U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau. Photo: PVDN


U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau announced Friday, Jan. 8, that he and his family will be returning home to the United States on Jan. 20.

“With the change of government in the United States on Jan. 20, my term as ambassador to Mexico will come to a close,” Landau said in a tweet.

“One of my great pleasures has been being in communication with hundreds of thousands of Mexicans through social media, the new channel of diplomacy, especially during the pandemic.”

One day earlier, Landau, who was appointed to his post by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, tweeted his disapproval of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, calling it “unacceptable” and underscoring that the event did not reflect U.S political culture or democratic values.

On a separate note, Trump announced on Friday that he will not be attending the inauguration of his successor, U.S. Presdient-elect Joe Biden.

Landau, who became Washington’s ambassador to Mexico in August 2019, is a Harvard Law School graduate who clerked for two Supreme Court justices, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, and argued eight cased before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2017, he was appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts to the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules.

…Jan. 8, 2020



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