Responses to President Dilma’s Postponement of State Visit

Sep 19, 2013

While only a postponement, Dilma can come out winning twice

O Estado de S. Paulo, 09/18/2013

Paulo Sotero authored this article about President Rousseff’s decision to postpone the state visit the U.S. and how it will affect her presidency both short and long-term.

Mission impossible in Moscow

            O Estado de S. Paulo, 09/19/2013

Paulo Sotero contributed this analysis on the repercussions of Brazil’s House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee’s decision to send a delegation to Russia to speak to Edward Snowden about the espionage activities of the NSA.

Presidential Visit from Brazil Delayed

            CCTV, 09/19/2013

The Director of the Brazil Institute sat down for an interview with CCTV to discuss US-Brazil relations after the announcement that Brazil’s state visit would be postponed.

US, Brazil in 'difficult' bid to rebuild trust

            Asia One World, 09/19/2013

"It is especially important to rebuild a climate of mutual trust that no longer exists," stated Paulo Sotero this article about US-Brazil relations in the wake of espionage allegations and the delayed state visit. This article was also published by Global Post.

“Rousseff to decide if US visit will go ahead”

            Financial Times, 09/17/2013

The Director of the Brazil Institute is quoted in this article on the subject of whether Brazil’s president will continue the planned visit to the US in light of the recent revelations of US spying.  (Note: This link will ask you to log in.)

“Analysis: Dilma’s visit would bring no advancements on important matters

Folha de S. Paulo, 09/18/2013

Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article, on how the espionage allegations have influenced the relations between the US and Brazil, stating that the espionage accusations poisoned the environment and nothing concrete would have resulted from the visit. (Article in Portuguese)

“Rousseff Calls off U.S. Visit over NSA Surveillance

            Bloomberg, 09/17/2013

Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article about the postponement of Brazilian President Rousseff’s visit to the United States after espionage allegations were made public.

Obama confronts allegations of espionage from Mexico and Brazil

NTN 25 La Noche, 09/13/2013

Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, spoke with NTN 25 La Noche about recent NSA spying allegations on Brazilian telecommunications and President Dilma Rousseff's correspondence with other Latin American heads of state.

Brazil probes U.S. spying allegations

            The Wall Street Journal, 09/02/2013

Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero is quoted in this piece about the NSA’s effect on Brazil and U.S. relations.

Dilma goes to Washington

            O Estado de S. Paulo, 08/27/2013

In this piece, originally written in Portuguese, Paulo Sotero provides an overview of how the initial revelations of NSA activities in Brazil affected diplomatic relations between countries, claiming that, “with two months ahead of President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States in October, expectations that the event would deepen and strengthen relations between the countries have already vanished…”

Expectations of Dilma’s visit to the United States

            Valor Economico, 08/26/2013

In this article about the economic expectation of Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to Washington, Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute is quoted explain that the Brazilian government’s recent movement aimed at attracting foreign investment should facilitate the rekindling of relations with the US.

The NSA stirs up the ghosts’ of others spies

           New America, 10/03/2013

Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, responds to the following question about the NSA spying leaks: “These reactions didn’t happen in a vacuum. Put your country’s response into historical context. What’s the history of surveillance there?”

 

 

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