Roberta Jacobson, the diplomat who led the thaw between Cuba and the US, retires.

At the time of his retirement he worked at the Mexican embassy. According to her, that was "the position of her life."

Roberta Jacobson © Twitter / Roberta Jacobson
Roberta Jacobson Photo © Twitter / Roberta Jacobson

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Roberta Jacobson, the diplomat who led the thaw between the United States and Cuba, is retiring. This was what she herself had announced last March when she said that "after 31 years serving the North American Government" she would leave in search of new opportunities.

Jacobson had been working at the Mexican embassy for two years and this Saturday he said goodbye on his Twitter account with an emotional message in which he expressed his love for the Aztec country. As he said, that was "the position of his life."

"I have said it and I maintain it, representing #USA in Mexico was the position of my life. Thanks to this beautiful country and its people. I wish for a prosperous future for Mexico. They were two wonderful years. Here I leave my heart!"

"It's not goodbye, but see you later. Today I believe even more in the strength of the MX-US relationship. The bilateral relationship continues and this account will change its name to @USAmbMex, institutional account for future ambassadors in Mexico. See you soon! !" he added.

When Roberta took up her position in Mexico, the United States had not had representation in the embassy of that country for ten months. Between 2007 and 2010 she had served as Deputy Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere.

Cubans remember her because this woman led the negotiations to normalize relations between the Island and the United States. In fact, former President Barack Obama sent her on an official visit to Cuba, before he went with his family.

In 2015 the magazine Foreing Policy He included her on the Global Thinkers list, along with the Cuban Josefina Vidal, for her work in reestablishing relations between Washington and Havana.

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