Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations
BRASILIA (AFP) - The American ambassador to Brazil was summoned by the authorities on Monday over new allegations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on President Dilma Rousseff, an official said.
US journalist Glenn Greenwald, a Guardian newspaper columnist who obtained secret files from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, told Globo television that the agency snooped on the communications of Ms Rousseff and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
A Brazilian foreign ministry spokesman said US Ambassador Thomas Shannon "was called to explain" the claims made by Mr Greenwald, who is based in Rio de Janeiro.
"If these facts prove to be true, it would be unacceptable and could be called an attack on our country's sovereignty," Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo said.