Milena Mayorga is the newly appointed Salvadoran ambassador to the United States. Mayorga is an independent politician who represents San Salvador at the Legislative Assembly for the legislative period of 2018 to 2021.
Before becoming a politician and now ambassador, she worked in the communication industry where she had a long and illustrious career.
Milena Mayorga new position as ambasaddor to the USA.
On September 24th, in a nationally televised press conference, President Nayib Bukele appointed Milena Mayorga as the new ambassador to the United States.
Before she can start her new position, she must wait for the United States government to accept her as an ambassador. Additionally, she must get permission from the Legislative Assembly to leave her current position.
Milena Mayorga’s political career.
Milena Mayorga, in the 2018 elections, was elected to represent the department of San Salvador in the Legislative Assembly. She ran and won her seat under the banner of the right-wing political party ARENA.
However, in June 2020, Mayorga resigned from her association to the right-wing political party and declared herself as an independent politician. Milena accused the leadership of the Nationalist Republican Alliance party of corruption, among other things.
As a result of her leaving ARENA, Milena Mayorga will not be allowed to seek reelection in the 2021 elections. The only way she can compete is if a judge rules in her favor and grants her permission to participate as an independent candidate.
Milena’s problems with ARENA’s leadership.
The problem between ARENA’s leadership and Milena started in 2019. Milena, along with Felissa Cristales and two other ARENA politicians, criticized the right-wing party for decisions made by Gustavo Lopez Davidson.
Gustavo Lopez Davidson was the new president of the right-wing political party, ARENA. Lopez Davidson’s previous business included the sales of arms to the military and private citizens.
Mayorga portrayed Lopez Davidson as a bully who was using the political party for personal gains and not in the best interest of its members.
In February 2020, Gustavo Lopez Davidson resigns from the presidency of ARENA. Later on, in August 2020, Gustavo Lopez Davidson, Atilio Benitez, and David Munguia payees were arrested for embezzlement in a case of weapons sales to the Salvadoran military. Currently, Lopez Davidson is out on bail waiting for his trial.
Milena renounces affiliation with ARENA.
In June 2020, through her social media accounts, Milena Mayorga announced that she was ready to present her resignation to ARENA and become an independent deputy in the Legislative Assembly.
Milena had an open case against her for insubordination in the internal ARENA courts that started in July 2019. ARENA’s in-house court was supposed to render a decision in a few months. However, it has been over a year since, and the case remained open.
Although ARENA never spoke about it, it was public knowledge that the ARENA party was not going to allow Milena to participate in the party’s internal elections to seek reelection.
When the time came for the ARENA internal elections, Mayorga was not allowed to register as a pre-candidate for the Salvadoran Congress. Therefore, in June, she resigned from ARENA.
Milena Mayorga’s career in the communication industry.
Milena has had a long and distinguished career in the communication industry.
Mayorga hosted and Co-producer the Milena Tu Amiga TV program on Channel 12 that was successful for many years. Additionally, she hosted the program HOLA El Salvador on the same channel.
Milena was also a columnist for Ella Magazine. Furthermore, she was a political columnist for La Prensa Grafica newspaper and a news anchor for Teledos news for ten years.
Her long and distinguished career in the national and international communications industry has earned her multiple recognitions and awards.
For example, she received the Emerging Leadership of Latin America award for defense of the planet and promoting the participation of women in politics; it was awarded by the City of Granada, Spain, in 2019.
Also, she received the Captain General Gerardo Barrios and General Francisco Morazán recognition, awarded by the Central American Unionist Party (PUCA).
Milena Mayorga Education.
From 2009 to 2012, she studied and obtained a diploma in Theology from the Theological Institute for Extension or INSTE.
In 2017, she studied a course on Central American integration and political science from the Central American Institute for Political Studies INCEP, in Guatemala.
From 1998 to 2002, Milena earned a Bachelor of Social Communication with a specialization in Marketing from the Monica Herrera School of Communications in 2002. Additionally, she received an Advertising Technician recognition from the same institution.
From 1995 to 1997, Mayorga studied Theology and English at Tulane University in New Orleans, USA.
Without a doubt, Milena Mayorga has the necessary skills and experience to function as ambassador to the United States of America.