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Cablegate: (C) Nicaragua: Request for Information On First

R 311535Z OCT 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY MANAGUA

C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 116412

NOFORN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/29/2033
TAGS: PINR PGOV NU
SUBJECT: (C) NICARAGUA: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FIRST
LADY ROSARIO MURILLO (C-AL8-02321)

Classified By: SUZANNE MCCORMICK, DIR., INR/I. REASON: 1.4(C).

1. (C/NF) WASHINGTON ANALYSTS ARE KEENLY INTERESTED IN
NICARAGUAN FIRST LADY ROSARIO MURILLO'S CLOUT IN THE CURRENT
ADMINISTRATION, AND HOW HER POSITION EFFECTS DANIEL ORTEGA'S
GOVERNMENT. AS TIME AND RESOURCES PERMIT, WE WOULD
APPRECIATE ANY INSIGHT POST MAY HAVE INTO ROSARIO MURILLO'S
RELATIONSHIP WITH ORTEGA, WHO INFLUENCES HER, HER POLITICAL
AMBITIONS AND IDEOLOGY, AND HER RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER
REGIONAL LEADERS. WE WOULD ALSO BE INTERESTED IN ANY
BIOGRAPHIC DETAILS OR ANECDOTES POST MAY ENCOUNTER. MANY
THANKS, AND REGARDS FROM WASHINGTON.

2. (U) PLEASE CITE C-AL8-02321 IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF
REPORTING IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS.

RICE

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