Oct 24, 2013

Latest NSA Leak Puts President Nieto's Credibility at Stake (La Jornada, Mexico)

La Jornada
Translated by Vicky Latham
October 23, 2013

According to a secret document of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA for its English acronym), leaked by former consultant Edward Snowden and published yesterday by German news magazine Der Spiegel, in May 2010, the NSA managed to hack into a central server within the Mexican presidential network and gain access to the public e-mail account of former President Felipe Calderón. That account, which was also used by several cabinet members, contained "diplomatic, economic and leadership communications that permitted ongoing insight into Mexico's political system and internal stability." Its hacking provided, "a lucrative source" of information to the NSA.

The revelation compliments last month’s disclosures by TV Globo - published in Mexico by this newspaper, that in 2012, the U.S. spy agency boasted of maintaining a strict watch over the communications of then-presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, and is concrete confirmation of Washington’s widespread and systematic interference into the confidential information of many of the world’s governments.  Read more. 

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