Starting today, El Universo Newspaper began publishing around 343 diplomatic “cables” supplied by the organization Wikileaks. The cables originated by the United States Embassy in Ecuador, the State Department in Washington and the diplomatic missions of other countries in which Ecuador was involved.
This first installment deals with suspicions that Hurtado changed personnel related in Hurricane Border case and the possible links with officials of this government. It also indicates that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has a tendency to “rant” before discussing the facts. Another doubt was cast in the influence that Miguel Carvajal had over Correa due to his “close connections” with Cuba.
Several media such as The New York Times (USA), El Pais (Spain), Le Monde (France), The Guardian (UK), and Der Spiegel (Germany) has benefited from the information provided by Wikileaks. In the Latin American region, La Jornada (Mexico), El Comercio (Peru), and the magazine Semana (Colombia) have also been briefed with confidential diplomatic information from this international organization.
The “cables” are reports sent to each mission of the State Department in Washington and, depending on its importance, they were added to a database that could be accessed by other ministries.
Source: El Universo Newspaper