BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil's federal police say they have not yet been asked to investigate a newspaper report that the U.S. collected billions of telephone and email conversations in the Latin American country, possibly by getting some of the information from Brazilian companies.
Brazilian leaders weighed opening an investigation into whether Brazilian companies were involved in the spying program, but it had not been ordered as of Monday afternoon.
The O Globo newspaper reported over the weekend that Brazil was the top target in Latin America for the U.S. espionage program. It reports Monday that the U.S. had a significant base in Brasilia for the collection of intercepted global satellite communications until at least 2002.
Globo says it has access to documents released by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.