June 28, 2024

HACU joins Independence Day celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ President and CEO Antonio R. Flores attended a celebration honoring 248 years of U.S. Independence, hosted by Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The event commemorated the anniversary and highlighted the creative and economic impact of the film industry in both Mexico and the U.S. During the event Ambassador Salazar read a congratulatory letter from Mexico’s new president Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, the first woman president of a nation in North America.

“Our nation counts Mexico as the closest of our neighbors, sharing an economic and cultural destiny that is the foundation of our joint success now and in the future,” said Flores. “The celebration of America’s fight for independence is rightfully shared by all nations and their citizens that value the liberties and freedoms inspired by the Declaration of Independence.”

Also in attendance at the celebration were Mexico’s Foreign Minister Juan Ramon de la Fuente, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Victor Manuel Villalobos, as well as other federal officials, governors, legislators and representatives of the private sector and civil organizations.