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  • WikiLeaks Cables Show Haiti as Pawn in U.S. Foreign Policy

    July 28, 2011 When WikiLeaks announced its plan to release tens of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables to the public, the U.S. government feared a massive international backlash and threat to national security. In this analysis, COHA's Katie Soltis details how the U.S. tried to undermine Haiti’s oil deal with Venezuela in order to protect the vested interests of U.S. oil corporations, among other policies that prioritized U.S. interests over the Haitian people's.