Lawyer of Dominican descent Julisa Rhinoso took office in the presence of the Vice President Kamala Harris, Ambassador of the United States to Spain and Andorra, Then His appointment was initially blocked by a Republican senator of Cuban descent Marco Rubio, He described as “an apologist and supporter of the Castro regime,” according to the Europa Press.
Rubio’s argument is that he vetoed Rhino’s appointment“A lawyer was involved in the exchange of imprisoned members of the Cuban regime’s intelligence While serving a sentence in a U.S. prison, “he noted Spies Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labanino, Released during the so-called thaw between Havana and Washington and sent to Cuba Under the leadership of Barack Obama.
Because of this, Senator Rubio believed that “the rhinoceros would not put pressure on Spain to increase pressure on the dictatorial regimes of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.”.
But despite that, During his appointment, Rhinozo described Spain’s foreign policy towards Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as “normal.” And Madrid confirmed that “more can be done”.
Rhinoso, as ambassador to Madrid, reaffirmed his “intention” that Spain should be “more vocal” towards these countries, “mainly in view of its core influence and interests in Cuba.”
From immigrant to US ambassador
Julisa Rhinoso was born in 1975 in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1982. She immigrated to the Bronx. He was the first student to graduate from high school in the Bronx and entered Harvard University. He also studied at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
In 2006, he became Deputy Director of the Office of Accountability for the New York City Department of Education. He has published numerous publications for newspapers and educational journals in English and Spanish on a variety of topics, including disciplinary reform, social organization, housing reform, immigration policy, and Latin American politics.
In 2008, he became actively involved in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency. After it was defeated in the primaries, he returned to lawyer training at the Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett cabinet in New York.
In 2009, he joined the Clinton team and later served as Secretary of State and Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Office. Special focus on security policies for Central America and the Caribbean
In 2012, the Barack Obama administration appointed Rhinosov as ambassador to Uruguay., Thereby making him the youngest ambassador to the United States.
Until the time she was nominated as ambassador to Spain and Andorra, she was the chief executive of First Lady Jill Biden and co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council, where she took up immigration matters. He has been replaced by Duke Buchanan, who was appointed ambassador to Madrid by Donald Trump.