Americans Speak Out About US Spying on Venezuela

Venezuelan Foreign Ministry Asks Americans to Comment

17 Dec, 2015, 14:19 ET from Venezuelan Foreign Ministry

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans from all walks of life are critical of the pervasive business and political spying by the US into Venezuela and other foreign governments, as seen in a new video of people interviewed in the United States.

In the video, sanctioned by the office of the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, people offered their reactions to the U.S. National Security Agency's spying on officials at Venezuela's national oil company, PDVSA officials. The spy activity was recently revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

People in the video observed that the NSA's spy operations were undertaken more for political and economic purposes more so than for reasons of national security. It points to the adversarial attitude taken by the US government towards foreign governments, specifically those in Latin America as well as the profit motivations of major oil companies, such as ExxonMobil.

Video - http://youtu.be/4ZJ3b1D3ng4

SOURCE Venezuelan Foreign Ministry