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Cablegate: Mgbl01: Monitoring Group Formation Regarding The

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UNCLAS STATE 098073

2ND C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (ADDED DROPPED ADDRESSEES)
1ST CORRCPY (CHANGING INTELINK PORTAL PARA 5)

INFORM CONSULS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR ASEC CASC KFLO MARR PREL PINR AMGT BL
SUBJECT: MGBL01: MONITORING GROUP FORMATION REGARDING THE
SITUATION IN BOLIVIA

1. The Executive Secretary has directed the Bureau of
Western Hemisphere Affairs to form a Monitoring Group to
coordinate all State Department activities regarding the
situation in Bolivia, effective 1600 EDT September 12,
2008. The Monitoring Group will operate virtually with
support from the Operations Center, but will be prepared
to upgrade to physical staffing should events warrant.

2. The Monitoring Group Director will be WHA/AND Director
Kevin M. Whitaker of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere
Affairs. Representatives from the following bureaus will
participate in the Monitoring Group: WHA, CA and DS.
Representatives from other bureaus and agencies may also
participate as required.

3. All cables and other documents relating to this
Monitoring Group should include the SIPDIS caption and the
following identifier as the first item on the subject
line: MGBL01. Cable traffic should include the following
tags: AEMR, ASEC, CASC, KFLO, MARR, PREL, PINR, AMGT, BL.

4. The Monitoring Group can be reached through the
Department of State's Operations Center (202-647-7640) and
by classified email at BoliviaMG@state.sgov.gov or
unclassified email at BoliviaMG@state.gov.

5. Updated information will be posted to the Operations
Center's Crisis Management Staff's unclassified intelink
portal at:
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Cris is_Bolivia

6. Congressional and public inquiries about American
citizens should be directed to (888) 407-4747 or from
overseas (202) 501-4444.

7. Media inquiries during regular hours should be
directed to the Press Office at (202) 647-2492 or after
hours via the Operations Center at (202) 647-1512.
8. Embassy Bolivia should take the following actions
immediately:

(a) Please provide by email the office and residence
telephone numbers of all country team members and other
key officers who will have action responsibilities during
this crisis.

(b) Participate in daily conference calls and provide
situation reports by email as required for as long as the
Monitoring Group is in operation.

(c) Review post Emergency Action Plan, if this has not
already been done.

9. Minimize considered.

RICE

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