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Cablegate: Demarche Response: Panama Will Not Accept Resettlement Of

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R 202255Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0342
INFO RUEHAC/AMEMBASSY ASUNCION
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RUEHZP/AMEMBASSY PANAMA

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 2020/01/20
TAGS: PREL PHUM SMIG
SUBJECT: Demarche Response: Panama Will Not Accept Resettlement of
Cuban National Santiago Alvarez Fernandez Magrina

CLASSIFIED BY: Gilmour, Charge; REASON: 1.4(B), (D)

1. (C) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed post that
Panama is not willing to resettle Cuban national Santiago Alvarez
Fernandez Magrina. Citing the UN Convention on Refugees and the
Inter-American Convention on Political Asylum, the ministry
suggested that the United States seek resettlement of Magrina
through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
GILMOUR

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