Fallout with Brazil over NSA, a ‘high political cost’ to US – audio

PRESIDENT DILMA Rousseff’s decision to call off her state visit to Washington may well be the highest political cost the White House has paid so far in its international relations for the allegations of spying by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Dilma would be the only leader to be offered a state reception by the White House this year, a reflection of the importance the US places in the bilateral ties, the US administration said in a statement.

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Dilma and Obama in search of the ‘lost chemistry’

PRESIDENT DILMA Rousseff may still find what she calls “political conditions” to keep her plans of visiting the US in October.

But keeping the chemistry alive will be harder after the National Security Agency (NSA) was accused of intercepting her own communications with staff, and perhaps breaking into the network of Brazil’s flagship state-owned oil giant, Petrobras.

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A ‘canetada’ de Obama e a legalização dos ‘sonhadores’

UM ESTUDO do Instituto Brookings publicado nesta quarta-feira indicou que uma ação executiva do governo do presidente Barack Obama beneficiou mais de 400 mil jovens imigrantes indocumentados que entraram nos EUA quando crianças trazidos pelos seus pais.

Sob o programa – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, ou DACA – os chamados ‘sonhadores’ (uma referência a um projeto de lei semelhante à lei executiva que ficou parado no Congresso) são eximidos da deportação e recebem autorização temporária para trabalhar no país.

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Even for DREAMers, legalization takes more than the strike of a pen

A BROOKINGS Metropolitan Policy Program study published Wednesday shows that a federal programme started by the Obama administration one year ago has helped more than 400,000 young immigrants who came to the US undocumented as children.

Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), these individuals – known as DREAMers, in reference to the legislative piece that failed to pass Congress for over a decade – are given temporary suspension of deportation and allowed to work in this country.

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