BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's attempts to build warmer relations with two American allies in Latin America could be complicated by reports that a U.S. spy program widely targeted data in emails and telephone calls across the region.
Kerry is visiting Brazil and Colombia this week in his first visit to South America as the Obama administration's chief diplomat.
The visit comes at a time that disclosures by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden could chill talks on several fronts. Those include trade and energy, and even discussions about the Oct. 23 state dinner that President Barack Obama is hosting for Brazil's president.
Kerry arrived late Sunday in Bogota, the Colombian capital.