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Cablegate: Santiago, November 3 Media Report

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SUBJECT: Santiago, November 3 Media Report

Lead Story

1. Public Teachers' strike puts at risk completion of school
year in 530 schools (Conservative, independent, La Tercera, 11/3)

Chile-U.S

2. In his visit to Iquique, U.S. Ambassador to Chile Paul
Simons placed a courtesy call on Acting Mayor Maria Angelica Vega.
At the meeting they addressed a number of bilateral issues
including cultural exchanges and sharing the U.S. experience on
renewable energies. In a speech at Universidad Arturo Prat,
Ambassador Simons underscored the importance of developing
innovative and clean energy alternatives for the advancement of the
economy (Local online daily Diario 21, 10/30)

3. During a conference at Arturo Prat University in Iquique,
U.S. Ambassador Paul Simons pointed out the close U.S.-Chile
bilateral relations. In his speech he addressed a host of
bilateral issues and spoke explained the Obama Administration's
environmental and energy policies (Local newspaper-of-record La
Estrella de Iquique, 10/29.)

4. Article summarizing Ambassador Simons' visit to Iquique
in which he noted the optimal conditions offered by the Chilean
northern area for the development of renewable energy sources (La
Estrella de Iquique, 11/1.)

IPR

5. Interview with Francis Gurry, Intellectual Property
Rights World Organization Director General: "Chile Has Made Great
Progress in Protecting Intellectual Property" During his recent
visit, he met with President Michelle Bachelet , ministers of
Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Culture, and Economy Under
Secretary. During his stay he praised Chile's efforts on
innovation and noted that this will make the country a more
attractive place for intensive technology investment (Diario
Financiero, 11/3.)

Honduras

6. Interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya
denouncing Roberto Micheletti's "delaying maneuvers" and attempts
to ignore the agreement reached last week. Zelaya called on the
Honduran Congress to reinstate him in office (El Mercurio 11/3.)
SIMONS

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