Washington, 18 September: In what could be called as a diplomatic snub, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off her state visit to USA in the aftermath of the revelations that the America spied on her. Statements issued by both the countries billed the decision as a postponement. The visit had been scheduled for 23 October but was called into question after documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former US Intelligence technician, revealed the extent of American spying on its Brazilian ally.
The documents released by former CIA contractor Snowden revealed the NSA had snooped on e-mails, text messages and calls between the Brazilian President and her aides. PTI