The Winter Night Club, an exclusive local social organization, is hosting the Mexican ambassador at an event Wednesday night.
The ambassador, Arturo Sarukhán, will meet with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers during the day, and then will make a speech at the club at 7:30 p.m., at the Broadmoor Hotel.
According to a release from Suthers’ office, Sarukhán and the Mexican government work regularly with Suthers. The Procuraduría General de la República has helped Suthers track down and prosecute many Mexican criminal suspects who have broken the law in Colorado and then run south, to hide in Mexico.
Suthers has successfully prosecuted seven lawbreakers in Mexico, according to the release, and those seven have been convicted to more than 110 years in prison. Five additional suspects are being held in Mexico for other crimes committed in Colorado.
More about Sarukhán, who has been ambassador to the United States for five years:
Sarukhán served as deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs and was posted in 1993 to the Mexican Embassy in the United States where he first served as chief of staff to the ambassador. In 2000 he became chief of policy planning at the Mexican Foreign Ministry and was appointed as Mexican consul general to New York City in 2003. He resigned from this post and took a leave of absence from the Foreign Service in 2006 to join the presidential campaign of Felipe Calderón as foreign policy adviser and international spokesman. He served as coordinator for foreign affairs on Calderón’s transition team. In November 2006 he received the rank of ambassador and in February 2007 was appointed ambassador to the United States.
The event is closed to the public, and is only for the 500 members of the Winter Night Club.