(pictured above): the democratically elected President of Peru Francisco Castillo
The important detail is this: The current U.S.Ambassador to Peru is a former CIA agent
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|United States Ambassador to Peru|
November 18, 2020
|Preceded by||Krishna Urs|
|Executive Secretary of the United States Department of State|
June 15, 2017 – November 18, 2020
|Preceded by||Joseph Macmanus|
|Succeeded by||Kamala S. Lakhdhir|
|Born||Lisa S. Dougherty|
August 19, 1965 (age 57)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Middlebury College (BA)|
University of Connecticut, Hartford (JD)
Lisa S. Dougherty Kenna (born August 19, 1965) is the United States Ambassador to Peru since 2021. She previously served as the Executive Secretary of the United States Department of State, succeeding Joseph E. Macmanus, under President Donald Trump.
Early life and education
Kenna is the daughter of Air Force Colonel Andrew Joseph Dougherty and Marjorie Marie (Schrader) Dougherty. Kenna studied at Middlebury College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. She worked as an attorney in private practice before joining the Central Intelligence Agency. She spent nine years with the CIA and then joined the Foreign Service.
Ukraine scandal involvement
On October 1, 2019, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was issued by American Oversight, an American activist group, against the United States Department of State. Kenna was named, along with other officials, in connection to the Trump–Ukraine scandal. The lawsuit requested communications of various sorts between the named officials and lawyers Rudy Giuliani, Victoria Toensing, and Joseph diGenova, along with communications regarding Ukraine officials and communications regarding Marie Yovanovitch, who was the Ambassador to Ukraine until she was recalled early in May. In the same week, text messages from former Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, were released in a joint statement by the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees. In the statement was a conversation by acting Ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, and Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, over withholding aid to Ukraine. Sondland redirected Taylor to Kenna over concerns that Taylor held regarding the withholding.
Ambassadorship to Peru
On May 1, 2020, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Kenna to be the next United States Ambassador to the Republic of Peru. On May 6, 2020, her nomination was sent to the Senate. On July 23, 2020, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On November 18, 2020, her nomination was confirmed in the United States Senate by voice vote.
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