Arturo Valenzuela to Leave Position

The U.S. government’s top diplomat for Latin America will be leaving his post this summer as the Barack Obama administration struggles to engage its American neighbors.

In an email to staff members late Thursday, Arturo Valenzuela, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said he would be returning to his duties as professor of government at Georgetown University.

“As you may know the University gave me a two-year leave of absence to serve in the Administration —and those two years have come to an end this spring,” he wrote in an email to colleagues. “Although the exact date of my departure has not been set, it will take place sometime later this summer.”

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