Brazil reacts to NSA spying by stretching its diplomatic wings

Brazil reacts to NSA spying by stretching its diplomatic wings
Brazil reacts to NSA spying by stretching its diplomatic wings

Brazil reacts to NSA spying by stretching its diplomatic wings

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivered a scathing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, rebuking the United States over its surveillance program. "In the absence of the right to privacy, there can be no true freedom of expression and opinion, and therefore no effective democracy. In the absence of the respect for sovereignty, there is no basis for the relationship among nations," Rousseff said in her speech. The highly critical speech comes in the wake of a cancelled diplomatic visit by Rousseff as well as announcements that Brazil intends to cut off its digital interactions with the U.S. Marcelo Jarmendia of the Casa da Cultura Brasileira in Chicago will join us to discuss Brazil's evolving relationship with the U.S. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)