US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Brazil Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriot signed a Statement of Intent to establish a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Working Group yesterday in Brasilia. http://www.defpro.com/news/details/37421/?SID=538fcc464e2d89f9ed012332e0e55e01 Finally there is the formal process for VWP as well as other agreements, including one on aviation security. These complement the Open Skies agreement that was signed some time ago. Nobody knows how long the process will take, but one person close to the proceedings suggested it may be "sooner than you think", whatever that means. This agreement is an important step to increasing Brazilian tourism and business with the US, important goals for both the US and Brazil.