Thomas Shannon, U.S. ambassador to Brazil, sits in a car after meeting with the Brazil’s Minister of the Cabinet of Institutional Security Gen. Jose Elito Carvalho as he leaves the presidential

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Thomas Shannon, U.S. ambassador to Brazil, sits in a car after meeting with the Brazil’s Minister of the Cabinet of Institutional Security Gen. Jose Elito Carvalho as he leaves the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, July 8, 2013. The Brazilian government began an investigation Monday into whether telecommunications firms operating in the country cooperated with the U.S. as part of a spying program that has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) less 

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Associated Press
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 3:43 PM EDT