Snowden Would Accept Asylum in Brazil, if Offered

Snowden Would Accept Asylum in Brazil, if Offered

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former United States National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden would accept permanent asylum in Brazil if the government offered it to him, but would not provide officials with more information regarding the U.S.-run espionage program on Brazilian targets in exchange for safe haven. […]

Brazil Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador

Brazil Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new United States Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, arrived in Brasília on September 16th. Her appointment follows the departure of her predecessor Thomas Shannon and comes at tense time for Brazil-U.S. relations. As she disembarked at Brasília’s airport, Ayalde told assembled reporters that […]

Rousseff Denounces U.S. Espionage

Rousseff Denounces U.S. Espionage

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In her opening speech at the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, President Dilma Rousseff, as expected, took the opportunity to criticize the United States’ spying program in Brazil, and announced her intention to protect the country from further unwelcome surveillance. The […]

Rousseff Cancels State Visit to U.S: Daily

Rousseff Cancels State Visit to U.S: Daily

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled her state visit to the United States this October over allegations that the U.S. spied on the telecommunications of Brazilian citizens and Rousseff’s inner circle of advisors. This is the latest development in the diplomatic row that has […]

Reports of U.S. Spying on Petrobras: Daily

Reports of U.S. Spying on Petrobras: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More allegations of U.S. spying on Brazilian targets surfaced on Sunday, as the Globo TV program “Fantástico” revealed new classified U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) documents that show the U.S. spied on Brazil’s largest company, Petrobras. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., or Petrobras, an international technological […]

Rousseff Questions U.S. Over Spying: Daily

Rousseff Questions U.S. Over Spying: Daily

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff demanded total transparency from U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday over allegations that American agencies had conducted spying operations on Brazil’s leadership. At a meeting at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Obama pledged to work together with Brazil and Mexico […]

New U.S. Spying Allegations Emerge: Daily

New U.S. Spying Allegations Emerge: Daily

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Brazil’s top leaders emerged on Sunday. President Dilma Rousseff and top aides have had confidential communication intercepted by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA), Rio-based American journalist Glenn Greenwald disclosed this Sunday on primetime Globo newscast Fantástico. The top-secret documents, […]

Brazilian Detained at London Airport: Daily

Brazilian Detained at London Airport: Daily

By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – David Miranda, Brazilian citizen and partner of Glenn Greenwald, Rio-based journalist known for his role in disclosing former U.S. subcontractor Edward Snowden’s NSA spying allegations, was detained while passing through London’s Heathrow airport on Sunday. The UK Government has so far refused to comment on […]

State Secretary John Kerry Visits Brazil

State Secretary John Kerry Visits Brazil

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – United States Secretary of State John Kerry defended the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program that monitored Brazil’s communications, as well as other countries around the world, during a joint press conference with Brazil’s Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota on Tuesday, August […]

Brazil Alarmed by U.S. Surveillance

Brazil Alarmed by U.S. Surveillance

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just three months ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States, relations between the two countries are being tested by allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been data-mining surveillance on millions of emails and telephone calls made in Brazil […]