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Barbara Calandra Moore (born c. 1951, died March 11 2010) is an United States diplomat and formerly United States Ambassador to Nicaragua.

Moore was nominated to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua by President George W. Bush in May 2002, arrived in Nicaragua September 12, 2002 and presented credentials to President Enrique Bolaños on September 13, 2002.

Moore is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor. She joined the United States Information Agency in 1974. Her most recent assignment before being nominated as Ambassador to Nicaragua was as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia (1998-2002), where she played a major role in the conception and implementation of Plan Colombia.

Her previous assignments with the United States Information Agency (before its merger with the Department of State) include tours as Information Officer in Caracas, Venezuela (1989-93); Counselor for Public Affairs in Santiago, Chile (1993-97); and Deputy Director of USIA’s Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs (1997-98). She also held positions in Mexico City, Mexico; Toronto, Canada; and in USIA’s Bureau of Programs in Washington, D.C.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Moore holds a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle (1973). She is married to Spencer B. Moore of Portland, Oregon, and they have one son.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Oliver P. Garza
United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
2002 – 2005
Succeeded by
Paul A. Trivelli


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