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Cablegate: Tfha01: Demarche Request: U.S. Aid to Haiti

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OO RUEHAO RUEHCD RUEHHO RUEHNG RUEHRD RUEHRS
DE RUEHCV #0103 0281711
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 281623Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY CARACAS
TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0007
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0375
INFO WESTERN HEMISPHERIC AFFAIRS DIPL POSTS
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL

UNCLAS CARACAS 000103

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
DEPT PASS TO WHA/CAR DE PIRRO AND IO/UNP NARANJO AND GARUCKIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PREF EAID ECON HA VE
SUBJECT: TFHA01: Demarche Request: U.S. Aid to Haiti

REF: 10 STATE 6918; 10 CARACAS 51; 10 CARACAS 57

1. (SBU) On January 27, Polcouns delivered ref a demarche
and non-paper on U.S. assistance to Haiti to the Venezuelan Foreign
Ministry's Director of North American Affairs, Yaneth Arocha.
Polcouns also provided a copy of our January 26 diplomatic note
strongly protesting the inclusion on Venezuelan government websites
of allegations that the United States caused the Haitian earthquake
through the testing of a purported new earthquake weapon (refs b
and c).

2. (SBU) Arocha said the Foreign Ministry would review the
non-paper and diplomatic note and provide an official response.
CAULFIELD

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