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Snowden looks to Brazil for political asylum

Snowden looks to Brazil for political asylum

By Associated Press. CREATED Dec 17, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Edward Snowden says he'd be willing to help officials in Brazil investigate spying there by the U.S. National Security Agency - but he says he couldn't fully take part in that effort unless he's granted political asylum in Brazil.

In a letter to the people of Brazil, released online, Snowden commends Brazil's government for its strong stand against U.S. spying.

Some of the documents he leaked revealed that Brazil is the top NSA target in Latin America.

Brazilian senators have asked for Snowden's help during hearings about the NSA's aggressive targeting of Brazil, which serves as a hub for trans-Atlantic fiber optic cables.