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EDWARD SNOWDEN: The US Government Has 'Cost Me My Family And My Freedom To Travel'



The Guardian

National Security Agency leak source Edward Snowden blasted the Obama administration Monday in a statement released by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, calling it afraid of an "angry public" demanding transparency.

Snowden's statement followed a Reuters report on a letter he wrote to the Ecuadorean government Monday, in which he said that the United States government is responsible for costing him his family and freedom to travel amid an investigation into his leaks.

"While the public has cried out support of my shining a light on this secret system of injustice, the Government of the United States of America responded with an extrajudicial man-hunt costing me my family, my freedom to travel, and my right to live peacefully without fear of illegal aggression," Snowden wrote in the letter to President Rafael Correa.

Snowden threatened to disclose more information about the NSA's surveillance programs in the lette…



2 hrs ago

ISLAMABAD - The US continues to support Sindh mango growers through US Agency for International Development (USAID) as farmers send another round of shipments of popular Sindhri mangoes, worth $0.25 million, to the Netherlands, United Kingdom (UK) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 

A total of 13 consignments, carrying 106 tons of Sindhri mangoes were shipped to the buyers that include Univeg, Special Fruit, and Fair Fruit in the European Union (EU) and KSA. 

"Shipments of premium quality mangoes sent to high-end European and UK markets have materialized from an intensive identification process, creation of market linkages, and participation at international events such as the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. We are expecting our partner SME farms to generate $6.8 million in revenues from these shipments this summer," said a project representative.

These are in addition to the USAID assisted shipments, worth $ 0.12 million, which were sent to the EU earlier in the mont…


Across the Atlantic basin on this Monday morning, there are no disturbances that have any potential for tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours.

NHC continues to issue advisories on Tropical Storm Dalila, centered over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 105 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico.

Get that latest on the tropics by visiting the NHC website at


Dear Dr. Cavan,

Greetings !!

International Mango Festival conducted by Delhi Tourism ended on 30th June.

Sending you the newspaper link:

You may please let me know that how can I contribute to your organization. 

I sincerely await your reply over email.

Thanking you,

Dr.Ram Prakash Srivastava
Founder - Director
63-64,Lekhraj Khazana Commercial Complex.
Faizabad Road, Lucknow, State:UP,INDIA
Pin Code: 226016

Cell : 0091-9305836798



Dear Dr. Cavan,

Greetings to you from INDIA !!

I am glad to see the Mango network IMO has made over a period of time.

I congratulate you for the same.

I wish to introduce myself in few lines..

I did my doctorate on the subject MANGO way back in 1976 from prestigious Indian Agriculture Research Institute,New Delhi.

I worked for government of India till year 2000 and got retired from government service at the age of 60…

Las consecuencias de la renuncia de Ecuador a las preferencias arancelarias con EE.UU.

1 de julio de 2013

Gobierno ecuatoriano decidió renunciar al ATPDEA, lo que obligaría a los exportadores a pagar altos aranceles

La semana pasada el gobierno de Ecuador anunció su renuncia irrevocable al ATPDEA (Ley de Preferencias Arancelarias Andinas) – sistema de preferencias comerciales por los cuales EE.UU. otorga acceso libre de aranceles a un amplia gama de exportaciones de cuatro países andinos, entre ellos Ecuador, como una compensación económica por la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas -, debido a las fuertes presiones políticas del gobierno norteamericano que reclama a Edward Snowden, un ex técnico de la CIA que reveló información confidencial a la prensa y que ahora pide asilo a Ecuador.

El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, fue enfático en señalar que la renuncia unilateral e irrevocable a las preferencias arancelarias andinas (ATPDEA) se debió a la “amenaza, insolencia y prepotencia de ciertos sectores estadounidenses por el caso Snowden”.

“Nuestra dignidad no tiene preci…