Cablegate: Guatemala On Haiti Demarche
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C O N F I D E N T I A L GUATEMALA 002948
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/18/2014
TAGS: PREL HA GT
SUBJECT: GUATEMALA ON HAITI DEMARCHE
REF: STATE 246188
Classified By: Ambassador John Hamilton for reasons 1.5 (b) & (d).
(C) Polcouns delivered reftel demarche to Guatemalan Acting
FM Marta Altolaguirre, who agreed wholeheartedly with U.S.
assessment. She said Guatemala's troop contribution to
MINUSTAH was just one indicator of Guatemala's commitment to
the "long-term efforts" that would be required of the
international community in Haiti. Altolaguirre volunteered
that her personal view was that Aristide had been a
"disaster" and could play no useful role in Haiti's future.
She said she would forward to Guatemala's delegation to the
Ibero-American Summit, already in San Jose, our concerns
about Haiti and the need to express support for Latortue and
the Interim Government of Haiti.