CNN México “A las revelaciones acerca de que la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional (NSA, por sus siglas en inglés) espió en 2012 al entonces candidato Enrique Peña Nieto y nueve de sus asesores, se agregaron este domingo nuevas pruebas de que Estados Unidos también espió en 2010 al presidente Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) y miembros de su gabinete.”
Translation: “The revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on, in 2012, at that time candidate Enrique Peña Nieto and 9 of his counselors, and this Sunday, October the 20th, new proofs had come out saying that US also spied on, in 2010 at that time president, Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and members of his cabinet.”
The Mexican government has asked for an explanation from the US government 5 weeks ago and they have not received a reply yet.
They did not only spy on México, they spied on Brazil too and what’s eerie is the fact that they not only spied on drug trafficing and security topics but also on energy resources and petroleum topics. When the Brazilian government noticed the spying, the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff canceled her trip to the White House, first trip of a Brazililan president in 20 years to the US and later blamed the US for spying at the UN General Assembly, even though, new information points that NSA’s investigations will probably turn into a more wide and aggressive communication.
On one hand we have the idea that this spying is not befitting the justice realm according to Mexican and international law because it is breaking into the privacy rights of a country. As Idelfonso Guajardo, actual Economy Secretary said, the relationship between México and US, as neighbors, should be a “win-win” relationship, in which both partners should obtain benefits.
But on the other hand, we have the unjust / illegal aspect of the ongoing activity of ‘’stealing’’ of a government, maybe even at an increasing pace, and nobody is even talking about this. One is inevitably forced to think that maybe the spying indirectly, tacitly, benefits the Mexican people in their day-by-day work lives trying to push the country up, and that’s why the Mexican government does not talk about it too much.
Mexican government would have loved to have Mill on board saying one “…may well sacrifice the right of the minority for the sake of the happiness of the majority”.