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Trump Nominates Key Adviser For Latin America To Head Regional Bank

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Mauricio Claver-Carone, Senior Director, National Security Council, attends the conversation, Trump administration Priorities in the Americas, at the 2019 Concordia Americas Summit in Bogota on May 14, 2019.

The Trump administration announced Tuesday the nomination of Mauricio Claver-Carone, the senior director for Latin America at the National Security Council, to be the next president of the Inter-American Development Bank.

With the backing of the United States, Claver-Carone is in line to become the first American president of the organization. In its six-decade history, the bank has had only four presidents, all from Latin America.

“The nomination of Mr. Claver-Carone demonstrates President Trump’s strong commitment to U.S. leadership in important regional institutions, and to advancing prosperity and security in the Western Hemisphere,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.