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[Editor’s note: Text from https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE03953_d.html.]

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GEORGE 03953 262328Z
ACTION L-03
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 SSO-00 H-01 SS-15 JUSE-00 FBIE-00 /038 W
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O 262210Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8223
C O N F I D E N T I A L GEORGETOWN 03953

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: CASC OREP BY AFSP
SUBJECT: ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL LEGAL COUNSEL TO ASSIST USG TO DISCHARGE RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONNECTION WITH JONESTOWN DISASTER AND ESTATES OF DECEASED AMERICANS.
REF: STATE 299133 AND PREVIOUS

Have reflected at some length on implications referred to in para one reftel. Continue to feel, however, that [Lionel] Luckhoo [name withheld by FBI] is the best qualified local attorney available who has excellent access to GOG [Government of Guyana] ministries and departments while at the same time being politically neutral vis-a-vis the [Forbes] Burnham government. Any other choice will be less qualified and/or politically tainted.

Burke [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

Last modified on January 30th, 2020.
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