The US National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly targeted several major countries in Latin America under its surveillance programmes.
Citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that the NSA targeted and gathered information from many Latin American countries including Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.
The newspaper claimed that the NSA carried out surveillance operations in the oil and energy sector in Venezuela and Mexico.
The information was reported to have been collected through an association between US and Brazilian telecom firms.
Recently, two privacy watchdogs, one in the UK and one in the USA, have filed complaints against their respective governments over surveillance programmes.
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