Commissioner Garcia and her colleagues welcomed Dr. José Octavio Tripp Villanueva, the new Consul General of Mexico, as a visitor to Dallas County Commissioners Court yesterday. Consul General Tripp, a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1994, also served as Director General of the Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the Mexican Agency for International Development (AMEXCID) at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs as of May 2013.
Consul General Tripp’s political posts are numerous and his academic credentials are extensive in not only International Relations, with a Ph.D in Government and Public Policy from Costa Rica, but also as an author. He has authored the publication of several articles, and is the co-author of the book “Drug Trafficking in the framework of Mexico-United States Relations: Guidelines for Designing and Inter-domestic Policy” and editor of the collective work: “Mexico and Central America in the Threshold of the XXI Century.”
He previously served as Consul General in Guatemala, and as Political Counselor in the Mexican Embassy in the United States of America. In other government assignments, he has worked as International Affairs Coordinator of the National Security Center (CISEN), Chief of Staff to the Mexican Attorney General and as an Advisor in the National Public Security System.