United States presidential visits to Mexico

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Fourteen Presidents of the United States have made thirty-four presidential visits to Mexico. The first visit by an incumbent president to Mexico was made in 1909 by William Howard Taft. It was only the second time in U.S. history that a president left the country while in office.

Table of visits[edit]

President Dates Locations Key details
William Howard Taft October 16, 1909 Ciudad Juárez Part of an exchange of visits with President Porfirio Díaz across the border.[1]
Franklin D. Roosevelt April 20, 1943 Monterrey Part of an exchange of visits with President Manuel Ávila Camacho across the border.[2]
Harry S. Truman March 3–6, 1947 México, D. F. State visit; met with President Miguel Alemán Valdés.[3] Also visited the monument to the "Niños Héroes" of Chapultepec.[4]
Dwight D. Eisenhower October 19, 1953 Nueva Ciudad Guerrero Dedication of Falcon Dam, with President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.[5][6]
February 19–20, 1959 Acapulco Informal meeting with President Adolfo López Mateos.[5]
October 24, 1960 Ciudad Acuña Informal visit; met with President López Mateos.[5]
John F. Kennedy June 29 – July 1, 1962 México, D. F. State visit; met with President López Mateos.[7]
Lyndon B. Johnson April 14–15, 1966 México, D. F. Informal visit; met with President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.[8]
December 3, 1966 Ciudad Acuña Informal meeting with President Díaz Ordaz. Inspected construction of Amistad Dam.[8]
October 28, 1967 Ciudad Juárez Attended transfer of El Chamizal from the US. to Mexico and conferred with President Díaz Ordaz.[8]
Richard M. Nixon September 8, 1969 Ciudad Acuña Dedication of Amistad Dam with President Díaz Ordaz.[9]
August 20–21, 1970 Puerto Vallarta Official visit; met with President Díaz Ordaz.[9]
Gerald R. Ford October 21, 1974 Nogales,
Magdalena de Kino
Met with President Luis Echeverría and laid a wreath at the tomb of Padre Eusebio Kino.[10]
Jimmy Carter February 14–16, 1979 México, D. F. State visit; met with President José López Portillo and addressed the Mexican Congress.[11]
Ronald Reagan January 5, 1981 Ciudad Juárez Met with President López Portillo. (Visit made as President-elect.)[12]
October 21–24, 1981 Cancún Attended 22-nation[13] North–South Summit meeting on Cooperation and Development. Met with the Heads of state and government of Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Guyana, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia.[12]
October 8, 1982 Tijuana Exchange of visits with President-elect Miguel de la Madrid.[12]
August 14, 1983 La Paz Informal meeting with President de la Madrid.[12]
January 3, 1986 Mexicali Informal meeting with President de la Madrid.[12]
February 13, 1988 Mazatlán Informal meeting with President de la Madrid.[12]
George H. W. Bush November 26–27, 1990 Monterrey,
Agualeguas
State Visit; met with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.[14]
Bill Clinton May 5–7, 1997 México, D. F.,
Tlaxcala
State Visit; met with President Ernesto Zedillo.[15]
February 14–15, 1999 Mérida State Visit; met with President Zedillo.[15]
George W. Bush February 16, 2001 San Cristóbal Met with President Vincente Fox.[16][17]
March 21–22, 2002 Monterrey Attended the International Conference on Financing for Development and met with President Fox.[16]
October 26–27, 2002 Los Cabos Attended the 14th APEC Summit Meeting.[16]
January 12–13, 2004 Monterrey Attended the Special Summit of the Americas.[16]
March 30–31, 2006 Cancun,
Chichen-Itza
Attended the 2nd North American Leaders' Summit with President Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; visited the Chichen-Itza archaeological site.[16]
March 12–14, 2007 Mérida, Uxmal Met with President Felipe Calderón; visited the Maya ruin complex of Uxmal.[16]
Barack Obama April 16–17, 2009 Mexico City Met with President Calderón.[18]
August 9–10, 2009 Guadalajara Attended the 5th North American Leaders' Summit with President Calderón and Prime Minister Harper.[18]
June 17–19, 2012 Los Cabos Attended the G-20 Summit meeting.[18]
May 2–3, 2013 Mexico City Met with President Enrique Peña Nieto.[18]
February 19, 2014 Toluca Attended the 9th North American Leaders' Summit with President Peña and Prime Minister Harper.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travels of President William Howard Taft". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  2. ^ "Travels of President Franklin D. Roosevelt". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  3. ^ "Travels of President Harry S. Truman". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  4. ^ "President Harry S. Truman at the monument to the "Heroes of Chapultepec" in Mexico". Truman Library Photographs. Independence, Missouri: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Travels of President Dwight D. Eisenhower". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  6. ^ "International Boundary and Water Commission; Falcon Dam". Archived from the original on 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-03-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Travels of President John F. Kennedy". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  8. ^ a b c "Travels of President Lyndon B. Johnson". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  9. ^ a b "Travels of President Richard M. Nixon". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  10. ^ "Travels of President Gerald R. Ford". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  11. ^ "Travels of President Jimmy Carter". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Travels of President Ronald Reagan". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  13. ^ Ronald E. Muller and Arthur L. Domike (October 18, 1981). "Cancun's Meaning". The New York Times.
  14. ^ "Travels of President George H. W. Bush". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  15. ^ a b "Travels of President William J. Clinton". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Travels of President George W. Bush". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  17. ^ "The President's News Conference With President Vicente Fox of Mexico in San Cristobal, Mexico". The American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. February 16, 2001. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  18. ^ a b c d "Travels of President Barack Obama". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  19. ^ "North American Leaders News Conference". c-span.org. C-SPAN. February 19, 2014.