State Department Cables of Interest on Latin America, released by Wikileaks July 24 - August 21 2011

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A selection of State Department Cables of Interest on Latin America, released by Wikileaks July 24 - August 21 2011 

COLOMBIA

USG list of 22 re-mobilized paramilitary groups in Colombia circa 2006
http://t.co/VXPL2ns #cablegate

Shift in State Dept language from "paramilitary" to "criminal" group
in Colombia dates from at least '08 bit.ly/q0Yb0F #cablegate

Uribe blows a lot of hot air about Chavez to the USG bit.ly/qkHFk5 #cablegate

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

US pulled visa of Dominican Republic's consul in Hong Kong on human
smuggling accusation bit.ly/pfeteY #cablegate

High level Dominican Republic politician claims many politicians are
funded by narcos bit.ly/phpIYp #cablegate #freetrade

GUATEMALA

Berger era politicos argued for US drug war $ saying "Guatemala is an
embryonic Colombian situation" bit.ly/riIipn #cablegate

Cable on Otto Perez Molina's '07 presidential run might as well be
from today bit.ly/pklIce #cablegate #guatemala

HAITI

USG deploys reference to purse snatchings to balance police massacre
of pro-Lavalas demonstrators in #Haiti bit.ly/q2GPva #cablegate

Pulling UN troops from Haiti "would make future hemispheric
peacekeeping efforts more difficult to justify" bit.ly/n7rAMV
#cablegate

Cable outlines exactly how MINUSTAH occupation serves US interests in
#Haiti, and beyond bit.ly/pJU6NZ #cablegate

Note Gov't of Canada avoided high profile meeting with Latortue in '09
bit.ly/nPdxUQ #cablegate #Haiti #shh

Corrupt Haitian senator Yuri Latortue enjoyed access to Canadian
Ambassador in '08 bit.ly/mRoYFw #cablegate

Breaking: "Ten percent inflation and sixty percent joblessness have no
short-term cures." bit.ly/rlUp09 #cablegate #Haiti

USG pushed judicial "reform" and prison renos in #Haiti in
'07bit.ly/otokKT #cablegate

Vatican, '10: "Aristide's presence would distract from the relief
efforts and could become destabilizing" bit.ly/pEoL1v #cablegate

Canada assures USG of its "clear position in opposition to the return
of Aristide" in '05 bit.ly/qRpOq8 #cablegate #Haiti

HONDURAS 

US Ambassador to Honduras urged Zelaya to travel to the US & Mexico
after the coup bit.ly/oW5Mkp #cablegate

Unforeseen outcome of Honduras coup: Nicaragua Burger King can only
sell chicken products for three days bit.ly/oVPqkK #cablegate

Cable from Clinton asks how a Nicaraguan attack on post-coup Honduras
would play out bit.ly/oaApvJ #cablegate

NICARAGUA

USG PO'd that Nicaragua would deny fly over clearance to a NASA space
shuttle bit.ly/ohHLqU #cablegate

Cable on Ortega's offer of amnesty to @Pizangoperu bit.ly/mXwlAq
#cablegate
 #Nicaragua

USG courted Nicaragua for Canada initiated Heavy Oil Working Group
bit.ly/mQPfEl #cablegate

A single, microcosmic look into how arms flow from the US
south:bit.ly/p7A2Z7 #cablegate #Nicaragua

USG round up of "invasions" of Amcit owned land in Nicaragua in '08
bit.ly/mZLxTz #cablegate

Rundown of over 10 US military missions/exercises in Nicaragua in 2008
bit.ly/oLrkiE #cablegate

Sandinista foreign advisor to USG: "heed our actions, not our
rhetoric" bit.ly/oBcuks #cablegate

PERU

Cable on that damn leaf the USG loves to hate: Coca bit.ly/oty4gE
#cablegate #Peru

Laundry list of anti-Humala "scandals" noted by USG in 2006 Peru
elections bit.ly/mYtSLL #cablegate #telenovela

Garcia on Humala, '06: "a mendacious agitator and demagogue who
recently, at age 45, discovered nationalism" bit.ly/mYtSLL #cablegate

VENEZUELA

Damn. Blackberry-RIM catered to demands of Chavez gov't & state owned
Movilnet in #Venezuela. bit.ly/nKvzRz #cablegate

Venezuelan newspaper @ElNacionalWeb asked USG if it could underwrite
the paper bit.ly/oKHJyZ #cablegate

Cable on NYT journo @viaSimonRomero's experience of "thuggery" in W.
#Venezuela bit.ly/oIvC7O #cablegate

USG take on attempted coup against Chavez. Pathetic. bit.ly/qkm1o3
 #cablegate #Venezuela

Vatican favorable to US aid to Venezuela churches to "counteract
Chavez" & "blunt his attacks on the Church" bit.ly/occVVV #cablegate

#3 at the Vatican "shared U.S. concerns about Chavez and other leftist
leaders in Latin America" bit.ly/nsWVvO #cablegate

Cable on Venezuela shows the contribution of diplomats in the creation
of a coherent anti-Chavez narrative bit.ly/ommp1R #cablegate

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