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Latin American nations fuming over NSA spying allegations

BRASILIA | Tue Jul 9, 2013 8:41pm EDT
(Reuters) - Irate Latin American nations are demanding explanations from the United States about new allegations that it spied on both allies and foes in the region with secret surveillance programs.

A leading Brazilian newspaper reported on Tuesday that the U.S. National Security Agency targeted most Latin American countries with spying programs that monitored Internet traffic, especially in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico.

Citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor, O Globo newspaper said the NSA programs went beyond military affairs to what it termed "commercial secrets," including oil and energy resources.

Regional leaders called for a tough response to the alleged espionage that O Globo said included a satellite monitoring stations based in Brazil's capital.

"A shiver ran down my back when I learned that they are spying on all of us," Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said in a speech on Tuesday.

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The worlds people...

are appalled that their private lives have been and are being spied upon...and the politicians in the U.S. and around the globe are pissed because the spying has probably caught many of them in compromising positions that permit "blackmail" by those who have the "prism" capability. Imagine the pedophile congressmen or the adulterers or the perverts of all persuasions eager not to loose their jobs, or go to jail or to be hung for being the traitors/murderers/thieves that they are. Jane Harmon is a good example of getting "caught" by the FBI for throwing her votes to the Israelis (and she is just one of most of them).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ElCqOpGDlo

We are a destroyed country now by permitting these over-reaching sociopaths, psychopaths and tyrants to "represent" us through deceit and manipulation...long live the King!

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Thanks.

At least someone is 'fuming'. Too bad it is only Cristina Fernandez Kirchner.