Thursday, May 12, 2016
Brazil Cables Begin: 99 Brasilia 02431
I worked at the NSC 1998-99 and covered, among others, Brazil. The President's nominee for Ambassador to Brazil -- Brian Atwood -- picked me to be his deputy (DCM). In the event, Mr. Atwood was prevented from serving because of opposition from Senator Jesse Helms. When I arrived at post in July 1999, and until leaving in January 2000, I served as chargé d'affaires. Over the next several months, I will be posting cables from Embassy Brasilia during that period as released through a FOIA request. I begin with the earliest.