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Former Nicaragua Sandinista Leader Named Libya’s UN Envoy

Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, a former foreign minister of Nicaragua’s socialist Sandinista government and one-time president of the United Nations General Assembly, has been named by Muammar Qaddafi’s regime as Libya’s ambassador to the UN.

Former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa informed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the nomination in a letter dated March 29. It said D’Escoto Brockmann was named to the post because Ali Abdussalam Treki, also a former General Assembly president who was chosen to represent the Qaddafi government at the UN, couldn’t get a visa to enter the U.S.