- Gobierno de la República de Panamá
Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, swore Carlos Rubio in today as the new government minister, and announced that Gina Luciani de Sossa was appointed vice minister of that ministry.
Rubio, whose appointment was announced by the Panamanian president on April 24, steps in for María Luisa Romero, who leaves office for personal reasons, according to official information.
Varela thanked Romero "for leading an institution of such importance for the country, achieving with technical criteria and a lot of human sensitivity, improve lagging aspects in the Panamanian State such as the condition of the prison system, the attention of minors at social risk and the creation of a comprehensive plan for the development of indigenous districts" indicated an official statement.
Rubio, who had been serving as Deputy Minister of Government, is the third minister so far in the Varela Administration, which began in July 2014 for a period of 5 years.
The new Minister of Government has a degree in Law and Political Science, graduated from the Santa María La Antigua University of Panama, and holds a Masters in Procedural Law from the Universidad Latina de Panamá and a Diploma in Social Market Economics, awarded by the Cervantes University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Chile.
He was an associate lawyer at the Rubio, Álvarez, Solís & Abrego firm, 2005-2014, indicated the statement of the Panamanian Presidency.
He added that during 2014, Rubio "was deputy director of the Institute for the Training and Use of Human Resources, where he contributed to the promotion of academic excellence of students, and promoted scholarship programs for university studies, fundamental tools to improve the competitiveness of the human resources of the country and boost social mobility".