That is funny. Mexico, Paraguay, Columbia and Peru. Now I'm not saying Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Bolivia don't snoop on their domestic phone calls. I have no idea what type of laws they have about such issues, or what they get up to. But I wonder how much assistance the US government has given to the Honduran government since they helped them oust their democratically elected socialist president a few years ago. Frankly, I think all of the states that have acted "shocked" at US snooping are play-acting for their own people. I am more interested in the reactions of the people themselves. Just imagine if the people of the USA were informed that Russia, or China, or Cuba, or even France for that matter, were recording all of the phone calls and emails of the US populace. Could you imagine the explosion of anger amongst the people? And what would the US government do in that case? Pretend to be shocked of course. The reality would be that, just as now with the UK, the US government is storing everything the UK gets its grimy little hands on.
The stark and scary truth is that the western governments (I can't speak for the rest of the globe) have quietly determined that the people they supposedly work for are their enemy. They are each other's friend, along with the multinational conglomerates and financial institutions. Its the states and their owners that are working together, and the masses of the people are the enemy to be spied on, manipulated, policed, imprisoned and controlled. The western governments no longer apply the law to themselves, nor do they apply the law to the international business cartels. In fact, they don't even pretend to enforce the law anymore, except upon the general populace, who are increasingly under the thumb of the police and surveillance state. These are dark days.