On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector, City Officials, Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, Governor of Estado de Coahuila de Zaragoza, Coahuila Economic Development Officials, Ciudad Acuña Mayor and other officials met to discuss border protection and economic development. Border authorities discussed a program called “se busca” a program designed to improve border protection.
This bilateral meeting also served as an opportunity to discuss and provide an update of the progress of an initiative created by a promotional group, which the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a member of. The initiative is a bilateral strategy to promote the Acuña-Del Rio port of entry for more commercial traffic. Ing. Miguel Angel Riquelme Solis, Governor of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza explained that there are plans for the construction of five loops that will address infrastructure issues and improve the accessibility to our area. This also strengthens the “Corredor Economico del Norte” for the benefit of the Ports-to-Plains.