Brazil Threatens to Cancel Boeing Order Over NSA SpyingSep 7th 2013

Brazil Threatens to Cancel Boeing Order Over NSA Spying
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Brazilian President Dilma Roussef reportedly isn't happy with the United States right now, and Chicago could feel the effects.

In response to a report that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on her emails and phone calls during the Edward Snowden scandal, a source told Reuters she might cancel her White House meeting next month and take some choice actions.

The latter could mean ruling out the purchase of F-18 Super Hornet fighters from Boeing Co, based in Chicago, the source said.

It's too early to tell what might happen, but reports flew Thursday that President Barack Obama was late to a G-20 summit dinner to smooth things over with Roussef.

Obama apparently stressed the importance of the United States' relationship with Brazil and explained the nature of the NSA's efforts.

According to the Wall Street Journal Roussef has asked for an apology and a written explanation for the spying.

As of Thursday the Brazilian president reportedly had stopped plans for the U.S. visit.

NBC Chicago

Article by: Virna Souza [BrazilChicago]


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