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"Don't Spy On Us," Brazilian President Hopes To Send A Message With Canceled Trip

Flickr Photo/Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos Presidência da República

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to postpone her state visit to the US next month. This decision comes after the revelation that the NSA had spied on Rousseff and her government. President Obama said in a statement yesterday that he “understands and regrets the concerns disclosers of alleged US intelligence activities have generated in Brazil.”

He also said that he hopes the US and Brazil can work together “to move beyond this issue.”

Julia Sweig, senior fellow for Latin American Studies on the Council on Foreign Relations explains to Ross Reynolds the significance of the canceled trip.

Produced by Amina Al-Sadi.