NSA spied on leaders of Brazil, Mexico: Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The National Security Agency's spy programme targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, and in the case of Mexico's leader accessed the content of emails before he was elected, the US journalist who obtained secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden said on Sunday.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, told Globo's news programme "Fantastico" that a document dated June 2012 shows that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's emails were being read. The document's date is a month before Mr Pena Nieto was elected.
The document Mr Greenwald based the report on includes communications from Mr Pena Nieto indicating who he would like to name to some Cabinet posts among other information. It's not clear if the spying continues.
As for Brazil's leader, the June 2012 document "doesn't include any of Dilma's specific intercepted messages, the way it does for Nieto," Mr Greenwald told The Associated Press in an email.