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Candid pronouncements on Latin America that became public thanks to Wikileaks began offer an unvarnished glimpse into America’s diplomatic priorities and methods as it navigates the hemisphere closest to home. Read more»

If anyone has any doubt about the potentially devastating consequences “leaked” diplomatic cables can have, the opening sentences of the infamous “Zimmerman Telegram” should lay them to rest. Read more» 3

Wikileaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange

After a 72-hour build up that would have been the envy of any professional publicist, the latest trove of secret documents from Wikileaks has washed up in Europe. So far the impact has been negligible. Read more»

When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 they promised a new era to end the excesses of what they labeled a Republican "culture of corruption." Today, however, many of the same techniques and tactics are still in use, this time by Democrats. Read more»

A travel warning issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., is based on unsubstantiated rumors, said a Puerto Peñasco news website. The consulate warned Americans traveling to the Mexican resort town, also known as Rocky Point, of "unofficial checkpoints" set up on Highway 8. Read more»

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., has issued a "Warden Message" warning of possible unauthorized checkpoints on Highway 8 between the border and Puerto Peñasco. Read more»

Following the weekend killing in Juarez of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, the U.S. Department of State has issued a strongly worded and startling warning for Americans to stay away from Mexico. Read more»

Protesters at the climate conference in Copenhagen, December 2009.

Europe's fear of being pushed to the margin of world affairs has been fueled by a series of American decisions that feed a European gloom about coming decades and has contributed to a particularly choppy period in relations. With the rise of China and Russia, that transatlantic relationship gains strategic importance. Read more»

The border crossing at Reynosa.

The U.S. has closed its consulate in the Mexican city of Reynosa after a series of gunfights between soldiers and drug gangs. Read more»