Horacio Saavedra

Consul General of Mexico in Miami @ Consulate General of Mexico

Horacio Saavedra is the Consul General of Mexico in Miami, Florida since May 2017. He was before also Consul General of Mexico in Frankfurt, Germany and Mexico’s representative in Middle and South Germany, as well as representative of PEMEX before the Deutsche Bank. Previously, he was Director of Planning in the Private Secretary of the Presidency of Mexico (2012-2013). He also served as advisor of speech, international affairs, politics and development in the Government of the State of Mexico (2007-2011). Previously, he was coordinator of Management Control and I.T. in the national network of highways for the National Bank of Public Works and Services (“Banobras”, 2002-2003) and advisor of international politics in the Presidency of Mexico (1999). In other countries, Mr. Saavedra has been in charge of the “Programa Paisano” and has helped in topics related to migration procedures and the defense of human rights in the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, U.S.A. (1999-2000). He also was advisor of the political and cultural departments in the Embassy of Mexico in Bonn, Germany (1997). Mr. Saavedra was private secretary and researcher of the UNAM with Ambassador José Juan de Olloqui (2000-2002). He has written for CNN, Politics & Policy, “El Universal” and “Heraldo” Newspapers, and “Nexos” Magazine (1998-).
Mr. Saavedra has a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Tübingen and the University of Berlin, Germany (2007) and a B.A. in International Affairs from UDLA-Puebla, Mexico (1999). He accomplished the program of negotiation at Harvard (PON, Harvard Law School). Mr. Saavedra has participated in several forums of United Nations in Holland, Ukraine, and Germany. The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek published his dissertation “Jenseits des Migrationsdiskurses” (Beyond the Borders of the Migration Speech). He is co-author of the books “El Derecho en México: dos siglos (1810-2010)”, UNAM; “Alcances y límites de la política exterior de México ante el nuevo escenario internacional”, El Colegio de México; and “¿Sin Fronteras? Chancen und Probleme lateinamerikanischer Migration”, Passau.