October 30, 2009

According to DominicanToday.com, Raul Humberto Yzaguirre a veteran activist in the civil rights struggle of Hispanics in the United States, has been accepted by the Dominican Government as new American ambassador in the country.

The Dominican Foreign Relations Ministry informed the U.S. embassy that president Leonel Fernandez “has granted with pleasure the approval of State” the activist’s appointment as ambassador.

Yzaguirre, of San Juan, Texas, son of Mexican parents, had presided the National Council on Race from 1974 to 2004, and in that regard confronted strict migratory policies implemented by presidents Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and had criticized president Bill Clinton for the very few appointment of Hispanic in key positions.

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