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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Request to Costa Rica To

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DE RUEHSJ #0257 0951735
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 041735Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9575
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS SAN JOSE 000257

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN, STATE/PRM RGEHRING AND RMACKLER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PGOV SMIG CS CU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: REQUEST TO COSTA RICA TO
RESETTLE CUBAN MIGRANTS PROTECTED IN GUANTANAMO

REF: STATE 30767

1. (SBU) On April 1 we delivered reftel request to Randolf
Coto, Acting Deputy Director General of the Foreign Policy
Division of the MFA and to Carlos Cordero Madrigal, Director
of the Disarmament, Terrorism and Organized Crime section of
the MFA. Coto and Cordero thanked us for the information and
indicated that the final authority on these issues would be
Mario Zamora, Director General of the Immigration Department
of the GOCR. We will meet with Zamora on April 8 to discuss
the request.

2. (SBU) Separately, visiting WHA DAS Kirsten Madison raised
the issue on April 1 with President Oscar Arias. Madison
thanked Arias for Costa Rica's history of accepting Cuban
migrants and informed him that even more migrants needed
homes. Arias was noncommittal, but seemed pleased that we
recognized the GOCR's past support.

BRENNAN

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