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Cablegate: Florida State Government Official to Petrobras: Get Out of I

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ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 231350Z NOV 07
FM AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4282
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 0654
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 5114
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 3393

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STATE FOR WHA/BSC

E.O. 12958: 11/23/2017
TAGS: EPEC ECON PREL PGOV BR IR
SUBJECT: FLORIDA STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TO PETROBRAS: GET OUT OF I

REF(S): A) RIO DE JANERIO 381, (B) RIO DE JANEIRO 247,

(C) RIO DE JANEIRO 196

Classified By: Charge de Affairs Phil Chicola for reasons 1.4 B AND D.


1. (C) Summary: During Florida Governor Charlie Crist's visit to Rio o

2. (SBU) LeMieux met with Awad on November 7. He stated that the Stat

3. (SBU) Awad responded that Petrobras must go where the Brazilian Gov

4. (C) LeMieux inquired about media reports about Iranian delegations

5. (C) Awad also admitted to being surprised by the information the Am

6. (U) Awad went on to highlight Petrobras as a global model for a sta

7. (SBU) LeMieux concluded by expressing hope that he could one day r

8. (C) Comment: The GOB consistently states in public, for example reg
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