Alert: Ongoing demonstrations planned


In light of the violent anti-democratic demonstrations that occurred in Brasilia on January 8, U.S. citizens are reminded that any demonstration or counter demonstration can quickly become violent without warning.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid demonstrations of any type at all times.  Please review the Brazil Country Information page for additional information.

Demonstrations and strikes are common in urban areas, and may occur unexpectedly, disrupting transportation, and may escalate into violence.

 Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations


U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03 
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060 
Phone: (81) 3416-3050
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020 
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo 
Rua Henri Dunant, 500, 
Chácara Santo Antonio
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre 
Av. Assis Brasil, 1889
Passo d’Areia 
Porto Alegre, RS— 91010-005
55-51-98293-0446 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Brazil Country Information
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