Category: International

The federal government in Mexico has issued a statement reiterating its commitment to human rights, as well as to the safe and orderly flow of migrants especially the most vulnerable such as children, pregnant women, and the elderly. The Mexican Secretary of the Interior, through the National Immigration Institute and National Coordination of Civil Protection, […]

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The San Diego Diplomacy Council is partnering with Cuba Cultural Travel to offer a citizen diplomacy trip to Cuba from March 1-8, 2019! The itinerary includes visits with professors, journalists, artists, historians and alumni of our exchange programs across the country in Havana, Artemisa, Cienfuegos and Trinidad. This tour is designed to promote and encourage […]

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Following months of negotiations, representatives from the United Kingdom and the European Union have finally reached a draft agreement on how Brexit will take place next spring. The agreement covers a debt estimate owed to the EU, potential infrastructure at the Northern Ireland border, and the status of UK citizens living elsewhere in the EU […]

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2018 Baja Ha Ha

The Baja Ha Ha is a two-week cruisers rally that departs from San Diego every October heading south to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Over 3,000 sailboats have participated in the event which celebrated its 25th anniversary on October 29th. The goal is simple: for everyone to arrive to Cabo San Lucas safely while enjoying sailing […]

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Celebrating Baja Norte

The Baja California Ministry of Tourism held a special event on November 13th at the San Diego Central Library to celebrate the state of Baja California. The event provided a unique and fun opportunity for industry leaders to learn about new trends in #BajaNorte, enjoy internationally lauded wines, taste local craft beer and savor extraordinary […]

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The Chamber, IBA Committee member Louis R. Escareño, Attorney at Law, Tafoya and Associates, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership hosted a discussion with David R. Ayón co-author of “Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America.”  The discussion was moderated by Paola Avila, Chamber VP of International Business Affairs. Power Shift charts the […]

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IBWC New Commissioner

Jayne Harkins has been appointed to serve as the new U.S. Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. Harkins is the first woman Commissioner for either the United States or Mexico in the 129-year history of the Commission. As Commissioner, she serves as head of the U.S. Section of the […]

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Last month, the Chamber and representatives from Deloitte San Diego and Washington D.C. met in Tijuana for a tour of Baja Railroad headquarters and the company’s daily activities. Baja Railroad is the railway company that operates the Tijuana-Tecate short line in Baja California. They transport freight and goods between both sides of California’s border. After […]

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On October 24th, the Port of San Diego held its annual Senior Leadership Seminar to brief public and private sector leadership on current events and new developments. As part of the Resilience Working Group, the mission of the seminar is to provide a forum for diverse stakeholders to work together to de-conflict plans, validate assumptions, […]

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On November 14th, the Chamber hosted its annual International Tribute Dinner. This event provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses that have made a significant impact in the binational efforts bridging U.S. and Mexican economies. Recognized for their work in the region this year: U.S. Customs and Border Protection and SAT (Mexican Tax Administration Service), Cross-Border […]

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