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Cablegate: Media Reaction On Fbi Participation in Investigations Of

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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 001695

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/PDA (JGREENBLATT); WHA/CEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP PREL KPAO PGOV IZ HO
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ON FBI PARTICIPATION IN INVESTIGATIONS OF
MASSACRE IN EL PORVENIR, JULY 16, 2003


1. Article in Tegucigalpa-based liberal daily "La Tribuna" on
7/16 entitled "FBI agents investigate the massacre in El
Porvenir". "The Deputy Minister of Security Armando Calidonio
confirmed that a team of FBI agents has been in Honduras for some
days investigating the killings in El Porvenir's penal farm."

"Calidonio declared that this team arrived in the country as a
result of a special request from President Maduro and the
Minister of Security Oscar Alvarez, and they are also
investigating other criminal acts. Also, he stated, `The FBI
agents are helping us in the investigation because we need to
perform a highly professional work, we don't want to rush into
false conclusions'."


Palmer

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