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> On Thursday 24 May 2007, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
> > Washington, DC is good for us. There are even direct flights from Rio!
> > Our only concern is that some people in the Lua community seem to have
> > problems with going to the US and so would prefer Europe or even South
> > America. (We still hope that Rici Lake and Mike Pall will show up for a
> > Lua Workshop some day.) :-)
> didn't know about these problems with the US (unless they're 
> political/philosophical/ethical problems, which would be totally 
> understandable, IMHO).

There is a big problem with the US about visas, independently of
political/philosophical/ethical points of view. In many countries
(Brazil included), it is not easy nowadays to get a visa to the US.
Many events in the US are having problems with this. (E.g., ACM says
that "International registrants should be particularly aware and careful
about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance.")

-- Roberto