Biden taps Blinken for top diplomat, Kerry as climate envoy

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday key figures for his cabinet, picking longtime foreign policy advisor Antony Blinken to be his secretary of state and former US chief diplomat John Kerry as his special climate envoy.Biden also nominated the first Latino ever, Cuba-born lawyer Alejandro Mayorkas, to lead the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees immigration.He picked Avril Haines, the former deputy CIA director, as his director of national intelligence, the first woman to ever hold that position.Biden also said that long-time diplomat Linda Thomas-Gre…

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