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Cablegate: Panama Balks at Accepting Protected Cuban And

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C O N F I D E N T I A L PANAMA 001740

SIPDIS


DEPARTMENT FOR PRM AND WHA/CEN


E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/07/2014
TAGS: PREF PREL SMIG PM POLITICS FOREIGN POLICY
SUBJECT: PANAMA BALKS AT ACCEPTING PROTECTED CUBAN AND
HAITIAN MIGRANTS


REF: A. SECSTATE 139422
B. PANAMA 1704


Classified By: DCM Christopher J. McMullen for reasons 1.4 (b) & (d)


(C) Following up on reftel A demarche, Panamanian Foreign
Minister Harmodio Arias Cerjack informed DCM that President
Moscoso had decided that Panama would not accept any
additional Cuban and/or Haitian migrants. On a positive
note, Arias said that he had instructed the Minister of Labor
to sign the work permit for Cuban migrant Ramon Aguilar
Hernandez, who has been awaiting this permit for several
months. (NOTE: Embassy has confirmed with Mr. Aguilar that
he has finally received his work permit. END NOTE.)


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