WikiLeaks releases new diplomatic cables database, reveals U.S. involvement with Latin American dictators


​WikiLeaks released 1.7 million United States diplomatic cables from the 1970s that include “significant” revelations about U.S. involvement with Latin American dictatorships, according to a press release from the group on Sunday, April 7.

On Monday, April 8, the anti-secrecy organization launched the Public Library of U.S. Diplomacy, or PlusD, a searchable database of two million U.S. diplomatic cables, including the 2010Cablegate dump and the 1.7 million “Kissinger Cables,” named for then-Secretary of StateHenry A. Kissinger.

The Kissinger Cables, dating from 1973 to 1976, dwarf Cablegate, comprised of 250,000 cables. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called PlusD “the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published,” according to a press release.

Among the millions of cables, WikiLeaks highlighted how the documents expose U.S. involvement with dictatorships in Latin America and Spain during the 1970s. Guatemala’s Plaza Pública, one of the group’s media partners, has already…

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