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Thank you for attending our July 4th Celebration at Pinche Gringo Warehouse. 

We'll see you at our Mexican Independence Day Taquiza in September

Clinica Brimex
receives the top award of The ABS for voluntarism.

The ABS delivers more than 3000 services each year to American Citizens including more than 500 welfare calls and visits.

BECOME A MEMBER AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER to stay in touch with the American Community in Mexico City. Sloan Starke and her children enjoyed hot dogs, baked beans and Pinche Gringo potato salad and coleslaw at our 4th of July celebraton. 

OUR SERVICES

The ABS opened its doors on Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1868. Its purpose: "To support American citizens of good behavior, that due to illness are unable to work or that might be in a bad financial condition."

At that first meeting 25 members paid $2 apiece to help carry out the mission of The ABS. We continue to rely upon membership dues and donations to carry out our work.

In this gallery we highlight a few of our beneficiaries.

Voter Assistance

Staff and volunteers of The ABS have been trained by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (fvap.gov). We offer in-person, telephone, email, and Zoom assistance to American citizens in:

 

  •  Voter Registration and Address Change

  • Absentee Ballot Request

  • Absentee Ballot Return

  • Problems with voting

 

FVAP recommends that all Americans living abroad submit a registration/ballot request form called an FPCA every year

 

PHOTO: Oliver, a student at the American School, will be able to vote on Nov. 5. We assisted Oliver and his parents at the American Legion on Memorial Day Weekend. Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 by election day can register to vote.

Sign up for announcement of our next in-person voter assistance event.

A final resting place for U. S. and Mexican citizens

The American Cemetery | Panteon Americano was founded by The ABS in 1898 as a final resting place for Americans living in Mexico City. The cemetery is open to the public from 8 am to 4 pm 365 days. Walking through the cemetery you will find Mexican and U. S. citizens lying side by side for eternity. Calzada Mexico-Tacuba 115, Miguel Hidalgo

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