María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste
Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste, Bolivia’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2017. She served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bolivia to the Russian Federation in 2009−2015, Ambassador to Spain in 2016−2017 and Vice-Minister of Economic Relations of Bolivia in 2006−2007. She received an award from the Russian Foreign Ministry "For the contribution in international cooperation". Member of the Executive Board of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF since 2009 to 2012, representing Bolivia. Currently as a columnist for the Russian agency SputnikNews in Spanish, she addresses issues of international politics, environment, history, and regional integration, among others.