Skip to comments.Raised About Obama’s Nominee for El Salvador Ambassador
Posted on 12/10/2009 8:18:36 AM PST by Nachum
Today, the Obama White House announced the nomination of Mari Del Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. It is not Ms. Apontes first brush with an ambassadorship. In 1998, President Clinton nominated her to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. She was forced to withdraw her name from consideration over allegations of ties to the Cuban spy agency.
From Washington Times, January 25, 1999:
Miss Apontes withdrawal from consideration for the Dominican Republic post came after she was questioned by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about her contacts with Cuban government employees or agents.
She told the panel that her experience with Mr. Tamayo and Cuban agents had sensitized her to future contacts that might involve Cuban influence.
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I think perhaps someone at Foggy Bottom or the White House wants to change the mind of Mauricio Funes:
El Salvadors highly popular president, Mauricio Funes, said El Salvador will not join the Bolivarian Alliance for Latin America (ALBA), a body founded by Venezuelas President Hugo Chávez. We are not joining ALBA nor are we considering it, said Funes, after his vice president said during a trip to Cuba that the Central American country was analyzing the possibility of entry into ALBA.
Also looks like Funes might want to consider replacing that vice president of his.
Is it true that in El Salvador Obama is called El Dorko?.
My hope is that he is recognized as being FAR worse than a dork.