Argentina and Mexico Delay IDB Confirmation Meeting Until After US Election

Mexico and Argentina want to wait until after the U.S. election before voting on appointments made by IDB President Claver-Carone, the first U.S. citizen to head the regional lender.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico and Argentina have delayed a key meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) until after the Nov. 3 U.S. election, delivering an early setback to plans by the bank’s new U.S. chief to install vice presidents from smaller countries.

A meeting of the IDB’s 14-member board was abruptly postponed at the request of Argentina and Mexico, the IDB press office said, adding that a majority of the board backed the three nominees, from Honduras, Ecuador and Paraguay.

No new date has been published on the bank’s website. One . . .

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