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Mr. Oren, who took up his position in July 2009, will be replaced by Ron Dermer, a longtime Netanyahu aide.
The new U.S. ambassador to Brazil found that timing is everything as she arrived in the capital, Brasilia, hours before President Dilma Rousseff angrily canceled an Oct. 23 state visit to Washington to protest U.S. spying on her phone calls with her aides.
Ambassador Liliana Ayalde dodged reporters’ questions about the scandal over the National Security Agency’s electronic eavesdropping, as revealed by Edward Snowden.
Brazil’s media have reported on documents Mr. Snowden released that show the NSA intercepted Ms. Rousseff’s phone calls and targeted the state oil company, Petrobras.
At Brasilia’s airport, Ms. Ayalde retreated into diplomatic cover when reporters confronted her: “This is a very important moment for our relations, full of opportunities and possibilities.”
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About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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