Brazil Threatens to Cancel Boeing Order Over NSA Spying

As of Thursday the Brazilian president reportedly had stopped plans for the U.S. visit

Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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Brazil Threatens to Cancel Boeing Order Over NSA Spying

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SAINT PETERSBURG - SEPTEMBER 05: In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, President of Brazil Dilma Vana Rousseff attends the first working meeting of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The G20 summit is expected to be dominated by the issue of military action in Syria while issues surrounding the global economy, including tax avoidance by multinationals, will also be discussed duing the two-day summit. (Photo by Vladimir Astapkovich/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Brazilian President Dilma Roussef reportedly isn't happy with the United States right now, and Chicago could feel the effects.

In response to a report that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on her emails and phone calls during the Edward Snowden scandal, a source told Reuters she might cancel her White House meeting next month and take some choice actions.

The latter could mean ruling out the purchase of F-18 Super Hornet fighters from Boeing Co, based in Chicago, the source said.

It's too early to tell what might happen, but reports flew Thursday that President Barack Obama was late to a G-20 summit dinner to smooth things over with Roussef.

Obama apparently stressed the importance of the United States' relationship with Brazil and explained the nature of the NSA's efforts.

According to the Wall Street Journal Roussef has asked for an apology and a written explanation for the spying.

As of Thursday the Brazilian president reportedly had stopped plans for the U.S. visit.

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