US Secretary of State John Kerry had to face tough questioning over NSA surveillance in Colombia, ahead of his visit to Brazil — the country which has been the US’s top spying target in Latin America in Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks.
Amid a chill in relations between Washington and Latin America, Brazil appears reluctant to go ahead with a planned $4 billion purchase of 36 US fighter jets, with sources close to the deal citing lack of trust as a reason, Reuters reported.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has expressed concern that the NSA’s e-mail and telephone surveillance targeted some of Brazil’s particularly sensitive sectors, such as oil production and the military.
- Brazil may reject US fighter jet deal over NSA spying scandal (EndtheLie.com)
- John Kerry Forced To Defend NSA Surveillance Before Key Allies (huffingtonpost.com)
- Brazil may reject US fighter jet deal over NSA spying scandal (rt.com)