The Senate today ratified eight
ambassadors, permanent representatives and consuls appointed by President
Enrique Peña Nieto.
The appointments are: Eloy Cantú Segovia, ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg; Juan José Guerra Abud, ambassador in Italy; Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, ambassador to France; Agustín García López, ambassador to Canada; Eréndira Paz Campos, ambassador to Venezuela; Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Alejandro Estivill Castro, Consul General in Montreal; and Linda Marina Dolores Munive Temoltzin, Consul General in Rio de Janeiro.
With these appointments, the Mexican government reaffirms its commitment to strengthening Mexico’s role as an actor with global responsibility.
Eloy Cantú Segovia : Federal legislator for 21 years: 12 as a senator and nine as a deputy, including as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Europe and Asia (1998-2000), where he participated in discussing and approving the agreement with the European Union. He was also chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Relations Committee (October 2012-August 2015). He received a Masters in Public Administration at the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris and a PhD in Constitutional Law from the Sorbonne University.
Juan José Guerra Abud : Industrial Engineer with a Master's degree in Economics. Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources and Federal Deputy to the 61st Legislature. Under his leadership of SEMARNAT, the National Climate Change Strategy and Program and internationally-acclaimed INDCs were published, the reforestation programs and programs to combat forest fires were strengthened, as were the environmental justice programs.
Juan Jose Gomez Camacho : A career member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1988. He has been Ambassador of Mexico in Singapore and concurrently to Brunei Darussalam and Myanmar; and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Organizations in Geneva. He is currently Ambassador to the European Union and to Belgium and Luxembourg. He holds a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master’s degree from the School of Law at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Agustín García López : A career member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1991. He has been Ambassador of Mexico in France and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OECD, where he was the Dean of the Council and Chairman of the Evaluation Committee; Executive Director for Mexico and the Dominican Republic at the IDB and the IIC; and Representative of Mexico to the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). He holds a Master in economics from Columbia University and served as Director General of International Financial Affairs at the Finance Ministry and Director General for Economic Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry. He has given classes and written several articles on economic issues and cooperation.
Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo Verduzco : Holds an undergraduate degree in law and a Masters degree in International Law from the University of Paris X (Nanterre), as well as a Masters degree in International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po). He has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1988, and attained the rank of ambassador in 2001. He is a member of the U.N. International Law Commission (2012-2016). From 2006 to 2015, he was Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the Foreign Ministry.
From 2004 to 2006, he was Deputy Permanent Representative at the Mexican mission to the UN in New York, and legal adviser at the Foreign Ministry from 2000 to 2004. In this role, he was Mexico’s agent to the ICJ for the Avena and other Mexican nationals case (Mexico vs. USA). From 1998 to 2000, he was Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.
Eréndira Araceli Paz Campos : Career Foreign Service member since 1984 who achieved the rank of ambassador in 2006. She has served as adviser to the Foreign Secretary (1996-1998 and 2010-2011), Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean (2001-2003), Director General for the United Nations (2003- 2005) and Director General of Multilateral and Regional Economic Organizations (2008-2010).
Abroad, while posted at the Mexican mission to the international organizations headquartered in Geneva (1991-1996), she has been a delegate to the Human Rights Commission, the Conference on Disarmament, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Health Organization, among others. She headed the consulate in McAllen, Texas (1999-2001) and the embassy in the Philippines (2005-2008).
Alejandro Ives Estivill Castro: Holds an undergraduate degree in Hispanic literature from the UNAM and a graduate degree in literature from El Colegio de Mexico. He received a Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Matias Romero Institute. He joined the Foreign Service in 1993 and was promoted to ambassador in 2012. He has served as advisor to the Foreign Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs. He served as Director General of Cultural Affairs of the Mexican Foreign Ministry.
Between 2007 and 2011, he was the Director General for North America. Abroad, he was in charge of political affairs and the press at the Mexican embassy in Costa Rica and Deputy Chief of Mission in the United Kingdom (2011-2015). In January 2015 he became Deputy Chief of Mission at the Mexican embassy in the United States. He has a very extensive academic background an essayist, professor and author of novels and stories. He won the National National Short Story Award, San Luis Potosi, in 1999.
Linda Marina Dolores Munive Temoltzin : Studied Political Science in the Autonomous People’s University of Puebla and a Master’s degree in Regional Analysis at the Autonomous University of Tlaxcala. She served as Third Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico in Brazil, responsible for tourism, cultural projects and local governments (2013-2015).
She was a local deputy in the 57th Tlaxcala legislature (2002-2005), presiding over the Health Commission and she was on the Committees of Municipal Affairs, Equality and Gender. She was mayor of Chiautempan, Tlaxcala (2005-2008) and Federal Deputy in the 62nd legislature (2015). She has been vice president of young entrepreneurs of Coparmex Tlaxcala (1996-1999); Professor at the Universidad del Valle de Tlaxcala and the Free School of Law (1996-2000).