Canada spied on Brazil energy ministry: Report
BRASïLIA (AFP) - Canada spied on communications at Brazil's Mining and Energy Ministry, according to Canadian intelligence documents revealed on Sunday by Globo television.
Documents leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, purportedly from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, show a detailed outline of the Brazilian ministry's communications including phone calls, emails and Internet traffic.
Earlier disclosures by Snowden that the United States spied on the same ministry, as well as on President Dilma Rousseff and her aides, have greatly strained US-Brazilian ties.
Canada has mining interests in Brazil, Mining and Energy Minister Edilson Lobao told Globo. He described the development as "serious."