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Otto J. Reich

AKA Otto Juan Reich

Born: 16-Oct-1945
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1986-89

Military service: US Army (Panama Canal Zone, 1967-69)

Father: Walter Reich (Austrian)
Mother: (Cuban)
Wife: Connie (div., one son)

    High School: Ruston Academy, Havana, Cuba
    University: BA International Studies, University of North Carolina (1966)
    University: MA Latin American Studies, Georgetown University (1973)
    Administrator: Board of Visitors, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (2002-)

    US State Department Special Envoy to the Western Hemisphere (2003-04)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2002)
    US Official Alternate US Rep., UN Human Rights Commission, Geneva (1991-92)
    US Ambassador to Venezuela (1986-89)
    US State Department Director, Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America & the Caribbean (1983-86)
    US State Department Special Adviser to the Secretary of State (1983-86)
    US Agency for International Development Asst. Administrator (1981-83)
    Council of the Americas Director of Washington Operations (1976-81)
    Florida State Official Community Development Coordinator, Miami, FL (1975-76)
    Florida State Official International Representative, Department of Commerce (1973-75)
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Research Fellow (1971-72)
    Congressional Staff Assistant to Rep. William R. Hull, Jr. (1970-71)
    Freedom House Board of Trustees
    John McCain 2008
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Vice Chairman
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal
    Austrian Ancestry Paternal
    Cuban Ancestry Maternal

    CNN Host, "Choque de Opiniones", CNN International (past)

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Appears on the cover of:
Newsweek, 6-Jul-2002, DETAILS: Bush's Point Man

Appears in articles:
Castro's ShadowPQXLM American's Man in Latin America, and his Obssession, 14-Oct-2002, DETAILS: William Finnegan, BYLINE: The New Yorker, pp. 103-113

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