Trump Nominates Key Adviser For Latin America To Head Regional Bank

Jun 17, 2020

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.

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