Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro August 31, 2019

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro August 31, 201 There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 6 am to midnight. If you have an emergency involving a ... Read More»

First English Olympics to take place in September

From September 2 to 27, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil will parter with EduSim, the National Council of Secretaries of Education (Consed), and Nova Escola to promote the English Olympics 2019.  The English Olympics 2019 aims to encourage English language learning in Brazil.  The event, which is free ... Read More»

Dreaming of studying in the US? The country wants more Brazilian students

Interview given to Beatriz Bulla, from Estado de São Paulo newspaper, published on 27/08/2019.  According to Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for Academic Programs of the U.S. government, the number of Brazilians in universities in the country grew 12% in the last school year and the idea is to increase even more.   Interview with Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for U.S. Government Academic Programs Beatriz Bulla, Washington correspondent WASHINGTON – ... Read More»

The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years

The U.S. booth in the International Pavilion will have information on tourism and educational opportunities in the United States.   Porto Alegre, August 23, 2019 – The United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce, will launch its booth at the 42nd Expointer’s ... Read More»

U.S. expert to discuss the use of new technologies to combat misinformation

From August 19 to 23, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates will bring to Brazil the media expert Samaruddin "Sam " Stewart to minister lectures and discuss the use of technologies to combatmisinformation, new ways of producing and distributing news, and new trends of journalism. Read More»

Update: Resumption of Consular Activities in Porto Alegre

The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre will resume normal consular operations on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  Applicants whose interviews in Porto Alegre were cancelled should reschedule their appointments.  All appointments for visas must be made online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-br/niv .  Please consult our website and follow us on social media  for information about U.S. Embassy and Consulate services and activities. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 26 and 27, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 26 and 27, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from U.S. Embassy Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Monday afternoon, August 26, and Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019. A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad ... Read More»

United States calls for proposals on Design and Implementation of Access Programs in Brazil 

Funding opportunities are open for Belém, Manaus, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo Brasília, August 15, 2019: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) are seeking proposals from non-profit educational organizations, with English language teaching capacity, to create and implement Access Programs in: Belém, Recife, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil (August 12, 2019) Location: Esquina Democratica in the Centro Historico of Porto Alegre Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, beginning at 5 pm local time and lasting until midnight.  The demonstration intends to protest policies of the federal government. Spontaneous demonstrations ... Read More»

Want to study in the US and have no idea where to start?

U.S. universities share U.S. study opportunities in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo   The United States Mission to Brazil, in partnership with EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State’s official network for studies in the United States, and partner institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Sao Paulo, will hold the 16th edition of the ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Strengthens U.S.-Brazil Economic Relations

During his July 29 to August 1 visit, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross reinforced strong and growing U.S.-Brazil relations. On July 30, Secretary Ross and Chargé d’Affaires William Popp participated in Amcham Brasil’s 100th anniversary celebration in São Paulo and met with São Paulo state Governor João Doria. Secretary Ross highlighted the United States’ ongoing commitment ... Read More»

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at AMCHAM Centennial

As prepared for Delivery July 30, 2019 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, AMCHAM CENTENNIAL Intro by Mr. Luiz Pretti, Chairman of the Board of AmCham-Brasil and President of Cargill Brazil Thank you for the kind words. It’s great to be here for the Chamber’s centennial celebration. AmCham-Sao Paulo has long been an important partner for the Department ... Read More»

Statement on Respect for Religion or Belief

As representatives of the international community, we recognize that religious communities of all traditions can be powerful, peaceful forces for good in the world.  We call upon all governments to respect the individual’s human right to believe or not believe, to practice any faith tradition or none. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Agency Fortaleza closed from August 9 to 23, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil July 19, 2019 Consular Agency Fortaleza closed from August 9 to 23, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for business from August 9 to 23, 2019.  No routine American Citizen Services (consular reports of birth abroad, first time or renewal passport applications, or notary ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Recife – Resumption of Routine Consular Service

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate Recife, Brazil July 18, 2019 Recife – Resumption of Routine Consular Services br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Consulate General of Recife would like to announce that we will resume regular consular operations beginning on July 18th, 2019. The latest information on visa appointment availability can be found on our appointment website ... Read More»

Brazilian religious leader to receive prize from the Department of State honoring his fight for religious freedom and tolerance 

Candomblé priest and founder of the Commission to Combat Religious Intolerance (CCIR) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Ivanir dos Santos, will receive the International Religious Freedom Award from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in recognition of Dos Santos’ long and courageous battle for religious freedom and tolerance. Read More»

Presidential Message on the 243rd Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Two hundred forty-three years ago today, our Founding Fathers, gathered in Philadelphia, adopted the Declaration of Independence and cast off the shackles of tyranny.  They boldly proclaimed the inherent truth that each individual has unalienable rights that come from our Creator, and that among them are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates Celebrate 243rd Independence Day and 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, the U.S. Consulates General in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Porto Alegre, and the Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte separately held celebrations to mark the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America.  Read More»

111 students from Brazilian publics school take part in English immersion in Brasilia

One hundred and eleven students from Brazilian public schools are participating, from July 1 to 5, in an English Immersion program “English Immersion USA” – sponsored by the United States Embassy and its Consulates in Brazil.  Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on July 6th. Doors open at 4:00 pm and we have plans for a fun filled evening, with LIVE performances by Banda Soda Sound, Música e Cidadania and Batala Band, free activities, snacks and desserts and of course a live fireworks ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much everybody.  We’re with a gentleman who had one of the greatest election wins anywhere in the world, as far as I’m concerned, and he was very proud of his relationship with President Trump — President of Brazil. Read More»

United States Secretary of Transportation and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Announce Partnership to Promote Transportation Cooperation

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (Memorandum) that will strengthen collaboration on transportation infrastructure investment strategies and on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the U.S. and Brazil. Read More»

Want to positively impact your community? Participate in the selection process for the 2020 Youth Ambassadors Program

The program will take 50 public school students for a three-week exchange in the US. Applications until August 11th Brasilia, June 25, 2019 – The Youth Ambassadors program completes 18 years in 2019, and reaching the age of adulthood, the program will make relevant changes to this initiative of social responsibility of the U.S. Embassy and ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre becomes a Consulate General

On June 25, the United States Consulate in Porto Alegre became the United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre. The change was announced by the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil, William Popp, during the celebration of the 243rd Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America held that day at the consulate in Porto ... Read More»

U.S. Specialist for the protection of historical and cultural heritage visits Brazil

The Director and Founder of Marrion Fire & Risk Consultancy, Christopher Marrion, will deliver a number of lectures in Brazil on protecting cultural heritage from fire and disasters, and prevention and recovery.  He will be in Brasilia, from June 24 to 25, in Rio de Janeiro, from June 26 to 29, and in São Paulo ... Read More»

Remarks at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m proud to be here today to speak about the State Department’s ongoing mission to advance international religious freedom.  This mission is not just a Trump administration priority – it’s a deeply personal one.  For many years, I was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon at my church.   Read More»

Remarks by the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to the Press on the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman

Good afternoon.  It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.  This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and ... Read More»

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (June 13, 2019)

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (June 13, 2019) https://br.usembassy.gov/ Location: Recife Event:  Due to the impact of heavy rains and high tides, U.S. Consulate General Recife will suspend operations at 2:30 PM on Thursday, June 13.  We will have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Actions to Take: Monitor local ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens br.usembassy.gov   The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Dialogue on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Held in Brasilia

Brasília, June 4, 2019 – The United States and Brazil held their latest Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue in Brasilia, Brazil on June 3, 2019. This meeting is one of several ongoing exchanges held by the United States and Brazil to strengthen bilateral cooperation in nuclear disarmament and arms control; export control; IAEA safeguards, and nuclear, biological ... Read More»

On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption. Read More»

Youth from U.S. public school participate in exchanges in Brazil

27 American youth from 22 different states in the U.S. are in Brazil to participate in a three-week exchange in Brazil, from June 3-19. They are between 13 and 17 years old, and they will spend three days in Brasilia to visit the capital. Then in smaller groups, they will travel to three Brazilian cities, ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the LGBT Pride Month

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has ... Read More»

Diplomatic Missions in Brasilia Unite to Celebrate International Day Against LGBTI-Phobia

Diplomatic missions in Brasilia and the UN System in Brazil unite on May 17 to again renew their commitment to fight for equality and dignity for all. On the International Day Against LGBTI-phobia – Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People (IDAHOT) — May 17 — the European Union Delegation in Brazil, in ... Read More»

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife Temporarily Reduces Consular services

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife will suspend routine visa and American citizens services from June 20 to July 12 to renovate our facilities to provide better customer service for visa applicants and U.S. citizens. During this period, visa applicants and American citizens seeking routine services must apply through the U.S. Consulates in São Paulo, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Recife Temporary Suspension of Routine Consular Services June 20 to July 12

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife will suspend routine consular services temporarily from June 20 to July 12.  American citizens and visa applicants may schedule appointments at our U.S. Consulates in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Rio de Janeiro or at the Embassy in Brasilia.  During this time, we will be renovating our facility to ... Read More»

Remembering Riachuelo: U.S. Consulate Partners with Riachuelo City to Honor U.S.-Brazil Shared WWII History

On May 10, 1944, in the midst of World War II, an American PBY-Catalina amphibious aircraft on a routine flight from Belem to Recife fell from the sky near a small settlement in the rugged sertão of Rio Grande do Norte. All ten members of the crew, U.S. sailors attached to the Navy maritime patrol ... Read More»

USAID and the Ministry of Environment (MMA) Officially Kick Off SERVIR: A Global Network of Hubs Bringing Better Information to Decision-makers

MMA Secretary for International Cooperation Roberto Castelo Branco and MMA technical teams; USAID/ Brazil Mission Director and USAID Regional Staff kicked off the SERVIR  Amazonia project in Brasilia April 25 with an opening technical workshop. Read More»

China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver

Remarks Kimberly Breier Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Washington, DC April 26, 2019 Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. ... Read More»

Western Hemisphere: Fact Sheet: U.S. Actions on Venezuela

United States policy on Venezuela is focused on ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections that bring prosperity and democracy back to the people of Venezuela. In service of this goal, the United States has undertaken a series of strong policy actions since 2017 meant to pressure the former Maduro regime and support democratic actors. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone system restored at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019

  United States Consulate General Recife, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone system restored at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019   U.S. Consulate Recife’s phone system has been restored and operations are back to normal. U.S. Consulate General Recife Rua Gonçalves Maia 163 Boa Vista, Recife, PE — 50070-125 After-Hours Emergencies: (81) ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019

United States Consulate General Recife, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019 U.S. Consulate Recife is experiencing problems with its phone system, and calls are not going in or out at this time.  We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. If you ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 13, 2019

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 13, 2019 There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9am until 6pm. If you have an emergency involving a U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation Promotes Commercial Defense Partnership at the Defense Industry Dialogue and Latin American Aerospace and Defense Expo

As part of the United States’ commitment to broaden and deepen its defense partnership with Brazil, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials from the Departments of Defense, State and Commerce, led by Chargé d'Affaires to the U.S. Mission in Brazil, William Popp, attended the Defense Industry Dialogue (DID) today. Read More»

Do you want to study in the U.S., but don’t know where to start?

The U.S. Mission in Brazil, together with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partner institutions in Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Fortaleza e Belém, will host the EducationUSA Roadshow for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. Read More»

Brazil-U.S. Initiatives in Education                     

BASIC EDUCATION   For Teachers STEM TechCamp:  In partnership with the University of São Paulo and the Laboratory of Integrated Technologic Systems (LSI-TEC).  During one week in February, 60 curriculum coordinators and public school teachers in STEM areas from each state in Brazil participate in workshops and practical sessions using design thinking techniques led by ... Read More»

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Messias Bolsonaro of Brazil committed to building a new partnership between their two countries focused on increasing prosperity, enhancing security, and promoting democracy, freedom, and national sovereignty. President Trump and President Bolsonaro reiterated that the United States and Brazil ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araújo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated with U.S. participation in ... Read More»

United States and Brazil To Partner In Biodiversity-Focused Impact Investment Fund For The Brazilian Amazon

Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and the Brazilian Secretary of the Office of International Relations within the Ministry of the Environment, Roberto Castelo Branco, signed a Letter of Intent to work toward the launch of the first-ever biodiversity-focused impact-investment fund for the Brazilian Amazon. Read More»

Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum

The United States and Brazil announced their intent to establish the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum (USBEF), a new bilateral government-to-government energy cooperative framework. The Forum will be driven by effective interagency coordination on both sides and informed by industry and private sector representatives from the United States and Brazil. The Forum will be chaired by the ... Read More»

Minister Pontes and DAS Piechowski Meet with Researchers from the National Museum at Smithsonian

During the visit by President Bolsonaro to Washington, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes and State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Jon Piechowski met with fourteen researchers impacted by the National Museum of Brazil fire. The researcher were conducting research at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro and lost their work in the ... Read More»

Increasing Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Sharing

Security cooperation between the United States and Brazil is strong and growing. U.S. and Brazilian law enforcement agencies will deepen existing partnerships through expanding cooperation, advancing on our commitment through the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Security Forum . The U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation signed agreements on March 18, ... Read More»

Film Showcase Honors 247th Anniversary of Porto Alegre

U.S. Consulate and Cinemateca Capitólio will screen feature films and documentaries in free sessions from March 26 to April 2 Porto Alegre celebrates its anniversary on March 26 and the U.S. Consulate decided to honor the city and its residents with a free showcase of films at the most iconic movie theater of Porto Alegre, ... Read More»

NASA, Brazil Sign CubeSat Agreement to Study Solar Physics – SPORT

NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard, right, shakes hands with President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura, left, after signing an agreement for cooperation on the Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT), an upcoming NASA-AEB heliophysics CubeSat partnership on March 18, 2019, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General São Paulo March 7, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General São Paulo March 7, 2019 https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/saopaulo/ The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting São Paulo on March 26 and 27.  FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to discuss ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Recife March 1, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Recife March 1, 2019 https://br.usembassy.gov   The U.S. Consulate General in Recife is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Recife on March 22, 2019.  FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to discuss the implications ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Representatives of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, on March, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Representatives of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting  Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, on March, 2019 br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Belo Horizonte on March 20 and Brasilia on March 29, ... Read More»

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Representative of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting Manaus, on March 27, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Representative of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting  Manaus, on March 27, 2019 br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is pleased to announce that a representative from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Manaus on March 27, 2019. He will meet with interested parties ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro February 28, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro  February 28, 2019   https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/riodejaneiro/   The U.S. Consulate is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Rio de Janeiro on March 18, 2019. FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to discuss the ... Read More»

United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. ... Read More»

Declaration on Delivery of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans in Need

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires William Popp (as prepared for delivery) The United States is proud to stand with Brazil and more than 50 countries that have recognized Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó. We are grateful for the support and leadership of President Bolsonaro, his government and Brazilian institutions in pursuing a peaceful and constitutional return ... Read More»

The United States Pre-positions Aid for Venezuelans on the Brazil-Venezuela Border

On February 22, the United States and its partners began pre-positioning additional humanitarian aid for Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Brazil in proximity to the Brazil-Venezuela border.  This life-saving humanitarian assistance is made up of 178 metric tons of locally-procured food supplies and is ready to be delivered to Venezuelans suffering from severe food shortages inside ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Brazil and Paraguay

Washington, D.C., February 22, 2019 – Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier will travel to Brazil and Paraguay February 24 to March 2 to promote regional prosperity, security, democracy, and human rights. From February 24 to 28, Assistant Secretary Breier will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Sao Paulo to deepen U.S.-Brazil cooperation in support of ... Read More»

International Working Group gathers in Brasilia to tackle ‘Going Dark’ encryption problem

On February 11-12, an international working group composed of law enforcement representatives from Brazil, United States, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, gathered in Brasilia to discuss the challenges of “Going Dark” encryption problem, which hinders criminal investigators’ ability to access digital evidence stored on encrypted devices. Read More»

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil

Location:  Rio de Janeiro Event:  Meteorologists predict a severe storm, with extremely strong winds and significant rains, will hit Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, February 13.  U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will reduce staff Wednesday due to this weather event. We will have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Actions to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Boa Vista, Roraima, on February 15, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Boa Vista, Roraima, on February 15, 2019 br.usembassy.gov A consular officer from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Boa Vista, Roraima, on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to meet with U.S. citizens in need of emergency services. The consul ... Read More»

Annual Program Statement 2019-2: Funding Opportunity for RJ, ES and BA

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is publishing this Funding Opportunity Announcement for projects to be selected in 2019 – Annual Program Statement 2019 (Cycle II). We invite proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through cultural and exchange programs that highlight shared values ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller of U.S. SOUTHCOM discusses defense partnership and security cooperation in Brazil

On February 10-13, U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), is visiting Brasília and Rio de Janeiro and meeting with civilian and military leaders in order to discuss bilateral security cooperation with Brazilian counterparts in support of regional peace and Western Hemisphere stability. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory Update February 6, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Advisory Update February 6, 2019. On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory.  The text below reflects the latest report and can also be found at www.travel.state.gov. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on February 14-15, 2019

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on February 14-15, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, February 15, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  A consular officer will be available ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors to return to Brazil after a three-week exchange program in the U.S.

Fifty public high school students from all parts of Brazil will return from the United States on February 3, after participating in the 17th exchange of the Youth Ambassadors Program.  Read More»

Statement by Robert Palladino: Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government of Venezuela or Central Bank of Venezuela held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other U.S. insured banks, in accordance with Section ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 28, 2019 Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Washington – Today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.  PdVSA is a Venezuelan state-owned oil company and a primary source of Venezuela’s income and foreign currency, to include ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President The United States recognizes Juan Guaidó as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s ... Read More»

Statement from President Trump Recognizing Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its ... Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (January 11, 2019)

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (January 11, 2019) Location: State of Ceará, Brazil Event: The U.S. Mission to Brazil advises U.S. citizens of heightened gang-related criminal activity and enhanced police presence in the state of Ceará.  Criminal attacks against buses, banks, businesses, public buildings, and infrastructure in Fortaleza and in over 40 ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo congratulated President Bolsonaro on his inauguration and reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership, rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, education, prosperity, security, and human rights. Read More»

FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy December 28, 2018 Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with ... Read More»

Routine Message – Availability of Consular Services – United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil

Event: The U.S. Embassy, Consulates, Consular Agencies, and Applicant Service Centers in Brazil will be closed on December 24-25 and will reopen for all routine and emergency consular services during standard operating hours starting December 26 and until further notice.  The U.S. government lapse in appropriations will not affect the provision of these services at this ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Brazil on December 24, 2018

President Trump has declared Monday, December 24, 2018, a holiday in the United States. The U.S. federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, and all U.S. consulates and other offices/agencies in Brazil will close on December 24, 2018. Closed on Monday, December 24, 2018: U.S. Embassy Brasilia U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre U.S. Consulate General ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Scott Hamilton’s First Official Visit to Salvador, Bahia

U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro Scott Hamilton visited Salvador, in Bahia, for the first time in early December, when he had the opportunity to get to know important symbols of Bahia’s history and culture, as well as its afrodescendant heritage, which has many similarities to the Afro-American heritage.  Consul Hamilton visited Pelourinho, met with leaders ... Read More»

After the fire, National Museum Researchers Will Continue Their Work in the United States

Rio de Janeiro, December 20, 2018 – The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, the Fulbright Commission and the Smithsonian Institution announced on December 17, an emergency exchange program for 14 researchers whose research was interrupted by the fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, last September.  In 2019, they will travel to the ... Read More»

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro on January 1, 2019, in Brasilia, Brazil. Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (December 14, 2018)

Location: Abadiânia Event: Brazilian authorities are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct involving the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola and its leader Joao Teixeira de Faria (a.k.a. John of God).  Media report several hundred women have made complaints to local authorities. Actions to Take: Contact Brazilian law enforcement and the U.S. Embassy or a U.S. Consulate ... Read More»

National Museum researchers will continue their work in the United States after the fire

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, the Fulbright Commission and the Smithsonian Institution announce an emergency exchange program for 14 researchers whose research was interrupted by the fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.   Fourteen researchers who were conducting research at the National Museum and lost their work in the September fire ... Read More»

Online video press briefing with Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism

EVENT: Please join us on at 09:30 EST, Wednesday, December 12 for an online video press briefing with the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales. Ambassador Sales will recap a landmark ministerial conference on counterterrorism focused on the Western Hemisphere and hosted by the Department of State. He will discuss the threat that ... Read More»

Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates on December 5, in honor of President George H.W. Bush

United States Mission to Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Brazil on December 5, 2018, in honor of President George H.W. Bush https://br.usembassy.gov/   President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018, a National Day of Mourning in the United States, in recognition of the passing of former President ... Read More»

Press Release: On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018 Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Thanksgiving Message from Charge d’Affaires William Popp

  Message for U.S. Citizens: Thanksgiving Message from Charge d’Affaires William Popp   br.usembassy.gov     On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my wife Milena and I extend warmest greetings and best wishes to everyone celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil.     Thanksgiving is of course a time to celebrate all the things ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Natal Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m

The U.S. Consulate General is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall in Natal Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Via Costeira – Parque das Dunas, Natal-RN (Specific location to be provided to registrants). The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration, Civil Tourist Police and Arpen (the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on December 14, 2018 

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on December 14, 2018 br.usembassy.gov   Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday, December 14, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad ... Read More»

Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States

According to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States, increasing by 11.7 percent, the second largest percentage increase in international students from any country worldwide between ... Read More»

Expert discusses the U.S. experience in Media Literacy in Brazil

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale to lecture on Media Literacy in Manaus, Brasília, and São Paulo   From November 6 to 13, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil will bring the Vice-President of one of the most renowned U.S. Non-government organizations in Media Literacy, the News Literacy Project , to lecture and participate in roundtable discussion on Media Literacy and Informational ... Read More»

Presidential Elections in Brazil

The United States congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on his election as the next president of Brazil. We salute Brazil’s strong commitment to democracy and congratulate the Brazilian people on participating in a successful election. Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (October 22, 2018)

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (October 22, 2018) Location: Brasilia Event: During the early morning hours on Monday, October 22, a group of individuals detonated an explosive device in an automated teller machine (ATM) at Pier 21, a local shopping center in Brasilia. After detonating the device, the individuals exchanged gunfire with local ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency: October 25-30, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency: October 25-30, 2018 br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia, will be closed from October 25-30, 2018. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. As a reminder, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on October 29, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on October 29, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Monday, October 29, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens — United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency

Message for U.S. Citizens — United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia, will be closed from October 17-18, 2018.  Normal business hours will resume on Friday, October 19, 2018. As a reminder, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro is able ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Fortaleza on October 22, 2018

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall in Fortaleza   Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Location: Av. Beira Mar, Meireles (Specific location to be provided to registrants) The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration, Civil Tourist Police, and Arpen (the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas and Military Voters Should Vote Now

 Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas and Military Voters Should Vote Now br.usembassy.gov   Overseas and military voters, please vote now. Election offices nationwide were required to send absentee ballots by September 22 to those registered overseas voters who requested them. Those who do not receive their ballot in time to return it by their state’s deadline have ... Read More»

Secretary Alex Azar visits Fortaleza and Sao Paulo to discuss U.S. and Brazil’s collaboration towards global health security

From September 30 to October 3, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited Fortaleza and São Paulo to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security, bilateral science partnership, and health sector reform. Read More»

Remarks at FAPESP on Biomedical Research and Innovation

Alex M. Azar II FAPESP [São Paulo Research Foundation] São Paulo, Brazil The growing cost of healthcare is a challenge in the United States, as I know it is in Brazil. But we cannot let these costs tempt us to eat the seeds of tomorrow’s health innovations. I look forward to discussing how we can ... Read More»

Secretary of Health Alex Azar to Attend Meetings in Brazil and Argentina for G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

On the evening of September 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will depart for Brazil where October 1- October 3, he will participate in bilateral meetings with government officials to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security and our bilateral science partnership. Read More»

United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide ... Read More»

NASA Scientist visits State School Dupla-Escola, CIEP 117

Rio de Janeiro, September 21, 2018 –  On September 12, a Research Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dalia Kirschbaum , delivered an informal lecture to a group of 35 high school students. Dr. Kirschbaum presented her current work on the analyses of rainfall satellite images and modeling information to prevent ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Provides Support to Successful Partnership Between NASA and the City

Rio de Janeiro, 21 de setembro de 2018 –  From  September 11 to 13, Rio’s Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) hosted the II International Seminar on GeoData Programming (SIURB – Sistema Municipal de Informações Urbanas).  The Consulate supported the participation of two U.S. specialists,  invited by the City of Rio de Janeiro to participate in the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Anápolis, Goias on September 25, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Anápolis, Goias on September 25, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia are traveling to Anápolis, Goias on September 25, 2018.  A Consular Officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial ... Read More»

Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time) br.usembassy.gov We have an invitation for you! U.S. Citizens across Brazil are invited to participate in a Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time). You will have the opportunity to ask a U.S. ... Read More»

20 Young Brazilian Entrepreneurs are selected for Professional Exchange in the USA YLAI

The third edition of the program will take 250 young leaders from 36 Latin American and Caribbean Brasilia, 20 August 2018 – The United States announces on Wednesday, August 22, the names of the 20 Brazilians selected for the Professional Scholarships Program – an initiative of the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI), sponsored ... Read More»

CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED FROM AUGUST 20 TO 21, 2018

U.S. Consulate in Recife, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens 17 August 2018    CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED FROM AUGUST 20 TO 21, 2018 Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for business from August 20 to 21, 2018.  No routine American Citizen Services (Consular Report of Birth Abroad, first time or renewal passport applications, or notary ... Read More»

United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency

United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency br.usembassy.gov   The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia will be closed from August 20 through August 21, 2018. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, you may contact the ... Read More»

American Education Journalist Gregg Toppo Talks about the Importance of the Media to Education

Rio de Janeiro, August 16, 2018 – American education journalist Greg Toppo visited Rio August 8-9 in a series of events organized by the U.S. Consulate in Rio.  Toppo was a national education and demographics reporter at USA Today for 15 years.  Today, he is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, a communications company ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Visits Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro

“We seek to strengthen a cooperative, strategic partnership that is transparent, trustworthy, and steady.” Brasilia, August 14, 2018 – The Secretary of Defense of the United States, James N. Mattis, visited Brasilia on August 12-13, 2018 and Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2018.  In Brasilia, Secretary Mattis met with Minister of External Relations Aloysio Nunes ... Read More»

Secretary Mattis Remarks: Brazil’s Escola Superior de Guerra

SECRETARY MATTIS REMARKS: BRAZIL’S ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE GUERRA Rio de Janeiro, 14 August 2018 (As delivered)  MC: Present in the auditorium, His Excellence James Norman Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, accompanied by His Excellence Army General Décio Luis Schons, Commander of the Brazilian War College, and military officers. General Schons:  Good morning, everyone, ladies and gentlemen. It’s for ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia are traveling to Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018.  A Consular Officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens – Sao Paulo, August 9, 2018 Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens – August 16th, 2:30 pm br.usembassy.gov Attention U.S. citizens living in the São Paulo consular district!  The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo will hold its first ever virtual town hall with the American Citizen Services office.  For more information regarding ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue Roundtable Discussion: The Private Sector on Trade Facilitation

The U.S.-Brazil Business Council, Amcham Brasil, U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services invite you to participate in a trade facilitation public-private sector roundtable on August 2 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the U.S. Chamber in Washington D.C. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 24, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 24, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday August 24, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Minister of Finance Eduardo Guardia of Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Brazilian Minister of Finance Eduardo Guardia. The Secretary and Minister reaffirmed the importance of bilateral economic ties between the United States and Brazil, and discussed the importance of Brazil’s reform efforts for achieving strong and broad-based economic growth, trade, and security. Secretary Mnuchin ... Read More»

60 Access Program Students Visit U.S. Embassy Brasília for Intensive Session

On July 18, 2018, 60 recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program visited U.S. Embassy Brasília for an afternoon-long Intensive Session. Students from Taguatinga, DF participated in this event, one of many occurring during the month of July throughout Brazil - in Salvador, BA; Recife, PE; Franca, SP; Belém, PA; and Uberlândia and Belo Horizonte, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Reorganization of Consular Districts in Brazil

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Reorganization of Consular Districts in Brazil https://br.usembassy.gov/ Effective immediately, the United States Mission in Brazil is modifying the administration of consular districts in Brazil. The state of Minas Gerais is joining Brasilia’s consular district and the state of Santa Catarina is joining that of Porto Alegre. ... Read More»

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Pence Visit  Brasilia and Manaus, Brazil

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Brasilia on June 26 and Manaus on June 27, 2018, highlighting progress in several areas of bilateral cooperation and the excellent relationship between the United States and Brazil. In Brasilia, Vice President Pence met with Brazilian President Michel Temer in Planalto, ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter

Thank you, Father Alex.  It is a great privilege for my wife Karen and I to be here with you, with Archbishop Don Sergio here at Santa Catarina, which is demonstrating the love of God by being the hands and feet of Christ to people from Venezuela.  Would you join me in thanking this wonderful ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Temer of Brazil in Joint Press Statements

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 26, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRESIDENT TEMER OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS Itamaraty Palace Brasilia, Brazil PRESIDENT TEMER:  (As interpreted.)  First of all, I wish to say that it gives me great pleasure to have Vice ... Read More»

Credentialing for Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Manaus – June 27

The Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence will visit Manaus on June 27.  In Manaus, Vice-President Pence will visit the Santa Catarina humanitarian center for displaced Venezuelans and conduct an aerial tour of the Amazon and the Manaus Free Trade Zone.  Read More»

Credentialing for the official event with the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence

The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence will visit Brasilia on June 26, 2018 for meetings with the Brazilian Government.  As part of the visit, the Second Lady will be highlighting the Sister Cities partnership between Brasilia and Washington, D.C. with a tree planting at Espaço Israel Pinheiro.  Read More»

Registration for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program goes until August 12. Don’t miss this opportunity!

The United States Embassy announces that applications for the 17th annual Youth Ambassadors Program, a three-week exchange program in the United States, are open until August 12. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on July 6, 2018

 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on July 6, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday July 6, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on that ... Read More»

Consulate promotes seminar about security

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, through the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), carried out another project of International Technical Cooperation in collaboration with the Federal Police of Pernambuco state. On June 7th and 8th the seminar was presented in Recife on Security and International Technical Cooperation between Brazil and the United States. The training reinforced ... Read More»

American Diplomat Receives Medal of Honor from the Civil Police

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro honored on May 24 Matthew N. Jackson, Foreign Service officer and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with one of its highest honors: the Medal of Friendship; recognizing his work in advancing international cooperation and public security in Brazil. Jackson is the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on that date from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Just as we did when this first body met 70 years ago, the United States continues to place a great deal of value on the OAS and its role in forging a hemisphere distinguished by democracy, peace, respect for human rights, and cooperation. We must all do our part to strengthen the OAS to deal ... Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (May 24, 2018)

Location: Brazil Event: The Brazilian truckers’ association strike is disrupting normal fuel and goods distribution throughout Brazil. Cities in the interior of Brazil located further from refining and food distribution centers are likely to be more impacted than others. The Brazilian government is engaged in meetings to resolve the strike. Once resolved, it could take ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia June 30, 2018  U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on June 30.The event will include food for purchase at a special price from food trucks, a bike parade, games, entertainment, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira

The Secretary and Foreign Minister reaffirmed the strong bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of the U.S.-Brazil economic partnership. They discussed our joint economic growth agenda, security cooperation, and global issues. The Secretary also thanked Foreign Minister Nunes for his leadership in advocating for a peaceful, transparent, and democratic resolution to the ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting offers an opportunity for foreign ministers to exchange views and collaborate on global economic, political, and security ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and partners celebrate National Police Week with 5k charity run

The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO) highlighted National Police Week with a 5k charity run on May 12, along with key partners – The Federal District Military Police,Presidential Guard Battalion, DETRAN, CrossFit Noa and others.  The National Police Week 5k is sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page, a U.S. charity organization in Washington, D.C.  The event ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.  It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  Thank you for the honor of being with you today. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Fortaleza Consular Agency

  United States Consulate General Recife, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Fortaleza Consular Agency   The U.S. Consular Agency in Fortaleza will be temporarily closed from May 16 through June 10, 2018.   Normal business hours will resume on Monday, June 11, 2018. For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, you may contact the ... Read More»

Earth Day contest at the U.S. Embassy recognizes student artwork

Students from the art classes at the American School of Brasilia (EAB) and the School of Nations (EDN) participated in an Earth Day art contest organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Green Team, as an initiative to promote greater awareness of the importance of recycling to protect the oceans and environment. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 21, 2018

There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday April 21, 2018, from approximately 06:00 to 24:00 the same day. If you have an emergency involving a U.S. citizen and you need to inform the Consulate, during the date and hours listed above, you may call the following temporary ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice-President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

 Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere -- it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas. Read More»

Declaration on Venezuela

The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in light of the steady breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela ... Read More»

Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2018

On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we commemorate the 128th anniversary of the First International Conference of American States, which concluded on April 14, 1890, and paved the way for the establishment of the Organization of American States in 1948. Read More»

Summit of the Americas: Information to Journalists

Dear journalists, During the Summit of the Americas, from April 13-14, the Media Center of the Americas will cover the events and distribute information such as speeches, statements and press releases in Portuguese, English, and Spanish on behalf of the United States delegation. If you are interested in receiving the information about the Summit, click on ... Read More»

Town Hall in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil is pleased to invite you to this year’s Town Hall Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:00to 9:00PM at the Courtyard Marriott Recife Av. Eng. Domingos Ferreira, 4661|Boa Viagem|Recife|PE SPACE IS LIMITED  R.S.V.P. at recifeacs@state.gov by Monday, April 16 Please provide the full name and CPF or government-issued photo identification number ... Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (April 6, 2018): Porto Alegre

A sizable protest, with potential for violence, is planned for today, Friday April 6 in Porto Alegre. The demonstration is being organized in response to the recent legal proceedings involving former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and will take place at Esquina Democratica – beginning at 5:00 p.m. and possibly going until midnight.  Other ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Environment Sign Agreement to Launch of Program of Technical Cooperation on Amazon Biodiversity Conservation

On April 5, 2018, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director, Michael Eddy, and Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho, signed an agreement on the Amazon Biodiversity Conservation Program of Technical Cooperation in a ceremony with participants from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the Chico Mendes Institute (ICMBio) and the National Indigenous Peoples ... Read More»

Do you want to study in the U.S., but don’t know where to start?

The U.S. Mission in Brazil, together with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partner institutions in Fortaleza, Recife, Belo Horizonte, Cuiabá, Campinas, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro, will host an EducationUSA Roadshow for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States.  Read More»

Virtual Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship at WeWork, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro collaborated with an entrepreneurship accelerator, Fábrica de Startups, to host an event with virtual speaker Patrick McGinnis , the author of a bestseller book, “The 10% Entrepreneur.”  The event at the WeWork Rio de Janeiro coworking space, attracted an audience of ... Read More»

Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States 

On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of aluminum articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

1.  On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 201

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 2018 United States Mission to Brazil- March 15, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Important notice: Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants ... Read More»

Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury  We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in ... Read More»

U.S. Guru in digital and media literacy to give lectures in Sao Paulo and Brasilia

Professor Renee Hobbs, an internationally-recognized authority on digital and media literacy education, will visit Sao Paulo (March 8-11) and Brasilia (March 12-15), to give lectures and discuss issues related to the quality of education in digital literacy and media and how to improve digital and media literacy through community research and services. Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurates EducationUSA office at Belo Horizonte BNC

Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurated the EducationUSA office at ICBEU (Brazil-United States Cultural Institute) in Belo Horizonte on March 7, 2018. Open to the public, the office provides free advising services to anyone seeking to study in the United States for undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or English-language coursework. This is the third EducationUSA office in the ... Read More»

 Demonstration Alert: SUSPENSION OF REGULAR SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS AND CANCELLATION OF VISA APPOINTMENTS on  MARCH 5, 2018

Demonstration Alert: Suspension of regular services to U.S. Citizens and Cancellation of Visa Appointments  on  March 5, 2018 U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo March 4, 2018  Demonstration Alert U. S. Consulate Sao Paulo   Location: U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo — Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Event: The Consulate has been notified of a demonstration that will take place, at the ... Read More»

Human Resources Assistant

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/07   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ... Read More»

Rescheduling of Voter Information Session

   U.S. Consulate São Paulo https://br.usembassy.gov Phone +55 (11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brazil February 20, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens Rescheduling of Voter Information Session The information sessionon voting for U.S. citizens, originally scheduled for February 27,has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 2 p.m.  As previously advised, the session will be held at the ... Read More»

Consular Services in Belo Horizonte on March 2, 2018

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Belo Horizonte on March 2, 2018 Representatives from U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, American Citizen Services Unit, will visit Belo Horizonte on Friday March 2, 2018. Consular officials will provide U.S. passport and notarial services, by appointment only.  You can schedule ... Read More»

Reminder to exercise precautions in yellow fever-affected areas

As advised in our message of January 24, there has been a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever in various regions of Brazil, including the Sao Paulo city and state.  At this time, we are joining authorities in monitoring the situation in the Santo Amaro neighborhood of Sao Paulo, where the U.S. Consulate is ... Read More»

Brazilian educators participate in the 1st edition of STEM TechCamp Brasil 2018

Sixty educators from 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District have been selected to participate in the first edition of Stem TechCamp Brasil 2018 – an initiative focused on the active learning of STEM in Brazilian public high school. The program lasts 12 months and aims to offer innovative tools for high school teachers from ... Read More»

Secretary – U.S. Citizens only

U.S. Consulate Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/06   Open to:                     U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in ... Read More»

Visa Clerk – deadline: February 27, 2018

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/02   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:                    Visa Clerk, ... Read More»

Visa Assistant (Team Leader) – deadline: February 27, 2018

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/01   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:                    Visa Assistant ... Read More»

Project Management Specialist (Environment) – deadline: February 23, 2018

U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/8   Open to:                     All Interested Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  Position:                    Project Management Specialist (Environment), FSN-11; FP-4 and C04-4005-AID Opening Date:           Thursday, February 8, 2018 Closing Date:             Friday, February 23, 2018 Work Hours:              Full-time, 40 hours/week Salary:                        ... Read More»

Consulate Sao Paulo to Hold Voting Info Session

U.S. Consulate São Paulo https://br.usembassy.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil   February 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo is pleased to announce an information session on voting for American citizens, scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.  The information session will be held at the U.S. Consulate General in São ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)   Location: Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State Event:  Brazilian public health officials have reported an outbreak of locally-transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 2 alert for ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Risch leads U.S. delegation in bilateral Consular Dialogue

Brasilia, February 2, 2018: Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch joined Ambassador P. Michael McKinley in leading a U.S. delegation in a collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Brazil on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Brasilia. Read More»

Visa Clerk – deadline: February 21, 2018

U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/7   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.   ... Read More»

Remarks of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well. Read More»

U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo launches photo contest and gives iPad as prize

The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo launches a photo contest “What do you like the most about the United States?” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The two winning photos will be published as cover pages for the Consulate’s page on Facebook, and the authors of the photos will each win as a ... Read More»

Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (January 24, 2018)

Following a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever, the Government of Brazil recently extended the areas where vaccination is recommended and has initiated intensive vaccination campaigns in major cities in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Bahia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization ... Read More»

Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors Program: 50 outstanding youths in public education will represent Brazil in the United States

Fifty public school students from all over Brazil, selected to attend the sixteenth edition of the Young Ambassadors Program, arrive in Brasilia on January 9, before leaving for a three-week cultural exchange in the United States. They speak English fluently and are examples in their communities through their leadership and volunteering. Read More»

Over four hundred and seventy English language teachers from public schools head to the United States for professional training

Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), a foundation linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC), the Fulbright Commission, the United States Embassy in Brazil and the Department of State, are celebrating a record number of Brazilians taking part in educational, professional and cultural exchanges in the USA. Today, January 12, 479 English ... Read More»

Press Release – Travel Advisory

The Department of State has recently streamlined its worldwide consular messaging system to issue a Travel Advisory for every country. The Advisory takes existing travel information previously contained within travel warnings and alerts and emergency and security messages and converts it into consistent worldwide standardized format. Read More»

Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on Iran

In the past week, what has happened on the ground throughout the nation of Iran is something the world must take note of. It is a spontaneous expression of fundamental human rights. The Iranian people are rising up in over 79 locations throughout the country. It is a powerful exhibition of brave people who have ... Read More»

Improvements to Safety and Security Information

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018   On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every ... Read More»

I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy

Over the past year, the United States has faced immense challenges in its dealings with North Korea, China and Russia, and in its efforts to defeat international terrorism. But Americans should be encouraged by the progress the State Department and United States Agency for International Development have made in pushing for global peace and stability. Read More»

Happy Holidays!

As the year 2017 comes to a close, the American Consulate family in Rio de Janeiro wishes to express our gratitude to our Brazilian friends and partners for your support and collaboration throughout the year.  Together we’ve done some great things in 2017. May you all have a happy and prosperous new year! Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about effective personal security practices and pass along helpful tips.  This is also a good time to get familiarized with the State Department’s recently updated and redesigned travel website  and review ... Read More»

American Presence Post co-sponsors “American Day” at Mineirão stadium

American Presence Officer in Belo Horizonte Rita Rico welcomed the public to the American Day cultural and sports event held outside Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão stadium. The event was covered by local TV Globo Minas . American Day was co-sponsored by the American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte. The event took place in advance of the inaugural Brazil vs. Argentina American football ... Read More»

USTDA Advances Aviation Cooperation with Brazil

Brasília, December 15, 2017 – This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a workshop supporting Phase III of the U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership (AP), a public-private cooperation program supporting Brazil’s aviation infrastructure development goals, while connecting U.S. companies to business opportunities in the growing sector. The workshop addressed issues, practices and technologies related to airport ... Read More»

Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People

The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and supports their efforts to resolve the economic, political, and humanitarian crises facing their country. We remain deeply concerned that the Venezuelan people are experiencing dire humanitarian conditions, to include lack of access to affordable food and vital medicine, medical supplies, malnutrition, and a rise in malaria ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency Fortaleza Closed December 22, 2017 – January 2, 2018

CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED DECEMBER 22, 2017 – JANUARY 2, 2018 Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for basic American Citizen Services (Consular Records of Birth Abroad, first time/renewal passports, and notary services) from December 22, 2017 – January 2, 2018. For any urgent matter please contact the U.S. Consulate in Recife via e-mail at ... Read More»

USTDA partners with Brazil to promote value-based procurement

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Brazil, launching a partnership under the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI).  Through the agreement, USTDA will partner with the Government of Brazil’s Ministry of Planning, Development and Management to promote international best practices in public procurement and ... Read More»

The Visit of the U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ship to Rio de Janeiro

On November 30, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp arrived in Rio de Janeiro for a short visit.  The vessel docked at Mauá pier, after a two-month mission in the Caribbean supporting hurricane relief operations.  Wasp is stopping in Rio while in transit to its new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, where it is slated to ... Read More»

Private Initiative for the Sustainable Development of the Amazon was launched on 12/06

The Partnership Platform for the Amazon (PPA) was launched on Wednesday, December 6, and brought together companies of different sizes and from different sectors around a common goal: to discuss the challenges and opportunities private sector engagement in promoting the sustainable development of the Amazon.  Read More»

Latest Results From the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

On the eve of World AIDS Day 2017, the United States announced that the impact of President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has reached historic highs through the program’s rapid acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment efforts, driven by transparent, accountable, and cost-effective investments. Read More»

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my wife Fatima and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all Americans celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday in Brazil. As we gather with friends and family, around dinner tables in the United States or abroad, we carry on with a tradition dating back ... Read More»

Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States

According to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States.  Read More»

U.S. Coast Guard & Federal Police of Brazil to co-host the 22nd Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit (MMCDS) in Brasilia, Brazil

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime Law Enforcement and the Brazilian Federal Police to co-host the 22nd Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 7th & 8th.  The Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit (MMCDS) joins 125 maritime counter drug professionals from the operational and legal communities representing nearly 25 countries across North, South, and ... Read More»

Scholarship opportunities for low-income youths at the U.S. universities: Applications until January 14

The Academic Opportunities Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, is receiving applications until January 14. The program aims to support students who are qualified and come from low-income families in the application process for undergraduate and graduate scholarships in the U.S. Universities. Read More»

Space engineer and virtual reality entrepreneur visits Belo Horizonte at U.S. Mission’s invitation

Space engineer and entrepreneur Mary Spio was invited by the Department of State to participate in Belo Horizonte events in November 2017 with Brazilian students and entrepreneurs.  Spio delivered the keynote speech at the state government-sponsored FINIT Innovation and Technology Fair and presented virtual reality as the next great technology wave.  In the photo, American ... Read More»

Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel

United States Consulate General in Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel br.usembassy.gov November 03, 2017 In light of crime on public buses in Recife, the Consulate General in Recife is restricting Americans who work for the U.S. Mission to Brazil and their families, and members of household ... Read More»

U.S. Mission to Brazil promotes changes in the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs)

New operating hours and services aim to streamline and improve the process for visa applicants across Brazil Brasilia, November 1, 2017 – The U.S. Mission in Brazil informs that the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs) located in the cities of Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro will begin new weekday operating hours – ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy unveils the list of the 50 Young Ambassadors selected for the 2018 program

The United States Embassy in Brazil unveiled, this Tuesday, October 31, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program.  This year’s program has at least one student from each Brazilian State and the Federal District.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission and public and ... Read More»

Space engineer and tech innovator visits Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte

Space engineer and tech innovator Mary Spio will visit Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, from October 30th to November 4th, to attend lectures, seminars and meet with Brazilian entrepreneurs and students. Mary Spio's visit is one of many initiatives of the US Diplomatic Mission to Brazil to promote dialogue on technology and innovation. Read More»

U.S. Judge Speaker Inspires Conversation about Effective Probation Programs

Rio de Janeiro – During a Oct. 1-6 visit to Brazil, a U.S. speaker, Judge Steven Alm, engaged with state and federal judges, prosecutors, and law students presenting the Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program that he developed in 2004.  The HOPE model have been successful in lowering the cases of recidivism in over 30 U.S. state courts.  In Vitoria, ... Read More»

Technology companies discuss the future of the digital economy in Brazil

The United States Department of Commerce in Brazil and the São Paulo State Federation of Industries (FIESP) will hold the Digital Economy Conference, in São Paulo, on Thursday, October 26. The event will bring together representatives of the public and private sectors to discuss the future of the digital economy, opportunities in Brazil and the challenges ... Read More»

The United States and Brazil Promote Commercial Defense Partnership at the 2nd U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue

The Department of Commerce reaffirmed its intent to broaden and deepen its partnership with Brazil in the defense sector at today’s U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue (DID), held on the margins of the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting, in Washington. U.S. officials from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State hosted a high-level delegation ... Read More»

U.C. Berkeley Program Alumni Connect with Entrepreneurship Experts

Start-up and Innovation at Museu do Amanhã Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017 – U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro partnered with the renowned Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to connect sixty entrepreneurs, students, and business leaders at a networking event about start-up and innovation in Brazil.  This event was a follow-up ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Brazil who require ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia 

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia September 29, 2017   The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is pleased to announce a Town Hall for United States citizens and Social Security beneficiaries on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m..  In addition to an opening address ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Fortaleza

The U.S. Consulate General is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall in Fortaleza Monday, October 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  Hotel Luzeiros Av. Beira Mar, 2600 – Meireles, Fortaleza – CE The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration and Arpen (the Brazilian Notary Association).  The U.S. Consulate General ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels currently closed

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels are currently shut down due to police operations. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro has advised its personnel to avoid the area around those tunnels due to the current activity there. The Consulate takes this opportunity to remind you ... Read More»

U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017   The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence to The United Nations Security Council

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release Security Council Chamber 11:16 A.M.  EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Chairperson Faki, President Ramos-Horta, distinguished members of the Security Council, it’s a great honor to be with you today in the midst of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. As we gather at ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Dinner with Presidents of Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Vice President of Argentina

Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Fortaleza

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  at Hotel Luzeiros Fortaleza Av. Beira Mar, 2600 – Meireles, Fortaleza – CE The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration and Arpen (the Brazilian Notary Association).  The U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. diplomat visits “San Pedro Valley” company

American Presence Officer Rita Rico visited Samba Tech, Latin America’s leading video hosting company and part of the local startup community known as “San Pedro Valley.” Rico met with the company’s marketing director, Pedro Filizola, and learned about Samba Tech’s plans to expand its business to the United States. Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Brazil’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 195th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. Brazil and the United States are longstanding partners. The United States was the first country to recognize ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting on Social Security

 Consulate General of the United States of America www.consuladoamericanosp.org.br saopaulossa@state.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil  September 5, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo is pleased to announce a Town Hall Meeting for American citizens and Social Security beneficiaries, scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.  The town hall will be held at ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Porto Alegre

SAVE THE DATE! The U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre, Brazil is pleased to invite you to our introductory Town Hall Meeting  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre Av. Assis Brasil, 1889 | Passo D’Areia | Porto Alegre | RS R.S.V.P at PortoAlegreACS@state.gov by Friday, Sept. 15 Please provide the ... Read More»

As of September 10, the Alto de Pinheiros ASC will transfer its operations to Vila Mariana

São Paulo, September 1st, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Brazil informs that, as of Sunday, September 10, operations at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) in Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, will be transferred to the Vila Mariana unit at Avenida José Maria Whitaker, 370, São Paulo. The transfer will allow the U.S. Mission to concentrate its services in a single ... Read More»

Top travel destination for Brazilians? USA!

São Paulo, August 24, 2017 – Readers of the magazine Viagem e Turismo recently selected the United States as the 2017 top travel destination for Brazilians. The travel magazine published a special August edition: “The Best of Travel and Tourism 2017/2018.” The magazine features information about Brazilians traveling to the United States with special sections ... Read More»

Cultural Affairs Officer visited local Binational Centers

Sao Paulo, August 28, 2017 — Cultural Affairs Officer Scott Smith visited local Binational Centers in the cities of Marília, Tupã, and Lins, where he participated in roundtable discussions with students to discuss American culture and higher education. He also met with each BNC’s director to underscore the importance of the partnership and to explore ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fair attracts 1,000+ in São Paulo

São Paulo, August 24, 2017 – US Consul General in São Paulo, Ricardo Zuniga, attended the opening ceremony of the EducationUSA Fair, in São Paulo. Thirty-five American universities participated in the event, which attracted more than 1,300 visitors. “Having more Brazilian students in the US will strengthen the relationship between the two countries and prepare ... Read More»

Consul General Zuniga participates in official opening ceremony of the Sports Stars program

On August 5, at Sesc Itaquera, Consul  General Ricardo Zuniga participated in an official opening ceremony of the Stars of Sport program, which marked the beginning of the fifth edition of the Stars of Basketball, the fourth edition of the Football Stars and the second edition of the Stars of the Baseball. The programs are ... Read More»

PAO Sanders lectures about advancements and challenges in diplomacy during Women’s Congress in Floripa 

On July 31, Public Affairs Officer Corina Sanders participated of the  13th Women’s Worlds (WW) Congress —an international and interdisciplinary meeting about women — which took place from July 30-August 4, 2017 in Florianópolis, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The overriding theme was “Transformations, Connections, and Movements”. The congress goal was to provide ... Read More»

Alabama Special Primary Runoff Election Scheduled for September 26

Alabama Special Primary Runoff Election Scheduled for September 26   The State of Alabama will conduct a special primary runoff election on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. A special primary election was held on August 15, 2017. With no candidate receiving more than 50% of the ... Read More»

Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo

    Consulate General of the United States of America www.consuladoamericanosp.org.br saopauloacs@state.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil August 17, 2017   Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo There have been several recent criminal incidents in the Sao Paulo neighborhood of Santo Amaro, particularly on Rua Belterra between the hours of midnight and 5:00 ... Read More»

Want to study in the USA but not sure where to begin?

35 US universities promote study opportunities in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo   The United States Mission in Brazil, in partnership with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partnering institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo, is organizing the EducationUSA Show for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. Thirty-five ... Read More»

US Independence Day Celebration in Sao Paulo

The US Independence Day, July 4, was celebrated by the US Diplomatic Mission in six Brazilian capitals:  Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Recife. This year we celebrated the 241st anniversary of US Independence. In Sao Paulo, the reception was held at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) on June 28 ... Read More»

Security message for U.S. Citizens: Increased crime on Corcovado hiking trails – July 7, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro July7, 2017 Increased Crime on Corcovado Mountain Hiking Trails According to security authorities, there has been a steady increase in crime on and around mountain hiking trails, particularly since January 2017.  Based on this information, the Consulate is temporarily restricting access for its employees ... Read More»

U.S. Celebrates Independence Day in Belo Horizonte and promotes Kentucky Derby

The Country Public Affairs Officer and American Presence Officer hosted more than 80 Minas Gerais guests from government and educational, cultural and commercial sectors at a Kentucky Derby-themed Independence Day party. The event promoted Kentucky Bourbon imports by offering guests the traditional ‘mint julep’ cocktail. The celebration was covered by local TV show ‘Programa Gui Moreira’ , which airs on the local SBT ... Read More»

An Unacceptable Assault on Venezuela’s National Assembly

The United States condemns the July 5 attack on members of the Venezuelan National Assembly by armed supporters of the government of President Nicolas Maduro. This violence, perpetrated during the celebration of Venezuela’s independence, is an assault on the democratic principles cherished by the men and women who struggled for Venezuela’s independence 206 years ago ... Read More»

Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Porto Alegre June 30, 2017

United States Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Porto Alegre June 30, 2017 U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre June 30, 2017   The U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre alerts U.S. citizens that Porto Alegre and other cities in the State of Rio Grande do Sul will be affected by a planned general strike on June ... Read More»

Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Brasilia June 30, 2017

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Brasilia June 30, 2017 br.usembassy.gov< http://brazil.usembassy.gov/ > June 29, 2017   The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens that Brasilia will be affected by a planned general strike on June 30, 2017.  Various labor unions and other groups have organized a general ... Read More»

General Strike Planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov<http://brazil.usembassy.gov/>   This message is to alert U.S. citizens of a general strike planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro.  In the event of a citywide strike, significant disruptions to public transportation and other services may occur. Additionally, the Consulate has ... Read More»

American Presence Post brings “Jazz & Democracy” program to Minas Gerais

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte programmed the ‘Jazz & Democracy’ workshop for the first time in Brazil in three Minas Gerais cities: Juiz de Fora, Betim and Belo Horizonte. The innovative music-integrated curriculum created by Dr. Wesley Watkins teaches students about democratic values using jazz basics as a metaphor. Students learned about civic ... Read More»

Consulate in Recife Celebrates Law Enforcement Cooperation

On May 31, 2017, the U.S. Consulate General Recife held an award ceremony hosted by the Consul General Richard Reiter to recognize eleven Brazilian contacts from various states in the Northeast who were instrumental in joint U.S. – Brazil criminal investigations, enhancing law enforcement cooperation, and building partnerships that ensure the security of Brazilians and ... Read More»

Consular Agency Fortaleza Closed June 5 to June 11. 2017

  U.S. Consulate in Recife, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens 22 May 2017  CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED JUNE 5 TO JUNE 11, 2017 Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for basic American Citizen Services (Consular Records of Birth Abroad, first time/renewal passports, and notary services) on June 5 to June 11, 2017.  For any urgent ... Read More»

Remarks at the Meeting of the Organization of American States

Over the last 18 months, we have seen a dramatic erosion of constitutional rule in Venezuela. This extends from disputes over the National Assembly’s makeup and powers; the thwarting of the recall referendum late last year; the Supreme Court’s assumption of basic legislative functions in recent months; the ongoing imprisonment of opposition leaders and other ... Read More»

OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today, on May 17, the members of the OAS LGBTI Core Group (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Uruguay) are proud to join other governments and civil society organizations from around the world to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This year, the IDAHOT is an opportunity to ... Read More»

Exclusive “Hidden Figures” screening for English students in Belo Horizonte

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte invited English-language students sponsored by the U.S. Mission to an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures on May 10, 2017. The screening, along with other international showings, was noted by a NBC news report in the United States. Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women mathematicians who worked ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority Joint Statement

Almost 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that President Abbas stood with a courageous peacemaker, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Here at the White House, President Abbas signed a Declaration of Principles -- very important -- which laid the foundation for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Read More»

Especialista americana ministra palestras sobre Lei de Acesso à Informação dos EUA em São Paulo e Brasília

Na semana do Dia Internacional da Liberdade de Imprensa e às vésperas do aniversário de cinco anos da Lei de Acesso à Informação do Brasil, a Embaixada dos Estados Unidos traz ao país a americana Patrice McDermott, ex-diretora executiva da OpenTheGovernment.org (OTG) – principal organização dos EUA que promove a transparência do governo federal.  McDermott ministrará ... Read More»

US speaker gives lecture on FOIA in Sao Paulo and Brasilia

US speaker Patrice McDermott, former Executive Director of the OpenTheGovernment.org (OTG), the main US organization promoting federal government transparency, will give a series of lectures to journalists, students, NGO members and academics in Sao Paulo and Brasilia from May 2 to 5 in celebration of the Press Freedom Day and the 5th anniversary of Brazil’s ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens throughout Brazil of nationwide protests on April 28, 2017. Various labor unions and other groups organized a general strike and demonstrations against proposed reforms to the pension system and labor laws. According to the media, the general strike will disrupt airport operations, public ... Read More»

Supervisory American Citizen Services Assistant

U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017/09   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this ... Read More»

Supply Assistant – Trainee Level

U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017/08 T   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in ... Read More»

Supply Assistant

U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017/08   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this ... Read More»

Supervisory American Citizen Services Assistant – Trainee Level

U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017/08 T   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in ... Read More»

Legal Advisor – Apply until May 03, 2017

  Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.   Position:                     Legal Advisor, FSN-9/FP-5, A01-1905-DOJ Opening Date:           Tuesday, ... Read More»

Are you a young entrepreneur or civil society leader? Join the USA’s YLAI Professional Fellows Program

The program offers 250 places for young people from Latin America and the Caribbean, and applications will be accepted until April 28   The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Brazil to take part in five ... Read More»

Motor Pool Supervisor – Apply until May 02, 2017

Candidates that have already submitted their application do not need to send it again  Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ... Read More»

Motor Pool Supervisor – Trainee Level – Apply until May 02, 2017

Re-Advertisement – Driver’s license category changed Candidates that have already submitted their application do not need to send it again  Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with ... Read More»

Are you a young entrepreneur or civil society leader? Join the USA’s YLAI Professional Fellows Program

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Brazil to take part in five weeks of training focused on commercial and social entrepreneurship in October and November 2017 in the United States. Applications will be accepted until ... Read More»

Surveillance Detection Program Technician – Deadline to apply: April 27

Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.   Position:                     Surveillance Detection Program Technician, FSN-6/FP-8, A56-710-296 Opening Date:           ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Recife

  The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil is pleased to invite you to this year’s Town Hall   Monday, April 24, 2017 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Courtyard Marriott Recife Av. Eng. Domingos Ferreira, 4661|Boa Viagem|Recife|PE Light refreshments will be served SPACE IS LIMITED R.S.V.P. at recifeacs@state.gov by Monday, April 17 Please provide the ... Read More»

Customs Expediter

Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:                  ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil Support Search for Missing Republic of Korea Crew

Brazil is one of the nation’s supporting the international search for missing crew members in the Republic of Korea vessel Stella Daisy’s last known location. The government of Brazil has authorized the P-8A aircraft to operate from Galeão Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Operating out of Brazil will allow the P-8A missions ... Read More»

U.S. Officials Participate in the First International Aviation Fair in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro,  April 6, 2017 –   U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, P. Michael McKinley, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Deputy Administrator (ADA) Victoria Wassmer (and her delegation) attended the inaugural International Brazilian Air Show (IBAS).   The event, which brought together leaders in the civil aviation and airport infrastructure sector in one place, took ... Read More»

US launches #USFoodExperience campaign with chef James Briscione

  On March 28, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Brazil launched the “#USFoodExperience” campaign with a dinner prepared by American chef James Briscione. The event, at the Caribé Gallery in São Paulo, was officially opened by the US Consul General in São Paulo, Ricardo Zuniga, and the Consul for Agriculture Affairs of the ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation Promotes Commercial Defense Partnership at Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil and the U.S. reaffirm their commitment to deepening commercial defense cooperation. Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2017 – The United States is committed to broadening and deepening its defense partnership with Brazil, including encouraging greater partnership between the two defense industries.  As part of this effort, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials from the ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible situation, it is clear that this is how Bashar al-Assad operates: with brutal, ... Read More»

Consulate Celebrates International Women’s Month in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife promoted several events to celebrate the International Women’s Day throughout the month of March. It started with the launch of a public essay contest via local press and Social Media, inviting Pernambuco residents to submit creative essays on the topic, “What is an Empowered Woman?” . Almost 60 submissions from a ... Read More»

FAA and Brazil Strengthen Aviation Partnership

Speaking today before aviation leaders at the International Air Transport Association Wings of Change Conference at the first International Brazil Air Show (IBAS) in Rio de Janeiro, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Deputy Administrator Victoria Wassmer said that the United States is proud to participate in a partnership with Brazil which enhances bilateral cooperation on ... Read More»

US Library of Congress makes digital collection of Brazilian chapbooks available

Researchers and fans of Brazilian chapbooks have another option to get information about this popular genre of Brazilian culture online. Since February 2017, the US Library of Congress, through its office in Rio de Janeiro, has provided a digital collection on the subject - the Brazil Cordel Literature Web Archive. Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30,2017

  U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30, 2017  The U.S. Consulate General in Recife alerts U.S. citizens of an increase in criminal activity in public transportation in all northeastern states.  According to the media, in Pernambuco specifically, criminal activity in public transportation is 97.2 ... Read More»

Unites States opens Technology Center in São Paulo

São Paulo, March 24, 2017 – The United States Army Research, Development, and Engineer Command (RDECOM) opened an office on Friday at the US Consulate in São Paulo to develop partnerships with Brazil in research projects focused on innovation. The Technology  Center will intensify collaboration between the two countries through research and professional exchanges in ... Read More»

Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017 U.S. Embassy Brasilia March 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that media reports and social networking sites indicate that numerous anti-corruption demonstrations are planned for Sunday, March 26, 2017, in cities throughout Brazil. U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update (March 22, 2017)

United States Embassy in Brasilia Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For ... Read More»

The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat ISIS

Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands. Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat ISIS through a robust approach, including working by, with, and through local partners for military operations; supporting the stabilization of territory liberated from ... Read More»

State Department Statement On the Attack in London

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 22, 2017 On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were ... Read More»

Department of Justice Remarks on White Collar Crime at the US Bar Association National Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Remarks as prepared for delivery Introduction Good morning, and many thanks for that kind introduction.  Thank you for the invitation to address you today, and congratulations for hosting the 31st annual American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar Crime conference. Twenty-eight years ago, I started as a prosecutor at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, ... Read More»

Consul General Visits Fernando de Noronha to Strengthen its History of US Presence on the Island

The U.S. Consul General Richard Reiter and consulate staff toured the island of Fernando de Noronha and participated in an event honoring the American presence on the island, which dates back to WWI and was intensified during the Cold War. The event marked the 60-year anniversary of the Cold War Guided Missile Observation Post. As ... Read More»

Visa Clerk

U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017/03 This announcement will establish a roster of candidates which will be valid for six months.  Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category ... Read More»

Ambassador Nikki Haley Addresses UN Security Council Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on “Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labor, slavery, and other similar practices.” She underscored the importance of a ... Read More»