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NSA spying on Mexican and Brazilian Leaders

Posted by Seth Chazin | Sep 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

NSA spying on Mexican and Brazilian Leaders

In an outrageous disclosure, it was recently revealed that the NSA (National Security Agency) has been directly targeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.  Documents for the NSA in 2012 have been cited in claims that the United States has intercepted Rousseff and Nieto's e-mails and telephone calls.

The Brazilian government has called in the U.S. ambassador to explain why the spy program is targeting the Brazilian leader. The Brazilian Senate's foreign relations committee has decided to investigate the U.S. program's focus on Brazil. The Brazilian government does not understand the need for the United States to spy on their leader because there are absolutely no signs of terrorism within the country.

It was also revealed that the United States has been spying on Mexican President Nieto even since  before he was elected. The Mexican government has expressed its concerns to the U.S. ambassador and the Obama administration.

The spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Brazil's capital has stated that U.S. officials won't comment on every specific alleged spying activity. On the other hand, the Mexican foreign ministry has sent a diplomatic note to the U.S., yet officials haven't specified anything in particular.

Problems with NSA spying have occurred repeatedly throughout this year. Recently the NSA was given the privilege of receiving all telephone and data information from Verizon Wireless customers on a daily basis.  Twenty organizations filed a lawsuit against the NSA because this form of spying is unconstitutional under the First amendment as a violation of the Right to Privacy and the Right to Freedom of Speech.  San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area white collar crime attorney Seth Chazin can address any such federal or international white collar crime case related to NSA illegal gathering of information or otherwise.

For more info on this story:
SF Gate - Brazil Confronts U.S. Over New Spying Revelations

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Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 25 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.

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