Senate Republicans stall Obama’s ambassador pick over Cuba concerns

[In December we brought Ms. Aponte to our readers’ attention thanks to]

Mari Carmen Aponte, who was nominated by Obama in December for ambassador to El Salvador, withdrew her nomination to another diplomatic post in the Clinton era following questions about her past relationship with someone who had apparently caught the attention of the […]

Obama’s Ambassador Nominee Linked to Cuban Spy

By: Theodore Kettle Newsmax 11 December 2009

Mari Del Carmen Aponte’s nomination as President Clinton’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic had to be withdrawn in 1998 when the late Sen. Jesse Helms let it be known he had an intelligence memo examining her connections to Communist Cuba’s spy agency.

On Wednesday, after years of giving […]