Belize’s New US Ambassador Confirmed

The new US Ambassador to Belize has been confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Carlos Moreno is a retired jurist from California. US News outlets report that the 64 year old Los Angeles resident and son of immigrants grew up in a Spanish-speaking home. President Bill Clinton nominated him to serve as a federal judge for the Central District of California and he served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of California until his retirement in 2011. In his confirmation hearings he said quote, "Helping the Government of Belize strengthen its rule of law will be one of my top priorities...it lays a stable foundation for much-needed economic development in Belize."

He noted also that an estimated 70,000 Belizeans live in the United States while tens of thousands of American expatriates live in Belize.

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