Mari Carmen Aponte to return to El Salvador as ambassador

Today the Obama administration gathered sufficient votes in the US Senate to defeat the Republican filibuster of the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be the US Ambassador to El Salvador.   Ambassador Aponte had served in El Salvador as the ambassador during 2011 under a recess appointment, but was forced to relinquish her post after Republicans blocked her confirmation earlier this year.    The changed fortunes of her nomination had everything to do with election year politics and the courting of Latino voting blocs as described in this article at Roll Call.

Congratulations to Ambassador Aponte, and I am sure El Salvador will welcome you back with open arms.