Isabel Allende Karam

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Isabel Allende Karam is a Cuban diplomat, ambassador and former translator. She now works as the rector of the ISRI, Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales of Cuba.[1]

She studied in Czechoslovakia at the Charles University in Prague,[2] and worked for both the Cuban Cultural Center in Prague and the Cuban embassy in Czechoslovakia.

She was Fidel Castro's translator during his trip to Prague, desk officer for Czechoslovakia (1969–70) at MINREX (Cuba's foreign ministry), then director of its department for Central European socialist countries, deputy foreign minister (1996) and Cuba's ambassador to Poland (1988–1991),[2] Spain (1999–2000)[3] and Russia (19??). Her husband is a Cuban writer.

She speaks Spanish and Czech.