Rafael Barceló Durazo
Consul of Mexico
Consulate of Mexico in Tucson
Rafael Barceló Durazo was appointed Consul of Mexico in Tucson, Arizona, and took office on August 1st, 2020. Previously, he served as Assistant General Director for International Human Rights at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, managing migration and refugee topics and solving different cases at the Universal and Inter-American Human Rights Systems, as well as civil and political rights related topics.
He has been a career diplomat in the Mexican Foreign Service since 2010. He also served as a Press and Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Mexico in Brazil and as Political Affairs and Human Rights Attaché at the Embassy of Mexico in Costa Rica, also performing as Mexican liaison officer at the Inter-American Human Rights Court, which is based in Costa Rica. He was also a consultant at the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, a supervisor at the Juvenal Institute of Sonora and an Assistant at the Mexican Investment Consultant Office located in Hermosillo, Sonora.
Consul Rafael Barceló is a Lawyer by the University of Hermosillo and has a master’s degree in Administration and Public Policies by the Mexican Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). He was part of an international exchange at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (New York) and taught about public politics and finance at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.