Report: NSA directly spied Brazil, Mexico leaders

RIO DE JANEIRO — A new report says the U.S. National Security Agency’s spy program on global Internet and telephone traffic directly targeted the leaders of Brazil and Mexico.

That’s from U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro. He worked with the Brazilian TV news program “Fantastico” for a show that aired Sunday night.

Greenwald says on the program that documents dated June 2012 and provided to him by NSA leaker Edward Snowden show the communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto were targeted.

In Pena Nieto’s case, he was being targeted while still a presidential candidate and not yet the elected leader. The documents indicate the contents of Pena Nieto’s communications were accessed.

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