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Juan Manuel Bracete

Juan Manuel Bracete, American diplomat, lawyer. Bar: Puerto Rico 1976, United States Tax Court 1978, Florida 1986, United States Court International Trade 1988.


  • Bracete, Juan Manuel was born on September 10, 1951 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Son of Manuel and Norma (Mari) Bracete.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration summa cum laude, Georgetown University, 1971. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, University Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1976. Master of Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996.


    • Management trainee, First Federal Savings, San Juan, P.R., 1972;pro manager, CitiBank, N.A., San Juan, 1972-1974;law clerk, unites states department Justice, Washington, 1975;attorney, advisor, Board of Immigration Appeals, Washington, 1976-1978;associate, Goldman & Antonetti, San Juan, 1979-1984;immigration judge, unites states department Justice, Miami, 1985-1989;private practice law, Miami, Florida, 1989-1992;with, Foreign Svc. United States, since 1993;United States consul, American Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1993-1995;United States consul, American Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1995-1997;finance economist, Office of Development Finance, Department of State, since 1997. Treasurer American Immigration Lawyer's Association P.R. chapter, 1982-1984, chairperson, 1984.

      Adjunct Professor law Stetson U. College Law, 1990-1992, St. Thomas U. College Law, 1990. Coordinator Combined Federal Campaign at American Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1995.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Secretary, supervisor communications Department Justice Federal Credit Union, Washington, 1976-1978. Secretary real estate commission, Alliance Francaise, San Juan, 1980-1984. Treasurer Magdalena 1305 Owners Association, San Juan, 1983-1984.

    Alternate board directors Harbour Club Villas, Miami, 1986. Chairman citizens advisory committee Miami Senior Adult Education Center, 1991-1992. Chairman local advisory board LNESC Miami Center, 1991-1992.

    Member executive council Southern Florida chapter National Society to Prevent Blindness, 1991-1992. Member American Bar Association (vice chairman immigration, naturalization and aliens committee 1987-1989), Puerto Rico National Bar Association (vice president, treasurer 1989-1990, president 1990-1992), Florida Bar Association, Colegio Abogados de Puerto Rico, National Association Immigration Judges (secretary 1984-1989), Association Consular Corps in Venezuela (board directors 1994-1995), American Employee Association El Salvador (board directors 1995-1996).



    Stamp collecting/philately.


    • Married Maria Elena Poma.
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    Born September 10, 1951
    (age 66)