Arturo Valenzuela’s replacement

Penúltimos Días reports on rumors in D.C. over the replacement of Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Arturo Valenzuela.

My translation:

The replacement for Valenzuela

Rumors are swirling in Washington that there is a firm candidate to replace Arturo Valenzuela, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, which include “issues dealing with Cuba.”

They involve Kristie Kenney, a low profile yet efficient diplomat. It is curious to note that Kenney is married to another name that came up for the position: the current ambassador to Colombia, William Brownfield.

Retiring this summer, Valenzuela’s shadowy work has left almost no one happy on Capitol Hill or in the White House. His successor will have to deal with tricky issues, none of which call for a “head-in-the-sand type policy.”