Reflections of an Australian Ambassador in Latin America

John M L Woods

(Ambassador John ML Woods, Peruvian Foreign Minister Roncagliolo and Ms Gay Woods at the Australia Embassy Peru Australia Day Reception. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gallery)

It was an honour for me to be appointed to serve on two occasions as Australia’s Ambassador in Latin America. I was Ambassador to Venezuela from 2000 to 2003 and at that time had non-resident accreditation to Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. I returned to Latin America in 2010 and re-opened the Austral