The United States Senate confirmed Kimberly Breier as the new Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, a position that since the arrival in the White House of President Donald Trump, almost two years ago interim career diplomat Francisco Palmieri.
"Congratulations to Kimberly Breier, who was confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, and we look forward to welcoming her," Palmieri, who is now nominated by Trump as the next US ambassador, said on Twitter today. in Honduras.
Breier was already working since June of last year in the State Department planning policies for Latin America.
Previously, she was the director of the U.S.-Mexico Futures Initiative program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), of which she was deputy director.
He also worked for more than a decade for the US Intelligence Community. and was director for Latin America of the National Security Council of the White House.
Breier received a bachelor's degree in Spanish and then a master's degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington.
The new deputy secretary of state for Latin America succeeds Mari Carmen Aponte, who left office in January 2017 with the arrival of Trump to the White House.