U.S. Senate confirms Ambassador in Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Raul H. Yzaguirre as United States Ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the Consulate of that nation said in a statement.
Yzaguirre, who is currently a professor in Arizona State University, was also a senior executive of the Latino movement “La Raza," among other posts.
"As we work to bolster our relations in the global community and place our nation on the path to prosperity once again, I’m confident that these people will be able to represent our nation with dignity. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the next months and years," President Barack Obama said during designation of Yzaguirre and his team.
The designation fills the vacancy left by former U.S. Ambassador Hans Hertell more than two years ago.