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Kerry arrives in Brazil on Tuesday to try and iron out strained relations over US spying

Saturday, August 10th 2013 - 02:38 UTC
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The government of President Dilma Rousseff will raise the issue of US spying on Brazilian companies and individuals next week when US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Brazil. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard2

    I guess that when Obama re-writes the rules for NSA surveillance of his own citizens he will add a section on the rules for collecting info on foreign nations and their people.

    The clauses allowing circumvention of nations' laws - 'in the greater interest' - will need close public scrutiny.

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Who is kurry in the photo ?....

    Any help please?

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Kerry and Patriota: you couldn't put a bus ticket between them for the title of the “Idiot of Country”, based on themes in “The Coward of the County”.

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JetsreamBR

    @3

    Well, considering your logic, they're the best people that could be choosed for this situation, since they got so much in common. :-)

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    4 JetsreamBR

    :-)))

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Of course the US will use it's scare tactic “fighting terrorism” and say everything is classified.
    The US is trying it's hardest to control the worlds Internet.
    No wonder many companies are abandoning US based servers for storing data.

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JetsreamBR

    6 Klingon

    Well, that's more than expected, considering the fact that all the efforts of the U.S to 'fight the terrorism', are only managing to radicalize the Middle East even further. I mean, each terrorist you kill with a drone, radicalizes at least five arabs in a 100m radius of the blast!

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I like the United States. They know how to defend their interests and always position themselves very well when they are defending them. There are cheaply made dizzy when their sovereignty is at stake.

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (7) JetsreamBR

    Wonder what the “radicalization radius” is when an American or British fighter jet blasts a wedding party....?

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JetsreamBR

    9 Think

    It's circunstantial. I can create a radius big enough to make a company-size unit of mad people.

    Yet ,depending on the menu, it can be cathastrophe or blessing

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_V0ice

    This man was truly a genius. He should have been awarded the Order of Liberator General San Martin. Unfortunately he could not complete the cleansing of all the Montoneros.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Rafael_Videla

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Is Kerry very tall or is the other fellow a dwarf?

    Aug 10th, 2013 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    12 golfcronie

    Both!

    Aug 11th, 2013 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John III (Pope)

    This issue may put a crimp in the FA 18 sale.

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    British pull Brazilian off plane and grill him: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3779667/

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    15 Hepatia

    You just love to LIE about things don’t you?

    Firstly, Miranda was not “pulled off a plane”. As it says in the article he was transiting through London Heathrow. Like Brazil, you have to obey the law whilst in the airport and are subject to whatever questions the security forces decide you need to answer for them.

    Secondly his partner Greenwald claims him to be “innocent” but was actually a document mule taking documents to the stupid bitch in Germany who is going to do a “documentary film” for Greenwald AND the Guardian newspaper who employs him. To this end the Guardian had to admit this morning that THEY had paid for Miranda tickets. So no conflict of interest there, eh?

    Thirdly, the security force were acting FULLY within the law. They did keep the girlfriend, sorry wife, in the slammer for NINE full hours to the minute. A unique achievement and probably a message to his husband not to fuck with us.

    I bet Miranda won’t come back through the UK again when he next plays the document mule role in their “partnership”. I bet you wouldn’t like a big butch security guard telling you to bend over, would you. On the other hand.....

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/10/kerry-arrives-in-brazil-on-tuesday-to-try-and-iron-out-strained-relations-over-us-spying#comment269618: As the article clearly states Miranda was “detained” by the British. I would say that constitutes being pulled off the plane, wouldn't you. You will note that when he was released his personal property, and that of others, was not returned.

    As to the rest of your post I did not realize how much the concept of 'freedom of the press' has been degraded in the UK.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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