Dean Hinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, dies at 94

The distinguished Career Ambassador Deane R. Hinton died on the morning of March 28 at his home in Escazú, west of San José. He was 94 years old.
Ambassador Deane R. Hinton had a remarkable 48-year diplomatic career, beginning with his first assignment as a foreign service officer at the Legation in Damascus, Syria in 1946. Among his most notable assignments, he was ambassador to Zaire (1974-75), El Salvador (81-83), Pakistan (83-87), Costa Rica (87-89), and Panama (90-94), his last

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