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Brazil watching changes in US espionage policy

January 19, 2014

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s government says it’s paying “extreme attention” to how the U.S. reforms the National Security Agency.

Spokesman Thomas Traumann is using the official blog of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to say the government has closely analyzed Friday’s speech on NSA reforms by U.S. President Barack Obama. He calls the speech “a first step.”

Sunday’s post is the first official reaction from Brazil’s government. Reports of U.S. spying on Brazil, and Rousseff herself, so irritated the government that the Brazilian leader cancelled a widely anticipated formal state visit to Washington in October.

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