Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.




Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Illegal Drug Trafficking Between Mexico and the United States

May 30, 1986

Drug-related corruption is a serious problem in Mexico, as it is in every drug producing, transiting, and consuming nation. The Government of Mexico shares our concern about the corruption and also shares our belief that the problem is best countered by coordinated efforts to eliminate the evils associated with the drug trade.

The Mexican and U.S. Governments have been engaged for many years in joint efforts to reduce drug production in Mexico. We have had considerable success in the past. However, we have been concerned about recent increases in drug production and transhipment. Accordingly, we are increasing our efforts to improve U.S.-Mexican cooperation to meet the challenges posed by powerful and wealthy international drug traffickers. The Mexican drug eradication program has become more effective, and there is a closer coordination between U.S. and Mexican authorities in investigating major traffickers and their organizations.

The Mexican Government is committed to overcoming the obstacles and achieving success in its antinarcotics programs. It has affirmed its commitment to investigate and prosecute any persons involved in drug trafficking or corruption, regardless of their position in the government or society. And we are resolved to continue working closely in a responsible manner with President De la Madrid and his administration to combat drug trafficking in Mexico. The meetings between Attorney General Meese and Mexican Attorney General Garcia have been particularly useful in strengthening our joint antinarcotics efforts. These meetings have been frank and productive. We intend to continue our joint efforts to eliminate the scourge of international drug trafficking.