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Title: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Secret History" of U.S. Bullying in Haiti
Post by: News on June 04, 2011, 02:34:48 PM
WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Secret History" of U.S. Bullying in Haiti at Oil Companiesí Behest

The Nation magazine, in partnership with the Haitian weekly newspaper, HaÔti Libertť, has launched a series of reports based on more than 19,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. Called "The PetroCaribe Files," the series begins with an exposť of how the United Statesówith pressure from Exxon and Chevronótried to interfere with an oil agreement between Haiti and Venezuela that would save Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, $100 million per year. "Itís really amazing to see an ambassador pushing around a president, and all his officials telling them what to do, that they donít understand this, they donít understand that, trying to tell them what Haitiís interests are. Itís the epitome of arrogance," says the reportís co-author, Kim Ives. We are also joined by veteran Haiti correspondent, Dan Coughlin.

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