for this meeting is for us to hear your experiences and views.

This invitation is for U.S. citizens only. You will need to show documentary evidence of U.S. citizenship, such as a U.S. passport, to enter the building for this meeting. The Consulate General cannot provide parking for this event. Parking in the neighborhood of the Consulate General is available on-street. For security reasons, cell phones, cameras, recording devices, and various other items are not permitted into the building. Below is a more-complete list of prohibited items.

Prohibited Items include

Metallic articles such as:
Pocket knives
Scissors
Metallic Pens
Belts with a large metallic buckle
Pencil Sharpeners

Electronic articles such as:
Cameras
Video Cameras
Cellular telephones
Recording devices
Pagers
Portable Radio
Portable Video game
Laptops
Computer diskettes
Portable USB memory stick
Batteries
Calculator
(Please note, key fobs are permitted in the building.)

Cosmetic articles such as:
Tweezers
Eyelash curler
Metallic fingernail file
Toe and fingernail clipper
Any items containing aerosol
Mirrors
Glass items (perfumes, make up kit)
Razors

Personal articles such as:
Cigarettes
Lighters
Matches

Other items such as:
Firearms
Ammunition
Food
Beverages

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's internet web site at http://travel.state.gov where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers from Mexico, a regular toll line at 001-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). 

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico are encouraged to register with the Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/, to obtain updated travel and security information. U.S. citizens without Internet access may register directly with the Embassy or Consulates. Registration is important; it allows the Embassy and the State Department to assist you in an emergency. Those registrants who wish to receive updated travel and security information must provide an e-mail address as part of their registration.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Mexico, please contact the U.S. Embassy or the closest U.S. Consulate. The numbers provided below for the Embassy and Consulates are available around the clock. The U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo is located at Calle Allende 3330, Col. Jardin, telephone (011)(52)(867) 714-0512  http://nuevolaredo.usconsulate.gov . The U.S. Embassy is located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, telephone from the United States: 011-52-55-5080-2000; telephone within Mexico City: 5080-2000; telephone long distance within Mexico 01-55-5080-2000. You may also contact the Embassy by e-mail at: ACSMexicoCity@state.gov The Embassy's internet address is http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/

Consulates (with consular districts):

Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua): Paseo de la Victoria 3650, tel. (011)(52)(656) 227-3000.
http://ciudadjuarez.usconsulate.gov/.

Guadalajara (Nayarit, Jalisco, Aguas Calientes, and Colima): Progreso 175, telephone (011)(52)(333) 268-2100.
http://guadalajara.usconsulate.gov/.

Hermosillo (Sinaloa and the southern part of the state of Sonora): Avenida Monterrey 141, telephone (011)(52)(662) 289-3500.  http://hermosillo.usconsulate.gov/.

Matamoros (the southern part of Tamaulipas with the exception of the city of Tampico): Avenida Primera 2002, telephone (011)(52)(868) 812-4402.  http://matamoros.usconsulate.gov/.

Merida (Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo): Calle 60 no. 338-K x 29 y 31, Col. Alcala Martin, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 97050, telephone (011)(52)(999) 942-5700 or 202- 250-3711 (U.S. number). http://merida.usconsulate.gov/.

Monterrey (Nuevo Leon, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and the southern part of Coahuila): Avenida Constitucion 411 Poniente, telephone (011)(52)(818) 047-3100.  http://monterrey.usconsulate.gov/.

Nogales (the northern part of Sonora): Calle San Jose, Nogales, Sonora, telephone (011)(52)(631) 311-8150.  http://nogales.usconsulate.gov/.

Nuevo Laredo (the northern part of Coahuila and the northwestern part of Tamaulipas): Calle Allende 3330, col. Jardin, telephone (011)(52)(867) 714-0512.  http://nuevolaredo.usconsulate.gov/.

Tijuana (Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur): Tapachula 96, telephone 011)(52)(664) 622-7400.  http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/service.html.

All other Mexican states, and the Federal District of Mexico City, are part of the Embassy's consular district. 

Consular Agencies

Acapulco: Hotel Continental Emporio, Costera Miguel Aleman 121 - local 14, telephone (011)(52)(744) 484-0300 or (011)(52)(744) 469-0556.

Cabo San Lucas: Blvd. Marina local c-4, Plaza Nautica, col. Centro, telephone (011)(52)(624) 143-3566.

Cancun:  Plaza Caracol two, second level, no. 320-323, Boulevard Kukulcan, km. 8.5, Zona Hotelera, telephone (011)(52)(998) 883-0272 or,  202-640-2511 (a U.S. number).

Cozumel:  Plaza Villa Mar en el Centro, Plaza Principal, (Parque Juarez between Melgar and 5th ave.) 2nd floor, locales #8 and 9, telephone (011)(52)(987) 872-4574 or 202-459-4661 (a U.S. number).

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo:  Hotel Fontan, Blvd. Ixtapa, telephone (011)(52)(755) 553-2100.

Mazatlan:  Playa Gaviotas #202, Zona Dorada, telephone (011)(52)(669) 916-5889.

Oaxaca:  Macedonio Alcala no. 407, interior 20, telephone (011)(52)(951) 514-3054, (011) (52)(951) 516-2853.

Piedras Negras: Abasolo #211, Zona Centro, Piedras Negras, Coah., Tel. (011)(52)(878) 782-5586. 

Playa del Carmen:  "The Palapa,"  Calle 1 Sur, between Avenida 15 and Avenida 20, telephone (011)(52)(984) 873-0303 or 202-370-6708(a U.S. number).

Puerto Vallarta:  Paradise Plaza, Paseo de los Cocoteros #1, Local #4, Interior #17, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, telephone (011)(52)(322) 222-0069.

Reynosa:  Calle Monterrey #390, Esq. Sinaloa, Colonia Rodrmguez, telephone: (011)(52)(899) 923 - 9331.

San Luis Potosi:  Edificio "Las Terrazas", Avenida Venustiano Carranza 2076-41, Col. Polanco, telephone: (011)(52)(444) 811-7802/7803.

San Miguel de Allende:  Dr. Hernandez Macias #72, telephone (011)(52)(415) 152-2357 or (011)(52)(415) 152-0068