Congress El Salvador

December 6, 2011 - 2:52 AM
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010, file photo, Mari Carmen Aponte, the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, is seen at the presidential house in San Salvador, El Salvador. President Barack Obama's ambassador to El Salvador may be heading home at year’s end. Old unfounded rumors that her boyfriend was a Cuban spy and new conservative outrage over a summertime op-ed on gay rights could be her undoing. She has served as ambassador in San Salvador since September 2010. Facing Republican opposition to her nomination, Obama made her a recess appointment. But her temporary tenure is about to run out and GOP lawmakers are resisting administration efforts to secure her Senate confirmation. (AP Photo/Luis Romero, File)