New Trump-backed chief of Latin American bank vows push for regional unity

Topics Latin America | USA | Donald Trump


By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mauricio Claver-Carone, the first U.S.

citizen elected to lead Latin America's main development bank, vowed on Monday to focus on strengthening its funding base and building more unity in the region after a contentious election. In his first interview since Saturday's election, Claver-Carone, a Trump loyalist and Cuba hard-liner, said his 67% victory gave him a strong mandate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He stressed the need for unity and increased transparency.....

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