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NSA Spied On Brazil, Mexico Leaders, Glenn Greenwald Says

By BRADLEY BROOKS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The National Security Agency's spy program 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 U.S. journalist who obtained secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Sunday.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, told Globo's news program "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 Pena Nieto was elected.

The document Greenwald based the report on includes communications from 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," Greenwald told The Associated Press in an email. "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."

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These revelations are a bit

These revelations are a bit odd, but considering the risks Greenwald takes by continuing to dole out information, I guess he views it important to keep Brazil on his side. If he irritates the leadership in his country, who knows what would happen?

Who the fuck gives them the

Who the fuck gives them the authority, NOBODY, should have this authority, not without the consent of those involved, and i mean a choice of free will, not blackmail choice, were you are not treated the same as those who DO give authority, either through rights, goods or services