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WikiLeaks and U.S. Policy in the Americas

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on December 7, 2010

prepared by David Schreiner, David Gacs, and Carin Zissis for Americas Society – The Council of the Americas, December 2nd, 2010.

As the world now knows, WikiLeaks released 251,287 secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables on November 28, distributing the entire cache—dating mostly from the past three years—to France’s Le Monde, Germany’s Spiegal, Spain’s El País, and the UK’sGuardian (who shared the data with The New York Times). Out of the total data dump of confidential communications between 274 embassies and the State Department in Washington, D.C., there are 15,652 cables classified “secret” and 101,748 labeled “confidential.”

In this resource guide, AS/COA Online focuses on leaks related to security and policy issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. The guide also offers a selection of multimedia features that present data and background information on WikiLeaks and the cables. Countries are ordered from most to fewest released cables and, within each section, from most recent to oldest.

Read the full article here.



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