The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the minister Antonia Urrejolareported this Friday that the President Gabriel Boric appointed new ambassadors from Chile to United States, Spain, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba and the World Trade Organization.
Within the payroll of the list delivered by the Executive, the name of the socialist stands out Juan Gabriel Valdeswho was foreign minister to Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle in 1999 and 2000. From now on he will lead the Chilean embassy in Washingtonas it did in the second Government of Michelle Bachelet, between 2014 and 2018.
It is worth mentioning that he studied law at the Catholic University of Chile and holds a doctorate in Political Science from Princeton University. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Government of Frei Ruiz-Tagle, permanent representative of Chile before United Nations and ambassador of our country in Spain, Argentina and the United States.
In Madrid Spain Lawyer from the University of Chile and Master of Laws from the University of California-Berkeley was assigned, Javier Velascowho has participated with the Human Rights Center Advanced Research Laboratory team at the University of California-Berkeley and has served as a legislative advisor.
The Foreign Ministry also announced that Lima and La Paz Career diplomats were posted: Oscar Fuentes Lira and Fernando Velasco Paradarespectively, the latter, as consul.
Lyre Fontsambassador in Peru He is an Execution Engineer with a mention in Marketing from the Universidad Diego Portales and graduated from the Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy. In addition, he pursued advanced studies in international business management at Georgetown University.
Abroad, he has represented the country from the Embassies of Chile in Japan, the United States, Argentina and Peru. He was also Chief of Staff of the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Director of the Directorate for South America.
Fernando Velasco ParadaConsul General of Chile in bolivia He has a degree in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso and graduated from the Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy. In addition, he is a graduate of the Master in International Relations of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile. Abroad, he served in the Chilean embassies in Japan, Peru, Argentina and Mexico.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked in: the Directorate for Multilateral Regional Integration, the Planning Directorate, in the General Directorate for Foreign Policy, in the Cabinet of the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and in the Directorate for South America.
The ambassador appointed to Cuba, Patricia Esquenazi Marin is a journalist from the University of Chile. She worked in the Presidential Press Secretariat of the Government of the President Salvador Allende. She has been Head of Press and Director of Press and Dissemination at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Attaché at the Chilean Embassy in Argentina and Spain, and press advisor at the Ministry of the Interior.
She was also Director of the Department of Press and Communications of the Organization of American States (2005-2015) and Chief of Staff of the Chilean agent before the International Court of Justice in The Hague (2015-2016). She currently served as a member of the board of the Permanent Forum on Foreign Policy.
Finally, the ambassador who will represent Chile in the World Trade Organization, will be Sofia Boza Martinez and has a degree in Economics from the University of Seville, Spain; She has a master’s degree in Economic Development and Public Policy and a doctorate in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.
She has been a professor at the Diego Portales University, at the Central University and at the University of Talca. In addition, she has been a researcher and academic at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Chile, and an academic at the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile.