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Uruguay: Morales calls for legal committee against U.S. espionage00:59

Uruguay: Morales calls for legal committee against U.S. espionage

Uruguay, Montevideo
July 13, 2013 at 02:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Uruguay: Morales calls for legal committee against U.S espionage

Latin American leaders from the economic cooperation organization Mercosur release a resolution on Friday in Montevideo linked to the espionage scandal uncovered by the NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The resolution support the right that any country should have to offer asylum, in reference to the asylum bids to Snowden issued by Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

The group offered a strong backing to Bolivian President, Evo Morales whose plane was rejected permission to fly over several European nations under suspicion that he was carrying the runaway American as a stowaway. President Morales was obliged to land in Austria and undergo an inspection, remaining grounded 14 hours before being allowed to fly out of Europe. Morales commented, "Moments ago I suggested that a legal committee should be organised to know which rights the USA is violating with the espionage. And if required, to make an international demand in court from all the world countries against the U.S. for espionage."

The group made a call to work together for cybersecurity, and against the acts of espionage. Paraguay was readmitted to the group after the impeachment of former President Fernando Lugo and NSA leaker Edward Snowden's asylum bids.

Mercosur will also relieve Uruguay as President of the regional union and as a result appoint Venezuela as the new head. Although Venezuela has only been a member for a year and was not ratified to be a member by Paraguay, Paraguay's suspension in June 2012 allowed for Venezuela gain admittance.

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Uruguay: Morales calls for legal committee against U.S espionage

Latin American leaders from the economic cooperation organization Mercosur release a resolution on Friday in Montevideo linked to the espionage scandal uncovered by the NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The resolution support the right that any country should have to offer asylum, in reference to the asylum bids to Snowden issued by Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

The group offered a strong backing to Bolivian President, Evo Morales whose plane was rejected permission to fly over several European nations under suspicion that he was carrying the runaway American as a stowaway. President Morales was obliged to land in Austria and undergo an inspection, remaining grounded 14 hours before being allowed to fly out of Europe. Morales commented, "Moments ago I suggested that a legal committee should be organised to know which rights the USA is violating with the espionage. And if required, to make an international demand in court from all the world countries against the U.S. for espionage."

The group made a call to work together for cybersecurity, and against the acts of espionage. Paraguay was readmitted to the group after the impeachment of former President Fernando Lugo and NSA leaker Edward Snowden's asylum bids.

Mercosur will also relieve Uruguay as President of the regional union and as a result appoint Venezuela as the new head. Although Venezuela has only been a member for a year and was not ratified to be a member by Paraguay, Paraguay's suspension in June 2012 allowed for Venezuela gain admittance.