Mexico will propose Alicia Barcenaformer head of ECLAC, to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced, after the organization’s board of governors decided to remove from his post Mauricio Claver Carone.
“They just removed the director of the IDB. Mexico has a proposal: Alicia Bárcena. She was at the UN, she was director of ECLAC for a long time, she is an exceptional woman, very prepared, with very good relations with all governments. Of course, it is a proposal, in case straight, professional, conciliatory people are required. There it is,” she said.
An investigation showed that the only American president in the bank’s 62-year history, Mauricio Claver Carone. she had an intimate relationship with a subordinate.
The highest ranking body of Latin America’s largest development bank began voting late on Thursday and reached the quorum and majority of votes required shortly after noon on Monday, the source told Reuters.
Also, according to the agency, applications to replace Claver-Carone are expected to begin next week.
(With information from Reuters)