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Lula appoints ambassadors to England, Israel and Cuba

Lula appoints ambassadors to England, Israel and Cuba

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President Lula (PT) appointed three new ambassadors from Brazil to the UK, Israel and Cuba. The nominations were published in this Wednesday’s (14th) edition of the Union’s official gazette. All names were reviewed and approved by the federal Senate in May.


– Antônio Patriota: Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom;
– Frederico Mayor: Embassy of Brazil in Israel;
– Cristian Vargas: Embassy of Brazil in Cuba.

Meet each profile below:

– Antônio de Aguiar Patriota: At 69, Patriota already served as Brazil’s ambassador to the United States between 2007 and 2009, when Lula was president. Between 2011 and 2013, the diplomat was foreign minister during Dilma Rousseff’s government.

In the following years, Patriota served as Brazil’s representative to the United Nations (UN) and as the country’s ambassador to Italy and Egypt.

After graduating in philosophy from the University of Geneva, he joined the Rio Franco Institute in 1979. He had the best academic performance among the students in his class, for which he received the Rio Franco Prize, the Vermeil Medal.

– Frederico Salomão Duque Estrada Meyer: Born in Rio de Janeiro, Meyer is 70 years old. He began his diplomatic career in 1978 and was Brazil’s ambassador to Kazakhstan from 2006 to 2011 and to Morocco from 2011 to 2015. He also served at Brazilian embassies in Iraq, Russia, Switzerland and Cuba, Guana. Countries.

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– Cristian Vargas is 55 years old and the Director of the Regional Coordination Department of the Interim Secretariat for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has worked at Brazilian embassies in the United States and Russia.

During the Bolsonaro government, Vargas was promoted to Minister of First Class, serving as head of the Special Advisory on International Relations in the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

At the end of the Bolsonaro government, he was appointed to the position of General Coordinator for the General Coordination of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Other appointments

The government also released the nominations of two diplomats for positions representing Brazil abroad. They are:

– Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota: Permanent Representative of Brazil to the World Trade Organization and other economic bodies. Guilherme was born in Geneva in 1958, the son of Brazilian parents on official duty, which also gives him Brazilian nationality.

– Leonardo Cleaver d’Atheid: Consul General of Brazil in Munich, Germany.