Tag: Venezuela

Snowden’s year in Russia: From airport hideout to mystery location

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With his life being made into a Hollywood movie, ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden executed the biggest intelligence leak in history and outwitted the spy agency to mark the one-year anniversary of his stay in Russia – his surprise haven from

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

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Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according

Ex-Spy Christopher Boyce on Snowden, WikiLeaks, and NSA Backdoors

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A smart young dropout is welcomed into a promising career in the top secret world of U.S. defense contracting, but he’s quickly shocked to discover the deception practiced by America’s intelligence agencies at the highest levels. Disillusioned and outraged, he

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

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

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

Snowden watch: Today’s Moscow-Havana flight taking a very odd detour that avoids the U.S.

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Update: It turns out that several westbound transatlantic flights are diverting south today due to unusual turbulence over Greenland. It’s still possible that Snowden may be on board (click here for why) but it does suggest that the plane detoured

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

Edward Snowden offered asylum by Venezuelan president

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs. Snowden, 30, is believed to

European states were told Snowden was on Morales plane, says Spain

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Spanish foreign minister declines to say where information came from that NSA whistleblower was on Bolivian leader's flight Spain says it and other European countries were told that the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board the Bolivian presidential plane

Will CIA succeed with color revolution in Venezuela?

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An extraordinary meeting of the heads of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) was urgently convened on April 18th in Lima in connection with the situation in Venezuela after the proclamation of Nicolas Maduro the President of the country.

Venezuelan leader: Pentagon, CIA involved in plot against country

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(CNN) — Venezuela's interim leader has upped the ante in his accusations about U.S. plots to destabilize his country, calling on President Barack Obama to investigate. "Factors in the Pentagon and the CIA" are conspiring as elections approach in the