Luis E. Arreaga

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Luis E. Arreaga
Luis E. Arreaga official portrait.jpg
United States Ambassador to Guatemala
Assumed office
October 3, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Todd D. Robinson
United States Ambassador to Iceland
In office
September 20, 2010 – November 23, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Carol van Voorst
Succeeded by Robert C. Barber
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 65–66)
Spouse(s) Mary F. Kelsey
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Occupation Ambassador

Luis E. Arreaga-Rodas (born 1952) is a Guatemalan American diplomat and government official who serves as the United States Ambassador to Guatemala. He previously served as United States Ambassador to Iceland from 2010 until 2013. In January 2016, he was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. In June 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Arreaga to become the United States Ambassador to Guatemala.[1] This nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017.[2]


Arreaga holds a PhD in economics and a master's degree in management from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[3]

He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Panama; U.S. Consul General in Vancouver, Canada; and as director of the Executive Secretariat Staff at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He has also served as Deputy Director of the State Department's Operations Center and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Other overseas postings include United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, the United States Embassy in Spain, and the Agency for International Development in Peru, El Salvador, and Honduras.[4]


  1. ^ Louis E. Arreaga. Biography from the United States Department of State. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "PN721 — Luis E. Arreaga — Department of State". U.S. Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ Straehley, Steve (July 19, 2017). "United States Ambassador to Guatemala: Who Is Luis Arreaga?". AllGov. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Luis E. Arreaga Share". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved November 2, 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Carol van Voorst
United States Ambassador to Iceland
Succeeded by
Robert C. Barber
Preceded by
Todd D. Robinson
David Hodge (as Chargé d'Affaires)
United States Ambassador to Guatemala
Succeeded by