Snowden documents show Canada spied on Brazil’s mining and energy sector: report

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RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian television report that aired Sunday night said Canadian spies targeted Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry.

The report on Globo television was based on documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and was the latest showing that Latin America’s biggest country has been a target for U.S., British and now Canadian spy agencies.

The report said the metadata of phone calls and emails from and to the Brazilian ministry were targeted by the Communications Security Establishment Canada, or CSEC, to map the ministry’s communications, using a software program called Olympia. It didn’t indicate whether emails were read or phone calls were listened to.

One page of the leaked document, shown on Globo, alludes to Greek mythology and reads: “And they said to the Titans ‘Watch Out Olympians in the house!’”

A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper would neither confirm nor…

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