Cablegate: Brazil - Opic Proposed Loan to Port Security Intl

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E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 137783

1. Post has no objection to OPIC's proposed loan to Port
Security International, LLC (PSI) in support of the
installation and operation by that firm of scanning
equipment at three ports in Brazil (Itajai, Sao Francisco do
Sul, and Paranagua). The Foreign Commercial Service Office
in Brasilia does not have any information regarding either
PSI or the local partners.

2. Post notes that the Department of Homeland Security has a
Container Security Initiative (CSI) agreement for the Port
of Santos and is working with the Brazilian government on
the acquisition of scanning equipment. For additional
information, contact Julio Velez, DHS Attache, U.S. Embassy
Brasilia, Tel. (55-61) 3312-7398, Fax. (55-61) 3312-7338, E-
mail Post also notes that the
Department of Energy has initiated discussions with the
Brazilian government on the Megaports Initiative (to detect
nuclear and radioactive materials) for the port of Santos as
well. For additional information, contact Stephanie P.
Clarke, Office of the Second Line of Defense - Megaports
Initiative, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S.
Department of Energy, Tel. (202) 586-2595, Fax. (202) 586-
7110, E-mail


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