THE HEMISPHERE: Calling the Plays

The State Department's new superintendent of Latin American affairs got down to business in a hurry. Arriving in Washington last week from Honduras, where he had just shucked his job as the U.S.'s second youngest Ambassador,* 44-year-old Paul Daniels showed up at his green-carpeted office the first morning at a quarter to nine. As Director of the Office of American Republics Affairs (ARA), he knew he had his work cut out for him. Besides riding herd on 20 U.S. Ambassadors south of the border, he will be the top-level State Department contact for Latin American Ambassadors assigned to Washington.

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