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C O N F I D E N T I A L PANAMA 001740
DEPARTMENT FOR PRM AND WHA/CEN
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/07/2014 TAGS: PREF PREL SMIG PM POLITICS FOREIGN POLICY SUBJECT: PANAMA BALKS AT ACCEPTING PROTECTED CUBAN AND HAITIAN MIGRANTS
REF: A. SECSTATE 139422
B. PANAMA 1704
Classified By: DCM Christopher J. McMullen for reasons 1.4 (b) & (d)
(C) Following up on reftel A demarche, Panamanian Foreign Minister Harmodio Arias Cerjack informed DCM that President Moscoso had decided that Panama would not accept any additional Cuban and/or Haitian migrants. On a positive note, Arias said that he had instructed the Minister of Labor to sign the work permit for Cuban migrant Ramon Aguilar Hernandez, who has been awaiting this permit for several months. (NOTE: Embassy has confirmed with Mr. Aguilar that he has finally received his work permit. END NOTE.)