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Topic - Dilma Rousseff
In what should be a rather embarrassing moment for Brazil, government heads admitted this week that its intelligence agency has done some spying of its own – on the United States, Russia, Iran and Iraq.
Thanks to Edward Snowden, President Obama not only missed a big dinner date this week, but he's become the brunt of anger of world leaders gathering in Brussels.
President Obama got a rude welcome to the 68th U.N. General Assembly gathering Tuesday before he even opened his mouth when the president of Brazil harshly criticized the United States for widespread spying.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to Washington next month after reports based on leaked National Security Agency documents showed that her communications with top aides had been intercepted.
In an unprecedented snub to President Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled her official state visit to the White House scheduled for next month, angered by revelations of U.S. spying on her and on major Brazilian state institutions.
Angered by revelations of National Security Agency surveillance, Brazilian officials have stepped up work on legislation to make Internet companies store data locally, so it is subject to Brazilian law.
The president of Brazil said Friday that President Obama has taken responsibility for the U.S. spying on her, and that Mr. Obama has promised to provide a written explanation to the Brazilian government for the surveillance by next week.
In the latest sign of worldwide anger over U.S. spying, the president of Brazil on Thursday canceled a trip to Washington by a team of aides who were to prepare the way for her official state visit to the White House next month.
Brazilians are angry. President Dilma Rousseff's government is spending billions on beautiful new stadiums — and it's all about image.
The Brazilian government says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned President Dilma Rousseff in an effort to ease tensions created by the disclosure that the United States collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in Latin America's biggest nation.
Mass protests in Brazil and halfway around the world in Turkey are the latest manifestations of the coming of age of a politically aware global middle class that, armed with little more than Twitter and Facebook, is demanding greater government accountability, basic rights and a more equitable distribution of resources.
An estimated 1 million protesters took to the streets of Brazil early Friday, clashing with police and swarming through more than 80 cities in the biggest anti-government demonstration the nation has seen in years.
Tens of thousands of Brazilians again flooded the streets of the country's biggest city to raise a collective cry against a longstanding lament — people are weighed down by high taxes and high prices but get low-quality public services and a system of government infected with corruption.
Internationally renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer was being honored Thursday with a memorial in Brasilia, the modernist Brazilian capital he helped design out of the country's vast interior plain with signature buildings of flowing concrete and grand, sweeping curves.
Brazilians plopped down in chairs gathered around sidewalk TVs and sat down to meals with sets looming over their tables Friday night as the country settled in for the final chapter of a smash soap opera that enthralled its fans for months.
She said that restriction might be circumvented by asking for special loan guarantees, media reported.
Brazilian President Dilma Roussef said in a newspaper interview published Wednesday that she is looking at how to help Portugal.