11 August, 2022

US Senate Committee. held a hearing for the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte, as ambassador to Panama

The fight against corruption, illegal migration, drug trafficking, gray lists and the Panama Canal, are part of the issues addressed by the nominee

By Voice of the Diaspora

U.S.- The Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate held the hearing for the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte, as United States Ambassador to Panama.

The bridge, former United States Ambassador to El Salvador (2010-2011/ 2012-2016), was nominated by the President of the United States, Joe Biden.

Aponte highlights the challenges that Panama will face, such as the fight against corruption, illegal migration, drug trafficking, gray lists and the Panama Canal, are part of the issues addressed by the nominee. He also stressed that they must continue to promote democratic governance and the rule of law..

Panama's strategic location along major land and sea transit routes makes it critical at the intersection of illicit drugs bound for the United States..

The official highlighted that every year thousands of migrants undertake a dangerous journey through the Darién Gap and many pass through Panama on their way to the United States.. “We must find more ways to work together to manage migration, provide protection and provide potential irregular migrants with incentives to remain in their countries of origin”, highlighted the diplomatic.

Mari Carmen Aponte was the United States Ambassador to El Salvador and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs..

At present, is a consultant in Washington, D.C., Y, previously, worked as a consultant and attorney in both New York and Washington, D.C. She was a White House intern.