Sandra Jovel

Guatemala Jimmy Morales Carlos Raúl Morales
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Sandra Jovel
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 August 2017 – 14 January 2020
PresidentJimmy Morales
Preceded byCarlos Raúl Morales
Succeeded byPedro Brolo
Guatemalan Ambassador to Colombia
In office
1 July 2017 – 27 August 2017
PresidentJimmy Morales
Preceded byHéctor Iván Espinoza Farfán
Succeeded byReagan Vega
Personal details
Born (1978-02-24) 24 February 1978 (age 42)
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco (born 24 February 1978) is a Guatemalan diplomat and government official. She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala from 27 August 2017, succeeding to Carlos Raúl Morales, to 14 January 2020.

Personal life

In 2016, she was accused due to anomalies in adoption processes.[1]


Since 2014, Jovel has been Guatemala's Vice-Minister of international affairs in charge of trade, investments, tourism and cooperation. In May 2016, Jovel authorized the exportation from Chile to Guatemala of the Chilean mangos.[2]

On 27 August 2017, president Morales named Jovel as successor to Carlos Raúl Morales and ordered her to immediately comply with the requirements to initiate the expulsion of the Colombian commissioner for UN's CICIG, Iván Velásquez.[3][4][5]

On 1 February 2018, she met with Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres in New York City. A leaked document revealed that part of their talks was around supposed misdeeds of Iván Velásquez.[6]

See also


  1. ^ (in Spanish) [1]
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Panamá incursiona en exportación de Mango,, May 2016
  3. ^ "El presidente de Guatemala destituye a su canciller y al vicecanciller - ELESPECTADOR.COM". 27 August 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Guatemala ordena expulsar al colombiano Iván Velásquez, jefe anticorrupción". 27 August 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Jimmy ratifica decisión de nombrar non grato a Iván Velásquez". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  6. ^ (in Spanish) Tatiana Arias, Guatemala: ¿un nuevo intento silencioso de desplazar al comisionado Velásquez de la CICIG?,, 7 February 2018