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Brazil Seeks U.S. Fingerprint Exemption

Brazil wants its citizens exempt from tough new U.S. security measures requiring them to be fingerprinted and photographed upon entering the United States, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Brazil’s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim met with U.S. Ambassador Donna Hrinak this week and said Brazilians should be treated “with dignity” like citizens from the 27 countries who are exempt from the measure. The new U.S. regulations went into effect Monday, allowing instant checks on an immigrant’s or visitor’s criminal background. In response, a Brazilian judge ordered that all U.S. citizens be fingerprinted and photographed upon entering Brazil. The change has forced many American citizens to wait for hours at Brazilian airports. Full Story

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