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New US ambassador arrives in Panama

He will present his credentials to President Juan Carlos Varela tomorrow.

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Temas:

John D. Feeley, selected by the government of the United States as the new ambassador to Panama, will present his credentials to President Juan Carlos Varela tomorrow.

After the ceremony, to be held in the yellow room of the Presidency, Feeley will hold a press conference.

Feeley, who was nominated for the post on July 28, 2015 by US President Barack Obama and ratified by the Senate on Dec. 9, replaces Jonathan Farrar, who arrived in Panama in May 2012 and left the post in June 2015.

Feeley is a senior officer in the foreign service and has worked in both Washington and the region.

In May 2012, he assumed the post of principal assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He worked on the implementation of the Merida initiative to combat drug trafficking in Mexico.

Between 2004 and 2006 he worked in the Office of the Secretary of State.

Before joining the State Department in 1990, Feeley was a US Navy helicopter pilot. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington.

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