President Gabriel Boric
SANTIAGO, Chile.- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the President gabriel boric He appointed a former senator Jaime Gazmuri Mujica, Socialist Party; ambassador of Venice which put an end to the six-year absence of a diplomatic representative in that country and paid attention to bilateral relations with that country.
Babylon Gazmuri, the new ambassador in Venezuela
The last ambassador was Pedro Felipe Ramírez in 2017, under the second administration of Michelle Bachelet. Since then, that is in Sebastian Piñera’s last mandate; only crime d’rebus in Venezuela.
Gazmuri is one of the most skilled figures of Chilean progressivism with the most extensive ties to the Latin American left. One of the founders of the Movimiento de Acción Popular Unitaria, MAPU, born in the late sixties, was so involved that in the division of this political force behind the events, one of the parties called itself Mapu-Gazmuri (more moderate. wings).
He is an agronomist engineer with a mention in Agrarian Economics from the University of Chile. He was a national senator of the Maule Region (1990-2010), where he was a member of the committees on Foreign Relations, of which he was the president -, treasury, economy, housing, defense, agriculture and labor; member of the National Television Council (2011-2013), and director of Television Nacional de Chile (2019), among other relevant public positions.
The Foreign Ministry explained that “between 2014 and 2018 he served as” Chilean ambassador to Brazil. Also, he has extensive professional experience as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS)”.
He is currently a member of the Election Qualifying Tribunal; of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and the President of the Permanent Forum on Foreign Affairs.
The Gazmuri will have in their hands the normalization of diplomatic relations; at the time of President Boric’s open criticism of human rights violations in Venezuela and, before the role played by Sebastián Piñera (2018-2022) as president, in open support of the opposition and especially the leader of the opposition at the time, Juan Guaidó.