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Rousseff postpones state visit to Washington over US cyber-spying allegations

Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 00:27 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday postponed a state visit to Washington over allegations of US cyber-spying on her country. She announced the decision after discussing the spying row with US President Barack Obama Monday in a telephone call. Read full article


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  • Gonzo22

    Yes it is.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Just like Cristina mixing up domestic politics with foreign policy as usual. Make a big fuss for the left at home but Obama is not going to come begging “Ohh I’m so sorry for spying on you and Brazil... please, please come to Washington, I won’t be sleeping tonight if you don’t”
    I don’t think this will have any economical consequences at all for Brazil-American business, the US always play on the long term and knows how anti-Americanism politics works out in Latam

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I heard this visit would be cancelled weeks ago.

    It is a gesture for the domestic audience, nothing more.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So the dummy IN the pram is throwing her toys OUT of the pram.

    Why can't these SA presidents behave like grown up people.

    She will be doing a MBOA thing and DEMANDING next.

    Only by talking to others can anything peaceful be achieved, other than that it has to be “war”.

    Brazil need the US far more than the US need Brazil.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Can't see anything negative for the United States in this. “President of struggling South American country stays out of United States”. So what. A couple of tiny islands in the North Atlantic have more economic significance. Also more political and military significance. Question. Which country does the U.S. turn to when it wants support? Is it Brazil? No. Is it the UK? Yes. Brazil is still third-rate. It needs to understand that splashing its disgruntlement across the world's press is not the way. That's the way of an insecure, frightened also-ran. Advanced nations have quiet, private words.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Garrett Connelly

    US spies are costing an already weak US economy tens of billions of dollars,. As the US military empire implodes it is trapped by war propaganda to spend tens of billions more on spies that accomplish nothing but accelerating collapse from economic isolation and revulsion at US totalitarianism hiding in a hollowed out fake democracy.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Is “Garrett Connelly” the name of an apartment block in BA ???


    Sep 18th, 2013 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    6. What an idiotic post. Even NPR which is about the most liberally biased news organization in the USA mocked Dilma this morning saying she was playing up being tough on the USA because it is fodder for the masses.
    Dilma is not equipped to take Brazil beyond the jungle.
    Good luck with the coming economic downturn and favela riots.
    Stupid monkeys

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    The US will go bankrupt because dilma, the ex-terrorist is not visiting disneyland.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    We don't have any wishes of dealing with stalkers, no need to get upset.

    Stalk on...


    Sep 18th, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Garrett Connelly

    Dictators who overthrew Brazilian democracy with the backing of the US fleet during operation Brother Sam called Dilma a terrorist, they tortured a pretty young college woman and called her a terrorist. Now the former freedom fighter is president of a huge country busily buying nuclear submarines from France so there will never be another US navy operation in the oil rich waters of Brasil. There's real history and then there's propaganda. There are also real problems to solve, propaganda history versions and national activities based on them are blocking growth of human knowledge. Mother Earth is becoming angry at her idiotic illnesses, the temperature is rising. Enough CO2 and lead will be molten if left in the sun. Dilma is aware of this, she has been a peace maker and democracy healer as best she can, hopefully she will rise to the needs of healing the planet.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro


    Thank you, Mr Connely. Good lesson of history and geopolitic.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    @8 “stupid monkeys” it takes two words to see right through the very soul of the USA and the UK. The islanders have the same thoughts about Latin America. Nice people. Hands off Latin America.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Healing the planet! Ferk me!!!!! You for real?

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 Garrett Connelly

    You have clearly missed the U-turn going on with all the doomsayers!

    The latest estimate for the rise in global temperature is ONE DEGREE C IN A HUNDRED YEARS.

    BTW lead melts at 327.5 °C, but you could always try tin, which is 232 °C, stupid bastard.

    What are you, a child or an imbecile? At least a child has an excuse.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    11.Healing the planet by drilling more oil than they ever have and burning down the amazon rain forest to grow Soy.
    Yeah okay.

    The more words you type the stupider you appear. I'd give up now.

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Every anglodescendent is a idiot! Much money, no? Wow i am happy!

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The future interests of the US require good relations with Brazil. This postponement is not good news.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    you sound worried and unhappy.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    A great missed opportunity.

    Imagine an official dinner for the head of state of Brasil, followed by President Dilma Rousseff then lecturing US President Barack Obama on his own home ground ? She could have held his “ feet to the fire ” publicly, and gotten whatever she wanted.

    A more seasoned politician like Lula would have used the opportunity and managed it to Brasil's advantage.

    Instead we have petulance, still no modern defensive jets, and wild ideas of internet optic cables to the Brics..

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    18. I don't see any scenario where we need Brazil for anything. Please explain your post.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #17 Brasileira, your racism is so unbecoming. Are you an example of fine South American education and open thinking?

    Sep 24th, 2013 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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