The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has announced that it is ending its established partnership with the Instituto Cultural Mexicano-Norteamericano de Jalisco.
According to a consulate press release, the Instituto’s board of directors “failed to comply with the U.S. Consulate’s request to conduct an independent audit and institutional review by the agreed upon deadline of September 30, 2017.”
The release continued: “Without the ability to verify certain financial accountability and transparency standards required of all U.S. government partners overseas, the Consulate is unable to continue this longstanding relationship.”
The Instituto Cultural Mexicano-Norteamericano has been the U.S. Consulate’s primary partner in educational and cultural programs, including educational advising and English teaching, for more than 68 years.
The Consulate said it valued the “long history of cooperation” it has shared with the institution. “We thank the teachers and staff for their dedication over the years and wish them the very best in their future endeavors,” it concluded.