communications routed through the United States,
THE journalist and creator of the
Wikileaks website, Julian Assange, affirms that
virtually the totality of communications from Latin
America are routed through the United States, and
that this country intercepts them in order to
consolidate its influence in the world.
is a fact that 98% of telecommunications from Latin
America to the rest of the world, including text
messages, telephone calls, emails etc, pass through
the U.S, Assange noted, in an interview with
Russia Today conducted within the Ecuadoran
embassy in London, where he has been granted refuge.
Washington’s objective is to obtain
information on how Latin America is behaving, where
it is making economic transactions and the
activities of leaders and major players, the
Australian activist added.
In Assange’s opinion, this espionage
allows the U.S. to predict, to a certain degree, the
conduct of Latin American leaders and interests, and
also to exert coercion on almost any significant
He explained that the United States
had aggressively tried to disprupt economic exchange
through intervention and its control of Swift, Visa,
MasterCard or monies sent to Latin America via the
Bank of America.
The United States is appropriating
economic and telecommunications interactions and
this poses a threat to national sovereignty, he
In relation to the former CIA
technician Edward Snowden, who is living in exile in
Russia after having revealed mass espionage on the
part of U.S. secret services, Assange noted that
Wikileaks was formally and informally implicated in
Snowden’s requests for asylum made to approximately
Assange believes that Snowden had a
genuine possibility of gaining asylum in several
countries and Wikileaks noted others to inform the
public of rejections and thus generate debate, and
to report how governments were responding to Snowden’s
applications for asylum.
The Wikileaks founder recalled that
Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador were the Latin
American countries which indicated interest in
granting asylum to Snowden.
The activities revealed by the
former CIA analyst include espionage on Latin
American leaders such as Brazilian President Dilma
Rousseff, who cancelled a visit to Washington,
scheduled for October 23, since she considered the
explanations offered by her counterpart Barack Obama
According to these leaks, U.S.
secret services also spied on Mexican President
Enrique Peña Nieto. (EFE)