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Cablegate: Guatemalan Embassy in Caracas to Observe Appeals

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UNCLAS GUATEMALA 001103

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV KDEM VE GT
SUBJECT: GUATEMALAN EMBASSY IN CARACAS TO OBSERVE APPEALS

REF: SECSTATE 98283

PolOff discussed reftel points with Silvia Corado, Director
for Multilateral Affairs at the Foreign Ministry on May 4.
Corado agreed that a large international presence is required
to guarantee the integrity of the appeals process for
revalidating the recall referendum. However, the Guatemalan
government's austerity program rules out sending a
delegation. Corado said members of the Embassy in Caracas
would be seconded to the OAS Observer Mission, but had no
additional details to share.
HAMILTON

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