May 26, 2007
US Pays for Increased Domestic Spying in Mexico
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexico will use U.S. aid funds to expand its ability to tap telephone calls and email in an effort to boost security operations.
The expansion comes as President Felipe Calderon is pushing to amend the Mexican Constitution to allow officials to tap phones without a judge's approval in some cases. Calderon argues that the government needs the authority to combat drug gangs, which have killed hundreds of people this year.
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