Nov 24, 78 • 1927 • Caracas-State • 11104

[Editor’s Note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 307 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978CARACA11104_d.html.]

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CARACA 11104 242026Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 FBIE-00 JUSE-00 L-03
CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 SY-05 MCT-02 H-01 SSO-00
INRE-00 NSCE-00 DODE-00 /044 W
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O 241927Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY CARACAS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4757
C O N F I D E N T I A L CARACAS 11104
E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: CASC OREP GY
SUBJECT: GUYANA SITUATION: POSSIBLE ENTRY INTO VENEZUELA OF US CITIZENS
REF: CARACAS 11070

1. ON NOVEMBER 24, POLCOUNS SPOKE TO BRIG. GENERAL JOHN KAVANAUGH WHO IS THE VENEZUELAN ARMY COMMANDER WITH RESPONSIBLITY [RESPONSIBILITY] FOR THE AREA BORDERING GUYANA. KAVANAUGH MOST INTERESTED IN POSSIBLE ENTRY INTO VENEZUELA OF US CITIZENS AND HAS ALERTED HIS TROOPS TO BE ON LOOKOUT. POLCOUNS GAVE GEN. KAVANAUGH A MAP AND ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, GEN. KAVANAUGH INTENDS TO MAKE EXTENSIVE HELICOPTER INSPECTION OF THE VENEZUELAN SIDE OF THE BORDER IN THE AREA CLOSEST TO JOHNESTOWN [JONESTOWN].

LUERS [William Luers, American Ambassador to Venezuela]

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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