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Obama ruins U.S.-Brazil ties

WASHINGTON — U.S. ties with allies continue to deteriorates under President Barack Obama, as recent events demonstrate.

dilma rousseff stern [1]Reuters reported [2] that Brazil is the latest country to sever ties with the U.S. after Obama failed to make sufficient concessions and apologies for his National Security Agency (NSA) spying program [3].

In a Brazilian television segment, it was revealed that Obama’s surveillance program even knew the details of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s correspondence with her staff. Rousseff was upset and demanded an apology from Obama [4], which she felt has not been adequately made by Obama.

Instead, she canceled her visit to the White House for this year and said that this conduct is “incompatible” with a relationship among allied countries and said the visit would go against her goals of respect for Brazilian sovereignty.

Some of her retaliatory policies could be levying taxes for U.S. Internet companies that work in Brazil and not buying fighter jets from U.S.-based Boeing.