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Colombia’s Santos seeks US clarification on spying

August 8, 2013 • World News


Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos gestures during an interview at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Santos says he’s seeking clarification from Washington on whether its intelligence-gathering in his country exceeded joint operations against drug traffickers and illegal armed groups. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that he is seeking clarification from Washington on whether its intelligence-gathering in Colombia has overstepped the countries’ joint operations against drug traffickers and illegal armed groups.

Santos said in an interview with The Associated Press that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called him about the issue following revelations by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that massive U.S digital snooping has targeted allies as well as foes.

He said Biden offered a series of technical explanations. Asked if he was satisfied with them, Santos replied Login to read more

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