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The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations, representing air traffic controllers around the world, continued criticizing Brazil for its poor aviation safety record yesterday and suggested that "foreign experts should intervene" to ensure safe skies, according to Reuters.
"Brazilian authorities are too busy trying to save face. They're putting the traveling public at risk," Reuters quoted the group's president, Marc Baumgartner, as saying.
Jose Carlos Pereira, the head of Brazil's airport authority, called the international air controllers group "a bunch of idiots wanting to intervene in our affairs," Reuters reported. "Brazil doesn't need international help. They should care for their air space and we'll take care of ours," he said.
Brazzil.com quoted Pereira as adding: "It certainly was a tragedy, but it was our tragedy."