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Mexico Names Barcena as Candidate to Lead Regional Bank IDB

  • Barcena was previously head of a United Nations commission
  • Announcement comes after Claver-Carone removed as president
Alicia Barcena

Alicia Barcena

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Mexico unveiled Alicia Barcena as a candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank, the first government to publicly announce its intention to participate in the election to pick a new head after the top regional lender removed its president.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the nomination of Barcena, the former chief of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, during his daily press briefing on Thursday. In June, Barcena had been named as Mexico’s ambassador to Chile.