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Mexico to Require Visas for Brazilians Amid Migration Surge

  • Nearly 57,000 Brazilians found crossing U.S.-Mexico border
  • Restrictions follow similar requirements imposed on Ecuador
Mexico's Air-Safety Rating Lowered by U.S., Limiting Flights
Photographer: Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg

Mexico will require Brazilian tourists to obtain visas to enter the country as it tries to stem a surge of U.S.-bound migrants from across Latin America.

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry announced in a statement Friday that due to “increased flows of irregular” migration, the government would suspend a no-visa pact it’s held with Brazil since 2004. The accord between the two largest Latin American economies will be “temporarily” halted as of Dec. 11, it said.