Argentine President Met With NSA Whistleblower While in Moscow

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez held talks with U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden during a visit to Russia in April.
Anthony Romero, director of the American Civil Liberties Union and one of Snowden's lawyers confirmed the meeting Thursday.
The two hour-long meeting took place after intelligence documents provided by Snowden, revealed Britain spied on Argentine military and political leaders from 2006 to 2011.
The spy revelations ignited past tensions between the UK and Argentine government as the intrusions regarded the disputed Falkland Islands.
Romero said Snowden had informed him directly of the encounter, adding it was the ex U.S. spy agency contractor's first face-to-face talks with a head of state since he fled to Russia in 2013.



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