- The Washington Times - Monday, October 27, 2014

President Obama, who felt the wrath of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff over revelations of U.S. spying on her phone calls, said Monday he “looks forward to calling” soon to congratulate Ms. Rousseff on her re-election.

The White House said Mr. Obama is “committed to continuing to work with President Rousseff,” who won reelection Sunday by a narrow margin.

“The president looks forward to calling President Rousseff in the coming days to congratulate her personally and discuss how we can increase our collaboration to promote global security, prosperity, and respect for human rights, and increased bilateral cooperation on education, energy, trade, and other issues of mutual interest,” the White House said.

Last year, Ms. Rousseff was so incensed over the revelations of the National Security Agency eavesdropping on her phone conversations that she canceled a state visit and a state dinner at the White House that was to have been held in her honor.

Ms. Rousseff received slightly more than 51 percent of the vote in Sunday’s balloting, defeating a strong challenge by the pro-business candidate Aécio Neves.

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