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Unformatted text preview: n lays bare already thorny U.S. relations with Latin America.¶ Taking the opportunity to snub their noses at the U.S., Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have already said they’d be willing to grant asylum for Snowden , who is wanted on espionage charges in the United States for revealing the scope of National Security Agency surveillance programs that spy on Americans and foreigners. Ecuador has said it would consider any request from him. ¶ Relations between the U.S. and these countries were already testy, but the Snowden affair also has acted as a stun gun to the Obama administration’s effort to improve ties with friendlier nations in the region like Mexico and Brazil.¶ Snowden hasn’t been the only recent setback. Leaders in the region harshly criticized the U.S. earlier this week when a newspaper in Brazil, which was privy to some documents released by Snowden, reported that a U.S. spy program was widely targeting data in emails and telephone calls across Latin America. That revelation came just days a...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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