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Name: Llorens, Hugo
Current Position: Former Ambassador

Hugo Llorens has served as the US ambassador to Honduras since September 19, 2008.

Llorens received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1977; a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England in 1980; and a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College in 1997. He speaks Spanish, Tagalog, and some French.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Llorens worked as an assistant treasurer at the Chase Manhattan Bank, International Division, in New York.
His diplomatic career began in 1981, serving in such varied capacities as economic counselor in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; economic officer in La Paz, Bolivia; commercial attaché in Asunción, Paraguay; narcotics coordinator in San Salvador, El Salvador; and consular officer in Manila, Philippines.
Llorens served as Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, assisting in the launch of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations in 1998.
He then served for three years as principal officer at the US Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada. From 2002-2003, Llorens served in Washington, DC, as the Director of Andean Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). At the NSC he was the principal advisor to the President and National Security Advisor on issues pertaining to Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. His most recent assignment was as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he served for three years from August 2003 until July 2006.
Llorens was the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the American Embassy in Madrid, where he took up his duties on September 1, 2006.
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