MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Tuesday named Alicia Bárcena, the nation’s present ambassador to Chile, as the following overseas relations secretary, changing Marcelo Ebrard who resigned to pursue the presidential nomination.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador famous the stable background of the Harvard-educated Bárcena, who served for nearly 14 years as govt secretary of the United Nations’ Financial Fee for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has been Mexico’s ambassador to Chile since September.
López Obrador stated it could be a minimum of 10 days earlier than Bárcena takes over the brand new position.
Ebrard on Monday resigned his publish because the nation’s high diplomat to affix the first race for the presidential nomination of López Obrador’s Morena get together within the June 2024 elections.
Ebrard is principally recognized for main Mexico’s effort to deliver gun-trafficking lawsuits in opposition to U.S. arms producers and gun shops.