Ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego made a visit to the city of Riga


Ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego made a visit to the city of Riga
Year 1, Issue No. 5
Ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego made a visit to the city of Riga, Latvia, from July13th to 15th. In Riga,
the Ambassador presented the Letters of Credence that officially accredited him as Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mexico to the Republic of Latvia to its Head of State, President Andris
Bērziņš. Throughout the Ambassador’s visit, he was accompanied at all times by the Honorary Consul of
Mexico to Latvia, Mr. Carlos Arredondo.
During his meeting with the President, the Ambassador emphasized the priority of this Embassy to
strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries. He also expressed the interest with
which President Enrique Peña Nieto received the invitation to visit Latvia, kindly extended by President
On his recent visit to the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, from the 22nd to the 24th of July, Ambassador Gasca
Pliego presented his Letters of Credence to Lithuania’s head of state, President Dalia Grybauskaité. The
Ambassador met with President Grybauskaité and expressed his sincere congratulations on her recent election as well as on the significant achievements that Lithuania has recently attained: recognition from the
European bloc after Lithuania’s term as President of the Council of the EU as and its confirmation as the
19th member of the Euro zone.
President Grybauskaité reiterated her great interest in meeting with the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, in the near future. In addition, the President expressed the importance of establishing successful treaties on mutual legal assistance and extradition to allow for increasing cooperation with Mexico
in judicial matters.
The state of Chihuahua, located in the north
of the country, is the largest state in Mexico. It
was inhabited by several indigenous groups
but is now best known for the Raramuris, who
live in the Sierra Tarahuamara. In Chihuahua
you will find busy industrial cities, two beautiful “Magic Towns”, and one of the most
amazing mountain formations in Mexico: the
Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon).
Chihuahua’s main cities and many
small towns have the most diverse tourist attractions, in addition to offering unique natural attractions found nowhere else in the country. Chihuahua is such a large and generous
state, that you will be able to find forested
mountain terrain, temperate grasslands and extreme deserts, including the warm weather
tropical flora of its ravines.
One of the most extraordinary experiences in Mexico is riding on the Chepe Train. The Chihuahua
Pacific train known as “El Chepe” has been crossing the legendary Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre
Mountains of northern Mexico for more than 50 years now. The Chepe Train crosses more than 100 ancient tunnels between beautiful landscapes of canyons, wildlife, trees, ponds, and rivers. Because of its
beauty, the Copper Canyon, which is a series of mountain formations, is visited aboard the Chepe train
from Chihuahua by thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.
The archaeological zone of Paquimé, or Casas Grandes, for instance, is an impressive archaeological site which includes vestiges of the Hohokam, Anasazi and Mogollón cultures, known for their adobe
constructions and their “T” shaped decors. This
village was once a vital center for trade. Paquimé
was added to the World Heritage register in
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