Michael Jackson and filmmaker Spike Lee, right, accompanied by two unidentified children, arrive at the airport in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador on Friday, Feb. 9, 1996. Lee will shoot scenes here and in Rio de Janeiro for Jackson’s video for “They DonÕt Care About Us.” Rio officials objected to JacksonÕs plans to show scenes of squalor in the Dona Marta slum saying that showing RioÕs ugly face could scare away tourists and investors, as well as hurt the cityÕs bid for the 2004 Olympic Games. A local court this week suspended the filming for 20 days. But the embargo then was reduced to five days, and late Wednesday was revoked altogether. (AP Photo/Inacio Texeira)
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Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 11 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.