Cablegate Chronicles: 'Demand for Young Genitals'

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An assessment of a close associate of the Argentine president, Anibal Fernandez.

FROM: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
TO: STATE DEPARTMENT
DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
CLASSIFICATION: SECRET/NOFORN
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¶10. (C) A pragmatic and politically savvy interlocutor, AF prefers not to include his staff in meetings with Embassy officials. Although he is always well-prepared, his speech and demeanor can sometimes be crass. On more than one occasion, he has taken obvious notice of an attractive translator during a meeting with visiting U.S. officials. Additionally, he has referred to the existence of local "demand for young genitals" when explaining the challenges his Ministry faces in fighting human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

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