Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The El Salvador WikiLeaks cables

WikiLeaks has provided some 942 US diplomatic cables related to El Salvador to the online periodical El Faro. The cables cover the time period from 2003 through 2008 under the Bush administration in Washington and the Flores and Saca administrations in El Salvador. El Faro has now started to make those cables available online on its website.

The leaked cables provide an inside look at the US-El Salvador relationship, and highlight a US administration which believed it had found a very close ally in the ARENA led governments of those years.

I'll highlight some of the individual cables in future posts. The WikiLeaks project represents yet another coup for the independent journalists at El Faro.

Other cables from the US Embassy in El Salvador dated in 2009 and 2010 were released several months ago.

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