López Obrador Names New Customs Head

Mexico’s new customs head, André Georges Foullon Van Lissum. Photo: Google


Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continued his midyear cabinet reshuffling Wednesday, June 21, with the appointment of Gen. André Georges Foullon Van Lissum as the new head of the National Customs Agency (ANAM).

Foullon Van Lissum was AMLO’s third new cabinet appointment in as many days, following the naming of former Labor Secretary Luisa María Alcalde Luján as his new secretary of the Interior (SeGob) on Monday, June 19, and Marath Bolaños López as labor secretary on Tuesday, June 20, a move that spurred speculation since Bolaños López is a close friend of the president’s eldest son.

Bolaños is currently deputy labor minister for employment and labor productivity, and previously served as an official in the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE).

Foullon Van Lissum replaces Gen. Rafael Marín Mollinedo, who will now serve as Mexico’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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