US embassy cable - 02TEGUCIGALPA2871

MEDIA REACTION: "INTEGRATION AND LEADERSHIP"

Identifier: 02TEGUCIGALPA2871
Wikileaks: View 02TEGUCIGALPA2871 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Tegucigalpa
Created: 2002-10-15 13:32:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: OIIP KPAO HO PA
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 002871 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FOR PD/WHA (MBUCKLEY) 
INFO IIP 
EMBASSIES FOR PAOS, APAOS, IOs, 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: OIIP, KPAO, HO, PA 
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: "INTEGRATION AND LEADERSHIP" 
 
  October 11, Editorial in "Tiempo"(San Pedro Sula-based 
  Liberal paper owned by businessman and Congressional 
  Deputy Rosenthal): "The new U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, 
  Doctor Larry Palmer, has begun his diplomatic work 
  announcing that the US will continue working for regional 
  integration."  Obviously the U.S. government is convinced 
  wisely that Central America's economic and social 
  problems have a negative impact on the United States, 
  mainly the substantial flow of illegal immigrants - these 
  problems can not be resolved individually by each country 
  but only regionally". 
 
  "Ambassador Palmer's statements should not be ignored 
  because it shows the firmness of his country's stance on 
  the Free Trade Agreement that is now being negotiated 
  between the United States and the Hemisphere - a Free 
  Trade Agreement good for Central America and the United 
  States". 
 
  "The fact is that the conclusion of the NAFTA agreement 
  between the United States and Canada can be seen not only 
  as a tool for economic growth or as a commercial 
  interchange, but as a way to help solve the social 
  calamities of poverty and unemployment". Honduras 
  understands the value of integration but until now has 
  not taken any concrete action.  It is time to make an 
  extra effort to put it into practice--it is an urgent 
  task for real leaders". 
 
 
Palmer. 

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