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Christopher Landau new US ambassador arrives in Mexico with his family

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The new ambassador arrived at 9:45 on Friday August 16th, at the CDMX international airport and signed the Distinguished Visitors Book

Christopher Landau, the new US Ambassador to Mexico arrived Friday at the International Airport of Mexico City.

The US official said he has arrived with his hand extended, adding that he comes to ‘listen and learn’.


The new US ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, arrived at 9:45 on Friday at the International Airport of Mexico City and signed the Book of Distinguished Visitors and then headed to fill the position that has been vacant since March 2018, after the resignation of its predecessor Roberta Jacobson.

The constitutional lawyer born in Madrid, Spain, thus becomes the new representative of the United States government in Mexico in the almost 200 years of diplomatic relations that both countries maintain.

According to information from the U.S. Embassy, ​​it was August 12, 2019, when Christopher Landau swore protest as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

Landau was born in Spain, attended the American School in Asunción, Paraguay, for five years, speaks Spanish fluently and obtained a certificate in Latin American Studies at Harvard College.

He obtained his degree in History, summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1985, where he was elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in his third year he received the Sophia Freund award for having obtained the best average in his class.

He wrote his thesis, which was awarded the Hoopes Prize, with the theme: The relations of the United States with the leftist government of Venezuela in the mid-1940s.

He received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1989, where he was co-chair of the articles in the Harvard Law Review and won the Sears Award for the highest academic average for the second year. school.

After graduating from the Law School, he was an assistant to the then judge Clarence Thomas of the Court of Appeals of the District of Colombia of the United States.

Then, I work for associate judges Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of Justice of the United States, during the period 1990 and 1991, respectively.

In 1993, Ambassador Landau joined Kirkland & Ellis as an associate and became dirty in 1995.

He was president of the practice of appeals of this firm, and after 25 years he retired to join the law firm of Quin. Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in 2018.

He has debated nine cases before the Supreme Court of Justice of the United States, including two in favor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and has presented and debated cases in all courts of appeals of the United States.

Ambassador Landau is married to Caroline Bruce Landau and they have two children: Nathaniel, 18, and Julia, 12.

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