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Ambassador Patrick Duddy '72 looks for common ground with Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez.

By David McKay Wilson '76 | Photos by Pedro Rey, Getty Images


 

Update: On Sept. 11, 2008, President Hugo Chavez announced that he was expelling Patrick Duddy in connection with an alleged plot to kill the Venezuelan president. (Read the story in The New York Times.)

Career diplomat Patrick Duddy ’72 is decidedly diplomatic when talking about the hot seat he occupies in the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela. The recently confirmed U.S. ambassador arrived in Caracas in late August, charged with finding common ground with a nation headed by President Hugo Chávez, the United States’ most vocal critic in Latin America.
 
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