Biden nominates new US ambassador to Panama

Mari Carmen Aponte

 
775Views 6Comments Posted 08/10/2021

 

President  Joe Biden nominated Mari Carmen Aponte as the new US ambassador to Panama on  Friday, October 8.

Aponte's nomination will be evaluated by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will interview her in private and then hold a public hearing.

If approved by the commission, Aponte's candidacy as ambassador of Panama goes to the full Senate, where she must have 51 votes to receive approval for her appointment.

Among the previous positions that Aponte has held are that of US Ambassador to El Salvador and Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere.

The US government also highlights that Aponte served on the board of directors of Oriental Financial Group in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and as executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration at the Commonwealth Federal Agency in Washington, DC.

 

 

 



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Snake Pliskin

She looks so much like a Biden. I wonder if that is his sister.

2 days ago
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George Klk

Panama: Ambassador's Role Panamanian Undefined. What is her role under the present political circumstance? Does Mari Carmen Aponte, understand the underlying corruption and Panama's fate in the future? Does she demonstrate through her knowledge of Panama any resolutions in the immediate future? I am not convinced she has the capacity and the will to prevent Panama's underlying government corruption strategies.

6 days ago
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sral

It's refreshing to see a professional nominated for US Ambassador to Panamá. The last guy nominated cronies with dubious experience, but deep pockets when he was running his grift. And a woman ambassador in machista world of international politics!

7 days ago
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7 days ago
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Captain

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7 days ago
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George Klk

Panama: Movie Trailer of Secret Underworld. A mysterious man with a U.S. education appears in the lime light of his political comrades. They call him the - LOCO! They love his jolly upbeat Santa Claus appearance with all his grocery store successes. A promise of better things to come from what is hard to believe a... LOCO. Once elected there are jobs in the construction of a new Metro lines, a promise for tourism. Construction of the Panama Canal Expansion is well underway and those smart phones all bring families together. Panama fell in love with their city and were proud. Years later, the old Santa disappears. What happened, will he be back, I heard stories about him? The old Santa, the LOCO as he is sometimes called is in the U.S. in a mansion with a yacht! U.S. authorities have detained him to be extradited to Panama, I don't believe it! Years later, the jobs are gone and there is shortage of medicines and farmers cannot sell their milk. Varela is the new Panama president and he has a beautiful yacht and a family alcohol business. Varela has $600 million of Panama's money for the Colon Renovation project! No word on job creations and the transparency of the $600 million somewhere. Varela leaves for China and there is a secret non-Transparent 26 agreements. Varela and China secret meeting 26 non-Transparent agreement but he said... "No other flag but Panama will fly here" Varela returns and says, China wants their headquarter on the Amador Causeway. Wait a minute... that means China will place their flag on Amador Causeway... No, no, no!!! Wait a minute... China wants a $50 million restaurant with the Fourth Bridge project... No, no, no!!! Wait a minute... I hear Varela had a corruption campaign deal with Odebrecht and got rich... No! I hear Varela is under investigation but no word. What happened? I hear the Panama National Assembly is taking the money for their families and forgot about us! I hear president Cortizo and Abrego have excavated a lake size hole to steal our dirt and sell it to China as Cow Compost Fertizer for the Cattle Rancher president Cortizo! I hear little 15-year-olds pregnant girls are to blame for taking $525 million out of the State? I hear the 71 deputies of the Panama National Assembly want each want free vehicles... again! Nice expensive vehicles and 4-wheel all terrain and pickup trucks for their excavation dirt business and life of ease! Panama lives on milk and ham and the Santa's - LOCO - Martinelli merry-go-round Metro Train. But wait... I hear the mafia Molirena party have taken the lottery winnings. How did they know? I hear they are beating up peaceful protesters and putting them away in paddy wagons like crooks. I hear the alleged crimes of our Santa - LOCO - Martinelli committed alleged crime with a Pegasus spy equipment against our Judges, lawyers, business men and journalists! I hear Martinelli is suing our former Attorney General with her kids to take away her property. Panama still owes the internationa banks for the Panama Canal Expansion. Will the Panama National Assembly sell our proud heritage to China? President Cortizo must go, must go with all his unconstitutional advisors... No, no, no!!! No to the Santa - LOCO - Martinelli re-election. No to the Panama National Assembly and their family payrolls from our State funds! No to the... DICTATORS CORTIZO, MARTINELLI / ABREGO AND THE PANAMA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY!

7 days ago
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