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Cablegate: Unga 63 -- Nicaragua Official Delegation (Is The

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TAGS: OVIPPRELUNGANU
SUBJECT: UNGA 63 -- NICARAGUA OFFICIAL DELEGATION (IS THE
ORTEGA-MURILLO BROOD)

REF: A. MANAGUA 1148
B. MANAGUA 1146
C. STATE 72078


1. (SBU) On September 18 we received a list of
individuals that will travel with Nicaraguan President
Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, to attend
the 63rd session of the United Nations General
Assembly (UNGA). Following is the information about
the delegation, which appears in the format specified
per REF B.

2. (SBU) A. Attendance of Head of State: Jose
Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President

Arrival and Departure date: Unknown. NOTE: Ortega
will be present for the General Debate and we
understand he is scheduled to speak on Tuesday,
September 23.

The President's wife, Rosario Maria Murillo de Ortega,
will accompany President Ortega.

Ortega does not speak English and would require
Spanish interpretation for any bilateral or
multilateral meeting. Murillo can speak English, but
prefers Spanish.

B. Attendance of Head of Government: N/A Same as Head
of State.

C. Attendance of Foreign Minister: Samuel Santos
Lopez, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Arrival and Departure Dates: Unknown. NOTE. As we
reported in REF A, Santos has requested a meeting with
WHA Assistant Secretary Thomas Shannon on the margins
of UNGA.

Santos does not speak English and would require
Spanish translation for any bilateral or multilateral

We do not know whether Santos's wife will accompany
him to New York.

D. Attendance of other VIPs. N/A

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official
responsible for IO affairs.

Ambassador Magdalena Enriquez-Beitler, Director
General for International Organizations.

Arrival and Departure Dates: Amb. Enriquez, is a
U.S.-Nicaraguan dual national is responsible for all
IO-related affairs, including voting in UNGA sessions.
She is also currently serving as the Chief of Staff
for UNGA 63 President, Miguel D'Escoto. We understand
that Enriquez is already resident in New York.

F. Other Delegation members

The following other individuals, mostly members of the
Ortega-Murillo household, will also accompany the
President to New York.

-- Camila Antonia Ortega Murillo, Daughter
-- Luciana Catalina Ortega Murillo, Daughter
-- Juan Carlos Ortega Murillo, Son (married to Idania
Maria Castillo Arcia)
-- Maurice Facundo Ortega Murillo, Son
-- Idania Maria Castillo Arcia, daughter-in-law
-- Maia Tallica de los Auxilios Ortega Castillo,
granddaughter
-- Blanca Javiera Diaz Flores, common-law partner of
presidentQs son
-- Abril Celeste Ortega Diaz, granddaughter
-- Roger Enoc Benavides Gonzalez, common-law husband

of daughter
-- Rafael Antonio Ortega Murillo, Son (married to
Yadira Julieta Leets Marin, visa application specifies
he has the rank of Ambassador)
-- Yadira Julieta Leets Marin, daughter-in-law
-- Ariana Ortega Leets, granddaughter
-- Libia Victoria Ortega Leets, granddaughter

-- Mohamed Mohamed Lashtar, President's Private
Secretary

Presidential Security Detail
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Jose Abrahan Urrutia Rostran
Juan Armengol Porras Rosales
Carlos Humberto Miranda Rodriguez
Carlos Enrique Gonzalez
Doroteo Silvio Alvarez Zapata
Rodolfo Orlando Nunez Manzanarez
Victoriano Antonio Arauz Duarte
Luis Carlos Berrios Vega
Salvador de Jesus Torrez Arostegui
Jose Estevan Alvarez Triguero
Erick Adalberto Barrera Aleman

Official Media
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Nicolas Antonio Berrios Santana
Cesar Enrique Perez Centeno
Eddy Antonio Estrada Jiron
Silvio Esteban Rodriguez Jimenez
Antenor Pena Solano

Presidential Advance Team
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(The following four individuals were issued visas on
Sept 17, traveled to New York on Sept 18)

Douglas Alberto Espinoza Vargas
Ervin Antonio Leyton
Daniel Antonio Perez Diaz
Milton Alejandro Garcia

CALLAHAN

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