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Cablegate: Argentina: Cuba Solidarity Day

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBU #0597 1272136
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 062136Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0966
INFO RUCNMER/MERCOSUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA 0088

UNCLAS BUENOS AIRES 000597

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: KDEM PHUM PREL EUN CU AR
SUBJECT: ARGENTINA: CUBA SOLIDARITY DAY

REF: STATE 46997

1. (SBU) Per reftel, Embassy Buenos Aires will seek to place in
local media an op-ed being drafted in the Department and will use
its Strategic Distribution Initiative (SDI) to circulate background
materials on Cuba to approximately 3,500 local contacts.

2. (SBU) Post contacted a local NGO, the Center for the Opening and
Development of Latin America (CADAL), which has uniquely and
persistently flagged concerns for freedom in Cuba. CADAL said it
was organizing some outreach to young Argentines to enlist their
support for the plight of Cuba's prisoners of conscience, and post
offered its assistance.

3. (SBU) Post is also seeking to contact Dr. Roberto Quinones, the
son of Cuban neurosurgeon Hilda Molina who, since 1994, has been
denied permission to leave Cuba to join her family. If Quinones is
available and agreeable to a meeting, post would use the meeting to
draw attention to Dr. Molina's plight.

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