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05BOGOTA10642
2005-11-15 16:39:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Bogota
Cable title:  

COLOMBIA: NO SAFE HAVEN FOR ALEMAN DEMARCHE

Tags:   KCRM  NU  CO 
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DE RUEHBO #0642 3191639
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 151639Z NOV 05
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9622
INFO RUEHTG/AMEMBASSY TEGUCIGALPA PRIORITY 1169
RUEHGT/AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA PRIORITY 1891
RUEHSJ/AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE PRIORITY 3769
RUEHSN/AMEMBASSY SAN SALVADOR PRIORITY 1474
RUEHDG/AMEMBASSY SANTO DOMINGO PRIORITY 1578
RUEHMU/AMEMBASSY MANAGUA PRIORITY 1709
RUEHZP/AMEMBASSY PANAMA PRIORITY 8511
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA PRIORITY 2043
RUEHME/AMEMBASSY MEXICO PRIORITY 6264
						
					
C O N F I D E N T I A L BOGOTA 010642 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/15/2015 TAGS: KCRM NU CO SUBJECT: COLOMBIA: NO SAFE HAVEN FOR ALEMAN DEMARCHE DELIVERED REF: STATE 197220 Classified By: Political Counselor Jeffrey DeLaurentis; Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) (C) Poloff met with MFA Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean Hector Arenas Neira on November 10 to urge Colombia to deny safe haven to former Nicaraguan president Arnoldo Aleman should it be sought. Arenas did not specifically address the request to deny visas to Aleman and his family, but said he would discuss the issue with colleagues at the MFA. He said the GOC has no information on any corrupt proceeds Aleman or his associates may have deposited in Colombia at present, but would inform the Embassy if funds were discovered. Arenas noted that Colombia has a close relationship with Nicaragua and is concerned about the institutional crisis facing Nicaraguan democracy. He said Colombia supports efforts to strengthen democratic institutions in Nicaragua. DRUCKER