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Friday, 6 September 2013

Brazilian President to Cancel Visit to the USA If She Doesn’t Receive a Public Apology for NSA Cyberspying

00 Dilma Rousseff. Brazil President. 06.09.13


According to local media reports, Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff is ready to cancel her visit to the USA scheduled for October if she doesn’t receive a public apology from Washington in connection with cyberspying by American intelligence services on her. Reports also say that Brazil is ready to cancel planned trade deals with the USA, including an agreement to purchase F-18 Super Hornet jets from US-based Boeing Corporation, worth some 4 billion USD (133 billion Roubles. 4.2 billion CAD. 4.4 billion AUD. 3 billion Euros. 2.6 billion UK Pounds). This week, Rede Globo TV said that the NSA, the American electronic intelligence bureau, tracked phone calls and e-mail messages between President Rousseff and her Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto. Documents handed to journalists by ex-CIA analyst Edward Snowden backed up these revelations. On Tuesday, Folha de S. Paulo reported that President Rousseff is thinking of cancelling her scheduled 23 October official visit to Washington. President Rousseff was greatly angered at the news that the NSA spied on her telephone calls and correspondence.

5 September 2013

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