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Farewell to the Aparicios

March 1st • The Bolivian Ambassador's Residence

Washingtonians from across the political, journalistic and social spectrums gathered to say goodbye (sort of-see the ambassador's letter below) to beloved diplomatic couple Jaime Aparicio and his wife Pamela at the end of Jaime's ambassadorial tenure. Guests included Peruvian Amb. Eduardo Ferrero and his wife Verónica Diaz de Ferrero, former Afghani Amb. Ishaq Sharyar and his wife Hafizah, Mexican Amb. Carlos de Icaza and his wife Luisa, Portuguese Amb. Pedro Catarino and his wife Cheryl, and Arturo Brillembourg and Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, among many others.

Farewell , but not goodbye
By Jaime Aparicio
Three years ago my wife Pamela and I moved to Embassy Row to represent Bolivia's interests in the United States, and to raise the profile of an embassy that had for the previous twenty years fallen off the radar screen. Now, a new government has been elected in Bolivia, and even though I don't believe that radical populism is going to be a long-term solution there, my hope is that the new political leaders will embrace the democratic process in the months to come. I believe in those who are seeking the truth; but I am afraid of those who find it, particularly in a region with a tradition of intolerance. Nevertheless, I am convinced that there are immense opportunities on the horizon and possibilities of exponential growth for those in the private sector who understand the new reality in the region. I plan to work on promoting business opportunities and investments throughout the Americas, providing high-level policy and strategic advice on how to maximize benefits and opportunities in the Latin American market economies while mitigating the risks. During my tenure as ambassador I was very fortunate to take bilateral relations to their best level ever. Meeting wonderful people and being a part of the splendor of the capital's social and cultural life will remain in our hearts.

Jaime and Pamela Aparicio

Herve Houdre, Luisa DeIcaza, Solange Boyer and Magali Willard
Ina Ginsburg

Gina Ashby, Ann Satini and Veronica Ferrero
Renee Robinson and Shaista Mahmood

James Story and Kyle Rouse
Former Afghani Amb. Ishaq Sharyar, Amb. Jaime Aparicio and Jose Miguel Vivanco

Luma Kuwar, Jordanian Amb. Karim Kuwar and Rep. Linda Sanchez
Edi Gutierrez and Portuguese Amb. Pedro Catarino

Jacqueline King and Barbadian Amb. Michael King

Peruvian Amb. Eduardo Ferrero, Veronica Ferrero and Peggy McCracken

Franco Nuschese and Ann Hand
Camilla Aparicio and Amb. Jaime Aparicio

Gahl Burt and Ann Jordan
Queen Noor and H.R.H. Prince Turki Al-Faisal

Aniko Gaal Schott and Karon Cullen
Nina and Philip Pillsbury

Mexican Amb. Carlos de Icaza, Luisa de Icaza and Peruvian Amb. Eduardo Ferrero

Photos by Zaid Hamid


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