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Osorio Chong and Napolitano focus on security and migration during meeting

US Secretary of DHS Napolitano and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, Chong. Photo: Cuartoscuro.
US Secretary of Homeland Security and Mexican Ministry of the Interior. Photo: Cuartoscuro.

12/13/12 – On December 13th, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met for over two-and-a-half hours with Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong to address issues pertaining to the security of their respective nations. While the Mexican Interior Ministry (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB) has yet to release a statement about the specific topics covered in the meeting, local news sources report that the main focus was placed on security issues surrounding migration and the border shared by the two countries.

Napolitano and Osorio shared a meal at the Palacio de Covian, headquarters of SEGOB. Concluding around 4:30pm, the private meeting was attended by other members of the national security cabinet, including Assistant Secretary of Public Security Manuel Mondragón and Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam.

Napolitano was accompanied by a robust security detail inside the building, and travelled to and from the meeting with a 10-car military caravan. The Palacio de Covian, located in Avenida Bucareli, was strongly guarded by the Federal Police, and many of the surrounding streets were shut down.


Gomez Leyva, Ciro. “Concluye reunion entre Janet Napolitano y Osorio Chong.” Radio Formula. December 13, 2012. 

Lopez, Lorena. “Seguridad y migración, temas en la reunion entre Napolitano y Osorio Chong.” Milenio. December 13, 2012.

Martinez, Fabiola. “Concluye reunion entre Osorio Chong y Napolitano en Gobernacion.” La Jornada. December 13, 2012. 

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