Nov 28, 78 • 2223 • State-Georgetown • 301364

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STATE 301364
ORIGIN OES-02
INFO OCT-01 ARA-08 ISO-00 COME-00 H-03 AID-01 SS-15 NSC-06 /036 R
DRAFTED BY OES/OFA/FA:DJYELLMAN:OW
APPROVED BY OES/OFA/FA:JASTORER
ARA/ECA: N M BOUTON (INFO)
;RA/CAR: D MC COY (INFO)
COMM/NMFS: B ROTHSCHILD (INFO)
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P 282223Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
AMEMBASSY BRASILIA PRIORITY
AMCONSUL BELEM PRIORITY
AMCONSUL SAO PAULO PRIORITY
AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO PRIORITY
INFO AMCONSUL MARTINIQUE PRIORITY
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: EFIS, OREP
SUBJECT: TRAVEL OF CONGRESSIONAL STAFF

1. MR. NED EVERETT AND MR. DONALD WATT OF HOUSE FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF WILL TRAVEL THROUGH ADDRESSEE POST CITIES DECEMBER 5-15 TO INVESTIGATE PROBLEMS RELATED TO ACTIVITIES OF U.S. FLAG SHRIMP VESSELS AND SHORE PROCESSING OPERATIONS. THEY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY OES STAFF OFFICER DON YELLMAN.

2. ITINERARY OF DELEGATION FOLLOWS:

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DECEMBER 5 ARRIVE GEORGETOWN 2330 VIA PANAM 227
DECEMBER 7 DEPART GEORGETOWN 2105 VIA AIR FRANCE 361 ARRIVING CAYENNE 2300
DECEMBER 9 DEPART CAYENNE 0015 VIA CRUZEIRO 887 ARRIVING BELEM 0135.
DECEMBER 10 DEPART BELEM 1900 VIA VASP 281 ARRIVING BRASILIA 2115.
DECEMBER 12 DEPART BRASILIA 0730 VIA TRANSBRASIL 461 ARRIVING SAO PAULO 0850.
DECEMBER 12 DEPART SAO PAULO 1700 VIA VARIG 643 ARRIVING RIO DE JANEIRO 1755.
DECEMBER 15 DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO 1140 VIA AVIANCA 084 FOR RETURN TO U.S. VIA SAN JUAN.

3. DELEGATION WISHES TO KEEP DEMANDS ON POSTS TO A MINIMUM. MEET AND ASSIST WILL NOT BE NECESSARY. ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED IN MAKING HOTEL RESERVATIONS AS NOTED BELOW. ARRANGEMENTS IN FRENCH GUIANA WILL BE MADE BY THE DELEGATION.

4. FOR GEORGETOWN: REQUEST DOUBLE WITH TWIN BEDS FOR EVERETT AND WATT AND SINGLE FOR YELLMAN AT PEGASUS NIGHTS OF 5 AND 6 DECEMBER IF AVAILABLE. IF NOT, ACCOMMODATIONS AT TOWER OR IN ANY REASONABLE HOSTELRY WILL DO. TRANSPORT IN GEORGETOWN AND PLANT VISITS WILL BE ARRANGED BY DELEGATION WITH GEORGETOWN SEAFOODS. RECOGNIZING STRAINS AND DEMANDS ON EMBASSY THAT WILL STILL EXIST, DELEGATION DOES NOT REQUEST MEETING WITH EMBASSY STAFF UNLESS EMBASSY SO DESIRES.

5. FOR BELEM: REQUEST DOUBLE WITH TWIN BEDS FOR EVERETT AND WATT AND SINGLE FOR YELLMAN AT GRAO PARA IF AVAILABLE NIGHTS OF 8 AND 9 DECEMBER. ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER

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9, DELEGATION WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE VISITS TO ONE OR TWO MAJOR SHRIMP/FISH PROCESSING PLANTS THAT ARE OPERATING THAT DAY. REQUEST POST MAKE LOCAL CONTACTS TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO VISIT THESE PLANTS. ACCOMPANIMENT OF BELEM CONOFF WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY, BUT DELEGATION WOULD APPRECIATE USE OF VEHICLE FOR SATURDAY ACTIVITIES IF AVAILABLE. YELLMAN HAS BRAZILIAN DRIVING EXPERIENCE AND IS FAMILIAR WITH AREA. NO OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR SUNDAY.

6. FOR BRASILIA: REQUEST DOUBLE WITH TWIN BEDS FOR EVERETT AND WATT AT NACIONAL NIGHTS OF DECEMBER 10 AND 11. DELEGATION WOULD APPRECIATE MEETING WITH EMBOFFS MORNING OF MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, PRIOR TO TUESDAY MORNING DEPARTURE FOR MEETING AT SAO PAULO WITH BRAZILIAN FISHERY INDUSTRIALISTS.

7. FOR SAO PAULO: PER YELLMAN/CASWELL TELECON OF NOVEMBER 28, GROUP WISHES TO ARRANGE MEETINGS ON DECEMBER 12 BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1030 AND 1500 WITH BRAZILIAN INDUSTRIALISTS EDDIE CURY AND RUBENS CASPARIAN. CURY’S FIRM IS CONFRIO, RUA VISCONDE OURO PRETO 72-72, CONSOLACAO, SAO PAULO, TEL 257-9036. GASPARIAN’S FIRM IS CEPESC, TEL 379186 (NUMBER APPEARS TO BE OLD). NO ADDITIONAL INFO AVAILABLE ON GASPARIAN FIRM. SHOULD SCHEDULING DIFFICULTIES ARISE IN ARRANGING THESE MEETINGS, DELEGATION CAN REMAIN LATER IN SAO PAULO AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 12. REQUEST CONGEN INFORM DEPARTMENT BY IMMEDIATE CABLE IF THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS ARE AVAILABLE.

8. FOR RIO DE JANEIRO: REQUEST DOUBLE WITH TWIN BEDS FOR EVERETT AND WATT AT DEBRET NIGHTS OF DECEMBER 12, 13 AND 14. ON MORNING OF DECEMBER 13, DELEGATION WOULD LIKE, IF POSSIBLE, TO VISIT SARDINE PACKING PLANT AT NITEROI OWNED BY QUAKER OATS. PLANT WAS MANAGED BY AMERICAN OSCAR SAENZ AS LATE AS 1976, WHO MAY STILL BE THERE. SHOULD THIS

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PLANT VISIT BE POSSIBLE, CONGEN TRANSPORT TO AND FROM WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF AVAILABLE. REQUEST CONGEN CONTACT MR. SAENZ OR HIS SUCCESSOR TO TRY TO ARRANGE THIS VISIT.

VANCE

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

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