Mogherini appoints Iglesias as Special Adviser for Venezuela

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The former president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Enrique Iglesias participates in a conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 July 2016. The Government of Uruguay and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) organized the conference: "Latin America: Structural Reforms to Boost Economic Growth", attended by senior officials of multilateral lending agencies and economic teams in the region.

Mogherini appoints Iglesias as Special Adviser for Venezuela


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EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, decided on 28 May to appoint Enrique Iglesias as her Special Adviser for Venezuela, in line with the EU’s commitment to contribute to a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan crisis.
Iglesias is a a Spanish-Uruguayan economist who is a former secretary-general of the Ibero-American General Secretariat and was also President of the Inter-American Development Bank as well as Foreign Minister of Uruguay.
His appointment is expected to reinforce the political engagement on the situation in Venezuela by supporting the work of the EU and providing advice to Mogherini and the International Contact Group.

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