Ana Recio Harvey receives the Ohtli Award in 2015.
Ana Recio Harvey receives the Ohtli Award in 2015.

The Ohtli Award or Reconocimiento Ohtli[1] is an honor the Mexican Government gives to Mexican citizens who work in the United States and other countries and who have given assistance to Mexican citizens or promoted their culture.


The Ohtli award is administered by the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs.[2] It is given once annually by individual consulates and consists of a medallion, silver rosette and a diploma.[3] The name of the award comes from the Nahuatl word which means "road" or "path."[4][5] The medal depicts an Aztec god cutting grass with a machete.[6] The symbolism of the name alludes to the idea of opening a path for others.[7] The first award was given out in 1996.[4] The award is one of the highest honors given to citizens living outside of Mexico.[8][9][10] The Ohtli Award recognizes individuals who have aided, empowered or positively affected the lives of Mexican nationals in the United States and other countries.[11][5][12][13]

Notable recipients[13]Edit


  1. ^ "Reconocimiento Ohtli". Consulado General de Mexico en Laredo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  2. ^ Duarte, Carmen (15 September 2006). "Sunnyside chief proud of efforts to educate all kids". Arizona Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2017-10-02. Retrieved 26 July 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ Avalos, Alberto (14 May 2014). "HHF CEO Awarded Ohtli Award by Mex Government - Hispanic Heritage Foundation". Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  4. ^ a b Barragan, James (2016). "Texas State President Denise Trauth honored with Ohtli award". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 23 July 2017 – via EBSCOhost.
  5. ^ a b "Zacarias Honored by Mexican Government". Los Angeles Times. 2000-01-13. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  6. ^ "2017 Reconocimiento Ohtli a Gabriela Cortés". Punto Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  7. ^ "Government of Mexico Recognizes President Trauth with Ohtli Award". US Fed News Service. 29 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-10-02. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
  8. ^ Degollado, Jessie (2017-07-07). "Local attorney awarded one of Mexican government's highest honors". KSAT. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  9. ^ Myers, Ched; Colwell, Matthew (2012). Our God Is Undocumented: Biblical Faith and Immigrant Justice. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. p. 191. ISBN 9781608331154.
  10. ^ "Ideal CEO earns honor from Mexico". Crain's Detroit Business. 29 (12): 0028. 25 March 2013 – via EBSCOhost.
  11. ^ Victoria, Anthony (22 September 2016). "Morales Honored with Ohtli Award, Mexicans Reflect". El Chicano Weekly. Archived from the original on 2017-10-02. Retrieved 26 July 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
  12. ^ Robertson, Erin C. J. (2015-05-06). "Eva Longoria jets into D.C." The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  13. ^ a b "Lista de glardonados" (PDF). Insituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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