Cables of interest on Latin America, Released May 9-22, 2011

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Wikileaks cables of interest on Latin America, Released May 9-22, 2011

COLOMBIA 

Samuel Moreno, ex-PDA opposition leader in Colombia, compares Uribe to Chavez http://bit.ly/ih96Ho #cablegate

Cable on magic laptops that somehow survived bombing of FARC camp w 38,000 files & 200,000+ images intact http://bit.ly/kMvx5D #cablegate

GoC planned to use info in supposed Reyes/FARC laptops as leverage against govts of Ecuador & Venezuela http://bit.ly/kc1DtH #cablegate

MEXICO

Baja California governor asked Schwarzenegger for biometric data of prisoners released & deported to Mexico http://bit.ly/ls9Uoa #cablegate

Cable on assassination of ABL. Kinda like a Mexican version of OBL, no? http://bit.ly/iiejEN #cablegate #BeltranLeyva

USG, 2010: Arrest of El Teo a major blow to AFO Cartel in TJ, but violence would continue http://bit.ly/jAo19N #cablegate #Mexico

DEA & ICE involved in operation that netted Zeta member El Canicon in Monterrey in '09 http://bit.ly/mfCP4u #cablegate

Ex-US Ambassador Pascual sought danger pay for all US diplomatic staff in Mexico except those in Merida http://bit.ly/iJz5zl #cablegate

Gov't of Mexico & UN agree to promote human rights in the armyhttp://bit.ly/lJApxX #cablegate

Plan Merida Phase 1 was about hardware, Phase 2 about policing and judicial reforms http://bit.ly/k6tVRE #cablegate #Mexico

9,000 Mexican cops trained at US funded police academy in San Luis Potosi in 2010 http://bit.ly/jqOzsy #cablegate

USG second guesses stats showing security improvements in Tijuana http://bit.ly/liEwK0 #cablegate

USG intones current Juarez top cop made a deal with faction of Arellano Félix while he was in Tijuana http://bit.ly/mdzdak #cablegate

USG: Hank is widely believed to have been a corrupt mayor and to be still involved in narco-trafficking http://bit.ly/mRjerx #cablegate #TJ

NICARAGUA

USG contempt for FSLN in Nicaragua alive and well http://bit.ly/ktMZC8 #cablegate

USG: Nicaragua police chief "has no faith in the Nicaraguan judicial system" http://bit.ly/kU6cln #cablegate

USG concerned that Nicaragua gov't has an arsenal of thousands of surface to air missiles http://bit.ly/lming8 #cablegate

USG makes some damn damning claims about the Nicaraguan justice system http://bit.ly/kWgyzr #cablegate

PANAMA

USG urged Panama to name "strong manager" as Security Minister, not necessarily a security expert http://bit.ly/jL2oDq #cablegate

Martinelli to US ambassador via Blackberry: "Get Silver. You have my blessing. Need to meet every week." http://bit.ly/kX3dR9 #cablegate

US "progress" in Panama: convince the VP that crime is the country's biggest problem http://bit.ly/j4TKKi #cablegate

PERU

As Fujimori polls ahead in Peru, keep in mind the USG admits they can't properly poll Humala supporters http://bit.ly/kwPYf1 #cablegate

USG 5 point plan to counter Chavez in Peru, includes using democracy promotion groups to criticize GoV http://bit.ly/jmz39f #cablegate

USG: Anti-drug policies are the most controversial element of US-Peru relationship http://bit.ly/jonT33 #cablegate

Cable details US support for police training in coca-growing regions in Peru http://bit.ly/lB9Pnj #cablegate

USG calls Ollanta Humala "fascistic" and a "brown shirt"http://bit.ly/mP9Kup #cablegate

US trade rep in 2005 told to address "need for Peru to develop now a political strategy to sell the FTA" http://bit.ly/jnTb4y #cablegate

Possible opium cultivation pretext for increased state presence in Indigenous held lands in Peru http://bit.ly/j9Vkyv #cablegate

Cable on prep to smooth the way for SOUTHCOM mission in northern Peru, 2005 http://bit.ly/lNAvtJ #cablegate

Peru's cocaleros demanded that USAID & NGOs leave their area or face the consequences http://bit.ly/kOLKUI #cablegate

USG quite happy with internal divisions in Peru's cocalero movement http://bit.ly/k3sqOp #cablegate

2005 cable on US counter narcotics strategies in Peruhttp://bit.ly/itupQD #cablegate

Newmont hired more than 100 sociologists to study community concerns at Yanacocha mine in Peru http://bit.ly/leXpOr #cablegate #wtf

Cable on allegations Humala's wife rec'd payments from Chavez gov't http://bit.ly/lDBoYR #cablegate #Peru

Cable on alleged distro of ALBA-core (get it?) tuna cans in Peru with Chavez's face on the label http://bit.ly/lY3yEc #cablegate

Biographical cable on US favorite Hernando de Sotohttp://bit.ly/iFBPqj #cablegate

USG 2006: Ollanta Humala "ultra-nationalist, radical, anti-system candidate" http://bit.ly/jAY14Q #cablegate #Peru

Ex-Peru prez Alan Garcia agrees to go to bat for Exxon-Mobil in tax dispute http://bit.ly/ms3Us0 #cablegate

2 kinds fools in Peru: those who refuse to believe anything Garcia says & those who accept him at face value http://bit.ly/jWtPrF #cablegate

Peru ex-prez chalks up discrimination against Peruvians in the US to language http://bit.ly/jLwCcV #cablegate

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