The US White House announced the nomination of a new ambassador to El Salvador:
The President intends to nominate Charles L. Glazer, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of El Salvador. Mr. Glazer currently works as President and Chief Executive Officer of C.L. Glazer & Company, Incorporated. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Jefferies & Company. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President of Blyth, Eastman, Dillion & Company, Incorporated. Mr. Glazer received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.
Glazer is a member of the Republican National Committee and a major Bush fundraiser. In 2004, Glazer raised more than $200,000 for the re-election campaign of President Bush.
The appointment of major campaign contributors to ambassador positions is a time-honored tradition of both US political parties. The current ambassador to El Salvador, H. Douglas Barclay, donated along with members of his immediate family, more that $200,000 to Republican political campaigns between 2000 and 2004.