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Brazilian President to cancel US visit if doesn’t receive public apologies for cyber spying

September 05, 2013, 12:09 UTC+3

Reports say Brazil is also ready to cancel the planned trade deals with the US

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LONDON, September 5. (Itar-Tass). – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is ready to cancel her visit to the US scheduled for October, if she doesn’t receive Washington’s public apologies in connection with cyber spying by US intelligence services, according to London’s local media reports.

Reports say Brazil is also ready to cancel the planned trade deals with the US, including the agreement on the purchase of F-18 Super Hornet military jets from the US-based Boeing Corp. in the amount of $4 billion.

Brazil’s Globo TV channel said this week that US electronic intelligence bureau, National Security Agency was tracking phone calls and e-mail messages of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and of her Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto. This revelations were based on documents handed to journalists by ex-CIA Edward Snowden..

Brazilian Folha de S. Paulo daily reported on Tuesday, September 3, that Dilma Rousseff is pondering the possibility of cancelling the scheduled for October 23 official visit to Washington. The Brazilian leader received with upheaval the news that NSA had been spying her telephone calls and correspondence.

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