U.S. Ambassador-designate to Mexico Ken Salazar. Photo: Google


Ken Salazar, the new U.S. ambassador-designate to Mexico, arrived in the country on Saturday, Sept. 11.

In a brief statement to the press upon his arrival at the Benito Juárez Intentional Airport in Mexico City, Salazar said he was looking forward to working with the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on migration issues, which have plagued both governments in recent months.

“We’ll work to ensure we have a migration system that works both for the United States and Mexico,” Salazar said in perfect Spanish, although he did not take questions or expand on that statement.

Salazar, a former attorney general for the state of Colorado who also served as secretary of the interior under former U.S. President Barack Obama, was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Mexico on Aug. 26 and is expected to present diplomatic credentials in Mexico in the coming days.


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