Argentina politicians 'spied on'

Argentina's foreign minister has
given prosecutors a list of more than
100 politicians and officials he claims
have been victims of espionage.
Hector Timerman said a high-ranking
official had given him the list at Friday's
meeting of the Mercosur regional group
in Uruguay.
He said the document includes email
addresses and passwords for politicians,
diplomats and journalists.
He did not accuse any country of
carrying out the spying.
Latin American nations registered their
annoyance with the US last week after
reports based on leaks from ex-CIA
contractor Edward Snowden suggested
the US was conducting widespread
espionage in the region.
The Brazilian O Globo newspaper alleged
the US had tracked web traffic across the
region and had monitored the emails and
phone conversations of millions of
Brazilian citizens.
The allegations sparked an angry
response from South American
presidents at the Mercosur meeting.
Mr Timerman has refused to confirm
whether the illegal surveillance in
Argentina was carried out by the US, says
the BBC's Ignacio de los Reyes in Buenos
Aires.
The minister said another cabinet
member from a different nation received
a similar list.