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Mexican government to open office in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Government of Mexico is opening a consular agency in Winnipeg to help foster more trade with Manitoba and to provide assistance to Mexicans living here and to Manitoba tourists who plan to visit there.

There are nearly 7,500 Mexicans living in Manitoba and more than 50,000 Manitoba tourists who visit Mexico each year, the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa said Monday in a news release.

As well, trade between Mexico and Manitoba has soared by 1,398 per cent to $842 million a year in the 20 years since North American Free Trade Agreement came into effect in 1994, it added, and Mexico is now Manitoba’s fourth-largest export market and its third-largest foreign market for imported goods.

“The opening of the consular agency ... aims to strengthen the presence of Mexico in Canada and provide better service in terms of documentation, consular assistance and protection to nearly 7,500 Mexicans living in the province, as well as those working within the seasonal agricultural workers program,” the statement said.

As well, “the new office in Winnipeg will facilitate identifying and capitalizing on new business and investment opportunities that would deepen the already vigorous trade,” it added.

Raúl Saavedra Cinta, the embassy’s press attaché, said the embassy hasn’t selected a site or an opening date for the office, has it determined how many people will be working there.

“But it’s not just going to be one person,” he added. “It would be a full office there.”

» Winnipeg Free Press

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 18, 2014

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WINNIPEG — The Government of Mexico is opening a consular agency in Winnipeg to help foster more trade with Manitoba and to provide assistance to Mexicans living here and to Manitoba tourists who plan to visit there.

There are nearly 7,500 Mexicans living in Manitoba and more than 50,000 Manitoba tourists who visit Mexico each year, the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa said Monday in a news release.

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WINNIPEG — The Government of Mexico is opening a consular agency in Winnipeg to help foster more trade with Manitoba and to provide assistance to Mexicans living here and to Manitoba tourists who plan to visit there.

There are nearly 7,500 Mexicans living in Manitoba and more than 50,000 Manitoba tourists who visit Mexico each year, the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa said Monday in a news release.

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