Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo, rejecting the U.S. government’s attempt to explain the NSA spying so far.
The news of more National Security Agency spying in Brazil comes one week after it emerged the United States has spied on the phone calls and emails of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The revelations have sparked a diplomatic uproar and threatened a planned trip by Rousseff to the United States next month. At the G-20 summit in Russia, Rousseff said she raised her concerns directly with President Obama, and added that her visit to the United States will depend on how Obama responds. In an interview with The Hindu newspaper, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva criticized the NSA spy program and said President Obama should “personally apologize to the world.”