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Obama Must Respond to Spying Accusation If Rousseff to Visit U.S.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that whether she makes a planned state visit to Washington next month depends on Barack Obama's response to revelations the United States monitored her communications. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Investigate Spying on Mexican President

U.S. President Barack Obama assured Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto he will investigate reports that Washington's spy apparatus monitored his communications, officials here said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Rousseff is One Step Closer to Canceling U.S. Visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a planned trip to Washington this weekend by members of her staff, who were to have made advance preparations for her scheduled Oct. 23 visit to the United States, the official Agencia Brasil news service said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's scheduled state visit to the United States may be in jeopardy after revelations that Washington spied on her, an official source told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Awaits Explanation from UK for Detaining Man Linked to Snowden

Brazil said Wednesday it is still waiting for a formal explanation from Britain of why the Brazilian partner of a journalist who has published Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. spying was detained for nine hours while in transit at London's Heathrow airport. continue reading »

In Light of Snowden Incident, Obama Cancels Summit with Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled the meeting he was going to have with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in September citing, among other reasons, Russia's granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, a White House spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Evo Morales Accepts Europe’s Apology for Plane Incident

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday accepted apologies offered by France, Spain, Italy and Portugal for the forced rerouting of his flight home from Russia on July 2. continue reading »

Spain to Bolivia: Sorry We Helped Stopped the President’s Plane

The Spanish government on Monday presented to Bolivia a note apologizing for the July 2 incident involving President Evo Morales' plane and expressed confidence that the issue had been put to rest and that bilateral relations will remain on an even keel. continue reading »

U.S. Yet to Give Explanation for Spying on Brazilians

Brazil continues to await an explanation from Washington after revelations that the United States has collected and stored the e-mail and telephone records of millions of Brazilians, Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Edward Snowden Offered “Humanitarian Asylum” in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he had decided to offer "humanitarian asylum" to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to "protect him from persecution" by Washington. continue reading »

Bolivian Questions Whether Europeans Would Have Searched Obama’s Plane

The European countries involved in this week's diversion and subsequent search of Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane would not have acted likewise toward another head of state, a member of Bolivia's government suggested here Friday. continue reading »

Venezuela Questions Relations with Spain Following Bolivian Plane Incident

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday that he will re-evaluate relations with Spain in light of this week's incident involving Bolivian head of state Evo Morales' plane, which had to divert to Vienna after several western European countries barred the flight from their airspace. continue reading »

Ecuadorian President Has Conversation with Joe Biden Over Snowden

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged him in a phone conversation not to grant asylum to whistle-blower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for revealing details about classified surveillance programs. continue reading »

Alleged Spy Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador as U.S. Revokes His Passport

Alleged spy Edward Snowden is reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador while having just arrived in Russia via Hong Kong. Snowden, 30, was hiding out in Hong Kong after confessing to spilling government secrets they would preferred stayed secret. continue reading »