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Ronald Reagan: Appointment of <B><font color='#cc3300'>Armando Valladares</font></B> as United States Representative on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council
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Appointment of Armando Valladares as United States Representative on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council
August 11, 1987
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The President today announced his intention to appoint Armando Valladares to be Representative of the United States on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. He would succeed E. Robert Wallach.

Mr. Valladares is currently president of the European Coalition for Human Rights in Cuba. He spent 22 years as a political prisoner in Cuba. He is author of several books, among them: "From My Wheelchair" and "Against All Hope." He was adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.

Mr. Valladares graduated from the Instituto de Segunda Ensenanza de Marianao, Havana, Cuba (B.A., 1954). He was born May 30, 1937, in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. Mr. Valladares is married and resides in Madrid, Spain. He became a naturalized United States citizen in January 1987.



Citation: Ronald Reagan: "Appointment of Armando Valladares as United States Representative on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council ," August 11, 1987. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=34689.
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