Report: US spy program targets energy information in Latin America in Venezuela, Mexico

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A Brazilian newspaper reports that a massive U.S. spy program is widespread throughout Latin America and that it's gathering information on oil and energy.

The O Globo newspaper says it has access to some documents released by the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Two recent monthly snapshots of the volume of emails and calls logged in the region shows the main targets were Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.

O Globo also says the documents show the program was gathering information on petroleum and energy in at least Venezuela and Mexico. There were no details on what the information might be.

The Tuesday story in O Globo was co-authored by U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story of the spy program after obtaining documents from Snowden.