Published On: Thu, Sep 17th, 2015

American citizens services officers will join new consul at Friday event in Mérida

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In addition to new U.S. Consul General David Micó, four members of the U.S. consulate staff who specialize in serving the needs of American citizens in the Yucatan Peninsula will be present at an event in Merida Friday Sept. 18.

Attending the event co-sponsored by The Yucatan Times and the consulate at Hennessey´s Irish Pub at 7:30 p.m. Friday will be:

  • Suzanne McGuire – Consular Section Chief
  • Derek Kolb –  American Services Chief
  • Chase Guinn – Consular Section Officer
  • Brian Sawich – Consular Section Officer.

Friday´s event is intended to provide the American expatriate community a chance to get acquainted with Consul General Micó and offer Americans residing and visiting in the Merida area an opportunity to discuss their questions and concerns with U.S. government representatives in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The diplomat has expressed his interest in learning about the expat community living in the Peninsula, to get to know them closely and to learn the reasons for their relocation here. According to the consulate, approximately 4,500 American expats live in Yucatan currently..

The free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Hennesey´s Irish Pub in Merida, at Paseo de Montejo  No. 486A, between 41 and 43, Colonia Centro, 97000.

Consul Micó was introduced Aug. 18 as the replacement for the previous Consul, Sonya Tsiros. Consul Micó will serve for three years to represent the U.S. in the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo.

Mr. Micó arrived in Mérida on Aug. 10.

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Mr. Micó has declared that an important part of his work as Consul is to strengthen ties between the Yucatan and the U.S. and look out for the safety and security of American citizens residing in the Peninsula.

The new Consul has stressed that the consulate promotes cultural and educational exchange. He has already met with top administrators of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, and UADY and the consulate are planning a major educational event at which more than 20 U.S. universities will offer spaces for students wishing to study there.

Mr. Micó has also said that he will seek to bring investment and promote business between Yucatan and the United States.

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