Thursday, April 18, 2024

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 […]

State Department’s Reference to SB 1070 in UN Human Rights Report Angers AZ Governor

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is none too happy about the federal government’s challenge to her state’s anti-immigrant law being referenced to in a United Nations Human Rights report.  The State Department cited their lawsuit against Arizona as an example of how the United States is protecting human rights. Brewer, who signed the legislation into law […]