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AUGUST 19, 2004

Brazil kicks out Sato

The Brazilian authorities have struck a blow for freedom by banning Takuma Sato from entering the country because he did not have a visa. Sato was due to visit the country for a day to do promotional work but was refused entry at Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport. Sato had to return to Britain without entering the country and will no doubt be keener than ever to return in the future to help Sao Paulo promote itself as being an open and delightful tourist destination.