Brazil's president rebukes Obama at UN over NSA spyingSubmitted by radiofriendly on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:05
Today, Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, launched into a blistering rebuke of US spying during her address to the United Nations. President Obama was waiting on the sidelines to give his own speech. This is likely the most public rebuke President Obama has received over NSA spying. Here’s just a sample of the Brazilian president’s speech:
"The arguments that the illegal interception of information and data aims at protecting nations against terrorism cannot be sustained…As many other Latin Americans, I fought against authoritarianism and censorship, and I cannot but defend, in an uncompromising fashion, the right to privacy of individuals and the sovereignty of my country. In the absence of the right to privacy, there can be no true freedom of expression and opinion, and therefore no effective democracy. In the absence of the respect for sovereignty, there is no basis for the relationship among Nations..."
UPDATE: The part dealing with NSA spying begins at 1:20:
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