Brazil’s senate has formed an Investigative Parliamentary Commission to follow up on reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The committee, comprising 11 main members and seven substitutes, initially has 180 days to investigate claims that the NSA monitored emails between Rousseff and several of her top aides, and tapped her phone.
The investigative period can be extended by another 180 days if the commission needs more time.
They may also consider providing federal protection for Rio de Janeiro-based Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda.
Over in Mexico, Mexico Summons U.S. Ambassador, Seeking Answers To Spying Claims
Mexico’s foreign ministry says that “alleged espionage activity involving Mexican citizens” is against international law and the charter of the United Nations.
Relations with Mexico have been strained following the Fast and Furious revelations.
As I noted about the French, the Brazilians, especially, should keep quiet about espionage. They have an active intel organization which collects on foreigners and Brazilians in touch with foreigners. Whenever I was in Brazil, we always assumed our phones were tapped and, on occasion, being followed.
Chill, my Latin brothers, chill.