CONAHEC News and Information

Friday, Jun. 17, 2016

When Héctor Huertas attended the first meeting to draft an American declaration on indigenous peoples in 1999, he thought the end was not far off. Neither he, nor anyone else in that room in Washington, D.C., imagined that the end was 17 years away.

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced the appointment of a new chairperson and six new governors to the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC’s) Board of Governors.

Among its many objectives, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation and solutions to improve health outcomes, climate change adaptation and poverty reduction in developing regions of the world.

Monday, Jun. 13, 2016

Relations among North America’s three big neighbors are much more important to their citizens’ self-interest than the great majority of those citizens realize. The U.S. media’s focus on Mexico is too often negative, while Canada frequently gets neglected. The political campaign season in the United States has magnified negative statements about North American ties by candidates building on stereotypes and false premises.

Wednesday, Jun. 08, 2016

June 8, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada today became the first observer country to enter into a strategic partnership with the Pacific Alliance, one of the most important economic blocs in the Americas. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and ministers of the four countries of the Alliance—Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—signed a joint declaration today in Mexico City, Mexico.

Wednesday, Jun. 08, 2016

New York, N.Y., June 8, 2016.- The U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF) and the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) through the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) are happy to announce the 2016 Delegation of the Dreamers without Borders Program.  

Monday, May. 23, 2016

In honor of International Education Week (IEW), we wanted to spotlight one of our many member institutions doing exemplary work in the field.

Monday, May. 23, 2016

Glenville State College in West Virginia is bringing global learning to its rural Appalachian campus—where 85 percent of students come from the surrounding counties—by connecting Glenville faculty and students online to teach and learn with their peers in Spain and Mexico.

Monday, May. 23, 2016

Students attending Hispanic-Serving Institutions are more likely to stick with their studies than students at all other colleges and universities, even though they may have to stop and start their college careers, a report released Wednesday finds.

¡Excelencia! In Education, a non-profit focused on education and Latinos, analyzed 20 years of funding and student data from institutions with high Latino student populations, also known as Hispanic Serving Institutions or HSIs.

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

Donald Trump's hyperbolic rhetoric about Mexico apparently has claimed a victim.

Mexico abruptly replaced its low-profile ambassador to Washington with an experienced, well-traveled diplomat and put a public relations expert into its Foreign Ministry’s top spot for American affairs.

Thursday, May. 05, 2016

Roberta S. Jacobson, the Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, was named on June 1, 2015, by President Barack Obama to be Ambassador to Mexico. If she’s confirmed, it will be the first ambassadorial position and only the second embassy post for Jacobson, who has spent her entire State Department career working on U.S.-Latin American relations.