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Cablegate: Costa Rica Requests Support of Candidate For

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P 231917Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0123
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS SAN JOSE 000765

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN, WHA/USOAS AND IO/T.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AORC OAS IACI CS
SUBJECT: COSTA RICA REQUESTS SUPPORT OF CANDIDATE FOR
INTER-AMERICAN CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE

1. On September 9, we received a diplomatic note from the MFA
requesting support of Mario Viquez Jimenez, the GOCR's
candidate for the Inter-American Children's Institute, during
elections to be held October 15-16. Relevant text follows.

2. BEGIN unofficial translation of diplomatic note:

"The MFA has the honor to inform the Embassy that Costa Rica
has decided to present Mario Viquez Jimenez as candidate for
President of the Executive Board of the Inter-American
Children's Institute for 2008-2010, in elections to be held
October 15-16, 2008, in Ottawa, Canada, during the
Institute's 83rd Meeting...The GOCR seeks the support of the
U.S. for this candidacy."

END TEXT.

3. Please advise of any response that Post should transmit to
the MFA.
CIANCHETTE

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