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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Usg Offers Disaster Relief To

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSJ #0817 2881713
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141713Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0180
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA PRIORITY 0049

UNCLAS SAN JOSE 000817

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN AND WHA/CTC.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL CS CU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: USG OFFERS DISASTER RELIEF TO
CUBA

REF: SECSTATE 105422

1. On October 7, we delivered reftel demarche to the MFA's
Antonio Alarcon, FonMin's Chief of Staff, and to Herbert
Espinoza, U.S./Americas Desk Officer. The MFA thanked us for
the information but provided no substantive response.
Alarcon promised to pass the information to FM Stagno right
away.

2. The GOCR has made no public statements regarding the USG
assistance offers, Cuba's rejection of those offers, nor the
overall disaster relief situation in Cuba following
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
CIANCHETTE

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