2011-02-15 WikiLeaks in today's media: Cablegate coverage

ImageThe Telegraph: Egypt’s new man at the top 'was against reform'

"The military leader charged with transforming Egypt opposed political reform because he believed that it “eroded central government power”, according to leaked US diplomatic cables."

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The Guardian: WikiLeaks cables show no evidence of Iran's hand in Bahrain unrest

"US sources dismissive of Bahraini allegation, and as early as 2008 noted tensions between its Shia majority and Sunni rulers.

The United States has repeatedly dismissed claims by the Bahraini government that Shia Muslim unrest in the Gulf island state is backed by Iran."

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El País: Guatemala, un país controlado en un 60% por el narcotráfico, según el fiscal Castresana (60% of Guatemala is controlled by drug sales, according with the attorney Castresana)

"El 60% de Guatemala está controlado por el narcotráfico, fundamentalmente mexicano, que recluta a pandilleros de la Mara Salvatrucha y corrompió a los cuerpos de seguridad y judicatura del país centroamericano, según comunicó a Estados Unidos el fiscal español Carlos Castresana , director de Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG), dependiente de la ONU, entre los años 2007 y 2010. (60% of Guatemala is controlled by drug traffickers, mainly Mexicans, which recruit "Mara Salvatrucha" gangs and have co-opted the security and judicial organizations of the Middle American country, according to communications between the United States and the Spaniard attorney Carlos Castresana, director of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG, Spanish acronym) and former assistant in the United Nations, between 2007 and 2010.)"

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