Biden Likely Mending Fences in Brazil After Spying Accusations
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — After taking in the surprising United States victory over Ghana at the World Cup on Monday night, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The match served as a break during Biden’s trip to Latin America where he will meet with the leaders of a number of countries, including Rousseff andVice President Michel Temer. The two agreed to meet Tuesday during a phone conversation last month, according to the White House.
Rousseff cancelled a planned trip to Washington last year after accused NSA leaker Edward Snowden said the U.S. had been spying on the largest country in South America. Snowden, who currently lives in Russia, has offered to help Brazil investigate the alleged U.S. efforts in exchange for political asylum, the The Guardian reports.
Rousseff publicly blasted the U.S. after Snowden made the espionage public.
When Biden and Rousseff spoke last month, Biden pledged to advance the U.S.-Brazil cooperation in a broad range of areas, according to the White House.
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