Tag: Portugal

Brazil begins laying its own Internet cables to avoid U.S. surveillance

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There’s a new wrinkle in Brazil’s plan to build a $185 million undersea fiber-optic cable that would connect it to Portugal and help the country avoid surveillance by U.S. intelligence authorities, reports Bloomberg: The cable will be built without the help of any U.S.

Mercosur Countries Denounce U.S. Espionage

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Foreign ministers from the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), a South American trading block, expressed concern over alleged US spying activities on them. "We are here mandated by our heads of state who met in Monte Video at the Mercosur summit

Bolivian president’s jet rerouted amid suspicions Edward Snowden on board

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Bolivia reacted with fury after a plane carrying the country's president home from Russia was diverted to Vienna amid suspicions that it was carrying the surveillance whistleblower, Edward Snowden. France and Portugal were accused of withdrawing permission for the plane,