Wednesday, January 9th 2013 - 05:07 UTC

Ms Nahón confirmed as Argentine ambassador in the US; takes office in February

The US government approved the designation of Cecilia Nahón as the next Argentine Ambassador to the US, leading to her official appointment in the post, according to a release from the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires.

The new ambassador is an economist and expert in trade issues

Nahón, current International Economic Relations secretary at the ministry, will replace Ambassador Jorge Argüello, who was appointed as Argentine Ambassador to Lisbon, Portugal.

The ministry stated in a communiqué that the White House “has approved Cecilia Nahón as the new ambassador,” and she will be sworn in on the first week of February.

Ms Nahón is a member of the Cenda think-tank (Centre of Studies for the Development of Argentina), from which have come some of the members of President Cristina Fernandez administration.

She is a personal friend of Axel Kicillof, the Deputy Economy minister who has a growing influence in the Argentine administration. Apparently they belonged to the same militant students’ group while at university. Kicillof is said to prefer a blend of Keynes and Marx in political economics.

Ms Nahón is married to an Aerolineas Argentinas manager, Sergio Garcia Gomez and they have two children.

The new ambassador has an Economics degree from the University of Buenos Aires; a Master in Economic Development from the London School of Economics and currently is also involved in teaching and research at the Latinamerican faculty of Social Sciences, FLASCO.

According to political sources Ms Nahón played an active part in the defence of Argentine protectionist measures strongly criticized by other members of the World Trade Organization. She is also part of the team that regularly negotiates trade issues with Brazil. She joined the current Argentine administration in 2010.

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1 DirtyCrissyKirch (#) Jan 09th, 2013 - 02:57 pm Report abuse
At least she looks alittle cleaner than in her last photo
2 briton (#) Jan 09th, 2013 - 03:35 pm Report abuse
she looks as ugly as CFK without the plastics ..
3 ChrisR (#) Jan 09th, 2013 - 04:29 pm Report abuse
@2 briton

Ohhh! You beat me to it! :o)

4 atk357 (#) Jan 09th, 2013 - 05:50 pm Report abuse
...A master in economics? A blend of Keynes and Marx? I think she read the wrong book!...defended protectionist measures?...way out on the left field on this one, correction not even in the ball park! London school of economics did not teach her that, I smell CFK...
5 Conqueror (#) Jan 09th, 2013 - 06:28 pm Report abuse
Spare a thought for Arguello. Couldn't hack it at the UN. Moved. Couldn't hack it in the US. Now to Lisbon. By any “diplomatic service” scale, surely a demotion. Could it be his habit of opening his mouth?
6 andy65 (#) Jan 09th, 2013 - 07:46 pm Report abuse
”The ministry stated in a communiqué that the White House “has approved Cecilia Nahón

I think out of politeness they removcd the word RELUCTANTLY
7 briton (#) Jan 10th, 2013 - 12:33 am Report abuse
3 ChrisR
fancy waking up to that next to you,, in the
8 slattzzz (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 02:15 pm Report abuse
hope she's better than the trolley dolly in London.....................sorry that wouldn't be hard would it? My German Shepherd has a better grasp of diplomacy and is much better looking
9 ChrisR (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:22 pm Report abuse
8 slattzzz

Yes, and your German Shepherd will never let you down either. :o)
10 josefina (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 07:30 pm Report abuse
bloody rubbish english people!
11 British_Kirchnerist (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 09:35 pm Report abuse
Congratulations to a lovely and smart lady =) Will be interesting to see how far she rises in years to come

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