Rio Airport Immigration Blocked 433 Foreigners in 2015

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although real-life criminal legends like Ronnie Biggs and many Hollywood films portray Brazil as a destination for illegal immigration, a recent report by O Globo shows the borders are not open to everyone. According to the Brazilian news outlet, in 2015 the federal police immigration at Rio's Tom Jobim/Galeão international airport blocked 433 international visitors.

Perhaps not surprisingly due to size and proximity, the exclusive O Globo research shows that from the total, the largest group of foreigners that did not pass immigration was from the United . . .

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