ابطلت الحكومة البرازيلية تأشيرة كانت قد اصدرتها لصحفي امريكي بعد ادعائه ان الرئيس لولا سكير. وقد اغضب هذا الادعاء السلطات البرازيلية التي نفته بشكل قاطع. تقرير ستيف كينجستون.
If the New York Times was in any doubt as to
what the Brazilian government thought of its article, the official statement
"In the light of
untrue report which offends the honour
of the president," it says, "we are cancelling the visa of William Larry Rohter junior."
In the piece published on Sunday, Mr Rohter suggested that Brazilians were worried about the drinking habits of President Enacio Lula da Silva. He was pictured raising a glass at a beer festival. The allegation has been strongly denied by the Brazilian government and politicians of all parties have united in the criticism of the New York Times.