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Brazilian Consul General in Vancouver reacts to Canadian espionage

The Brazilian minister of foreign affairs called Canada’s ambassador in Brasi­lia, Jamal Khokhar, on Monday to demand an explanation about press reports from Brazilian TV show “Fantastico“ that a former Brazilian ambassador and the Ministry of Mines and Energy were the subject of espionage by a Canadian intelligence agency.
Brazilian Vibe talked with the Brazilian Consul General in Vancouver, Ernesto Otto Rubarth, about the allegations.A He believes that these incidents will damper relations between the two countries in the short-term, but doesn’t expect long-term consequences to come out of it.
“It’s an irritating fact, we are unhappy about this. We didn’t expect that this [espionage] could happen between countries that have a strategic partnership,“ he said.
The Canadian government did not respond to the allegations.
 
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