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05KINGSTON1447
2005-06-06 20:50:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Kingston
Cable title:  

NSC-DIRECTED REVIEW REGARDING SUSPENSION OF TITLE

Tags:  PREL ETTC ETRD CU JM TIP 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L KINGSTON 001447 

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAR (BENT)
SOUTHCOM FOR POLAD AND J7

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2015
TAGS: PREL ETTC ETRD CU JM TIP
SUBJECT: NSC-DIRECTED REVIEW REGARDING SUSPENSION OF TITLE
III OF THE LIBERTAD ACT

REF: A. STATE 96300


B. KINGSTON 03217

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Ronald S. Robinson for reasons 1.4(b)
and (d).



1. (SBU) Post is unaware of any recent measures taken by the
GOJ to advance democracy, human rights, and fundamental
freedoms in Cuba. Post has no evidence that the GOJ has
substantially changed its policies or actions toward Cuba in
the six months since the submission of our last assessment in
December 2004 (Ref B). Jamaica continues to maintain
cordial, if not warm, diplomatic relations with Cuba, its
close geographical neighbor.



2. (C) As reported Ref B, Post continues to believe that
suspension of the right to bring action in U.S. courts
against entities and nationals trafficking in confiscated
properties in Cuba is necessary to U.S. interests. In
particular, singling out Jamaican entities or nationals for
prosecution would be counterproductive in achieving other USG
objectives, including cooperation over Haiti, conclusion of
an Article 98 Agreement, cooperation in better addressing the
issue of trafficking in persons, and the continued,
expeditious repatriation of Jamaican deportees. In Post's
view, proceeding with the implementation of Title III of the
Libertad Act would seriously complicate, perhaps even
compromise, our efforts in these areas.
ROBINSON