Friday, July 19, 2019

Senate Votes to Move Forward with Vote to Confirm Mari Carmen Aponte’s Nomination

The Senate today finally voted to end the debate on Mari Carmen Aponte’s nomination as ambassador to El Salvador. As previously reported on La Plaza, Aponte’s nomination has been awaiting confirmation since December 2011, when a Republican filibuster blocked the Senate’s ability to move forward to a vote. She has been serving as a recess […]

Urgent Action Needed: Mari Carmen Aponte’s Nomination Still Awaiting Confirmation

Democrats are expected to bring a vote to the Senate floor as early as Wednesday on the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, and Senator Marco Rubio is feeling the pressure from leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to follow through on his pledge to rally Republican votes to finally […]

First Puerto Rican Woman to be a US Ambassador Sworn In

Maria del Carmen Aponte became the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a US Ambassador when she was sworn in the position yesterday.  Aponte, who will serve in the Republic of El Salvador, was nominated by President Obama to fill the post in December of last year. As previously reported in La Plaza, her […]