Lula is the president of Brazil.
And Zapatero was elected president of Spain, yesterday.
A week ago 30 Brazilian citizens was deported, when they tried to enter Madrid by air.
The explanation from Spain was that they didn’t have documents or money enough, to enter EU.
And that Spain has to follow the rules of EU.
The Brazilian tourists have to wait 3 days in Madrid airport.
With only cold food and not allowed to question, they felt treated like criminals and discrimination.
Almost only middleclass or rich Brazilian people go to Europe or USA.
Some day’s later Brazil answered.
They expulsed 5 Spanish citizens on a plane to Salvador.
With the same motivation; money or/and documents.
In the paper Globo of today, Lula told that he would call Zapatero and congratulate him for his victory.
Than he would ask Zapatero to tell the immigration officers in Madrid, to treat the Brazilian tourists with dignity.
Lula thinks the immigration officers in Brazil are treating the foreigners good, when coming to Brazil.
I don’t agree with Lula on the dignity of the Brazilian immigration officers.
All immigration officers have to be suspicious.
And the airports in Brazil works like most airports in the third world.
That is: Not very nice.
Wait in line for hours and meeting a stressed officer that don’t speak English.
The 3 worst countries for me are USA, Australia and UK, followed by Indonesia and Syria.
Especially now when almost anyone can be taken for a terrorist.