The Mexican immigrant population is the largest in the United States. Meeting its needs is no small task and involves the largest and most intricate network of consulates on the planet.  To better understand the challenge, we spoke with Ambassador Alejandro Estivill about the role of the Mexican Embassy and the range of services available. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW

Alejandro Ives Estivill Castro serves as Deputy Chief of Mission and Acting Ambassador for the Embassy of Mexico in the United States. After his entrance into the Foreign Service in 1993, he has served as special advisor to the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Political Affairs Attaché for the Mexican Embassy in Costa Rica, Chief of Staff for the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations, Director General for Cultural Affairs, and Director General for North American Affairs. He previously held the position of Chargé d´Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He is a diplomat and novelist, who specializes in Mexican literature of the 20th Century.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.