Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mexico and Caribbean Department: Registered Files (AC file series)

FCO 99

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mexico and Caribbean Department: Registered Files (AC file series)


This series consists of registered files produced by the Mexico and Caribbean Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The files relate to relations with Mexico and the Caribbean Countries.


Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles.

Related Material:
For earlier material on British relations with Caribbean countries see FCO 63
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   AC file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mexico and Caribbean Department, 1977-1982
Physical description:
644 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2008
Accumulation Dates:
Series began in 1977
Selection and destruction information:
Records selected by the FCO under TNA supervision under section of the TNA acquisition policy, dealing with the history of the conduct of the UK's external relations
Annual accruals can be expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The Mexico and Caribbean Department was formed in 1977 in succession to the Caribbean Department (1970-1977). At its creation, the department had responsibilities for the following: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatamala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Surinam. It later also acquired responsibilities for the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, St Lucia and St Vincent.

The Mexico and Caribbean Department ran until 1982 when it was succeeded by the Mexican and Central American Department.

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