Eventually in Guatemala, Bob was nominated by Biden to go to Uganda

Eventually in Guatemala, Bob was nominated by Biden to go to Uganda
US Ambassador to Guatemala William Pope. Image: time/file

The US ambassador to Guatemala, William Pope, has been nominated by that country’s president, Joe Biden, to head the US embassy in Uganda, according to a White House statement issued on Monday, February 27.

Biden announced the nomination of Pope as a candidate for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Uganda, along with the nomination of Vernell Trim-Fitzpatrick as Ambassador to Gabon in Central Africa.

Popp’s change has yet to be confirmed by the US Senate, which has a Democratic majority of 51 in the Senate, compared to the Republicans’ 49, and will be made at the end of his three-year term in Guatemala.


La Hora consulted with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINEX) to see if they had information about Bob’s replacement in the diplomatic mission, but he replied that they had not received any notification in this regard.

About POPP

Bob arrived at the US Embassy in Guatemala to replace Luis Arriaga, after he was nominated in May 2020 by then US President Donald Trump.

According to the US government, Bob is a career diplomat in the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, and was previously Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affairs, from November 2018 to March 2020 at the US Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil. .

The current Head of Diplomatic Mission served as Political Counselor and then Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prior to that, he held several senior positions at the US State Department, including Director of the Office of Regional Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs.

In addition, he served as Senior Deputy Officer and then Acting Senior Officer at the US Consulate General in São Paulo, Brazil, and held various positions at the US Embassies in Colombia, Angola, and Nicaragua.

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