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Brazil to Stop Requiring Visa from Americans

The President of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Severino Cavalcanti (from the Progressive Party of the state of Pernambuco), promised to representatives of the hotel industry agility to vote the law project that facilitates entry of American tourists in Brazil, through the removal of visa requirements for United States citizens.

According to the President of the Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry, Eraldo Alves da Cruz, the project’s approval will represent an addition of hundreds of millions of dollars to the tourism in the country.

For the industry’s representatives, the risk of terrorism forces the United States to restrict visitors’ entry to that country, but Brazil needs the money and jobs generated by the sector.

They reminded Severino Cavalcanti that except to Venezuela, Suriname, and Brazil, no other South American country requests visa from American citizens.

The project is awaiting deliberation of the Chamber’s Commission of Foreign Relations.

It already counts on the positive opinion of the final report writer, Deputy Arnon Bezerra (Brazilian Labor Party from Ceará state).

After this Commission’s approval, the project will go to the Commission of Constitution and Justice before being voted at the plenary.

Translation: Andréa Alves

Agência Brasil


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  • michael morse

    yer momma is fuckin fat!!
    }=-[ you motherfuckers won’t give me the info i want!!!

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    Non-Arrogant American
    As an American myself I have NO problem being asked to obtain a Visa to enter another country and I respect each country’s guidelines for allowing anyone to visit. Honestly, having visited Brazil before obtaining the Visa was VERY easy and not very expensive at all (mostly processing fees, etc.) and we had them back in less than a week. I highly doubt this will discourage spontaneity considering that the average American does not plan last minute trips to Brazil on a whim. You can apply for your visa and set up your accommodations while it is processing- problem solved. It is a shame for Americans to be so whiny and arrogant thinking that the US supplies the majority of tourism to Brazil and they should be happy to have us- that is highly inaccurate and it gives the US tourists a bad reputation. As far as judging all Americans for electing GW Bush- point well taken. However, he could easily be sanctified if we compared him to some of the past, and very corrupt leaders of South American countries. I suspect that the writer who mentioned spelling deficiencies probably has never taken a trip outside whatever small town he/she lives, and has never attempted to communicate in another language. So my apologizes on behalf any other naive American making arrogant remarks on topics they know nothing about, or have an undeserved sense of entitlement. In fact, many Americans don’t even take the opportunities they do have to visit other countries that do not require visas, therefore making the earlier and disrespectful comments moot. The Visa places no hindrance on people visiting either country- those who truly enjoy traveling and embracing other cultures will not be using a simple visa as an excuse not to visit.

  • visa hunter

    The other guy is right…. go out and get laid. Let’s all be honest here for a minute, it’s all about the money. End of story. The policy makers just see it as another way to get extra monet for their agency department. Getting them a big pat on the shoulder from the “higher ups” for making the whole “operation” more self-sustainable and therefore more cost effecive which we all know gives everybody that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Everybody wants to globalize nowadays so I’d say it’s good for everybody if more Brazilians visit the US and more Americans visit Brasil or any combination of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China). South Africa is cool too 😉 As for the spelling Natzi go write something more meaningful with your all important proper spelling and grammar. Like the other guy said ” Do any of you think that your opinion will have any effect on Brazil’s or the the United States’ visa policy?”

  • Guest

    Every day its the same on this thing
    Do you all really need to irrationally discuss these things. Do any of you think that your opinion will have any effect on Brazil’s or the the United States’ visa policy? All the time I see Brazilians bashing Americans and Americans Bashing Brazilians on this thing. You guys vote for Bush, America is spying on Brazil, you can’t spell in English, you can’t spell in Portuguese. Guys, go out and get laid

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    Let\’s be brothers
    The U.S. and Brazil need to build bridges not erect barriers to allow the peoples of our two great countries more freedom of movement. I don’t think the reason to require visas has anything to do with spies. I think it has more to do with the fact that since the U.S. requires a visa for a Brazilian to visit the U.S., Brazil thinks they should require one too. It makes me sad that visas are required for tourism because it takes the fun out of visiting when you cannot be spontaneous. With the visa application you must provide an itinerary and ticket. With passport only access a person could just decide to take a holiday in Brazil and go. I really think that Brazil only hurts it’s sell with this policy but I understand the “tit for tat” mentality that is driving the visa requirement. Is it possible for Brazil to qualify under the U.S. “visa waiver program”? http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1255.html If so maybe we could come together on this.

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    The American
    All of you need to grow up.

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    arrogant americans
    I support the Brazilians on this ones. Americans are just paranoid to say the least. Americans are not the only source of tourism. I hope my country’s (South Africa) government can do likewise and request visas from Americans. A prominent american even attempted to enter South Africa using a fake South African passport and was caught. Why did he have to get a fake SA passport (since they think they are doing us a favour?). As for Inferior, I think your concern about spelling is very misguided coz you wouldn’t be able to spell in any of our languages (portuguese or zulu).

  • Guest

    Stupid north americans…
    You elected GW Bush …..hahahahaha…. Don’t need to say anything else….

  • Guest

    If you are an american…
    How can you say that this person is an idiot, i totally agree with him, and if you are an american i bet you can’t spell anything in portuguese (and for that you really are the inferior one here).

  • Guest

    If you are a american…
    How can you say that this person is an idiot, i totally agree with him, and if you are an american i bet you can’t spell anything in portuguese (and for that you really are the inferior one here).

  • Guest

    your are an idiot who cant spell. america has a need to control influx of people. you are fortunate to have americans come to brazil

  • Guest

    we only wil stop wen the americans stop .the brazilian government only do this to stop american spys ,now the only way for them is undercover,we are a leftist countrie and like venezuela we need to now wath type of american citizens come to tour countrye,mister severino cavalcanti never wil win this figth despite a lot of money he receive to hotel industry.

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