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Latin America: Assange claims NSA eavesdrops on 98% of communications from South America

RT.com reported

The US National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdrop on practically all communications from South American countries, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a Chilean media outlet on Tuesday.

“Ninety-eight percent of Latin American communications are intercepted by the NSA while passing through the United States to the world,” Julian Assange said in an interview with Chile’s El Mostrador.

As for the giants like Facebook and Google, they have to cooperate with the US security services, the Australian journalist explained. Assange has spent the last three years in Ecuador’s London embassy under threat of extradition to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual assault. Read Article

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U.S. ambassador explains corruption in cable released by WIKILEAKS concerning Brazil

EMOL.com reported that U.S. ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, said the country suffered from “widespread corruption” in a diplomatic cable written over a year and a half, during the government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, recently released by the WikiLeaks site. “The persistent and widespread corruption affects all three branches of government,” Shannon wrote […]

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Ecuador, Wikileaks cable discusses long term impact of melting glaciers

For years, Ecuador has experienced symptoms of climate change such as melting glaciers, but successive governments take adequate preventive measures to face on several fronts and actions in the medium and long terms. The aftermath that the country suffers from this global phenomenon are analyzed in the 151 251 Cable , the April 24, 2008 […]

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Jamaican Prime Minister states U.S. officials misrepresented him in diplomatic cables

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says United States officials misrepresented him in a diplomatic cable regarding his portrayal of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales. Gonsalves told a news conference Monday that the Americans were wrong when, in a separate cable, they said that Iranian money influenced how Kingstown voted on Iranian issues at the United Nations. […]

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Wikileaks shows U.S. and Brazil to partner against drug trafficking

A Wikileaks document released this week shows that U.S. Officials are intent on working with Brazil to combat drug trafficking, according to abc.com.py. The documents dated March 2009 talks about the importance of increasing funds to Brazil, the dominant country in South America and a leader in the fight against drugs. At the time of […]

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Wikileaks, Brazil pays off Paraguay to “keep them happy”

Documents revealed by Wikileaks this week show that Brazil gave $1.7 million to the Paraguay Armed Forces in 2005 to keep military and political officials in the country happy, according to abc.com.py. The money was meant to ease complaints Paraguay had about the management of the bi-national dam and power plant, Itaipú. As stated in […]

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Wikileaks reveals Brazil skeptical of Paraguay’s fight against trafficking

A classified U.S. diplomatic document written in June 2005 and released today by Wikileaks states that Brazilian diplomats are distrustful of Paraguay’s commitment to the fight against trafficking along their border, according to abc.com.py. Brazil is extremely devoted to securing their borders with Paraguay and the Triple Frontier between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil against drug, […]

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Wikileaks Reveal Peruvians Offered Help to Victims of Hurricane Katrina

According to ElComercio.pe Peruvian president Alan Garcia immediately offered help to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Five cables verify that the Peruvian government immediately contacted the ambassador of Peru to the United States with an offer of 80-100 doctors to treat Peruvians and non-Peruvians affected in Louisiana and Texas. All the doctors were […]

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Panama’s top court silent on WikiLeaks accusations

As far back as 2005, U.S. Embassy officials in Panama were saying they had “credible and compelling information” that Supreme Court Justice Winston Spadafora took bribes to influence court cases, according to a confidential diplomatic cable. Read Article

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Wikileaks reveals that Ollanta Humala was funded by Venezuela in 2006

Wikileaks cables released on Saturday indicated that the leftist candidate Ollanta Humala received funding from Venezuela in 2006 and the right environment Keiko Fujimori planned in 2006 the return of former President Alberto Fujimori. Read Article

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ECUADOR, WIKILEAKS, CORREA SIGNS DECREE TO PREVENT AIRING OF CLANDESTINE VIDEOS

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Wikileaks Reveals Arms Smuggling in Honduras

Grenades and light anti-tank weapons supplied by the United States to the Honduran Armed Forces (FAH) were seized from drug traffickers in Mexico and Colombia, revealed a cable published in Wikileaks. The document stated that the Honduran army lost several types of arms, which now coincide with the serial numbers of those retrieved from the […]

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Ecuador, president criticized the press for cable management WikiLeaks

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, today criticized the management has given the press to a leaked cable from WikiLeaks which speaks of the alleged financing his campaign with money from Venezuela. In the cable published on Monday by Colombian semani week , The Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño mentioned as a possible link to get […]

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Ecuador, ‘Campaign against the press and critics have been the pattern’, WIKILEAKS

The U.S. government carefully examines the relationship between President Rafael Correa and the Ecuadorian media and the state of freedom of speech and press in the country. Several cables released by the website Wikileaks, which had access to this newspaper, newspapers aware of reports that the Embassy in Quito refers to the administration of Barack […]

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U.S. wanted to dissuade the government from doing business with Iran – WIKILEAKS

Financial ties to the government of Rafael Correa sought to weave with Iran led to a concern to the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador. The relationship became stronger since December 2008 with the signing of an agreement for any claims Iranians to Ecuador and the creation of a branch of Iran’s Central Bank (BCI). Read Article

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Correa confirms that Spain offered radar after attack against the FARC – WIKILEAKS

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, confirmed that Spain offered a radar in 2008 to control the border after Colombia’s attack on a FARC base in its territory, but on condition that coordinates with the Colombian armed forces, so rejected it. The offer was disclosed today in a leaked cable from WikiLeaks to Ecuadorian newspaper […]

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U.S. said Ecuador’s president has “emotional immaturity”

United States saw the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, an “emotional immaturity” that led him to make decisions for the expulsion of two U.S. diplomats in 2009, according to a cable that country’s embassy in Quito revealed by the WikiLeaks site. Read Article

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Colombia, law to punish journalists who leak classified information

This balance between the need for secrecy and it is breached which could be broken with the new intelligence law has just been filed in Congress, which raised a cloud of dust among journalists, it provides for increased penalties for “disclose” classified information. This law is so new. In fact, it is a revised version […]

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Ecuador declares Ambassador persona non grata, urged to leave the country

WIKILEAKS The Government of Ecuador decided to declare persona non grata to the U.S. ambassador in the country, Heather Hodges, and urged it to abandon Ecuadorian territory in the shortest time possible, reported the Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who said that it is not expulsion. Read Article

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Police corruption is widespread in Ecuador

Corruption is widespread “in the ranks of the National Police of Ecuador and who was their commander, Jaime Aquilino Hurtado, used his power as the ultimate authority to extort body, accumulating money and property, facilitate the trafficking and obstructing investigations against corrupt colleagues. These are the conclusions drawn by the U.S. Embassy in Quito, citing […]

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Wikileaks: Weapons supplied to narco Mexicano from Central America

The most deadly weapons and powerful come illegally to organized crime in Mexico come from the armies of Central America and are introduced by the southern border. According to one of the cables supplied exclusively to La Jornada by Wikileaks, the information sent by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico between March 2009 and January 2010, […]

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Colombia uses unmanned aircraft to track FARC

Colombia has used unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, since 2006 to detect movement of the FARC and drug shipments, according to a leaked official cable published by WikiLeaks. One of the systems mentioned is the ScanEagle of Boeing. The document collected by the newspaper El Espectador, said that unmanned aerial systems arrived in the country in […]

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Wikileaks, Clinton asked about Chavez’s mental health

Hugo Chavez or, rather, the mental health of the Bolivarian cast doubt on the U.S. State Department: Hillary Clinton asked about the emotional state of Chavez during the crisis of U.S. bases in Colombia. Read Article

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U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigns after Wikileaks

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigned Saturday amid furor over a leaked diplomatic cable in which he complained about inefficiency and infighting among Mexican security forces in the campaign against drug cartels. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Paris to meet with U.S. allies on Libya, said Ambassador Carlos Pascual’s decision to step […]

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Costa Rica, Wikileaks, 2006 U.S. reports growing crimes against U.S. tourists at San Jose airport

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United States Trained Costa Rican Police And Funded Anti-FTA Rallies

The U.S. Embassy in San José was involved in the definition of police strategy, trained and supervised the training of officers of the security forces (police) and rented buses to take them to the protest marches against the TLC (Free Trade Agreement), according to several diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks. Read Article

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La Nación To Publish Wikileaks On Costa Rica

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, La Nación will begin publishing a series of reports and complete documents obtained from WikiLeaks on U.S. diplomatic communications on Costa Rica. La Nación, Costa Rica’s biggest media said it entered into an ‘understanding’ with WikiLeaks on February 15 in London, England, that allowed the media giant to obtain 827 diplomatic cables […]

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WikiLeaks: Israel, Chile Spied on Iranian Activity in Latin America

According to the cable obtained by the website WikiLeaks, U.S. officials reported that Israel worked with the Chilean government to monitor what it called “unusual activity” by Iran’s envoy to Santiago. Read Article

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Wikileaks Questions Veracity of Colombian Army Operation

Revelations released by Wikileaks question the truthfulness of Operation Jaque (Check), presented by the Colombian Government as a perfect military maneuver in 2008 that led to the rescue of 15 people held by the guerrillas. Wikileaks made public that on June 24, 2008, the US Embassy in Bogota issued a diplomatic cable about an alleged […]

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Israel and Chile cooperated to spy on Iran, WikiLeaks reveals

Israel was working with the Chilean government to spy on the Iranian Embassy in Chile, according to a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. A cable from the U.S. Embassy in Santiago to the State Department in Washington, dated July 21, 2008, stated that the Israeli military attache in Chile, Col. Yoeli Or, had informed his […]

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Condemnation of U.S. intelligence Peru

The worst of two U.S. diplomatic communications about newly published Peru is espionage practiced by Washington in this country, reported a block of indigenous organizations. The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (IOTC), which integrate organizacones of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Argentina, made the claim in a letter to U.S. Ambassador in Peru, Rose […]

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WikiLeaks cables assess Cuba’s recession survival

As an economic crisis began gripping Cuba in early 2009, U.S. diplomats in Havana reported the island was better equipped to withstand the blow than when its Soviet subsidies collapsed in 1989. Read Article

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