Consul General Berenice Rendon Talavera
About the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver
The Consulate General of Mexico in Denver was established in 1893, 17 years after Colorado became the 38th state of the United States of America (USA). It was the first Consulate established in the state. In 1893, local businessman William N. Byers, on behalf of Denver’s Chamber of Commerce, sent a letter to Mexican President Porfirio Diaz asking for the establishment of a Mexican Consulate to ease commercial relations.
Currently, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver serves the communities living in Colorado’s 63 counties, Wyoming’s East 13 counties and Montana's East 23 counties.
Mexico in Colorado and Colorado in Mexico
Mexico and Colorado have a close economic relation. Mexico is the second foreign trading partner of Colorado and the largest market for the state's agricultural products. According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, in the first six months of 2012 exports of the state's agricultural products to Mexico increased 16% by $21 million to $149 million, representing 35.7% of all Colorado's exports to Mexico. On the other hand, Mexico exports to Colorado are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, machinery and medical. Trade and investment in both directions help create jobs in manufacturing and services in the state.
In 2011, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver issued more than 90,000 documents to Mexicans who live in the area and foreigners who want to visit or do business in Mexico.