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Luis Moreno confirmed as next US ambassador to Jamaica

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2014 | 11:26 PM

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer



Luis Moreno, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service has now been confirmed as the next United States Ambassador to Jamaica.




Moreno's appointment was confirmed by the US Senate today.



He is to be sworn in soon before he is dispatched to Jamaica.



Moreno will replace Pamela Bridgewater, who has retired from office.



From 2010 to 2011, he served as political-military affairs minister counselor, as well as force strategic engagement cell director at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.



From 2007-2010, Moreno served as deputy chief of mission in Tel Aviv, Israel.



The various postings have seen him serve as consul general and principal officer in Monterrey, Mexico, and deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.



He spent three years in Haiti, but not before heading Narcotics Affairs at the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.



"Throughout his time with the Foreign Service, Mr Moreno served as refugee coordinator at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; international relations officer in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the US Department of State; and deputy director of Narcotics Affairs at the US Embassy," the US State Department said.



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