Alleged NSA Surveillance Stirs Tensions in Brazil

As reported by the Christian Science Monitor, documents leaked to O Globo newspaper by Edward Snowden suggest the U.S. has monitored billions of Brazilian calls and emails. President Dilma Rousseff immediately condemned the action, while Brazilian politicians are calling for her to boycott her official visit to the U.S. scheduled for October 2013. This is a classic example of a “wedge” rumor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2013/0709/Alleged-NSA-surveillance-in-Brazil-stirs-regional-tension-again

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