César Benito Cabrera

César Benito Cabrera (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1947) was the former United StatesAmbassador to the island nations of Mauritius and the Seychelles, both located in the Indian Ocean. He was nominated by PresidentGeorge W. Bush on June 6, 2006. His appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 13, 2006. Ambassador Cabrera arrived in Port Louis on October 20, 2006, and presented his credentials to Mauritian President Sir Anerood Jugnauth on October 23, 2006.[1]

American diplomat
Ambassador
César Benito Cabrera
15th United States Ambassador to Mauritius
In office
October 2, 2006  October 14, 2009
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by John Price
Succeeded by Mary Jo Wills
15th United States Ambassador to Seychelles
In office
October 2, 2006  October 14, 2009
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by John Price
Succeeded by Mary Jo Wills
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 7374)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Helvetia Barros
Children One daughter
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Profession Diplomatic corps

Cabrera is currently the president of Barza Development Corporation with over 25 years of commercial development and business experience in the Puerto Rican real estate market. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in 1971, there he joined Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity.

Cabrera has also had an active political career. From 1992 to 2004, he served as executive director of the Republican Party of Puerto Rico and led the Puerto Rico delegation to the Republican National Convention in 2000. In 2004, he was a member of the U.S. Presidential delegation at the inauguration of Martin Torrijos, President of Panama. He has also served on the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors.[2] He is fluent in Spanish and English. He is married to Helvetia Barros, has one daughter, and one granddaughter.[3]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by

United States Ambassador to Mauritius
2006–2009
Succeeded by

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