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Lezama meets with INL of U.S. Embassy in Mexico to discuss security

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Authorities from Quintana Roo and the INL of the United States met Tuesday to discuss security. Governor Mara Lezama met with the Coordinator of the Justice Capacities Program (INL) of the United States Embassy in Mexico, Ellery Buzz Noah.

Both sides met to strengthen the actions of different State institutions which will give greater security not only to citizens, but also to North American visitors.

Accompanied by Judge Heyden Cebada Rivas, President of the Superior Court of Justice, the Secretary of Government Cristina Torres Gómez and the Attorney General Raciel López Salazar, they discussed various issues of alliance and work in coordination with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL).

Through this program, an alliance is being built to modernize and professionalize the Judiciary, the State Attorney General’s Office and the Municipal Public Security Secretariats for efficient procurement and administration of justice for the benefit of citizens.

“Within the framework of the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, we work as a team for the benefit of the people of Quintana Roo. We want institutions with the best preparation for close attention and results,” Lezama commented.

At the meeting they discussed platforms for judicial collaboration, for content generation, judicial professionalization, specialized legal virtual library and electronic signature and digitization platform, among others.

With the implementation of these innovative tools, the State Judicial Branch advances in the modernization of the administration and delivery of justice through the use of technologies.

Judge Heyden Cebada Rivas (left) meets with Ellery Buzz Noah (center) and Governor Mara Lezama (right) to discuss security.
Photo: Coordinación General de Comunicación October 24, 2023.

According to the U.S. Embassy, In December 2008, Mexico and the United States signed a bilateral security agreement that opened a historical chapter of cooperation and recognition of the shared responsibilities of both nations to counteract the violence caused by transnational criminal organizations that threaten both countries.

The mission of the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) is to provide effective foreign assistance and foster cooperation to counter these threats.

Through years of implementation, the initiative has led to greater collaboration between the United States and Mexico. It has provided tangible support to Mexico’s law enforcement and judicial institutions, helped to counteract the illegal trade in narcotics, and strengthened border security.”