One for the Book: The U.S. bars a foreign reporter

The U.S. bars a foreign reporter

Since getting her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1980, Patricia Lara, a citizen of Colombia and a reporter for her country's leading newspaper, El Tiempo, has returned often to the U.S. Last week she was headed for her alma mater to attend an awards dinner. Instead she landed in a New York City jail cell, where she was held for five days before being put on a plane and sent back to Bogota. Lara, 35, had been detained upon arrival at New York's Kennedy Airport by immigration officials who discovered that she was in their "lookout book," a...

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