(C/NF) KUDOS TO EMBASSY BRASILIA AND CONSULATE SAO PAULO FOR POLITICAL REPORTING (C-AL9-01102)

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09STATE48798 13 May 2009 Secreto / No para extranjeros United States Secretary of State in Washington

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TO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 2726
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 0331

S E C R E T STATE 048798

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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/13/2034
TAGS: PINR, PGOV, PREL, BR
SUBJECT: (C/NF) KUDOS TO EMBASSY BRASILIA AND CONSULATE
SAO PAULO FOR POLITICAL REPORTING (C-AL9-01102)

REF: A. BRASILIA 001681
B. BRASILIA 000161
C. BRASILIA 000282
D. SAO PAULO 000650

Classified By: SUZANNE MCCORMICK, DIR., INR/OPS. REASON: 1.4(C).

1. (C/NF) KUDOS TO EMBASSY BRASILIA AND CONSULATE SAO PAULO
FOR PROVIDING TIMELY AND RELEVANT POLITICAL REPORTING THAT
WAS USED IN PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT THE VICE PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO
CHILE IN MARCH.

2. (C/NF) REF A CONTAINED BOTH DETAILED REPORTING ON AND
VALUABLE ANALYSIS OF INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS BETWEEN THE
BRAZILIAN CONGRESS AND PLANALTO OVER PROVISIONAL MEASURES.
THIS REPORTING INFORMS BOTH SHORT-TERM ANALYSIS AND
LONGER-TERM ASSESSMENTS OF INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN
BRAZIL.

3. (C/NF) REF B CONTAINED VALUABLE REPORTING ON THE
STRUGGLE FOR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP POSTS EARLIER THIS
YEAR. REF B ALSO PROVIDED VALUABLE ASSESSMENTS OF THE
BRAZILIAN DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT PARTY’S (PMDB) ELECTORAL
STRATEGY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION.

4. (C/NF) REF C PROVIDED NEW INSIGHTS INTO PLANALTO’S
REGIONAL STRATEGY, WITH NEW SPECIFICS ON BRAZIL’S
RELATIONSHIP WITH VENEZUELA, CUBA, AND BOLIVIA. REF C ALSO
BROADLY OUTLINED BRAZIL’S REGIONAL INTEGRATION GOALS, WITH
INTERESTING DETAILS REGARDING BRASILIA’S ATTITUDES TOWARDS
ENERGY COOPERATION IN THE HEMISPHERE.

5. (C/NF) REF D PROVIDED INSIGHT INTO BRASILIA’S STRATEGY
ON ETHANOL COOPERATION AND HIGHLIGHTED POTENTIAL POLICY
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SAO PAULO GOVERNOR JOSE SERRA—A FIGURE
WHO WILL FEATURE PROMINENTLY IN ANALYTICAL PRODUCTS AS WE
APPROACH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS—AND THE CURRENT
ADMINISTRATION.

6. (C/NF) ANALYSTS APPRECIATE THE CONSISTENTLY
HIGH-CALIBER, TIMELY REPORTING ON BOTH DOMESTIC POLITICAL AND
FOREIGN POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN BRAZIL AND WISH TO CONVEY TO
BOTH POSTS THAT THEIR REPORTING HAS FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN
ANALYTIC PRODUCTS FOR TOP USG POLICYMAKERS. MANY THANKS, AND
REGARDS FROM WASHINGTON.
CLINTON