Brasília, May 18, 2023: Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols will travel to Brazil, May 21-26. In Brasília, Assistant Secretary Nichols will participate in the U.S.-Brazil Human Rights Dialogue and in meetings on the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (JAPER). He will also participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new U.S. embassy building. In São Paulo, Assistant Secretary Nichols will meet with business and industry leaders. He will speak at the Fundação Getulio Vargas law school. In Recife, Assistant Secretary Nichols will engage with human rights defenders, Afro-Brazilian leaders, and LGBTQIA+ rights organizations.