Cablegate: Nicaragua: Post Requests Visa Eligibility Under Section 2225 Be Restored for Rodrigo Salomon Gonzalez Garcia
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SUBJECT: NICARAGUA: POST REQUESTS VISA ELIGIBILITY UNDER SECTION 2225 BE RESTORED FOR RODRIGO SALOMON GONZALEZ GARCIA
REF: 04 MANAGUA 0169
1. (SBU) Summary: Post requests that nonimmigrant visa eligibility
be restored for retired General Rodrigo Salomon Gonzalez Garcia.
Post has confirmed that Gonzalez resolved his property claim dispute
with U.S. citizen Vilma Aurora Amort on May 31, 2005. Based on this
evidence, Post requests that the Department determine whether
Section 2225 of the 1998 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring
Act still applies to Mr. Gonzalez Garcia. Please see action request
in Paragraph 4. End Summary.
2. (SBU) This is the first in a series of cables to update resolved
property disputes between U.S. citizens and individuals previously
deemed ineligible for a nonimmigrant visa under Section 2225 of the
1998 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act.
3. (SBU) On May 31, 2005, Mrs. Vilma Aurora Amort settled her
property claim dispute with Gonzalez Garcia by accepting
indemnification bonds issued by the Government of Nicaragua (GON)
worth an estimated $731,424. On August 5, 2005, the Embassy
received a copy of the settlement document from the GON. On March
10, 2008, Econoff spoke to Mrs. Amort who confirmed that her claim
had been settled. Mrs. Amort lives in Nicaragua may be contacted
information at (505) 772-3736.
4. (SBU) Action Request: Post finds sufficient evidence that the
property dispute between Vilma Aurora Amort and Rodrigo Salomon
Gonzalez Garcia has been resolved. Thus, we request the Department
consider removing his visa ineligibility under Section 2225.