Pablo Uchoa – BBC Brasil, 07/09/2013

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This is not exactly the agenda that Brazil and the United States wanted to emphasize just three months before President Dilma Rousseff’s official state visit to Washington in October.

However, allegations revealed by the newspaper O Globo on Sunday that the National Security Agency (NSA) has collected millions- possibly billions – of data calls and e-mails exchanged in Brazil have now become prominent in their bilateral concerns.

Analysists in Brazil and the United States do not expect this situation to revert the possible bilateral ‘honeymoon” that is supposed to culminate with Dilma’s visit. Yet, other analysists believe this situation should oblige the United States to “win back” the confidence and trust of ally countries shaken by the scandal.

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