Cablegate: Urgent Medevac Request: Gocr Again Declines
DE RUEHSJ #0109 0421431
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 111431Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9427
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS SAN JOSE 000109
DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN AND WHA/CCA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CS CU PHUM PM PREF PREL SMIG
SUBJECT: URGENT MEDEVAC REQUEST: GOCR AGAIN DECLINES
REF: A. STATE 13050
B. 2007 SAN JOSE 1754
1. (SBU) On February 8 we conveyed Ref A request to
Alejandro Solano-Ortiz, the Alternate Director General of the
Foreign Policy Office of the MFA.
2. (SBU) After reviewing the request with FM Stagno,
Solano-Ortiz informed us that Costa Rica did not have the
facilities nor the resources to honoQsuch commiQent.
3. (SBU) COMMENT: Although Solano was willing to listen to
us, the GOCR's negative response was expected. The GOCR also
declined our last request for possible medevac assistance
from Guantanamo (Ref b).