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

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

EL SALVADOR

List of early mover textile companies that took advantage of DR-CAFTA
in El Salvador http://bit.ly/kIlEjt #cablegate

Saca's El Salvador a beacon of pro-Americanism in a region vulnerable
to pressures contrary to US interests http://bit.ly/jovhb5 #cablegate

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

GUATEMALA

Cable outlines elite concerns over informal trade in Guatamala http://bit.ly/lgYtgN
#cablegate

HAITI

'06 discussion between USG & Dominican Foreign Minister on return of
Duvalier and Arisitde http://bit.ly/kegzw6 #cablegate

Preval walks a fine line between Venezuela & the US http://bit.ly/
kwQ8VR #cablegate #Haiti

USG, '09: "Managing Preval will remain challenging... yet doing so is
key to our success..." http://bit.ly/jcdGg4 #cablegate #Haiti

HONDURAS

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

The USG has "always valued Honduras as a democratic ally"? Even during
decades of military rule? http://bit.ly/laCteb #cablegate

USG casts doubt on validity of Zelaya resignation letter, skew #s at
pro & anti coup demos http://bit.ly/jhc9Rd #cablegate

Zelaya's youngest son stayed at US Ambassador to Honduras' residence
immediately following coup http://bit.ly/jJjW1K #cablegate

USG: Honduran Private Enterprise Council planned pro-coup demos http://bit.ly/mi08vs
#cablegate

Cable confirms that the Honduran elite is more reactionary than the
USG. http://bit.ly/m3OXEN #cablegate

First US cable on June 28 coup in Honduras doesn't use the word "coup"
at all http://bit.ly/ieemZv #cablegate

Cable from 18/06/09 has head of Honduran military assuring USG that
coup rumors were but private threats http://bit.ly/izSCyW #cablegate

JAMAICA

USG: Jamaican mining minister James Robertson "involved in unspecified
criminal activity" according to UK http://bit.ly/mijvFS #cablegate

2007 cable indicates US willing to enhance engagement if now-prez
Golding were to come to power in Jamaica http://bit.ly/kqBRvU #cablegate

Jamaica PM accuses USG of using IMF loan conditions to pressure for
high profile extradition http://bit.ly/iv2TO0 #cablegate

Fascinating cable links IMF conditions with GoJ's hesitance in
extraditing Coke from Jamaica http://bit.ly/jNqSnq

Cable clearly indicates gov't of Jamaica & USG knew extradition of
Coke would cause unrest http://bit.ly/iUYNjc #cablegate

Cable outlines US strategy in Jamaica in lead up to 2006 elections http://bit.ly/lbAQcg
#cablegate

MEXICO

USG: Analysts and PRI insiders say Peña Nieto paying media & pollsters
under the table for favorable results http://bit.ly/keE3e7 #cablegate

Peña Nieto advisors "understand what the USG likes to hear on
investment, immigration, and security matters" http://bit.ly/lLfC2O
#cablegate

USG: Peña Nieto, godson of Salinas, "is not known for transparancy
when it comes to his friends and allies"http://bit.ly/kc26uE #cablegate

1.9m people going hungry in Edomex, 3.1m can't access education, 6.9m
lack other fundamentals http://bit.ly/iCsUKj #cablegate

Edomex security agency (ASE) receives assistance from Germany Israel,
Colombia, Spain, Chile & France http://bit.ly/iZwsY9 #cablegate

Peña Nieto's daughter attended the Overbrook Academy in Rhode Island http://bit.ly/lWASmo
#cablegate

PRI President Beatriz Paredes can "appreciate domestic U.S.
sensitivities in treating the gun control issue" http://bit.ly/lBB8eu
#cablegate

USG: PRI can't define a "social democratic vision" & don't include
young people in party activities http://bit.ly/kDhQDI #Mexico #cablegate

Monogrammed elections souvenirs higher on the page than election day
shooting by PRI activists in Edomex http://bit.ly/jtqvgz #cablegate

USG asks Mexico to expand deportation prgm to "illegal travellers...
[incl] aged, infirm, & incapacitated" http://bit.ly/jY8wAa #cablegate

'07 cable shows US fixation on "securing" Mexico's southern border http://bit.ly/ll0pAu
#cablegate

USG asks Mexico to require a visa of Venezuelans http://bit.ly/mfSpz3
#cablegate

Mexican AG suggests USG focus on Peten, Guatemala re: drug trafficking http://bit.ly/mkoV6f
#cablegate

Meth precursor chemicals arrive in Manzanillo, Mexico, from Hong Kong
via Long Beach, California? Yup... http://bit.ly/iBqe69 #cablegate

NICARAGUA

'06 cable an accidental indictment of "democracy promotion," mentions
IRI, IFES, NDI, USAID roles http://bit.ly/jS3fA1 #cablegate#Nicaragua

Canadians floated to work on democracy promotion where UNDP & IFES
failed http://bit.ly/mnahKj #cablegate #Nicaragua

A key message of the US Ambassador to Nicaragua: "it is unclear
whether the FSLN is democratic" http://bit.ly/lbHOWO #cablegate

USG & IRI coached ALN (anti-Sandinista) presidential candidate on
campaigning http://bit.ly/kB676c #cablegate #Nicaragua

Nicaraguan evangelical ass'n timed support for neoliberal prez
candidate on advice from his campaign team http://bit.ly/iBLwLF
#cablegate

Damn, the mayor of Managua was paid $10,000 a month in 1997.http://bit.ly/moKFvM
#cablegate

USG, '06: Gov't officials "appear resigned to Ortega's victory." Yea,
because he won. http://bit.ly/kIKf2m #cablegate #wtf

Hard to believe the USG was so adamant vs Ortega, who signed the
Chamber of Commerce's 10 point agreement http://bit.ly/mxxF35 #cablegate

Seriously, the Nicaragua cables are just depressing. Mr. X will be
president unless Mr. Y uses fraud, etc. http://bit.ly/mbd5Ti #cablegate

Evangelical hints his people should be able to smuggle stuff through
airports, just like the Catholics http://bit.ly/jsxuPo #cablegate #Nica

Only 2% of evangelicals in Nicaragua are FSLN, says head pastor http://bit.ly/jsxuPo
#cablegate

Nicaraguan Liberals overt about using "civil society" as a way of
controlling Ortega http://bit.ly/la6bWo #cablegate

US embassy intern gets hit on while "observing" elections in rural
Nicaragua http://bit.ly/mBUCip #cablegate

Creative uses for Virgin Mary statues in Managua http://bit.ly/kh9Xdz
#cablegate

USG asked Switzerland to freeze all non-humanitarian assistance to
Nicaragua following 2008 muni elections http://bit.ly/mnkmTJ #cablegate

US reaction to assassination attempt on Sandinista AG focuses on how
FSLN will use it to their advantage http://bit.ly/iuETam #cablegate

Cable shows worry at new Ortega guidelines limiting politicking by
NGOs (as if US is any better) http://bit.ly/liUFLa #cablegate

Ortega compared Obama to Regan, USG seems to interpret that as an
insult http://bit.ly/kOiVxj #cablegate

Nicaraguan supreme court justice blames USG after getting pelted with
eggs http://bit.ly/lnzfEA #cablegate

ALBA cash from Chavez possible impetus for increased sales at WalMart
in Nicaragua http://bit.ly/lTDKV9 #cablegate #sigh

PANAMA

Ten pages of Panama cables. For the record I didn't get through them
all. http://bit.ly/mbIqaV

USG: Panama's Martinelli has a "lack of commitment to 'rule of law'"http://bit.ly/l02dDm
#cablegate

USG: There is no doubt from our perspective that Roberto Micheletti's
assumption of power was illegitimate http://bit.ly/ljOOQF #cablegate

A tax haven where you can buy citizenship, and they don't extradite
citizens to the US? Hello Panama! http://bit.ly/jhbtVa #cablegate

Panama a study in boom and bust of privatization driven FDIhttp://bit.ly/ifXPAS
#cablegate

Juicy list exemplifies the kinds of cases the Supreme Court of Panama
adjudicates http://bit.ly/m6NAFM #cablegate

Huh. Panama's constitution prohibits extradition of Panamanian
citizens http://bit.ly/lk9UNM #cablegate

Local business elite worried Panamanians cannot "live in Switzerland
and Haiti at the same time" http://bit.ly/m3TXyg #cablegate

USG: Panama "anchors an evolving North American security community" http://bit.ly/iRWbDx
#cablegate

USG concerned by presence of 10 Bolivarian circles in Pamana http://bit.ly/jbN0bP
#cablegate

Panama does not want road thru Darien Gap http://bit.ly/l0DefQ
#cablegate

Cable on protest against banana company's electrical service in Panama
could have been written by Fox News http://bit.ly/j3cCdB #cablegate

Transferring detainees from Panama to US prisons is done so as to save
taxpayer money http://bit.ly/lKiaFf #cablegate #trustus

Gov't of Panama unwilling to be more pro-Israel for fear of terrorist
attack http://bit.ly/lKiaFf #cablegate

Colombians pushing idea of a road thru Darien region of Panama http://bit.ly/j2iPsI
#cablegate

Panama arrested and deported 29 sex workers in April '04, USG sez GOP
"tough on prostitution" http://bit.ly/iyVZ60 #cablegate

Cable demonstrates just how tiny Panama's elite is http://bit.ly/jIbUkj#cablegate

Panama ex-prez/candidate Endara to USG '04: If I'm elected, civilian
CIA can write our nat'l security plan http://bit.ly/kkgmO3 #cablegate

Former Panama Prez Torrijos "only held one job in his life, managing a
McDonald's in Chicago 1988-92" http://bit.ly/m1gQD7 #cablegate

PARAGUAY

Lugo understands that the way into the USG's heart is through asking
for help in the drug war http://bit.ly/jfcvie #cablegate

Lugo: "If (the prosecutors) were any good, more people would be in
jail." http://bit.ly/j8NL2x #cablegate #Paraguay

Paraguay's Lugo tells USG he doesn't trust his inner circle and wants
to keep meeting discreetly http://bit.ly/jB7ZnJ #cablegate

PERU

National treatment for foreign investors is guaranteed in Peru's 1993
Constitution http://bit.ly/mF04E9 #cablegate #sigh

Cable documents meeting btween USG & 48 cocaleros in Peru http://bit.ly/lwFAWv
#cablegate

USG designated Peru as "high threat for indigenous terrorism, medium
threat for transnational terrorism" http://bit.ly/jqNWju #cablegate

USG celebrates Peru's '07 attack on teachers, similar to WB de-
centralization taking place in Honduras today http://bit.ly/klG6yU
#cablegate

USG, '05: "Alberto Fujimori seems determined to make history repeat
itself." http://bit.ly/kReqKz #cablegate

Peru makes "political" decision to keep troops in Haiti, conditions
increase in troops on receiving more $ http://bit.ly/jMoojt #cablegate

Breakdown of $57m '05 NAS anti-drug spending in Peru, largest line
items police & police airplanes http://bit.ly/jaAp81 #cablegate

Cable on pro-Chavez publication in Peru notes that James Petras is on
the masthead, and paper quality is low http://bit.ly/ki71Ly #cablegate

USG let EU know that they have every right to "[chase] peasants
around" through crop eradication in Peru http://bit.ly/lcVtv5 #cablegate

Cable (one of a bunch) showing US diplomats at work in Peru to push US
agenda at the UN http://bit.ly/jLjzCW #cablegate

Oh, and next time you're in Peru, skip the slot machines http://bit.ly/jfgXgt
#cablegate

Peru gaming sector "wide open to money launderers, drug traffickers,
and counterfeiters" http://bit.ly/jZK6ZP #cablegate

USG linked pilot project promotes exports of scented oils, scallops,
alpaca fiber, shells & crabs from Peru http://bit.ly/koxi6C #cablegate

Again, USG sees hip hop as a way of promoting US culture and enhancing
rel'ns, this time in Peru http://bit.ly/mdS6CI #cablegate

Cable demonstrates US surveillance of Gov't of Venezuela sponsored
event in Peru http://bit.ly/kGYUAa #cablegate

Manual eradication of coca plants in Peru deemed "too conflictive" to
undertake in lead up to 2005 elections http://bit.ly/jOOCBx #cablegate

Cocaine lab workers in Peru read about Osama Bin Laden too: "Islamic
leader or Cruel terrorist?" http://bit.ly/lTvSyy #cablegate

URUGUAY

Cable shows USG perceptions of Uruguay ex-Prez Vazquez and now-Prez
Mujica http://bit.ly/jyrTYV #cablegate

USG facilitates Uruguayan participation in Conference of Central
American Armed Forces http://bit.ly/jtsq9d #cablegate

Controversial Spanish owned cellulose plant on Uruguay-Argentina
border subsidizes salaries of 50 cops http://bit.ly/jBXRou #cablegate

VENEZUELA

Cable documents "potentially explosive" suggestion of US military
intervention in Venezuela http://bit.ly/mSYntt #cablegate

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