NSA spied on presidents of Brazil, Mexico, report says


The U.S. National Security Agency, or NSA, snooped on the presidents of Brazil and Mexico, Glenn Greenwald, a reporter for The Guardian, who interviewed Edward Snowden and reported in detail about the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, said on Sunday, claiming for the first time that the NSA directly spied on world leaders in their home countries.

Greenwald, who is a U.S. citizen living in Rio de Janeiro, told Brazilian TV channel Globo News that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s emails were intercepted and its contents accessed, according to a document dated June 2012, a month before he was elected president.

The document, however, does not include any intercepted messages from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, as is the case with Pena Nieto’s, “but it is clear in several ways that her communications were intercepted, including the use of DNI Presenter, which is a program used by NSA to open and read emails and online chats,” Greenwald told Associated Press.

Brazilian Justice Minister Eduardo Cardozo told the newspaper O Globo that “if the facts of the report are confirmed, they would be considered..

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