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New US Ambassador to Belize announced

A new US Ambassador to Belize has been announced. US President Donald Trump has nominated Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer.

A new US Ambassador to Belize has been announced. US President Donald Trump has nominated Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer. Bauer was the nation’s youngest lieutenant governor when he took office in 2003 at age 33. He held the post until 2011. He was the National Chairman of the Republican Leiutenant Governor Association in 2005 and he appeared as a political analyst and commentator on CNN from 2016 to 2019. He also served as a Major in the South Carolina State Guard from 2010 to 2015 and has also worked in real estate development since 1991. On the other hand, though, Bauer was once widely criticized for comparing children who get free school lunches to stray animals that should not be fed. He has also has many traffic violations, especially in regards to speeding. Belize has not had a US Ambassador since Carlos Moreno left office in early 2017. The following year, Keith Gilges was appointed as Chargé d’Affaires.