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Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying


Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has written an open letter to the people of Brazil, offering to help the Brazilian government investigate US spying, and making a veiled plea for permanent political asylum. David Miranda, the partner of outspoken Rio-based journalist Glenn Greenwald, later published an English-language version of the letter to his Facebook page. In the letter, Snowden praised Brazilian leaders for speaking out against American spying after it was revealed that the NSA had conducted widespread surveillance of companies and civilians in Brazil, including President Dilma Rousseff. The revelations have raised diplomatic tensions in Brazil, prompting Rousseff to call for the country to build a new fiber-optic system to evade NSA monitoring.

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