Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Makes Third "Trade Mission" to Mexico

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Manager David Cavazos are jetting off to Mexico on a "trade mission" to strengthen economic ties with the country's southern neighbor.

This is Stanton's third visit to Mexico since taking office.

Stanton is leading a delegation with reps from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, and various Phoenix community organizations, according to a city press release.

Meetings are scheduled with Mexican government and business leaders including the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Earl Anthony Wayne, and Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña

The delegation's schedule includes:

Wednesday, April 10
Meeting with Senators Ana Guevara and Claudia Pavlovich from the state of Sonora

Thursday, April 11
Meeting with Earl Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Meeting José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Meeting with Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, director general of Ports and Marine Commercial Shipping, Secretary of Transportation and Communications
Meeting with Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera
Meeting with top executives from Volaris Airlines
City of Phoenix International Business Forum featuring leaders of companies headquartered in Mexico City

Friday, April 12
Meeting and tour of APL Limited's Mexico City Headquarters
Meeting with Manuel Saenz, president of the Mexican Basketball Federation

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Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

At least he's going down to see what it's really all about, and not just rely on rumors.

Mary Stephens
Mary Stephens

Learn spanish (if he doesn't know it), visit more often, invite the mayor of DF to Phx and learn about many progressive initiatives that DF has implemented, host educational town hall meetings about the country...etc...

Rod Williams
Rod Williams

Smoke a bowl with the President of Mexico.

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