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Brazil Demands Apology from U.S. over NSA Spying

WASHINGTON — Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff demanded an apology from the U.S. over their extensive spy program, where it was discovered that the U.S. spied on her private communications [1] with her staff.

dilma rousseff stern [2]Reuters reported [3] that Barack Obama, who has been a magnet for scandals within his first year of his last term as U.S. president, has not responded to her calls for an apology.

Rousseff threatened to cancel a planned visit to the White House and may downgrade commercial ties between the countries, which had improved over the past year. This came after a Brazilian news program exposed the U.S. National Security Agency’s ability to see the content of her e-mails, text messages and phone calls. Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, who was a candidate at the time, also was spied on by the NSA.

The information came from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who fled to Russia [4] and received temporary asylum status [5] there. His reporter, liberal Glenn Greenwald [6], lives in Brazil and helped publish the information.