Mexico proposes controversial former environment minister as ambassador to United Kingdom
Mexico City, Mexico.
The Mexican government proposed Josefa Gonzalez-Blanco, His controversial former head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNET), as New ambassadors in the UK, The Senate Gazette revealed this Thursday.
Gonzalez-Blanco is known to have resigned from the post in May 2019, with only six months in the position, a 38-minute delay in flying from Mexico City to Tijuana as he waited to take advantage of his position However, she arrived at the airport late.
After the scandal broke, it became academic The first secretary of the cabinet of President Andrés Manuel Luopez Obrador presented his resignation.
The 55-year-old woman, born in Mexico City, also sparked controversy in an interview after Lopez Oberdour’s election victory in July 2018, stating that she believed in Alli, an elf from the fictional Mayo people. Mexican South-East.
Despite his controversial record, the British ambassador to Mexico, Corinne Robertson celebrates Gonzalez-Blanco’s appointment, Whose ratification depends on the Senate.
“Good news! Congratulations to Joseph Gonzalez-Blanco on his appointment as Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom. It will be a pleasure to continue working together on the bilateral agenda and to promote the environment and climate change agenda”, Signed to the British representative.
Semernet has also been a controversial agency as it is in charge of issuing environmental impact statements (MIA) Lopez Obredor’s Priority Projects in Southeast Like Muay Train and Dos Bokas Refinery.
Gonzalez-Blanco’s successor, Victor Manuel Toledo, resigned in August 2020 after leaking audio of a private meeting in which he criticized “Paradox” This “power struggles” Inside the cabinet.
The current secretary, Maria Louisa Alborus, has taken legal recourse from indigenous people of the southeast who are against the Muay train They question the manifestations of environmental impact.
The Senate Gazette also revealed that the Government of Mexico proposed Jose Quiroga as Ambassador of Mexico to Germany.
Quiroga was incomplete until mining within the Ministry of Economy (SE) The federal government abolished the post last August For his policy of “Republican austerity”.
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