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Brazil Names Woman As Ambassador to Israel; Third Woman to Such Post

Mrs. Odette Carvalho e Souza, head of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s political and cultural department, was today named Ambassador to Israel. Israel has already agreed to the nomination.

Mrs. Carvalho e Souza is the third woman envoy to be accredited to Israel. The other two women heading foreign missions in Israel are Frances Hall, Charge d’Affaires of the Guatemalan mission, and Canadian Ambassador Margaret Meagher. Mrs. Carvalho e Souza is a career diplomat with a long and distinguished record of service in various Ministries and other governmental posts. She has represented Brazil in numerous international conferences at Geneva, the Inter-American Union and the United Nations.