Cables of interest on Latin America, Released May 23 - June 5, 2011

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dawn paley

Jun 5, 2011, 1:16:23 PM6/5/11
State Department Cables of interest on Latin America, Released May 23
- June 5, 2011


List of early mover textile companies that took advantage of DR-CAFTA
in El Salvador #cablegate

Saca's El Salvador a beacon of pro-Americanism in a region vulnerable
to pressures contrary to US interests #cablegate

Saca, ex-prez of El Salvador: George W. Bush was a "masterful
politician" #cablegate


Cable outlines elite concerns over informal trade in Guatamala


'06 discussion between USG & Dominican Foreign Minister on return of
Duvalier and Arisitde #cablegate

Preval walks a fine line between Venezuela & the US
kwQ8VR #cablegate #Haiti

USG, '09: "Managing Preval will remain challenging... yet doing so is
key to our success..." #cablegate #Haiti


If you read one cable this week, make it this one: Who's who of the
Honduran coup. Fascinating. #cablegate

The USG has "always valued Honduras as a democratic ally"? Even during
decades of military rule? #cablegate

USG casts doubt on validity of Zelaya resignation letter, skew #s at
pro & anti coup demos #cablegate

Zelaya's youngest son stayed at US Ambassador to Honduras' residence
immediately following coup #cablegate

USG: Honduran Private Enterprise Council planned pro-coup demos

Cable confirms that the Honduran elite is more reactionary than the
USG. #cablegate

First US cable on June 28 coup in Honduras doesn't use the word "coup"
at all #cablegate

Cable from 18/06/09 has head of Honduran military assuring USG that
coup rumors were but private threats #cablegate


USG: Jamaican mining minister James Robertson "involved in unspecified
criminal activity" according to UK #cablegate

2007 cable indicates US willing to enhance engagement if now-prez
Golding were to come to power in Jamaica #cablegate

Jamaica PM accuses USG of using IMF loan conditions to pressure for
high profile extradition #cablegate

Fascinating cable links IMF conditions with GoJ's hesitance in
extraditing Coke from Jamaica

Cable clearly indicates gov't of Jamaica & USG knew extradition of
Coke would cause unrest #cablegate

Cable outlines US strategy in Jamaica in lead up to 2006 elections


USG: Analysts and PRI insiders say Peña Nieto paying media & pollsters
under the table for favorable results #cablegate

Peña Nieto advisors "understand what the USG likes to hear on
investment, immigration, and security matters"

USG: Peña Nieto, godson of Salinas, "is not known for transparancy
when it comes to his friends and allies" #cablegate

1.9m people going hungry in Edomex, 3.1m can't access education, 6.9m
lack other fundamentals #cablegate

Edomex security agency (ASE) receives assistance from Germany Israel,
Colombia, Spain, Chile & France #cablegate

Peña Nieto's daughter attended the Overbrook Academy in Rhode Island

PRI President Beatriz Paredes can "appreciate domestic U.S.
sensitivities in treating the gun control issue"

USG: PRI can't define a "social democratic vision" & don't include
young people in party activities #Mexico #cablegate

Monogrammed elections souvenirs higher on the page than election day
shooting by PRI activists in Edomex #cablegate

USG asks Mexico to expand deportation prgm to "illegal travellers...
[incl] aged, infirm, & incapacitated" #cablegate

'07 cable shows US fixation on "securing" Mexico's southern border

USG asks Mexico to require a visa of Venezuelans

Mexican AG suggests USG focus on Peten, Guatemala re: drug trafficking

Meth precursor chemicals arrive in Manzanillo, Mexico, from Hong Kong
via Long Beach, California? Yup... #cablegate


'06 cable an accidental indictment of "democracy promotion," mentions
IRI, IFES, NDI, USAID roles #cablegate#Nicaragua

Canadians floated to work on democracy promotion where UNDP & IFES
failed #cablegate #Nicaragua

A key message of the US Ambassador to Nicaragua: "it is unclear
whether the FSLN is democratic" #cablegate

USG & IRI coached ALN (anti-Sandinista) presidential candidate on
campaigning #cablegate #Nicaragua

Nicaraguan evangelical ass'n timed support for neoliberal prez
candidate on advice from his campaign team

Damn, the mayor of Managua was paid $10,000 a month in 1997.

USG, '06: Gov't officials "appear resigned to Ortega's victory." Yea,
because he won. #cablegate #wtf

Hard to believe the USG was so adamant vs Ortega, who signed the
Chamber of Commerce's 10 point agreement #cablegate

Seriously, the Nicaragua cables are just depressing. Mr. X will be
president unless Mr. Y uses fraud, etc. #cablegate

Evangelical hints his people should be able to smuggle stuff through
airports, just like the Catholics #cablegate #Nica

Only 2% of evangelicals in Nicaragua are FSLN, says head pastor

Nicaraguan Liberals overt about using "civil society" as a way of
controlling Ortega #cablegate

US embassy intern gets hit on while "observing" elections in rural
Nicaragua #cablegate

Creative uses for Virgin Mary statues in Managua

USG asked Switzerland to freeze all non-humanitarian assistance to
Nicaragua following 2008 muni elections #cablegate

US reaction to assassination attempt on Sandinista AG focuses on how
FSLN will use it to their advantage #cablegate

Cable shows worry at new Ortega guidelines limiting politicking by
NGOs (as if US is any better) #cablegate

Ortega compared Obama to Regan, USG seems to interpret that as an
insult #cablegate

Nicaraguan supreme court justice blames USG after getting pelted with
eggs #cablegate

ALBA cash from Chavez possible impetus for increased sales at WalMart
in Nicaragua #cablegate #sigh


Ten pages of Panama cables. For the record I didn't get through them

USG: Panama's Martinelli has a "lack of commitment to 'rule of law'"

USG: There is no doubt from our perspective that Roberto Micheletti's
assumption of power was illegitimate #cablegate

A tax haven where you can buy citizenship, and they don't extradite
citizens to the US? Hello Panama! #cablegate

Panama a study in boom and bust of privatization driven FDI

Juicy list exemplifies the kinds of cases the Supreme Court of Panama
adjudicates #cablegate

Huh. Panama's constitution prohibits extradition of Panamanian
citizens #cablegate

Local business elite worried Panamanians cannot "live in Switzerland
and Haiti at the same time" #cablegate

USG: Panama "anchors an evolving North American security community"

USG concerned by presence of 10 Bolivarian circles in Pamana

Panama does not want road thru Darien Gap

Cable on protest against banana company's electrical service in Panama
could have been written by Fox News #cablegate

Transferring detainees from Panama to US prisons is done so as to save
taxpayer money #cablegate #trustus

Gov't of Panama unwilling to be more pro-Israel for fear of terrorist
attack #cablegate

Colombians pushing idea of a road thru Darien region of Panama

Panama arrested and deported 29 sex workers in April '04, USG sez GOP
"tough on prostitution" #cablegate

Cable demonstrates just how tiny Panama's elite is

Panama ex-prez/candidate Endara to USG '04: If I'm elected, civilian
CIA can write our nat'l security plan #cablegate

Former Panama Prez Torrijos "only held one job in his life, managing a
McDonald's in Chicago 1988-92" #cablegate


Lugo understands that the way into the USG's heart is through asking
for help in the drug war #cablegate

Lugo: "If (the prosecutors) were any good, more people would be in
jail." #cablegate #Paraguay

Paraguay's Lugo tells USG he doesn't trust his inner circle and wants
to keep meeting discreetly #cablegate


National treatment for foreign investors is guaranteed in Peru's 1993
Constitution #cablegate #sigh

Cable documents meeting btween USG & 48 cocaleros in Peru

USG designated Peru as "high threat for indigenous terrorism, medium
threat for transnational terrorism" #cablegate

USG celebrates Peru's '07 attack on teachers, similar to WB de-
centralization taking place in Honduras today

USG, '05: "Alberto Fujimori seems determined to make history repeat
itself." #cablegate

Peru makes "political" decision to keep troops in Haiti, conditions
increase in troops on receiving more $ #cablegate

Breakdown of $57m '05 NAS anti-drug spending in Peru, largest line
items police & police airplanes #cablegate

Cable on pro-Chavez publication in Peru notes that James Petras is on
the masthead, and paper quality is low #cablegate

USG let EU know that they have every right to "[chase] peasants
around" through crop eradication in Peru #cablegate

Cable (one of a bunch) showing US diplomats at work in Peru to push US
agenda at the UN #cablegate

Oh, and next time you're in Peru, skip the slot machines

Peru gaming sector "wide open to money launderers, drug traffickers,
and counterfeiters" #cablegate

USG linked pilot project promotes exports of scented oils, scallops,
alpaca fiber, shells & crabs from Peru #cablegate

Again, USG sees hip hop as a way of promoting US culture and enhancing
rel'ns, this time in Peru #cablegate

Cable demonstrates US surveillance of Gov't of Venezuela sponsored
event in Peru #cablegate

Manual eradication of coca plants in Peru deemed "too conflictive" to
undertake in lead up to 2005 elections #cablegate

Cocaine lab workers in Peru read about Osama Bin Laden too: "Islamic
leader or Cruel terrorist?" #cablegate


Cable shows USG perceptions of Uruguay ex-Prez Vazquez and now-Prez
Mujica #cablegate

USG facilitates Uruguayan participation in Conference of Central
American Armed Forces #cablegate

Controversial Spanish owned cellulose plant on Uruguay-Argentina
border subsidizes salaries of 50 cops #cablegate


Cable documents "potentially explosive" suggestion of US military
intervention in Venezuela #cablegate

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