Juan Gonzalez is an associate vice president with the Cohen Group, where he leads the firm's practice in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was previously the deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Before that, he worked at the White House for four years, as Western Hemisphere advisor to Vice President Joe Biden from 2013 to 2015 and as National Security Council director for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Gonzalez also served as chief of staff to Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela, is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Guatemala, a proud Hoya, and a native of Cartagena, Colombia. Follow Mr. Gonzalez on Twitter at @Cartajuanero.
Read some of Mr. Gonzalez's recent work:
- Why Ambassador Feeley’s Resignation Is So Devastating – Americas Quarterly, 1/16/18
- Trump’s Cuba Policy and the Return of the American Boogeyman – Foreign Policy, 6/23/17
- Tillerson’s Diplomatic Approach in Venezuela is Paying Off – Foreign Policy, 4/21/17