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06MANAGUA883
2006-04-21 23:45:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Managua
Cable title:  

NICARAGUA BOLSTERS CENTAM SUPPORT FOR GUATEMALA

Tags:   PREL  UN  UNSC  GT  VE  DR  PM  NU 
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DE RUEHMU #0883 1112345
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 212345Z APR 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6050
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 0634
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
						
					
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANAGUA 000883 SIPDIS SIPDIS DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN, IO/UNP BHARRIS, WHA/PPC E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/21/2016 TAGS: PREL UN UNSC GT VE DR PM NU SUBJECT: NICARAGUA BOLSTERS CENTAM SUPPORT FOR GUATEMALA UNSC SEAT, UNSUCCUESSFUL WITH PANAMA REF: A. MANAGUA 0514 ¶B. STATE 48209 Classified By: Ambassador Paul A. Trivelli. Reasons 1.4 (B,D). (C) On April 20, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Norman Caldera informed the Ambassador that the GON has succeeded in convincing fellow Central America Integration System (SICA) members El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Honduras to join Nicaragua in supporting Guatemala in its race with Venezuela for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council (UNSC). However, SICA members Panama and Belize have not signed on to the initiative. Caldera explained that, while Belize maintains border issues with Guatemala, Panama is waiting to see whether Mexico or Venezuela will agree to locate an oil refinery in Panama before it decides on its vote. TRIVELLI