Tag: Colombia

From Merkel to Tymoshenko: NSA spied on 122 world leaders, Snowden docs reveal

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The NSA’s data base contains information obtained during the surveillance of over a hundred world leaders, new leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. Der Spiegel has looked through a top secret presentation by NSA's Center for Content Extraction, which

Colombia and Nicaragua’s Maritime Dispute Intensifies

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Less than one year after the International Court of Justice settled a long-standing maritime border dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia, the two countries are verbally sparring again. The southwestern Caribbean is important to both Nicaragua and Colombia for both strategic

Brazil may reject US fighter jet deal over NSA spying scandal

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Brazilian officials have expressed reluctance to purchasing dozens of military planes from the US after it was revealed that the NSA not only closely monitored Brazilian energy and military affairs, but also mined for commercial secrets. The US had planned

Colombia asks Kerry to explain NSA spying

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BOGOTA — Secretary of State John F. Kerry faced questions about National Security Agency spying here Monday as the government of Colombia asked for an explanation of reports that the United States has collected telephone and e-mail data in this

Brazil May Seek to Speak With Snowden as Spy Charges Spread

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Brazil’s government said it may contact fugitive former security contractor Edward Snowden as it probes allegations the U.S. monitored phone calls and e-mail in Latin America’s largest economy. “Mr. Snowden’s participation in an investigation is absolutely relevant and pertinent,” Foreign

Mexico seeks ‘broad information’ on reported US spying

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico has asked the United States to provide "broad information" about a report that it was among Latin American nations targeted by US electronic espionage, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, July 9. The Brazilian newspaper O

REVIEW: Partners at the Creation. The Men Behind Postwar Germany’s Defense and Intelligence Establishments

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By James H. Critchfield. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003. 243 pages, bibliography, glossary, photos, index This insignificant memoir tells how its author attended the birth of West Germany's intelligence service—the so-called Gehlen Organization, which evolved into the Bundesnachrichtendienst. It

REVIEW: Killing Pablo The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw

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by Mark Bowden. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001. 296 pages. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The author of the bestseller Black Hawk Down, which depicted the U.S. military's involvement in Somalia, Bowden hits another home run with his chronicle of the manhunt for

Ex-Spy Chief of Colombia Is Sentenced to Prison

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Jorge Noguera, Colombia’s former spymaster, was convicted on Wednesday of collaborating with paramilitary assassination squads and sentenced to 25 years in prison for his involvement in the 2004 murder of a prominent sociologist. The ruling by