Outsourcing spying?

Steven Peacock of NarcoSphere reports that Mexico will deploy nationwide electronic surveillance system with help from the U.S. State Department:

The project involves construction of a surveillance command center within Agencia Federal de Investigaciones's (AFI) headquarters, which eventually will be linked to phone company and Internet service provider (ISP) networks nationwide. Government technicians staffing the center will be capable of programming and tapping into targeted phone numbers without the prior assistance of phone service providers or ISPs, the documents show. The techs also will be able to “transfer monitored calls made to cellular or fixed phones, to an agent located on the field,” it says.

The system will have a minimum 25,000-hour capacity to store audio and data transmissions seized by Mexican authorities, according to the documents. The plan envisions that 30 staffers will be on hand at any time for real-time monitoring of various communications ranging from phone calls and faxes, to e-mails and online chats by the respective customers of Telmex, Telcel, Nextel, Telefonica, Unefon, Isuacel, and Prodigy.
Here's my question. We know it's illegal for the US to spy on Americans without warrants. So, what happens if Mexico spies on Americans and tells the U.S. what it finds. What if the U.S. pays Mexico to spy on Americans and uses the information? Is that legal?


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