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Friday, May 18

The Miami Herald Choice for Latin diplomat draws critics: "An independent report by the comptroller general in 1987 found that Reich's office engaged in 'prohibited, covert propaganda activities' at a time when administration officials were secretly arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua, violating a congressional ban on such activities. Reich was never charged with wrongdoing, and he was ambassador to Venezuela when the Iran-Contra scandal erupted." Otto Reich, 55, is going to stir up a lot of dust on Capital Hill before his nomination as the US pointman for the Americas gets approved by the Senate. With Jesse Helms on his side, there's little doubt he'll make it through. This article is a thorough analysis of the two sides.



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