January 15, 2004
New US Immigration measures backfire

I just love how Brazil has started photographing and fingreprinting US citizens as a retaliation on the harsh new procedures for foreigners entering the States...

Tasting their own medicine is not always pleasant, and a US pilot got arrested the other day: American Airlines Pilot Arrested In Brazil (also in Ananova)

An American Airlines pilot was arrested at Sao Paulo Airport on Wednesday after making an obscene gesture while being photographed by Brazilian immigration officers, police said.

The pilot, Dale Robin Hirsch, raised his middle finger at police to protest recently introduced Brazilian security measures that require US citizens to be fingerprinted and photographed upon entering the South American country.

Brazil implemented the policy on January 1 in retaliation for a similar US program to fingerprint and photograph visitors who need visas for the United States.

Update: more people's thoughts on the US-Brazil conflict:

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