The WikiWeek: August 19, 2011

THE CABLES AMERICAS Iran shipped UAVs to Venezuela (via Turkey) in 2009. The collapse of the Venezuelan opposition. Cuban doctors working in Venezuela complained to embassy officials of being "politically manipulated" and underpaid. ASIA Did WikiLeaks out a Malaysian politician as gay? THE NEWS Another day, another WikiLeaks e-book, this one by a British journalist ...

THE CABLES

AMERICAS

Iran shipped UAVs to Venezuela (via Turkey) in 2009.

THE CABLES

AMERICAS

Iran shipped UAVs to Venezuela (via Turkey) in 2009.

The collapse of the Venezuelan opposition.

Cuban doctors working in Venezuela complained to embassy officials of being "politically manipulated" and underpaid.

ASIA

Did WikiLeaks out a Malaysian politician as gay?

THE NEWS

Another day, another WikiLeaks e-book, this one by a British journalist who seems to have been a bit too into Julian Assange.

Charles Homans is a special correspondent for the New Republic and the former features editor of Foreign Policy.

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