Obama to Brazil: send us your affluent, money-spending masses

Jan 19, 2012

Brazil, which as payback requires Americans to obtain visas to visit it, hasn’t met a key, if obscure, criterion for VWP eligibility: that a country’s U.S. tourist-visa application-refusal rate be less than 3%. “But Brazil is edging toward that,” says Paulo Sotero, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute in Washington. 


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