Presidents Travels to Mexico

Name Locale Remarks Date
William Howard Taft Ciudad Juarez Part of an exchange of visits with President Diaz across the border. October 16, 1909
Franklin D. Roosevelt Monterrey Part of an exchange of visits with President Avila across the border. April 20, 1943
Harry S. Truman Mexico, D.F. State visit; met with President Alerman. March 3-​6, 1947
Dwight D. Eisenhower Nuevo Guerrero Dedicated Falcon Dam. October 19, 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower Acapulco Informal meeting with President Lopez Mateos. February 19-​20, 1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower Ciudad Acuna Informal visit; met with President Lopez Mateos. October 24, 1960
John F. Kennedy Mexico, D.F. State visit; met with President Lopez Mateos. June 29-​July 1, 1962
Lyndon B. Johnson Mexico, D.F. Informal visit; met with President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. April 14-​15, 1966
Lyndon B. Johnson Ciudad Acuna Informal meeting with President Diaz Ordaz. Inspected construction of Arnistad Dam. December 3, 1966
Lyndon B. Johnson Ciudad Juarez Attended transfer of El Chamizal from the US. to Mexico and conferred with President Diaz Ordaz. October 28, 1967
Richard M. Nixon Ciudad Acuna Dedicated Aimistad Dam. September 8, 1969
Richard M. Nixon Puerto Vallarta Official visit; met with President Diaz Ordaz. August 20-​21, 1970
Gerald R. Ford Nogales, Magdalena de Kino Met with President Echeverria and laid a wreath at the tomb of Padre Eusebio Kino. October 21, 1974
Jimmy Carter Mexico, D.F. State visit; met with President Lopez Portillo and addressed the Mexican Congress. February 14-​16, 1979
Ronald Reagan Ciudad Juarez Met with President Lopez Portillo. [Visit made as President-elect.] January 5, 1981
Ronald Reagan Cancun Attended Summit Meeting on International Cooperation and Development. Met with the Heads of State and Government of Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Guyana, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia. October 21-​24, 1981
Ronald Reagan Tijuana Exchange of visits with President-elect de la Madrid. October 8, 1982
Ronald Reagan La Paz (Baja California) Informal meeting with President de la Madrid. August 14, 1983
Ronald Reagan Mexicali Informal meeting with President de La Madrid. January 3, 1986
Ronald Reagan Mazatlan Informal meeting with President de la Madrid. Signed textile agreement. February 13, 1988
George H. W. Bush Monterrey, Agualeguas State Visit. November 26-​27, 1990
William J. Clinton Mexico, D.F., Tlaxcala State Visit. May 5-​7, 1997
William J. Clinton Merida State visit. February 14-​15, 1999
George W. Bush San Cristobal Meeting with President Fox. February 16, 2001
George W. Bush Monterrey Attended the International Conference on Financing for Development and met with President Fox. March 21-​22, 2002
George W. Bush Los Cabos Attended APEC Summit Meeting. October 26-​27, 2002
George W. Bush Monterrey Attended the Special Summit of the Americas. January 12-​13, 2004
George W. Bush Cancun, Chichen-Itza Met with President Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Harper. March 30-​31, 2006
George W. Bush Merida, Uxmal Met with President Calderon. Visited Mayan ruins. March 12-​14, 2007
Barack Obama Mexico City Met with President Calderon. April 16-​17, 2009
Barack Obama Guadalajara Attended the North American Leaders’ Summit. August 9-​10, 2009
Barack Obama Cabo San Lucas Attended the G-20 Economic Summit meeting. June 17-​19, 2012