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NSA Leaks Strain Relationship with the U.S.
In Oct. 2013, the German weekly paper Der Spiegel reported that, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the United States National Security Agency's surveillance program hacked into former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's email account and network. According to the report in Der Spiegel, the NSA's hacking involved "diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico's political system and internal stability."
Mexican authorities say they would seek answers from U.S. officials. Former President Calderon responded on Twitter that the hacking was an "affront to the institutions of the country, given that it took place when I was president."