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Mexico Summons Ambassador Over Spy Allegations

Sept. 3, 2013
Enrique Nieto

Mexico on Monday summoned the US ambassador to the foreign ministry following revelations about alleged US spying in Latin America.

The Mexican government is demanding a thorough explanation of a report that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto last year while he was a candidate for the presidency. Brazilian television aired the report Sunday.

In particular the NSA allegedly listened in on Pena Nieto conversations about the composition of his cabinet, the powerful TV Globo network said.

TV Globo cited secret documents leaked by US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden to US reporter Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro and writes for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Allegations that the NSA spied on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has triggered a new crisis in US-Brazilian relations. According to TV Globo, the NSA monitored Rousseff's phone and email communications with her advisers.


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Source: Copyright Deutsche Presse-Agentur ??? Engl 2013


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