Carlos Moreno de Caro
Colombian ambassadors to South Africa
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Carlos Moreno de Caro is a Colombian politician. He is the founder of the Let the Moreno play movement party, and has served as both Member to the Chamber of Representatives and Senate of Colombia, as Ambassador of Colombia to South Africa, and as Councilman of Bogota.
In 2006 to the surprise and shock of many Colombians, President Alvaro Uribe Velez named Moreno de Caro as the new Colombian Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, replacing the ailing Victor Guillermo Ricardo Pineros. While waiting for the South African '', Moreno de Caro caused controversy accusing the Colombian Chancillery of deliberately delaying his approval to try to sabotage his appointment going so far as storming into the Chancellery getting in trouble with the security personnel and yelling at the Deputy Chancellor Camilo Reyes Rodriguez, who would be his future boss. The incident followed Moreno de Caros attempt to enlist in his diplomatic entourage a group of unusual diplomats which included former Miss Colombia Vanessa Mendoza, former football stars Faustino Asprilla and Carlos Valderrama, and two demobilized former guerilla members to assist him in his mission abroad, however as Ambassador he would only had the power to appoint two members out of the four person team he would be assigned, his request was ultimately not approved.
After the heated waiting period, the beneplacito'' was received by the Chancellery and Moreno de Caro was sworn in by President Uribe as Ambassador to South Africa on February 26, 2007. Following his investiture, he moved to Pretoria where he presented his Letters of Credence to President Thabo Mbeki on May 3, 2007 taking the opportunity to invite President Mbeki to Colombia and assist with the peace talks with the guerrillas.
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