Amb. Otto Reich

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Otto Juan Reich is President of Otto Reich Associates, LLC, of Washington, DC, a consulting firm which provides international government relations, trade and investment advice to US and multinational clients.  He has spent most of his life in foreign affairs, primarily related to Latin America and the Caribbean, including private enterprise, government, and the U.S. military.

Amb. Reich has received seven presidential appointments from three presidents.  Most recently, Ambassador Reich served as President George W. Bush’s Special Envoy for Western Hemisphere Initiatives at the National Security Council until 2004.  Before moving to the NSC, he was Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere.

In the 1980’s, Reich received three appointments from President Ronald Reagan: U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela; Special Advisor to the Secretary of State in charge of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in charge of U.S. economic assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ambassador Reich received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University.  He is a veteran of the US Army, having been stationed in Panama in the 1960’s.

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El País (España): Correa arremete contra voces opositoras | Otto Reich y Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger

Posted on May 4th, 2013 - By admin - 1 Comment

El Páis | Por Otto Reich y Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger Prestigiosos órganos de prensa internacional y organizaciones de derechos humanos de todo el…

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Otto Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: Ecuador’s Correa: A continued assault on freedom

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

BY OTTO J. REICH AND EZEQUIEL VÁZQUEZ-GER | MIAMI HERALD International media and human-rights organizations have condemned the fiery leftwing…

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Statement by former US Ambassador to Venezuela Otto J. Reich

Posted on Apr 15th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.  Statement by former US Ambassador to Venezuela Otto J. Reich The Venezuelan National Elections Commission (CNE, in…

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Otto Reich: Saving Hugo Chávez

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013 - By admin - 1 Comment

Foreign Policy The United States never tried to kill the late Venezuelan leader. In fact, we may have even saved his life. As a former U.S.…

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Otto Reich: Rebutting Maduro’s Malicious Allegations

Posted on Mar 19th, 2013 - By admin - 1 Comment

What is a US citizen to do when a foreign Head of State accuses the American of planning to kill the country’s opposition candidate?  The American…

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“Respuesta a Maduro” por Otto Reich

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013 - By admin - 1 Comment

Fuente: El Universal Sr. Maduro: Fue una sorpresa para mí verlo a usted por Internet acusándome de ser uno de los "mafiosos" que están…

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Cuba after the Castros by Otto Reich

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Source: National Review Online  If Cuba were normal, the news reports from there in late February would have been the object of international…

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Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and his U.S. business partners | Los Socios de Hugo Chávez en Estados Unidos

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

BY OTTO REICH AND EZEQUIEL VAZQUEZ-GER | THE MIAMI HERALD Venezuela is immersed in a political and economic tragedy of catastrophic proportions.…

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Los socios de Hugo Chávez en Estados Unidos por Otto Reich y Ezequiel Vazquez Ger

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2013 - By admin - 2 Comments

Fuente: Nuevo Herald Venezuela se sumerge cada día más en una tragedia política y económica de magnitudes catastróficas. La escasez azota a…

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Otto Reich: In Venezuela, Plenty of Oil, Not Enough Food | Wall Street Journal

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Source: Wall Street Journal BY OTTO J. REICH It's the old story: Socialist government interferes with the marketplace, and the result is…

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Ecuador: La jugada magistral del primo y entrevista a Otto Reich

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Fuente: Revista Vanguardia Pedro Delgado pudiera estar a punto de realizar el escape perfecto. Luego de admitir que durante 22 años ejerció como…

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Argentina’s Pearl Harbor Day, by Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger

Posted on Dec 6th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Source: Foreign Policy Online By Otto J. Reich and Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger Seventy-one years ago this week, on December 7, 1941, the United…

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Mexico, In Hands of a New and Unknown PRI Commanded by Peña Nieto

Posted on Nov 30th, 2012 - By admin - 1 Comment

By Otto J. Reich and William Perry Source: Fox News Latino With the rest of the world in such potentially dangerous turmoil, we need a stable,…

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Otto Reich: Corruption and Abuse of Power Infest Honduras Presidential Race

Posted on Nov 15th, 2012 - By admin - 5 Comments

Source: Fox News Latino During the recently concluded U.S. presidential campaign, many Latin American journalists and academics asked why Latin…

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Otto Reich: What Happened in Venezuela?

Posted on Oct 11th, 2012 - By admin - 3 Comments

Source: National Review Many observers have asked whether the election in Venezuela last Sunday, which returned self-described “socialist”…

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Otto Reich to Newsmax: Chavez’s Re-election Will Decimate Venezuela’s Economy

Posted on Oct 10th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Venezuela's economy will continue to deteriorate under a third term of socialist President Hugo Chavez, former Ambassador Otto Reich tells Newsmax TV…

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VIDEO: Otto Reich habla en NTN24 sobre la petición de las FARC de liberar a ‘Simón Trinidad’

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Source: NTN24 Otto Reich, exsubsecretario de estado de EE.UU. para América Latina, aseguró que la petición de las FARC de liberar a alias…

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Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez Ger: Más preguntas sobre las actividades de Irán en Ecuador

Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Durante las últimas semanas la prensa ecuatoriana presentó importantes evidencias sobre del esfuerzo del Presidente Rafael Correa por establecer un…

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Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: More questions about Iran’s activities in Ecuador | TheHill.Com

Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Originally published in The Hill Last month the Ecuadorian press widely published evidence of President Rafael Correa's efforts to establish a…

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Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: Iran May be ‘Laundering’ Money in Ecuadorian Banks | Newsmax

Posted on Jul 18th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Ecuadorian banks shield Iran's money By Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger | Originally published in Newsmax READ THE OFFICIAL RECORDS…

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Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: Bancos ecuatorianos triangulan dinero Iraní por mandato presidencial

Posted on Jul 18th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Por Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger | Publicado originalmente en Newsmax VEA LOS DOCUMENTOS AQUÍ El pasado 16 de Julio, el Banco Central…

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Otto Reich: Liberty Should Be a Universal Right | Newsmax

Posted on Jul 9th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Otto J. Reich’s Perspective: As Americans celebrated the Fourth of July this week and the fundamental freedoms that we enjoy — the rights to…

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Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: US Should Not Sign New Trade Agreements with Ecuador | Newsmax

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

The reputation of Ecuador under President Rafael Correa has taken many hits lately. By now anyone with access to the Internet knows that accused…

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Otto Reich: Hugo Chavez Helps Assad Slaughter Syrian Civilians

Posted on Jun 19th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Originally published in Newsmax.com The world has witnessed, through the eyes of courageous videographers and journalists, how Bashar al-Assad…

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Foreign Policy: How to destroy a judicial system in three easy steps, By Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger

Posted on Jun 13th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

The Organization of American States (OAS) just held its 42nd general assembly in Cochabamba, Bolivia. During the general assembly, Ecuador's…

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Otto Reich: Mariela Castro’s visas and an untrue story

Posted on Jun 5th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

The controversy surrounding a visa granted recently by the Obama administration to Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuba’s military dictator, Gen.…

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Fox News: How is the U.S. combating drugs in Latin America?, interview to Otto Reich (video)

Posted on Apr 20th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

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Foreign Policy: The Judge who can convict Chavez | by Otto J. Reich and Ezequiel Vazquez Ger

Posted on Apr 18th, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

The Judge who can convict Chavez by Otto J. Reich and Ezequiel Vazquez Ger Published in Foreign Policy Online Tonight a small but enterprising…

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Foreign Policy: Reich and Vázquez Ger respond to Ambassador Cely

Posted on Apr 6th, 2012 - By admin - 1 Comment

We do not blame Amb. Nathalie Cely for defending her government, for that is an important part of any ambassador's job. But in her efforts, she…

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Foreign Policy: How Ecuador’s immigration policy helps al Qaeda | by Otto J. Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez Ger

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Read the original article here Terrorism, as the United States has learned at a high cost in recent years, comes in many forms and from unexpected…

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