On Thursday, the US Senate finally got around to confirming Mari Carmen Aponte as US Ambassador to El Salvador with a 62 to 37 vote. It sure does seem that a few Republicans changed their vote so as to improve the Republican Party's image with Puerto Ricans and Latino prior to November's election.
I would imagine that this week's successful vote was also helped because the climate of US-LA relations has quieted down a bit. Sure very few people are happy about the OAS, but when Republicans last voted on Aponte (December 2011), we were much closer to her alleged inflammatory June op-ed on gay rights and Nicaragua's fraudulent November elections.
Either way, congratulations Madam Ambassador.