Revelations of a U.S. spy program that allegedly allows digital surveillance of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico have drawn cries of indignation and anger in both nations, but the fallout may be strongest for U.S.-Brazil relations. At stake is whether Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will cancel a planned state visit to Washington in October, the first offered by President Barack Obama this yearA State Dinner would also be at stake. The spying of the NSA has not yet hit home in the Beltway, but when Sally Quinn cannot have an empanada across the table from an discomfitted Pele and Gisele Bundchen there is going to be hell to pay.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]
Ah, well, Sally Quinn's life has been full of disappointments... ever since the Clintons came to town.
No reason things should change now.
It’s been more than 24 hours, so that one held up.
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