Mexico proposes to appoint a controversial former environment minister as ambassador to the United Kingdom

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Mexico City, Mexico.

The Mexican government proposed to Joseph Gonzalez Blanco, Controversial head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (CEMARNAT), such as New Ambassador to the United Kingdom, The Senate Gazette revealed this Thursday.

Gonzalez Blanco is known for resigning in May 2019, with only six months in office, after a flight from Mexico City to Tijuana was delayed by 38 minutes as she used her position to ask her wait despite her delay. the airport.

After the scandal broke out, he became an academic The first secretary in the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to submit her resignation.

The 55-year-old, born in Mexico City, also stirred controversy in an interview in July 2018, after the electoral victory of Lopez Obrador, in which she said she believed in aluxes, a dwarf of the Mayan imagination. From southeastern Mexico.

Despite her controversial record, the UK Ambassador to Mexico, Corinne Robertson, celebrate the appointment of Gonzalez Blanco, Whose ratification depends on the Senate.

“Wonderful news! Congratulations to Josefa Gonzalez Blanco on her appointment as Mexico’s ambassador to the United Kingdom. I will be pleased to continue working together on the bilateral agenda and promoting the environment and climate change”, British actor noted.

Semarnat has also been a controversial agency as it is responsible for releasing Environmental Impact Statements (MIA) for Lopez Obrador’s priority projects in the southeast, Like the Mayan train and the Dos Bocas Refinery.

Gonzalez Blanco’s successor, Victor Manuel Toledo, resigned in August 2020 after an audio clip of a private meeting he criticized ‘Contradictions’ s ‘The struggle for power’ Inside the locker.

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The current secretary, Maria Luisa Alboris, faced legal refuge from indigenous people in the southeast who opposed the Maya train and Questioning the aspects of the environmental impact.

The Official Journal of the Senate also revealed that the government of Mexico has proposed Jose Quiroga as Mexico’s ambassador to Germany.

Kiruja was the Undersecretary for Mining at the Ministry of Economy (SE) until The federal government abolished the post last August For his “Republican austerity” policy.

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