Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Random News Generator- El Salvador

The RNG gives us El Salvador today, and not much in the way of explanation because the two major stories out of the country don't require much in the way of explanation.

First off, last week Barack Obama used a recess appointment to name Maria del Carmen Aponte embassador to El Salvador. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Jim Risch of Idaho had placed a hold on a vote on her up until now due to dealings with Cuban diplomats, an issue that had previously kept Bill Clinton from getting her through as an ambassador to the Dominican Republic. There wasn't anything particularly going on in the talks. They just talked, and that was enough.

We're a bit nutty about Cuba.

Oh, and don't read the Politico comments. Never read Politico comments. You know, if you enjoy having a non-melted brain.

Secondly, anyone in El Salvador may want to think about boarding up the house, as there is a nationwide warning in effect for what is actually just now becoming Hurricane Frank off the Pacific Coast. That will be in effect for the next two days. Mexico, though, should be particularly concerned.

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