The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola, is said to make about the same noise as a normal conversation.
The foreign relations and defense commission of Brazil’s lower house has authorized an official trip by legislators to go to Moscow to interview National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden about spying on Brazil.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota on Tuesday criticized U.S. surveillance in Brazil and said the trust between the U.S. and Brazil would be damaged if U.S. explanations about the program are not satisfactory.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two U.S. allies after reports that an American spy program widely targeted data in emails and telephone calls across the region.
America is pivoting to Asia, focused on the Mideast, yet the “backyard,” as Secretary of State John Kerry once referred to Latin America, is sprouting angry weeds as the scandal involving intelligence leaker Edward Snowden lays bare already thorny U.S. relations with Latin America.
A U.S. spy program is widely targeting data on the emails and telephone calls across Latin America, and is focusing on energy issues, not just information related to military, political or terror topics, a Brazilian newspaper reported Tuesday.
Brazil’s foreign minister said Sunday his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised an effort for international protection of Internet privacy.
One of the greatest events in soccer is about to begin, as the UEFA European Championships begin Friday. This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, hosts Robert Bode and Justin McMahan break down each team from all four groups, plus Bode gives his own Euro Top 40 Players list.