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Cablegate: Brazil Response: Demarche On Nicaraguan Municipal

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DE RUEHBR #1532 3301932
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 251932Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2995
INFO RUEHMU/AMEMBASSY MANAGUA 0113
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 8755
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 6932
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 3128

C O N F I D E N T I A L BRASILIA 001532

SIPDIS

FOR WHA/CEN AND WHA/BSC

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/25/2018
TAGS: PGOV PREL BR NU
SUBJECT: BRAZIL RESPONSE: DEMARCHE ON NICARAGUAN MUNICIPAL
ELECTIONS

REF: SECSTATE 122262

Classified By: Political Counselor Stephen M. Liston, Reason 1.4(b) and
(d)

1. (C) Political Counselor delivered reftel demarche November
25 to Ambassador Goncalo de Barros Carvalho e Mello Mourao,
director of the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean
Department at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry. Morao said
that Brazil had expressed in the OAS its "apprehensiveness"
with regard to the results of the Nicaraguan municipal
elections, but also reiterated that Brazil has "confidence"
that Nicaraguan civil society is best placed to manage the
follow-up process in the most suitable manner. At present,
he said, it would be "difficult" for Brazil to take
additional action as urged reftel, but added that the
Brazilian government would be following developments closely.
Mourao agreed that it was important for the Nicaraguan
government to understand that the region was concerned and
noted that the Rio Group might be preparing a statement.
KUBISKE

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