Mother and baby latest victims of spat with Brazil

17th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

A mother and her 22-month-old baby have become the latest victims in a tit-for-tat immigration row between Spain and Brazil.

17 March 2008

MADRID - A mother and her 22-month-old baby have become the latest victims in a tit-for-tat immigration row between Spain and Brazil.

Lucía Silva, who holds dual Brazilian-Spanish nationality, was prevented from boarding a plane bound for Madrid in Salvador de Bahía on Saturday, ostensibly because she did not have a letter from the child's Spanish father authorising travel.

She suspects, however, that she is the latest victim of a tightening of travel restrictions for Spanish nationals in Brazil after Spanish authorities began more closely checking Brazilians arriving in Madrid.

[Copyright El Pais / M. ALTOZANO 2008]

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