THE United States's Ambassador to Spain, Eduardo Aguirre, arrives in Palma on Thursday at the start of his first official visit to the Balearics.
How long the Ambassador's visit will last and his exact movements and meetings remain to be confirmed but Aguirre is expected to meet leading politicians and dignitaries. Aguirre was named Ambassador to Spain and Andorra by President George W. Bush on June 16 last year and presented his credentials to King Juan Carlos on June 29. Before his appointment Aguirre, who was born in 1946 and emigrated from Cuba, as did his wife Maria teras, as unaccompanied minors at the age f 15, served as the first Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Ambassador holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University.
Prior to joining the Bush administration, Aguirre was President of International Private Banking for Bank of America with which he enjoyed an illustrious 24-year career.


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