“It is a Privilege to Live in Mérida”: David Micó, U.S. General Consul in Yucatán

Mr. David Micó was introduced today, Tuesday August 18th, 2015,  as the New General Consul of the United States for the Yucatan Peninsula.

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida invited media representatives to a press conference to introduce the new Consul General to represent the U.S. in the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo for the next three years, and who replaces the previous Consul, Sonya Tsiros.

The press conference took place at 10:00 am at the Wyndham Hotel of the city of Merida, located on Avenida Colon Col. Garcia Ginerés, Mérida, Yuc.

At 10:05 a.m. The Offcial Introduction of New Consul General David Mico was made by the Consular Section Holder Suzanne McGuire. (According to information provided by Suzanne McGuire, approximately 4,500 American expats live in Yucatan today).


Mr. David Micó arrived in Mérida on August 10th.

  • He holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the George Washington University.
  • A Masters Degree in Strategic Resources from the National Defense University.
  • At the beginning of his career, Mr. Micó spent time working at the Consulates of Hungary and El Salvador.
  • Deputy head of the consular section in Kiev, Ucrania from 2002 – 2005
  • U.S. Consul in Barcelona, Spain from 2005 – 2008
  • U.S. Consul in Taskent, Uzbekistan from 2009 – 2012
  • And he was Chief of Consular Affairs in Washington DC from 2012 to 2014

cons3His father was Spanish and his mother American, he is married with children and claims to be “very happy” to be in Mérida, he states all he has heard about the city is good and positive.

In perfect Spanish Mr. Micó expressed his wish to get to know the Peninsula a lot better, he declared that an important part of his work as Consul is to strengthen ties between the Yucatan and the United States of America; and look out for the safety and security of American citizens residing in the Peninsula.

Mr. Micó underlined that making procedures for obtaining a visa the best and fastest possible is a priority for his administration. (He noted that time of service has significantly improved in this category).

The new Consul stressed that the consulate promotes cultural and educational exchange, and therefore in September a major educational event will be held by the American Consulate in coordination with UADY.  It has been called the “Educational Fair”; and more than 20 U.S. universities will offer spaces for students wishing to study in that country.

He said that Yucatan is a preferred destination for both vacation and residence, specifically the city of Merida, which offers extraordinary conditions to live.

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

Finally, the diplomat expressed his interest in learning about the Expat Community living in the Peninsula, to get to know them closely and to ask them why they decided to move down here.


TYT Newsroom.