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Cablegate: Demarche On Democracy in Venezuela

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSJ #1995 3202144
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 162144Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9212
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L SAN JOSE 001995

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

WHA/CEN FOR RBEAL

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/15/2017
TAGS: PGOV VE PHUM WHA
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA

REF: A. STATE 154674
B. STATE 157219

Classified By: CDA Peter M Brennan for reason 1.4(d)

1. (U) On November 16, we discussed Ref A concerns with
Alejandro Solano Ortiz, Sub-director of the Foreign Policy
Directorate of the MFA.

2. (C) Although sympathetic to these concerns, Solano
indicated that the GOCR worried about the implications of the
constitutional reform now under way in Venezuela and
understood the growing dissent in that country. Solano added
that the GOCR would cautiously voice its concern on those
issues as appropriate opportunities arose.

3. (C) Per Ref B, Post will engage with our contacts with
senior-level government officials, assemblymen, local NGOs,
and other groups.
BRENNAN

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