Chile Chosen for U.S. Visa Exemption Program

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Big news for Chile. The South American country has been accepted into the U.S. Visa Waiver program, Fox News Latino reports. To date, it is the only Latin American country that is part of the program. 

During a press conference this week, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera spoke about the country being included in a program that includes about 30 countries.

“We have made important progress toward winning Chileans permission to visit the United States for up to 90 days without a visa,” the 63-year-old said during the conference held in Washington. More than 200,000 Chileans are estimated to visit the U.S. every year.

According to Piñera, the elimination of the visa requirement for Chilean citizens who desire to visit the U.S. for a maximum of 90 days “requires compliance with conditions that Chile has already been complying with.” According to FNL, these conditions include the recent signing of pacts by Chile to actively fight terrorism and organized 

What do you think of Chile’s inclusion in this program? Do you think other Latin American countries should be accepted as well?

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