RT - 12/18/13
US President Barack Obama (R) kisses hello Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff as they arrive for the family photo during the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.(AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)
Boeing was considered to have the inside track to win the contract earlier this year, yet revelations of intrusive surveillance of global officials’ communications, including those of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, by the US government’s National Security Agency led to distrust of the American company.
“The NSA problem ruined it for the Americans,” a Brazilian government source told Reuters.