Cozumel ExPats Consulate

U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico

 

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting in Cozumel

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

 

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida invites all U.S. citizens to join us for a Town Hall event on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Cozumel at 2:00 p.m. at the Sala de Municipos located at the Cozumel City Hall on Av. RE Melgar & Av. 11.  At this meeting Consulate staff will provide information on Consular services as well as other pertinent local information.

 

The agenda for this year’s event is as follows:

 

  • Welcome and opening remarks from Cozumel Consular Agent Terri Barnhart-Ocejo
  • Remarks by U.S. Consulate General Merida’s American Citizen Services Chief Natalia Almaguer
  • Remarks from the Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security Administration) from U.S. Embassy Mexico City
  • Remarks from Cozumel’s Director of Tourism Pedro Hermosillo
  • Remarks from Mexican Census Bureau (INEGI)
  • Remarks from Andrea Sekula of Costamed Hospital regarding health insurance acceptance in Mexico
  • Remarks from Monica Alvarez from the Instituto Quintanarroense de la Mujer
  • Questions and Answers session

 

Please come and bring questions about issues that are important to you. Staff will be available after the remarks to answer individual questions.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Please note that we will not provide any consular services at the town hall.

 

Contact information:

 

U.S. Consulate General, Merida

Photo Courtesy of Benny Campos

Within Mexico:  01-999-316-7168

From the United States:  1-844-528-6611

AskMeridaACS@state.gov

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

Mexico Country Information

 

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Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.
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Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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