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SRE announces new consul appointments for Mexico abroad

Mexico City, Mexico — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced several new consul appointments. On Monday, the SRE reported that former PRI governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich, was appointed Mexican consul in Barcelona, while Carlos Miguel Aysa, former governor of Campeche, was appointed Mexican ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Through a statement, the Foreign Ministry reported that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has decided to propose, for consideration of the Senate of the Republic, the appointment of new abroad representations of Mexico.

“In the case of appointments to embassies, the Foreign Ministry reports that applications have already been submitted for the approval of the countries of affiliation,” the SRE said.

Laura Esquivel, a former federal deputy for Morena, has been proposed by López Obrador as Mexico’s ambassador to Brazil. Pedro Agustín Salmerón, a history professor from UNAM, will be appointed as Mexico’s ambassador to Panama, the Foreign Ministry said.

After the 2021 electoral process, López Obrador had expressed his interest in summoning former governors from other political parties to join his government.

Mexico is also appointing ambassadors and consuls for Korea, Venezuela and Romania. In addition to the two former PRI governors who left office in 2021, López Obrador appointed diplomats, political leaders and federal officials as ambassadors or consuls in various countries:

Amparo Anguiano, currently general director for Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East of the SRE, to the Mexican embassy in Romania. Bruno Figueroa, current ambassador to the Republic of Korea, to the Mexican embassy in Portugal. Leopoldo de Gyves, political and social leader, as Mexico’s ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Marcos Moreno Báez, currently commissioner of the SRE in the Ministry of the Interior, to the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales. Norma Pensado, current Mexican ambassador to the Russian Federation, to the Mexican embassy in Denmark.

Carlos Peñafiel, current Mexican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, to the Mexican embassy in Korea. María Victoria Romero, current coordinator for G20, MIKTA and Political Issues with European Countries of the SRE, to the Mexican embassy in Azerbaijan.

Eduardo Villegas Megías, current coordinator of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico, to the Mexican embassy in the Russian Federation. Guillermo Zamora, writer and journalist, to the Mexican embassy in Nicaragua. Carolina Zaragoza Flores, who recently served as General Director of Consular Services, at the Mexican Embassy in Ireland.

Alicia Bárcena will be director of the Matías Romero Institute. The Foreign Ministry detailed that Alicia Bárcena will be director of the Matías Romero Institute (IMR) when she concludes her assignment as executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

“The current head of the IMR, Alejandro Alday González, whose outstanding performance is recognized, has been proposed for a new assignment within the Mexican Foreign Service, which will be announced in due course,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The Foreign Ministry also announced that it will convene a special contest for ten appointments as head of embassies and consulate generals in Mexico, for which ten new positions will be opened.