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Cuban-American foreign policy and national security expert Yleem Poblete. (Twitter)

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, Miami, 12 October 2017 – On Tuesday, President Donald Trump nominated the Cuban-American Yleem Poblete the a position as assistant secretary of state, according to a statement from the White House.

Poblete is an expert in foreign policy and national security who worked for nearly two decades for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. She also worked for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who thanked the Trump administration for choosing her for the position.

“I would like to congratulate President Trump and Secretary (Rex) Tillerson for nominating Yleem Poblete for this position. For almost 20 years, Yleem was my lead advisor on Foreign Affairs,” said Ros-Lehtinen, the first Latina woman elected to Congress.

In 2015, Poblete published an article entitled US-Cuba Policy: Myth Vs. Reality in which she strongly criticized the move to normalize relations with Cuba promoted by former President Barack Obama.

With her husband, Jason Poblete, she leads The Poblete Analysis Group. Her legislative work addresses issues such as the threat of Iran, human rights and counter-terrorism.


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