Leaked: U.S. was reading Brazil and Mexico leaders’ emails thanks to NSA

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The U.S. ambassador to Brazil met with his Brazilian counterpart Monday following new revelations that the National Security Agency’s spy program directly targeted the South American nation’s leader. Ambassador Thomas Shannon arrived and left Brazil’s Foreign Ministry without speaking to reporters. There was no comment from officials at Brazil’s Foreign Ministry either. The office of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said it had no immediate comment, but Rousseff was meeting with top ministers to discuss the case. Lawmakers in Latin America’s largest nation were outraged over the Globo TV network’s report citing documents dated June 2012 from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. They showed that the U.S. was targeting Rousseff’s emails and telephone calls, along with those of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, whose communications were being monitored even before he was elected as president in July, 2012. Continue reading

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