‘Passport Privilege’ Has the Global South Demanding Visa Reciprocity

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Winnie Byanyima, executive director of UNAIDS, takes part in a news conference ahead of the world AIDS conference, in Montreal, July 27, 2022 (The Canadian Press photo by Ryan Remiorz via AP).

This past July, the International AIDS Conference was held in Montreal, Canada. But what was meant to be an opportunity to galvanize international cooperation against a disease that has killed millions devolved into a debate about the inequitable nature of visa regimes and their impact on attendance at global conferences.

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