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Brazil's President Demands Apology for US Spying

Furious about a report that the U.S. government spied on her private communications, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff may cancel a planned White House visit and downgrade commercial ties unless she receives a public apology, a senior Brazilian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

A Brazilian news program reported on Sunday that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on emails, phone calls and text messages of Rousseff and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The report by Globo TV was based on documents leaked by fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Rousseff is due to make a formal state visit to Washington next month to meet U.S. President Barack Obama and discuss a possible $4 billion jet-fighter deal, cooperation on oil and biofuels technology, as well as other commercial agreements.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

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  • Lyle||

    No apology. Our espionage people were just doing their job.

  • Goldwin Smith||

    You know Who Else was just doing their job?

  • ||

    Hitler?

  • Goldwin Smith||

    You know which other head of state went to war without a vote of the legislature and ruled by decree and without passing a budget?

  • plusafdotcom||

    More political posturing on both sides... so silly.
    As if this were a surprise to her...

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