Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukrainian Sovereignty and Russian Accountability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: (Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Madam President, for having brought this council together at this very grave moment of the crisis of the war of Russia on Ukraine. (In English) Mr. Secretary General, thank you ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil sign Mutual Recognition Arrangement

New agreement will boost cooperation, trade and customs security in both countries  Brasília, September 16, 2022: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Brazil’s Customs Authority Receita Federal signed today an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). This MRA builds on other agreements between CBP and the Government of Brazil and aligns each ... Read More»

Brazil National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Brazil on the 200th anniversary of your independence on September 7th. As the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil share a commitment to support democracy ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy announces the names of the 140 selected for English course in the Brazilian Amazon region

Access Amazon Program will address sustainability aligned with language learning Brasília, August 31, 2022: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, through the Regional English Language Office (RELO), in partnership with Grupo +Unidos and strategic support from the Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia (PPA), announced this Wednesday (31), the list of 140 people selected for the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, MG, on September 22, 2022, to provide limited services to U.S. Citizens

Subject:  Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on September 22, 2022, to provide limited services to U.S. citizens Location:  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Consular representatives from U.S. Embassy Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Thursday, September 22.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens to accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications ... Read More»

U.S. seeks partners to develop podcast training project for quilombola communities

Brasília, August 22, 2022: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce a call for proposals to fund an online project to train podcasters from niche markets. The project will train 30 representatives of quilombola communities from different parts of Brazil on the creation, production, monetization, and dissemination of podcasts. The “These Brazilian Lives” project ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulate open registrations for Youth Ambassadors 2023

Young people between the ages of 15 and 18 can enroll until September 12 Brasilia, August 12, 2022: The Youth Ambassadors Program, promoted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, is open the selection process for the program, from today (12) until September 12. The program, which takes high school students from Brazil’s public ... Read More»

Security Alert: National Election Demonstrations throughout Brazil

Location: Nationwide  Event:  The first round of Brazil’s national elections is scheduled to take place nationwide on Sunday, October 2, 2022.  Per the Brazilian Constitution, a second round of voting is possible on October 30.  Demonstrations are expected across the country leading up to and during the elections.  While the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in ... Read More»

Trafficking in Persons Report 2022 – Brazil

2022-2023 Anti-Trafficking Action Plan for Brazil Below please find recommendations for specific goals and objectives to further the Government of Brazil’s anti-trafficking efforts over the next year: Vigorously investigate, prosecute, and convict in cases of sex trafficking, including child sex tourism. Increase efforts to proactively identify trafficking victims. Provide shelter and specialized assistance to victims ... Read More»

Health Alert:  CDC Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox

Location: Countrywide  Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here to view the WHO’s determination).  Actions to Take:    Travelers should AVOID :  Close contact with sick ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ... Read More»

Visit of representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Brazil

Brasilia, July 29, 2022: From July 25 to 29, the chief economist of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Seth Meyer, and the senior Policy advisor of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, Jeremy Adamson, were in Brazil to participate in the Global Agribusiness Forum (GAF) and in a series of meetings with their Brazilian ... Read More»

Foreign Service Officers Test (FSOT)

The Foreign Service Officers Test (FSOT) will be offered in Brasilia at the following location: Casa Thomas Jefferson SHC/SW EQSW 301/302 Lote 2 Sudoeste 70673-150 Brasilia- DF Phone: 55 61 3442 5583 Email:  departamento.testes@thomas.org.br Registration opens: August 22, 2022 Registration ends: September 29, 2022 Test dates: Casa Thomas Jefferson will offer in-person testing in Brasilia on ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the 15th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas

Good afternoon. It’s great to be here with you. Let me thank Minister Paulo Sergio and our Brazilian hosts for bringing us all together today. We’re gathering at an important moment for the region that we all call home—a moment that calls for deeper cooperation and a renewed spirit of common purpose. As President Biden ... Read More»

Brazil and the United States announce working group to combat illegal deforestation

At the Summit of the Americas, Brazil and the United States announced a rapid response bilateral effort focused on achieving immediate results in reversing deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and in other biomes, recognizing that any success will require improved law enforcement and enhanced transparency, and that the successes achieved as a result of national ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia

Location: Countrywide     Event: As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require air travelers to show ... Read More»

The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China

In the past two years we’ve come together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future global health emergencies, rebuild from economic shocks, from supply-chain disruptions to debt crises, and take on climate change, and reimagine an energy future that’s cleaner, more secure, and more affordable Read More»

Statement by the White House Special Adviser for the Summit of the Americas

As White House Special Adviser for the Summit of the Americas, I have traveled to countries across the region to build a positive, shared agenda for the Summit. President Joe Biden asked me to travel to Brazil today with a singular focus on the Summit. I came to reinforce our longstanding appreciation for the deep ... Read More»

White House Gender Policy Speech at the Brazilian Conference of Magistrates

Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to participate on this panel today. My name is Rosie Hidalgo, and I serve in the White House Gender Policy Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence. I want to start by providing a brief overview of the Gender Policy Council ... Read More»

Summary Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Travel to Brazil

Over the course of the visit, which took place between May 15-19, the Deputy Secretary led the largest trade mission to the South America region since the onset of the pandemic and advanced key Biden-Harris Administration and Department priorities through a series of engagements with Brazilian government officials and private sector leader Read More»

U.S.-Brazil High Level Dialogue 2022: National & Regional Security

April 25, 2022 The United States and Brazil have one of the most important shared security agendas in the hemisphere.  Our regular exchange of information, experience, technology, information, and capabilities helps reinforce security and defense cooperation to promote peace and the rule of law. Since 2018, the United States has committed over $5.5 million to ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil High Level Dialogue 2022: Democracy and Governance

April 25, 2022 As the two largest democracies in the hemisphere, the nearly 200 years of U.S.-Brazil partnership is built on a foundation and long-standing commitment to promoting democratic governance and human rights, strengthening our electoral and political institutions and processes, ensuring inclusion for all our citizens, and working to build international consensus to promote ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil High Level Dialogue 2022: Economic Growth & Prosperity

April 25, 2022 The United States and Brazil enjoy one of the strongest and most robust economic relationships in the hemisphere.  The United States is the main destination for Brazilian exports of value-added manufactured goods, which creates jobs for both Brazilians and Americans.  Recent agreements to facilitate trade, once finalized, will help to advance our ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) Information Sessions

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will visit Recife, Fortaleza, and Salvador on May 6-11, 2022.  FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to answer questions about social security eligibility and processes, as well as collect information from ... Read More»

Energy Transition is discussed in webinar promoted by the Government of SC and the US Embassy and Consulates in Brazil

Lecture with American expert and mediation by USP professor will be broadcast free of charge on Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. Porto Alegre, April 25, 2022: The debates around climate change have generated a concern with the energy matrix of countries. Although Brazil is an exception — with 83% of its electricity ... Read More»

Travel Advisory for Brazil Updated to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Event: On April 18, the U.S. Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Brazil from Level 4:  Do Not Travel due to COVID-19 to Level 2:  Exercise Increased Caution due to crime. Some areas have increased risk and remain at Level 4:  Do Not Travel, including informal housing developments (commonly known as “favelas”), international ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Tax Season Reminder – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Tax Season is here. Remember to file your income taxes!  The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that they are required to file their federal income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by April 18, 2022.  If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living or traveling outside the United States, you ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Launch of Mail-in Adult Passport Renewals

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Brazil (March 28, 2022) Location:  Brazil  Subject:  Launch of Mail-in Adult Passport Renewals  The Department of State is pleased to announce that the U.S. Mission to Brazil is now allowing payment of DS-82 passport renewal fees online, removing the need to travel to a U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or Agency ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports

Location:  United States Subject:  Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports   If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. However, please note that the Embassy and Consulates ... Read More»

Media Literacy Project for Public School Teachers is Open for Applications 

ESPM’s nine-hour course called “Escola Mídia” is free of charge ESPM-SP’s Journalism Department launched the project Escola Mídia to offer courses to public school teachers.  Interested participants can register for classes that begin in March.  The course is free of charge and requires a workload of nine hours of live online classes distributed in three modules.  ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Brazil COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Location: Brazil, countrywide Event: Proof of vaccine is required for most travelers to Brazil. Travelers of all ages must verify with their airline well in advance of travel if they will be required to present proof of vaccine status. COVID-19 travel regulations change frequently and at times without warning. The Government of Brazil updated its ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: New Brazil COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Children Ages Five and Older

Location: Brazil, countrywide Event: Effective immediately, all individuals ages five and older traveling to Brazil must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, in addition to a Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV) and proof of a negative COVID-19 test, either an RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test performed within 24 hours of departure. This is a ... Read More»

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2022

The White House January 31, 2022 Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations.  Shining a ... Read More»

Travel Advisory for Brazil Updated to Level 4: Do Not Travel

Event: On January 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Brazil due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. This is an increase from the CDC’s previous Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Brazil, which indicated a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Concurrent ... Read More»

U.S. – Brazil Cooperation on Entrepreneurship  

January 26, 2022  There are 30 million micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)in Brazil, accounting for 30 percent of the country’s GDP.   Registered MSMEs provide over 50 percent of all jobs in the formal sector and between January-October 2021, almost 73% of formal jobs created in Brazil were in small businesses.   Despite the pandemic’s debilitating effect on the economy, 2.6 million entrepreneurs established new businesses in 2020 (8.4% increase), and the innovation sector ... Read More»

Fact vs. Fiction: Russian Disinformation on Ukraine

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON The Department of State, working with the U.S. interagency, is aware of several Russian military and intelligence entities that are engaged in information confrontation targeting Ukraine.  These activities include the spread of disinformation and propaganda attempting to paint Ukraine and Ukrainian government officials as the aggressor in the Russia-Ukraine ... Read More»

The Stakes of Russian Aggression for Ukraine and Beyond

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BERLIN-BRANDENBURG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BERLIN, GERMANY JANUARY 20, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. First, let me say how honored I am by the presence of so many friends, colleagues, leaders across different communities here in Germany, and also leaders in the partnership that links our two countries. I’m ... Read More»

U.S. announces nomination of Elizabeth Frawley Bagley as Ambassador to Brazil

Brasilia, January 19, 2022: The Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are aware of the nomination announced by the White House of Ms. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley as a candidate for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federative Republic of Brazil. The bio released by the White House is below. All nominations for Ambassadors must pass through ... Read More»

Briefing with Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman on the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue

SPECIAL BRIEFING WENDY R. SHERMAN, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE VIA TELECONFERENCE MR PRICE:  Good morning, for those of you in the United States.  Good afternoon, for those of you in Europe.  Thank you for joining this press call regarding our diplomacy in pursuit of a de-escalation with Russia.  As you know, this is an on-the-record press ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy opens registration for eight-week online course for English teachers

Scholarships for 70 English language educators will be awarded for the program which takes place from March 7 – June 7 Brasília, January 11, 2022:  Through the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) Brazil launches an open call for two eight-week online courses for English language educators in Brazil at a B2 English ... Read More»

U.S. offers opportunity for young community leaders

 The Community Engagement Exchange Program (CEE), an initiative of the U. S. Department of State in partnership with IREX, is seeking young community leaders from Brazil to participate in a transformational year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 21-28, to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good. Applications are open until January 14, 2022.   Read More»

Treasury Designates al-Qa’ida Support Network in Brazil

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated members of a Brazil-based network of al-Qa’ida-affiliated individuals and their companies for providing support to the terrorist group. Today’s action targets three individuals and two entities, including al-Qa’ida operative in Brazil Haytham Ahmad Shukri Ahmad Al-Maghrabi (Al-Maghrabi), as Specially Designated Global ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Brazil

All individuals ages 12 and older traveling to Brazil by air must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination (electronic or printed), in addition to a Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV) completed no more than 24 hours prior to boarding, and proof of a negative COVID-19 test, either an RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of boarding or ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Brazil

Effective immediately, all individuals ages 12 and older traveling to Brazil by air must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, in addition to a Traveler's Health Declaration (DSV) and proof of a negative COVID-19 test, either an RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of boarding or an antigen test performed within 24 hours of boarding. Read More»

Female activist in the Federal District is recognized for her fight against gender violence

The award from the U.S. Embassy in Brasília was presented at a ceremony commemorating the end of the campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” Brasilia, December 10, 2021: This morning thee U.S. Embassy held an event commemorating the global campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, that encourages individuals and organizations around ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil, countrywide    Event: On December 6, at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers aged two and older coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their ... Read More»

New travel requirements for foreign travelers to the United States

Brasília, December 3, 2021: The U.S. government has announced new travel requirements for foreign travelers entering in the United States. In addition to the vaccination requirement already in place, all air passengers aged two years and over departing to the U.S. beginning at 2:01 a.m. (Brasília Time) on December 6, 2021, are required to show ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil investigation leads to takedown of significant human smuggling ring

Brasília, December 3, 2021: An investigation by Brazilian Federal Police, supported by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division led to thirteen arrests and the disruption of a major human smuggling ring based in Brazil. On ... Read More»

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Polícia Federal coordinate joint enforcement actions to combat trafficking of rare and endangered timber from Bra

December 1, 2021: A press release issued on November 30 by Polícia Federal provides details of a joint U.S./Brazilian timber trafficking investigation and the execution of 20 search warrants in the State of Espirito Santo. The investigation involves the manufacture and export of musical instruments and parts, specifically, stringed instrument bows, derived from illegally sourced, rare ... Read More»

U.S. Government provides additional USD$18.2 million for urgent COVID-19 assistance in Brazil

Brasilia, November 26, 2021: The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced an additional USD$18.2 million (R$ 100.1 million) in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Brazil. The funds will assist local health authorities addressing the most vulnerable in the country, with a particular focus on the Amazon region. Charge d’affaires Douglas Koneff ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazilian Armies to participate in Exercise Southern Vanguard 22

Brasília, November 26, 2021:  The U.S. Army, in partnership with the Brazilian Army, will conduct Exercise Southern Vanguard 22, a combined military training exercise aimed at improving combined forces readiness, Nov. 28 – Dec. 18. Southern Vanguard 22, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise at the operational and tactical levels, aims to increase interoperability between U.S. and Western ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Brazil Health Cooperation

November 20, 2021 “Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has supported Brazil’s efforts to fight COVID-19 at all levels, building upon decades of scientific and health cooperation to address the most urgent health challenges in Brazil. From donating personal protective equipment and supporting struggling businesses and communities, to donating ventilators and vaccines, ... Read More»

U.S. Southern Commander visits Brasilia and Manaus

Brasília, November 24, 2021: Between 22 and 24 November, the United States Southern Commander, General Laura Richardson, participated in a series of meetings with Brazilian defense leadership in Brasília and Manaus as a component of ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between both nations. During the meetings, Commander Richardson reinforced the strong and historic cooperative ... Read More»

TechGirls opens registration for exchange of scientist girls in Brazil

U.S. State Department initiative seeks high school girls scientists to participate in science and technology program   Brasilia, November 22, 2021: Registration is now open for TechGirls, a four week exchange in the United States aimed at empowering girls from various parts of the globe interested in pursuing a career in science and technology. Applicants ... Read More»

U.S. donates more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19 to Brazil

Another example of U.S. commitment to combat Covid-19 in partnership with Brazil Brasília, November 21, 2021: Early Sunday morning (November 21), Brazil received a donation of 2,187,300 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, provided by the U.S. government. This donation, which arrived at Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (SP), was made through a bilateral agreement ... Read More»

Registration for Youth Ambassadors 2022 runs until February 9

Program celebrates 20 years and resumes face-to-face activities in the U.S. Young people from 15 to 18 years old can register from November 17.   Brasilia, November 17, 2021: The Youth Ambassadors Program, implemented by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and, in 2022, resumes a face-to-face exchange. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates open competition for Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

The initiative works with the financing of projects to preserve the Brazilian cultural heritage   Brasilia, November 12, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil invite applications for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), an initiative that seeks to finance individual projects to preserve Brazil’s cultural heritage. Proposals must be submitted by November ... Read More»

Program offers U.S. higher education opportunities for low-income Brazilian students

Scholarship program registration will open on November 17   Brasilia, November 10, 2021: The Academic Opportunities Program, supported by the U.S. Department of State, celebrates its 15th anniversary in Brazil this year, and during this period has benefited hundreds of students. The program aims to support qualified students from families with limited financial resources in ... Read More»

U.S. seeks ten emerging leaders from northern Brazil – registration open until December 10

The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute opens registration, on Monday, November 1, for the Atlas Corps: Brazil Northern States Emerging Leaders Initiative, that seeks to engage 10 emerging social impact leaders in the Northern Region of Brazil. Read More»

Opportunity for young entrepreneurs Scholarship Program “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2023”

The program offers 280 vacancies for young people from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada and registration is open until December 1   Brasilia, October 28, 2021: The Scholarship Program “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI)”, sponsored by the United States Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs from Brazil to participate in a six-week program ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Brazil

Subject:  New COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Travel to the United States  Location:  Brazil  Event:  Effective November 8, all travelers to the United States by air must attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status and undergo testing.   Fully vaccinated U.S. citizen travelers must continue to provide a negative COVID-19 test within three calendar days of traveling or documentation of recovery in the previous 90 days.  See Centers for Disease Control and ... Read More»

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs announces the 90 Brazilians selected for the AWE 2.0 program

The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, announced today (25) the list of 90 selected for AWE 2.0, the second edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) - an international program of the U.S. Department of State aimed at entrepreneurs who are looking for opportunities to strengthen ... Read More»

Visit of DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs to Brasilia

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Serena Hoy, visited Brasilia on October 21-22, for a series of meetings with senior representatives of the Brazilian government.  The visit provides continuity to ongoing discussions with Brazilian government officials regarding current migration trends and public policy recommendations to improve regional cooperation. Chargé d’affaires Douglas Koneff also met with ... Read More»

U.S. and Santa Catarina scientists discuss the importance of marine space planning for sustainable development

Virtual panel bring together representatives from the University of California, NOAA’s National Ocean and the Federal University of Santa Catarina Porto Alegre, October 20, 2021: The U.S. Consul General in Porto Alegre, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, the Federal University of Santa Catarina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are holding ... Read More»

The United States and the State of Bahia Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Rio de Janeiro, October 19, 2021 –  On October 13, the Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, Douglas Koneff, and the Governor of Bahia, Rui Costa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil and the State of Bahia. The signing reflects the intent of both ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy announces selections for “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2022” Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are pleased to announce the names of 20 young Brazilian entrepreneurs and business leaders selected to participate in the sixth edition of the 2022 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program - a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Read More»

Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Brazilian Secretary for Strategic Affairs Adm. Flávio Rocha

Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Brazilian Secretary for Strategic Affairs Admiral Flávio Rocha at the White House to build on the bilateral agenda established in Brasilia in August. They committed to coordinate on multilateral priorities at the UN Security Council in advance of Brazil’s 2022-2023 term. A bilateral interagency working group was ... Read More»

U.S. launches second edition of 100K Strong program to support educational institutions in Brazil

In partnership with Partners of the Americas and SENAI, the program seeks a connection between Brazilian higher education with educational institutions, innovation institutes and North American companies The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil and the Department of State, in partnership with Partners of the Americas and SENAI, launched the second, Brazil-specific round, of ... Read More»

Academic Opportunities Program helps students with limited financial resources compete for Master and Doctorate positions at U.S. universities

Many brilliant students miss the opportunity to earn an international degree due to lack of financial resources. Others can't afford the tests to apply for universities. For 15 years, the Academic Opportunities Program, one of the initiatives developed by EducationUSA--the network of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil--has been ... Read More»

U.S. donates emergency communications equipment to prevent and fight forest fires in the MS

Reflecting the U.S. commitment to combating climate change, and in support of the Comprehensive Fire Management Plan in the Pantanal, on Thursday (23) the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will donate emergency communication equipment for fire prevention and fighting to the government of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS). Read More»

Travel Advisory for Brazil Updated to Level 3:  Reconsider Travel

Location: Brazil    Event: On September 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice  for Brazil due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.  This is a reduction from the CDC’s previous Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Brazil, which indicated a very high level of COVID-19 in the ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: September 7 Demonstrations

 Location:  Major cities in Brazil Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place in major cities across Brazil on Tuesday, September 7.  The U.S. Embassy in Brazil cautions U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations, as even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational.  We encourage you to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Actions to Take: Avoid ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Environmental Cooperation

August 31, 2021 “Addressing the climate crisis requires impactful global partnerships and Brazil will be a key partner in identifying and implementing solutions for this crisis.” John Kerry U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, on May 13, 2021. Brazil and the United States share both similar environmental challenges and a history of working together productively. ... Read More»

Registrations open for the second edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

The innovative program to support women’s entrepreneurship offers 90 slots. Registration  open until September 26.    The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, open registration for the second edition of the free program to support women’s entrepreneurship, the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs ( AWE). Aimed at women entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to ... Read More»

Your dream of studying in the United States starts here!

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with EducationUSA, the official network of the State Department for educational opportunities in the United States, will hold the second Virtual EducationUSA Fair on August 25, 2021 for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. Several North American universities will attend to promote opportunities for undergraduate, graduate (master ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Brazil Space Cooperation

“It’s our intention to invest in space exploration and development in a manner that promotes our fundamental belief in democracy, the rule of law, science, transparency, human rights, and the economic value of fair trade and private enterprise.” Antony John Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, June 15, 2021. The Artemis Accords  On June 15, Brazil ... Read More»

Foreign Service Officers Test (FSOT)

The Foreign Service Officers Test (FSOT) will be offered in Brasilia at the following location: Casa Thomas Jefferson SHC/SW EQSW 301/302 Lote 2 Sudoeste 70673-150 Brasilia- DF Phone: 55 61 3442 5583 Email:  departamento.testes@thomas.org.br Registration opens: August 26, 2021 Registration ends: September 30, 2021 Test dates: Casa Thomas Jefferson will offer in-person testing in Brasilia on October 5, ... Read More»

Visit of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to Brazil

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan visited Brasilia on August 5 for a series of meetings with senior representatives of the Brazilian government. Mr. Sullivan was accompanied by the National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Juan Gonzalez; Senior Director for Cyber Issues, Amit Mital; Senior Director for Technology and National Security, Tarun ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Brazil and Argentina

This week, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Brazil and Argentina, joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, Senior Director for Technology and National Security Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Cyber Amit Mital, and Department of State Senior Bureau Official for Western Hemisphere Ricardo Zuniga.  In his first ... Read More»

USAID and U.S. Forest Service launch new program for Brazil Forest Management and Fire Prevention

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Government of Brazil and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), is launching the program for Brazil Forest Management and Fire Prevention. The new 5-year program incorporates fire prevention and management, governance and management of forests and natural resources, and the sustainable use of protected public ... Read More»

FDA and USDA/FAS Outreach Webinars for Industry Stakeholders on the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

In July 2020, FDA published the  New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint , which applies to imported produce. Core Element 2 (smarter tools and approaches for prevention and outbreak response) and CORE Element 4 (food safety culture) build on work that the FDA has done to implement FSMA regulations including the  Produce Safety Rule  (PSR) and  Foreign Supplier Verification Program  (FSVP). The PSR establishes science-based minimum standards for safe production and ... Read More»

David Hodge takes office as U.S. Consul General in São Paulo 

A career diplomat for almost 30 years, the new CG has broad experience in Brazil   Sao Paulo, July 13th, 2021 –  Career diplomat David Hodge took office as the U.S. Consul General in São Paulo this Tuesday.  He is replacing Adam Shub, who served for three years. Mr. Hodge will be in charge of the U.S. relationship with the states of ... Read More»

Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the U.S. from High-Risk Rabies Countries 

MASCOT 6-30-2021  Subject:  Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the U.S. from High-Risk Rabies Countries  Location:  Brazil   Event:  On June 14, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a temporary suspension for dogs imported from countries the CDC considers high risk for canine (dog) rabies, including from Brazil.  The policy is effective July 14, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil Closed June 18 for Holiday

Location:  United States Event:  U.S. Embassy and Consulates General Closed June 18 to Commemorate Juneteenth National Independence Day Today, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19th as a federal holiday.  As the 19th falls on a Saturday, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil will observe the holiday by closing consular operations tomorrow, Friday, June 18th.  Please contact the  U.S. Embassy or Consulate General  closest to ... Read More»

Acceleration Program will Boost Women-Led Startups in Brazil

Despite record growth in recent years, there is significant inequality in Brazil’s startup ecosystem.  Representation of women in the Brazilian innovation market is still very small: only 9.8% of startups have women among their founders, and 4.7% of startups are founded exclusively by women. This discrepancy, however, is not tied to business performance: a 2018 Boston ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

U.S. Embassy Brasilia has confirmed media reports of organized criminal groups within the city of Manaus engaging in acts of violence targeting police stations, city buses, and other public areas.  Because of this, the Consular Agency in Manaus has suspended appointments for the public until Friday.   Read More»

HSI and Brazil Federal Police Execute Large-Scale Disruption of International Arms Trafficking Organization

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Brazil Federal Police (PF) partnership resulted in the arrests in Brazil and the United States of key members of a major Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) responsible for international weapons trafficking and numerous other transnational crimes. Read More»

U.S. and U.K. host free seminar on Environmental Journalism Event will bring debate on challenges related to the theme on June 1st and 2nd

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, the British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil and Ambiental Media will hold an international seminar “Challenges of Environmental Journalism”, in commemoration of World Environment Day 2021. The event, held on June 1 and 2, will include debates on the challenges related to environment-related journalism, in order to encourage the development ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates hosts free webinar on home and community gardens

The free event will showcase the benefits of the initiative in mitigating food insecurity and fighting the Covid-19 pandemic   The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil promotes a free of charge webinar on community vegetable gardens this Wednesday, May 19. The webinar will highlight the importance that community gardens have played during the fight against ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Is Advancing LGBTQI+ Human Rights at Home and Across the Globe

 “Everyone is entitled to dignity and equality, no matter who they are, whom they love, or how they identify—and we will continue to engage with allies and partners to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ people here at home and in all corners of the world.” – President Joe Biden Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program for Brazil

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Brasilia announces an open competition to support the U.S. Speaker Program in Brazil. Through this cooperative agreement, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Brasilia plans to support approximately 30-60 traveling and virtual programs, engaging all priority regions of Brazil. Strictly subject to the availability of funds, the ... Read More»

International seminar discusses journalism and access laws in four countries

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and the British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, will host an international seminar next Tuesday, May 18, 2021, on access to information laws in four countries - Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom and India - and how ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

Remarks to the Press Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC MR PRICE: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Secretary Blinken, who will speak to the Department’s International Religious Freedom Report. We will then hear from Office of ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil sign MOU to support efforts of the Ministry of Regional Development

The MOU to enable an American consultant to assist the Ministry in Infrastructure Projects Brasilia, May 10, 2021: On Monday (10), the U.S. Ambassador, Todd Chapman, in a ceremony with the Minister of Development, Rogério Marinho, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR) and the Office of Technical Assistance from ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors Program: U.S. Embassy announces 2021 selectees

The United States Embassy in Brazil announced this Friday, May 7, the results of the selection process for the Youth Ambassadors Program 2021. The selection had 10,119 applications competing for only 33 vacancies.   Read More»

National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Related to Brazil

In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 26 applied several National Interest Exceptions (NIE) to travel restrictions related to Brazil currently in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to travelers originating in Brazil, this includes qualified applicants who have been ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil execute transnational search warrants for trafficking of endangered and rare live killifish

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Brazil’s Federal Police execute transnational search warrants for trafficking of endangered and rare live killifish Killifish, also known as “cloud fish,” are endemic to Brazil, the U.S., and Europe Brasilia, April 23, 2021: On April 22, Earth Day, agents and officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Maryland ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken: Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Maryland April 19, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

Good afternoon. I’m speaking to you today from the Roosevelt — the Treaty Room in the White House. The same spot where, on October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks — just weeks after ... Read More»

U.S. expert talks about drought impact and the alternatives for Southern Brazil producers

Lecture will be broadcast at no cost via Zoom and the YouTube channel of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates this Thursday at 4:00 PM   Porto Alegre, April 12, 2021 – Researcher Donald A. Wilhite, professor and emeritus director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, will discuss his experience with drought management ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Next Issue of American Citizen Quarterly 

Dear U.S. Citizens,   We are pleased to inform you the next issue of the American Citizen Quarterly, a publication for U.S. citizens in Brazil, is now available.  This quarter’s update provides the latest information on issues impacting U.S. citizens in Brazil with a focus on the COVID-19 test requirement to enter the United States, continued travel restrictions, and a personal note from U.S. Ambassador ... Read More»

FBI Works with Federal Police Against Money Laundering Conspiracy

An Israeli national residing in Brazil pleaded guilty on March 31 in a U.S. court for his role in operating DeepDotWeb (DDW), a website that connected internet users with Darknet marketplaces, where they purchased illegal firearms, malware and hacking tools, stolen financial data, heroin and fentanyl, and other contraband. Read More»

USTDA supports energy efficiency and safety on railroads in Brazil

Investment from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency seeks to assist in strengthening passenger rail networks in Brazil   Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded two grants to Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, Associação Nacional dos Transportadores de Passageiros sobre Trilhos (ANPTrilhos), to strengthen rail networks that serve nearly 10 million ... Read More»

President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate

Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23.  The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing. President Biden took action his first day in office to return the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Days later, on January 27, ... Read More»

United States committed to coordinating support for vaccination efforts

Statement by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil Spokesperson   The United States is committed to coordinating with Brazilian partners, the government, and the private sector to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  The recent finalization of contracts between the government of Brazil and U.S companies Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson was a crucial step which ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Brazil to Combat COVID-19

Updated March 19, 2021 U.S. Government The U.S. government has announced assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, totaling over US $ 19.7 million (approximately R$ 100 million). These funds include: In June 2020, the “Inspire” (Inhale) emergency pulmonar ventilator, low-cost and patent-free, was developed by a team at USP’s  Polytechnic School, ... Read More»

United States donates US$75 million to fight COVID-19 in Brazil

U.S. government and private sector initiatives aim to reduce pandemic impacts in the country Brasilia, March 19, 2021 – The United States government and private sector are strongly committed to helping the Brazilian people to combat COVID-19 in Brazil and together have already made available over US$ 76 million (R$ 418 million) in a series of initiatives, including ... Read More»

Free virtual fair connects Brazilians to universities in the USA

While following security protocols to contain the spread of Coronavirus, U.S. universities create actions to recruit foreign students interested in admissions to distance learning courses, or for future classes, in a face-to-face model. Until everything is normalized, the best idea is to invest the time planning all the steps to study abroad. Read More»

U.S. Embassy Branch Office announces call for proposals for projects for 2021

Proposals from institutions in Minas Gerais will be accepted until June 1, 2021   Belo Horizonte, March 11, 2021: Organizations from Minas Gerais can apply for funding from the U.S. government  for the implementation of projects in the areas of education, environmental cooperation, economic growth, social issues such as inclusion, diversity and human rights, and cultural projects. More detailed information is available in the Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement for ... Read More»

Comic book portrays U.S. and Brazilian black scientists 

Comic book was released on February 25, with the participation of award-winning Brazilian astrophysicist   São Paulo, February 26, 2021: Inspired by the movie “Hidden Figures,” which tells the story of African American woman scientists who worked for NASA, University of São Paulo researcher Carlos Antônio Teixeira launched on Thursday, February 25, the comic book “Entrevistas Além do Tempo” (“Interviews Beyond Time”), which portrays the ... Read More»

160 Afro-Brazilian and indigenous early-career professionals participate in the English language proficiency program – Access E2C

Brasilia, February 26, 2021: Starting on March 1, the English language proficiency program, Access E2C, promoted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, will offer training of 210 hours of online classes for 160 early-career professionals, Afro-Brazilians and indigenous people from all Brazilian states, including the Federal District. ... Read More»

U.S. Department of Commerce holds virtual seminar on the internationalization of Rio Grande do Sul companies to the United States 

SelectUSA RS event takes place on March 4, open to the public and requiring prior registration Porto Alegre, February 26, 2021 – The internationalization of Rio Grande do Sul companies in 4.0, ICT and manufacturing industry sectors is the main topic of the SelectUSA RS webinar, promoted by the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre announces call for proposals for projects for 2021  

Proposals will be accepted continuously, as received, until August 1st, 2021. Porto Alegre, February 19, 2021 – Organizations from Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina can apply for  funding from the U.S. government  or the implementation of projects in the areas of education and culture focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, science and technology, social inclusion, freedom of the press and combating ... Read More»

U.S. Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

Ambitious goals will ensure the United States and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis  Brasilia, February 19, 2021:  Today the United States officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, renewing its commitment to partnering with other nations to tackle the global threat of climate change. On his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument returning the United ... Read More»

The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE February 19, 2021 On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an ... Read More»

Brazilian, U.S. military leaders emphasize partnerships at joint training exercise  

Brazilian Army becomes the first South American army to send a company-sized element to train at the Joint Readiness Training Center    Brasilia, February 18, 2021 –  During World War II, Brazil was the only South American country to contribute troops to the allied cause, and 75 years later, the Brazilian Army became the first South American army to send a company-sized element ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT February 11, 2020 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo The below is attributable to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed ... Read More»

U.S. donates disaster response structure to Minas Gerais 

The mobile structure has 40 beds, power generators and air ventilators  Belo Horizonte, February 10, 2021: The United States of America, through the United States Southern Command of the Department of Defense donated to the government of Minas Gerais a mobile disaster response structure. Aside from the structure, 40 beds, power generators, and air ventilators were also donated to support the population of Minas Gerais during the new coronavirus pandemic and in ... Read More»

OneBeat selects 70 musicians from around the world for virtual exchange

Registration for the program is open until March 10 Brasilia, February 10, 2021: Registration for the OneBeat music exchange, promoted by the U.S. Department of Education and Culture, in partnership with Found Sound Nation of New York, is open until March 10. The program will digitally convene 70 musicians from up to 44 countries in ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre – Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement for FY 2021

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through cultural, ... Read More»

USAID announces additional $300,000 to support COVID-19 response in Brazil

Brasilia, February 5, 2021: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has delivered an additional R$ 1.5 million (US$ 300,000) for emergency COVID-19 response in Brazil. The funds will be used to respond to local health authorities’ priorities to address the needs of the most vulnerable in the Amazon region. ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the State Department under ... Read More»

Renewal of Partnership Between City of Rio de Janeiro and NASA

Rio de Janeiro, February 1, 2021 -The City of Rio will have access to an urban flood forecasting model that will allow the City to anticipate the consequences of extreme weather events, expanding its ability to respond to emergencies. The model, which will supply information to the Rio Operations Center, is one of the projects ... Read More»

Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

JANUARY 27, 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Briefing Room The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis.  We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of that crisis and to seize the opportunity that tackling climate change presents.  Domestic action must go hand ... Read More»

U.S. Support for Efforts to Combat COVID-19 in Amazonas

Brasília, January 28, 2021: In response to the health crisis in Manaus, the US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Grupo + Unidos, the Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA) and the UNA + formed the Juntos Pelo Amazonas initiative to acquire hospital supplies and to support actions to confront  and combat Covid-19 ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors 2021: Want to positively impact your community? Registration for the program until March 7

Brasilia, January 28, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce the selection process with 33 vacancies for the Youth Ambassadors 2021 program. The program seeks high school students from the Brazilian public school system, aged 15 to 18 years, who are currently engaged, for at least six months, in entrepreneurship initiatives and social ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel for Foreign Nationals (Including Brazilians) to the U.S.A.

January 25, 2021: On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation continuing travel restrictions for foreign nationals from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, the Schengen Area, Brazil, China, and Iran.  This proclamation represents a continuation of the previous travel restrictions for individuals traveling from these countries that have been in place since ... Read More»

YLAI 2021: Opportunity for Young Entrepreneurs and Civil Society Leaders

The program offers 280 vacancies for young people from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada and registration is open until February 25  Brasilia, January 21, 2021: The “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI)” Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders in Brazil to participate ... Read More»

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

January 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for ... Read More»

Joseph R. Biden is Inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States

Brasilia, January 20, 2021: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil are pleased to announce today’s inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.  in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and laws.  President ... Read More»

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone Visits Brazil on a Multilateral Mission to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard’s brand new National Security Cutter, the USCGC Stone, departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 22, 2020, on its inaugural sail, the Operation Southern Cross, aimed to counter illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing in the South Atlantic. Read More»

Health Alert: January 14, 2021 – Requirement of Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Passengers

Location: United States  Event: CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States   Effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers, two years of age and older, traveling to the United States are required to have a negative pre-departure test result for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)  within three days of their flight’s departure.  Air passengers must provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to ... Read More»

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy announces selected fellowship program “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative” (YLAI) 2021

Eighteen young leaders from Brazil were selected out of over 2,300 applicants Brasilia, January 11, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are pleased to announce the names of the 18 Brazilians selected to participate in the 2021 “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative of the Americas” (YLAI) Fellowship Program – a program sponsored ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Todd Chapman on the Capitol Invasion

Published on January 7, 2021 on social media January 7, 2021 — Early this morning, the United States Congress certified the Electoral College results of the 2020 Presidential election in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and U.S. federal election law and confirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States and ... Read More»

Health Alert: Update to Requirements for Travel to Brazil

Health Alert: December 24, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event: Age Requirements, UK Travel Restrictions, and Additional Details Regarding the COVID-19 test for Air Travelers to Brazil As communicated in a Health Alert on December 21 , the entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days is currently permitted but beginning December 30, all ... Read More»

Health Alert: December 21, 2020

Location:  Brazil Event: New Travel Requirements for Air Travelers to Brazil and Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective December 17, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, for an indefinite period. The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short ... Read More»

AWE Brasil announces list of selected for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, announce the list of the ninety selected for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program - an international training for women entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to grow and expand their business. Women from 16 Brazilian states were selected and the program is ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil sign the joint Statement of Intent for cooperation in the Artemis Program

Brasilia, December 14, 2020: The NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI) Marcos Pontes signed a joint statement of intent during a virtual meeting on December 14, 2020. The statement describes the Government of Brazil’s intent to be the first country in Latin America to sign the Artemis Accords ... Read More»

Brazil’s Parana State team is Zoohackathon 2020 global winner

Among 700 participants, 53 countries and 60 solutions, the Brazilian BioUp platform was selected as one of the global winners.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with We Are All Smart (WAAS), JUPTER and Founder Institute Brazil, are pleased to announce that the global winning solution of Zoohackathon 2020 this year is ... Read More»

Health Alert: December 14, 2020

Health Alert: December 14, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective December 11, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, for an additional seven days, through December 18.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short ... Read More»

The Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program invites applications until December 24 for 2021 program

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil is pleased to announce the call for applications for a new U.S. government-funded civil society leadership program – the Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program, to take place in late 2021. The Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program is a year-long leadership development program for emerging civil society leaders from over ... Read More»

ICE assists Brazil in the arrests of 10 human smugglers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assisted the Brazil Federal Police (PF) in the arrests of ten high-profile targets in Brazil, to include several current and former local politicians, who are part of transnational criminal organizations involved in human smuggling. On Dec. 3, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Brasilia collaborated with the HSI Human Smuggling Unit ... Read More»

Newest U.S. Navy submarine visits naval base in Itaguaí

Coinciding with Dia Nacional do Marinheiro, the fast-attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792), conducted a brief stop at the Itaguaí submarine base, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate two milestones reached by the Brazilian Navy in its Submarine Development Program (PROSUB):  the launch of the BNS Humaitá (S41) and the incorporation of two additional indigenous-built submarine BNS ... Read More»

American expert in Data Journalism closed event promoted by Famecos with support of the U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre

C.W. Anderson, known for his research in data journalism, closed the virtual and free event Credibility at Play: journalism against disinformation, held yesterday, December 8, by the Journalism course of the School of Communication, Arts and Design - Famecos / PUCRS with the support of the Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre. Anderson's lecture was simultaneously translated to ... Read More»

Vitol Inc. agrees to pay over $135 million to resolve bribery case in Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico

Washington, December 3rd, 2020– The U.S. Department of Justice announced the resolution of an investigation of violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act(FCPA), coordinated with the Brazilian Ministerio Publico Federal bribery investigation into Vitol Inc. (Vitol), the U.S. affiliate of the Vitol group of companies. Vitol has agreed to pay a combined $135 million ... Read More»

Proposed Purchase of MK 54 Torpedoes by Brazil Approved

Original publication can be found at: https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/brazil-mk-54-lightweight-torpedoes WASHINGTON, December 1, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $70 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress ... Read More»

AWE Brazil: Innovative training for women entrepreneurs opens national enrollment

Due to the demand of entrepreneurs from several regions of the country, the initiative opens nationally. Apply until December 6th.  Brasilia, December 2, 2020 – On Wednesday (2), the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, announced the expansion of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).  Responding to the numerous requests ... Read More»

U.S Coast Guard, Brazil Navy conduct regional engagements to strengthen partnership

Brasília, 2 de dezembro de 2020 – The Coast Guard hosted members of the Brazilian Navy on three occasions in November throughout the Southeastern United States. On Nov. 6, Sector Jacksonville held an arrival ceremony in Mayport, Fla., for the Brazilian training ship NE Brasil (U27), attended by the crews of USCGCs Maria Bray (WLM ... Read More»

Amcham Joinville and US Consulate promoted free investments webinar

Event had the participation of Santa Catarina’s International Relations Secretariat and representatives of local companies trading with the United States  Porto Alegre, December 1, 2020 – Today, Tuesday, December 1, Amcham Joinville (American Chamber of Commerce) and the Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre held a free webinar open to the public on ”Economic relations between ... Read More»

Brazil’s Ministry of Science and the Smithsonian Institution sign Memorandum of Understanding on scientific research and education

Brasilia, November 25, 2020: Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations, represented by Minister Marcos Cesar Pontes, and the Smithsonian Institution, represented by the Acting Under Secretary, Roger Brissenden, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The virtual signing of the MOU underscored the two institutions’ shared efforts to advance scientific ... Read More»

New Visa Restrictions for Wildlife and Timber Traffickers

Brasilia, November 24, 2020: On November 10, the United States announced a first-of-its-kind visa restriction on wildlife and timber traffickers. Wildlife and timber trafficking are serious transnational organized crime activities that threaten national security, undermine economic prosperity, fuel corruption, and spread disease. This new visa restriction, which relies on section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate and Sebrae/SC present business and entrepreneurship course results 

English learning as a mean for economic development is one of the pillars of U.S. government’s presence in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul   Porto Alegre, November 23, 2020: The partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and Sebrae/SC that trained entrepreneurs seeking to internationalize their business had a closing event today, Monday, 23. The ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates recognize eight Brazilian women for their crucial community work

The Awardees are making a positive impact on their communities and serving as inspiration to their fellow citizens Brasilia, November 23, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have the pleasure to announce the 2020 Brazilian Women Making a Difference Award. The award honors Brazilian women who are making a positive impact on their ... Read More»

Security Alert – Demonstrations at Carrefour Store Chain

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil 20 November, 2020 Location: Carrefour grocery stores throughout Brazil Event: Demonstrations against the Carrefour grocery store chain have been reported throughout Brazil after a man was killed by security guards at a Carrefour in southern Brazil.  Some of these demonstrations have become violent. U.S. government personnel at ... Read More»

Op-ed: Black Consciousness Day

The fight for freedom, dignity, and civil rights is an ongoing one, even in strong democratic societies like Brazil and the United States. In our own unique ways, we are always striving toward creating the “more perfect Union” that our citizens demand. Consciousness is an important first step in dealing with both legacy and novel ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Fulbright Commission in Brazil launch course for first-time screenwriters

Training program for young screenwriters is the first initiative to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program in the world and aims to give voice to underrepresented segments in the audiovisual industry Brasilia, November 19, 2020:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates, in partnership with the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, launch the Fulbright Course for ... Read More»

English Olympiad encouraged 140,000 students to practice English for free in the pandemic

Through the startup ChatClass and the U.S. Embassy, school-age students from all over the country performed speaking and writing activities on WhatsApp Brasilia, November 19, 2020: ChatClass, a startup that aims to democratize the teaching of the English language through technologies already inserted in the daily life of students, held, together with the Regional English ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil Commemorate World War II Submarine Tragedy

Sailors from both nations hold ceremony honoring those from the United States and Brazil who died off the coast of Florida in 1943 Brasilia, 18 November 2020 — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC 1108), the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr and the Brazilian training ship Brazil held a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at sea ... Read More»

Application that prevents falsification of wild animal documents is the winning project of ZOOHACKATHON Brazil 2020

Three Brazilian projects were selected to compete in the global stage, which takes place from November 18  Brasilia, November 17, 2020: ZOOHACKATHON Brazil 2020 revealed the winners of the second Brazilian edition of the event. The marathon, which this year took place 100% online, brought Brazilians together to create creative and innovative solutions to combat ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and +Unidos open registration for program aimed at female entrepreneurship

The goal is to offer 90 women an online entrepreneurship program aimed at lasting business growth. Registration until December 6. Brasilia, November 16, 2020: This Monday (16), to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, launches the Academy For Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Aimed at ... Read More»

USAID signs letter of intent with Alcoa to improve lives of people in the Amazon

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a letter of intent with ALCOA Brazil, an American aluminum manufacturer and the Sustainable Juruti Institute (IJUS). The partnership aims to improve local communities and improve biodiversity conservation and other natural resources through sustainable and innovative solutions in the Amazon. Initiatives include promoting positive impact entrepreneurship, ... Read More»

ICE, international partners arrest 113 child predators

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) - in collaboration with the Brazil Ministry of Justice and the Public Security (MJSP) Secretariat for Integrated Operation (SEOPI) Cyber Laboratory - arrested 113 alleged child predators across the U.S. and in South America, Nov. 2 to 6, during phase seven of Operation Protected Childhood ... Read More»

Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: November 13, 2020   Location:  Brazil  Event: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders  Effective November 12, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, for an additional 30 days, through December 11.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days ... Read More»

STEAM TechCamp Brazil opens registration for the 4th edition

Initiative of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, in partnership with USP, aims to form a network of innovation multipliers in Brazilian public education Educators can apply until December 4, 2020. Brasilia, November 12, 2020 – The STEAM TechCamp Brasil Program is open for registration for the 4th edition. Educators from all over Brazil can register ... Read More»

Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Remarks on Economic Security

Bom dia. Obrigado. I want to give a special thanks to Welber Barral for moderating today’s discussion, and for his service to Brazil and the bilateral partnership. Let me thank as well the Fundação Getúlio Vargas for helping us get this out to as large a group as possible. It’s been a great honor to ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil Statements to Press at Itamaraty Palace

Under Secretary Keith Krach Remarks Introduction: U.S.-Brazil Relations Hello everyone. It’s great to be here in Brazil. Thank you, Ambassador Costa e Silva, for your warm welcome. I’m here at a time when the US Brazil partnership momentum is as strong as it’s ever been. We share a vibrant friendship that spans two centuries of ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Japan-U.S.-Brazil Trilateral Exchange

Joint Statement on the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange Brasilia, November 10, 2020: Today, the Governments of the United States of America, the Federative Republic of Brazil, and Japan launched the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange in Brasilia, Brazil. The U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, led the U.S. delegation, Brazil’s Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil launch Environmental Dialogue

U.S. and Brazil launch Environmental Dialogue The dialogue covers important areas of collaboration to protect and preserve the environment Brasilia, November 10, 2020: The U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, USAID, and, virtually, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and representatives of the USFWS, USFS, NOAA, and the Brazilian secretary ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Brazil Environmental Framework Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 10, 2020 MEDIA NOTE Joint Statement on the U.S.-Brazil Environmental Framework Dialogue U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach and Secretary of National Sovereignty and Citizenship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil Fabio Marzano ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Brazil Environmental Framework Dialogue

November 10, 2020 Brazil and the United States share both similar environmental challenges and a history working together productively. Our two nations will continue to collaborate on the protection and preservation of the environment while promoting the growth of our economies. The following are examples of our work, together: Fire Prevention and Management The U.S. ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Under Secretary Keith Krach during Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange

Under Secretary Keith Krach Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange As prepared for delivery. Good morning. It’s a great honor to be here today to launch the first-ever Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange, or “JUSBE.” Building on the ties between our peoples and governments, this new forum will allow our nations to work closely together to advance our shared values—values such as ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Critical Minerals Working Group

Joint Statement on the Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Critical Minerals Working Group Brasilia, November 10, 2020: On this date, following a meeting between Francis R. Fannon, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S Department of State, and Bruno  Eustáquio, Minister of Mines and Energy Executive Secretary, and Alexandre Vidigal, Secretary of ... Read More»

U.S. Under Secretary Keith Krach travels to Brazil on November 7-11

The visit is part of a travel to Central and South America to grow the Clean Network and strengthen cooperation on environment.  Brasilia, November 06, 2020: The U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on November 7-11, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and business leaders to ... Read More»

United States Assists Brazil in Action Against Digital Piracy

U.S. Law Enforcement Assists Brazilian Law Enforcement Takedown of Numerous Digital Piracy Sites and Apps Alleged to Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses to U.S. Media Companies Three U.S.-Based Websites Allegedly Offered Thousands of Pirated Television Shows and Movies Owned by U.S. Rights Holders to Brazilian Audiences WASHINGTON – Seizure warrants have been executed ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated telephone number for the Consular Agency Fortaleza

U.S. Consulate in Recife, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens November 4, 2020 UPDATED TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA The U.S. Consular Agency in Fortaleza has a new telephone number: +55 (85) 3223-4902. This number replaces all other agency telephone numbers, as of November 3, 2020. The U.S. Consular Agency is located at Torre Santos ... Read More»

CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

Brasilia, November 03, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. government institution responsible for combating disease, opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil on October 29,  2020. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates hold virtual lecture on artificial intelligence

The event is free and in partnership with Manaus Tech Hub and SIDIA institute The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, with the support of SIDIA Institute of Science and Technology and Manaus Tech Hub, hold the virtual lecture “Artificial intelligence applied to new business and innovation”, on October 29, from 1p.m. The lecture will ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Recife Funds Seven Projects in Northeast Brazil

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife announced in October 2020 results of its Annual Program Statement call for proposals, published in June 2020, which offered opportunities for financial support of up to US$15,000 to organizations implementing projects in its eight-state consular district. After an open and competitive selection process, Read More»

International Religious Freedom Day

U.S. Department of State Office of The Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo October 27, 2020 Twenty-two years ago today, the United States enacted the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, reaffirming our commitment to promote and defend the fundamental right to religious freedom for all people everywhere.  Born of the vision ... Read More»

EducationUSA launches free course that teaches Brazilians the writing used in American universities

Online platform brings together resources to learn how to write in English with free access  Brasilia, October 26, 2020: EducationUSA, the official U.S. government office that provides free guidance to those interested in studying in U.S. institutions, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office (RELO) in Brazil, is launching the Essay Writing ... Read More»

ZOOHACKATHON Brazil: world competition unites Brazilians to fight animal trafficking

Marathon will be 100% online and will take place between November 6th and 8th. The goal is to create creative and innovative solutions to combat animal trafficking around the world. Brasilia, October 26, 2020: Every day, several wild animals are sold as merchandise or collection items around the world. To develop creative and innovative solutions ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General in Recife donates PPE to fight COVID-19

Personal protective equipment was donated to the SAMU on Friday, October 23 Recife, October 23, 2020 – Combating the Covid-19 pandemic is a priority for the governments of the United States and Brazil. This Friday (October 23), the U.S. Consulate General donated approximately 25,000 masks, 14,000 gloves and 12,000 disposable aprons to the Emergency Medical ... Read More»

Health Alert: Suspension of Automatic Length of Stay Extensions

Health Alert: October 22,2020   Location:  Brazil  Event: Suspension of Automatic Length of Stay Extensions  Effective November 3, 2020, the government of Brazil has suspended the March 16, 2020 regulations that automatically extended the length of stay for permanent residents and legal visitors in Brazil during the COVID-19 crisis.  Please note that a tourist visa (electronic or paper) is not required for U.S. citizens to travel to ... Read More»

USAID and the IDB Announce $2 million in New Awards to Support Venezuelans Through Employment, Financial Services, and Access to Information

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), announced $2 million for five new awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor  Challenge to benefit Venezuelans in the Argentine Republic, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republics of Colombia and Chile, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The awardees will ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates more than USD $110,000 to the Health System and Communities in Rio

Favela residents and health professionals in Rio de Janeiro will benefit from two donations delivered this week by the U.S. Consulate in Rio to help mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More»

The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties

The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties The two countries signed a trade protocol and the U.S. extended over R$ 11 billion reais for investment and export financing. Brasilia, October 21, 2020: During his two-day visit to Brazil, the U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, was accompanied by the largest economic-focused, ... Read More»

Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty

Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty (As delivered.) Mr. President, Foreign Minister, thank you for hosting me. It’s an honor to be here. And I bring you greetings, Mr. President, from your friend President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Brazil and the United States are the ... Read More»

United States and Brazil Sign US $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding

The agreement opens opportunities for business promotion in telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, and more. Brasilia, October 20, 2020 – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed today signed a US $1 billion Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil’s Ministry of Economy, aimed at enhancing the strong trade and economic relationship between the two countries.  EXIM Chairman Reed and Brazil Minister of ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Export-Import Bank of the United States 

Buy More U.S. Goods and Services with Competitive Financing The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) supports the financing of U.S. goods and services purchased by creditworthy international buyers that may have difficulty obtaining credit through traditional financing sources. EXIM’s financing options are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Recent ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Artemis Accords – United for Peaceful Exploration of Deep Space

The Artemis Accords, led by NASA, describe a shared vision for principles, grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, to create a safe and transparent environment which facilitates exploration, science, and commercial activities for all of humanity to enjoy. The U.S. and its partners in the Artemis Program have set the goal of exploring ... Read More»

Brazil and US Sign U.S.-Brazil Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency 

The three areas covered by the Protocol speed up trade and represent an important step in the ongoing work between the two countries  Brasilia, October 19, 2020: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes signed a U.S.-Brazil Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency on Monday, October 19, during a virtual conference. The ... Read More»

United States and Brazil Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States and Brazil are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Brazil and the United States and the leadership of President Trump and President Bolsonaro. Following the meeting of the two leaders at Mar-a-Lago ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

October 2020 Results in Brazil (Total = US $ 984 million) Committed Projects: We recently committed a total investment of $425 million for the following two projects. Accelerating pandemic recovery in Brazil: A $400 million loan to Banco Itaú will support lending to SMEs following a severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Brazil, with a focus ... Read More»

US National Security Advisor to travel to Brazil on October 19-20 

Brasilia, October 16, 2020: The U.S. National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on October 19-20, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and private sector. On the visit he will be accompanied by Kimberly Reed, President of the Export Import Bank, Michael Nemelka, Deputy U.S. Trade ... Read More»

Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: October 16, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective October 14, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least November 12.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days is currently permitted. Effective October 2, the Government of Brazil no longer requires ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil  

October 15, 2020   Location: Brazil   Event:  Several state authorities across Brazil have announced the dates of their annual prisoner visitation release known as “Saidão” (the big exit), during which some prisoners will be temporarily released during this period to visit family for the holidays.  Brazilian authorities caution that crimes such as theft, assault and home burglaries may increase this time of ... Read More»

Health Alert: Proof of Health Insurance No Longer Required for Air Travel to Brazil 

Health Alert: October 8, 2020  Location:  Brazil  Event:  Proof of Health Insurance No Longer Required for Air Travel to Brazil  Effective October 2, the Government of Brazil no longer requires foreign travelers to present proof of health insurance valid in Brazil in order to enter.  While Brazil continues to permit the entry of foreign visitors by air for a short stay of up to 90 days, restrictions remain for the entry of foreign visitors by land (unless for transit) ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Options to Return your Absentee Ballot!  

Missed the  U.S. Mission in Brazil October 2 target date to mail your absentee ballot? DON’T DESPAIR, BUT ACT NOW if you plan to vote in the November 2020 election!  Remember:  U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day, in-person voting is not available outside of the United States.  Many states require completed ballots reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 3.  OPTIONS TO ... Read More»

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

The 11th meeting of the United States-Brazil CEO Forum was held on Monday simultaneously in Brasília and Washington, D.C., through videoconference, allowing both governments and private sector participants to discuss the progress made in areas identified as priorities within the joint recommendations presented in the last edition of the Forum, held in Washington, D.C., in November ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By 

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election, it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your completed ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ... Read More»

Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: September 25. 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective September 25, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least October 23.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted. The September 24 ... Read More»

Op-ed: China’s Catholics and The Church’s Moral Witness

The human rights situation in China has deteriorated severely under the autocratic rule of Xi Jinping, especially for religious believers. Credible reports have exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s program of forced sterilizations and abortions of Muslims in Xinjiang, its abuse of Catholic priests and laypeople, and its assault on Protestant house churches—all of which are ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Virtual Town Hall on Social Security/Federal Benefits Questions   

Message to U.S. Citizens– U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Location:  Brazil Event:  Virtual Town Hall on Social Security/Federal Benefits Questions The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil will host a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, October 9 at 10:00a.m. Brasilia time to discuss questions or concerns related to Social Security or other federal benefits.  Representatives from the Lisbon Federal Benefits Unit, the regional office responsible for Brazil, will be present ... Read More»

Brazil receives additional allocation to sell 80,000 tons of sugar to the US

Brasilia, September 22, 2020:  On September 22, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)  provided notice  of the allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in-quota quantities of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on September 10, 2020. Of this additional quantity, USTR ... Read More»

US-Brazil cooperation enables return of Amazon frogs to Brazil 

Animals illegally smuggled to Europe by exotic wildlife trader will be received by the São Paulo Zoo São Paulo, September 21, 2020 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service returned to Brazil last Wednesday 21 frogs from the Adelphobates galactonotus species, also known as splash-backed poison frog (or “sapos ponta-de-flecha” in Portuguese). The frogs had been trafficked into the United States in late 2017 ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in the city of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Araujo emphasized our shared commitment to a secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere and support for the Venezuelan people and their ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Fact Sheet September 18, 2020 “Together, we are seizing the opportunity to cement a future of security, prosperity, and democracy for our people and for the entire hemisphere.” – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, September 13, 2019 On September 18, Secretary Pompeo ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Paramaribo, Georgetown, Boa Vista, Bogota, and Plano

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Paramaribo, Suriname; Georgetown, Guyana; Boa Vista, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; and Plano, Texas, September 17-20, 2020.  This trip will highlight the United States’ commitment to defend democracy, combat COVID-19 while revitalizing our economies in the pandemic’s wake, and strengthen security against regional threats. Read More»

Joint Statement on US-Brazil Trade in Ethanol

Brazil and the United States have held consultations regarding their bilateral trade on ethanol. As a result, they have decided to conduct results-oriented discussions on an arrangement to improve market access for ethanol and sugar in Brazil and the United States. They will also consider an increase in market access for corn in both countries. ... Read More»

Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the United States Government (USG) is innovating and taking a new approach to help keep international air passengers healthy. The new, more effective strategy focuses on the continuum of travel and the individual passenger, including pre-departure and post-arrival education, efforts to develop a potential testing framework with international partners, and ... Read More»

U.S. Mission to Brazil Live Stream Event on Voting Overseas – September 14

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil will host a live stream event on Monday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. Brasilia time where Voting Assistance Officers will give a presentation on absentee voting from overseas and discuss how U.S. citizens can register to vote and cast a ballot in the upcoming election.  There will also be an opportunity ask questions about voting overseas. Read More»

Brazil-US Commercial Relationship: Potential Deliverables in the Near Term U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman

AmCham Brasil Good morning to you all.  It is a distinct pleasure for me to be with all of you today. I thank Luiz Pretti, Deborah Vieitas, Abrão Neto and everyone from the AmCham team for putting this event together. I have the privilege today to speak with you all about a topic to which ... Read More»

Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (September 2, 2020)  Location:  Brazil  Event: Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19  Despite the travel complexities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) may still lose their resident status if they are outside the United States for more than a year. LPR status permits ... Read More»

U.S. Specialist Conducts Online Training Program for 30 English Teachers from the Municipal School System

The program will help teachers explore alternative teaching methods   The U.S Embassy, in partnership with Belo Horizonte’s City Hall, will carry out an online training program for 30 teachers from the municipal public school system. The initiative, called English Language Specialist, will start online activities on September 2nd and will last for eight weeks. ... Read More»

U.S. Delivers to Brazil 600 State-of-the-Art Ventilators

Brasilia, August 28, 2020: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered, on August 28, to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a third shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to assist its fight against COVID-19. To date, USAID has donated a total of 600 ventilators to Brazil. The donation ... Read More»

Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: August 27, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective August 26, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least September 24.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted. The August 26 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Be an Active Voter and Vote Absentee! 

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and by participating in Absentee Voting Week!   Be sure to register now and be ready to send your vote by October 2nd!  Whether you are a first–time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an ... Read More»

Brazil can join the growing Clean Network by banning Huawei

Whoever builds a nation’s 5G networks gains the key to that country’s most sensitive personal, commercial, and governmental data. Trusted firms such as Ericsson and Nokia from Europe and Samsung from the Republic of Korea have earned the trust of people and governments around the world. Read More»

Amb. Todd Chapman: The Brazil-US Strategic Relationship: Past, Present and Future 

The Brazil-US Strategic Relationship: Past, Present and Future U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo August 20, 2020 Good afternoon to all.  What a distinct pleasure for me to be with you all today, It is truly an honor to be speaking with the international relations students of Fundação Getulio Vargas – such an important institution which has ... Read More»

USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank Announce Awards For Entrepreneurial Solutions to Benefit Venezuelans

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced approximately $1.8 million for awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in the Federative Republic of Brazil; the Republics of Colombia, Perú, and Trinidad and Tobago; and the Boliviarian Republic of Venezuela.  The awards will fund solutions that ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Update to the Brazil Travel Advisory

On August 6 the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Brazil.    Please see the Travel Advisory below:  Do not travel to Brazil due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.   Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Todd Chapman Regarding Recent Allegations in the Press

  In recent days, a few press reports have  mischaracterized meetings that I had with Brazilian officials. Allegations were made that I suggested a particular outcome on an issue that would favor the election chances of one presidential candidate over another. Any interpretation of my defense of long-standing commercial interests during an election year as ... Read More»

Health Alert – Updated Brazil Travel Decree/Lifting of Air Entry Restrictions

Effective July 29, Brazil updated its decree to allow entry of foreign visitors traveling by air.  However, Brazil has extended for an additional 30 days the entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea (through at least August 28). Read More»

The United States Provides 200 More Ventilators to Brazil to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated, on July 29, a second shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Brazil to assist its fight against COVID-19.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies to assist with Brazil’s urgent response to the ... Read More»

Guidelines for international students who plan to start the fall semester in the U.S.

Brasilia, July 24, 2020: On July 24, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that nonimmigrant students can engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health emergency generated by COVID-19. Students who satisfy the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requirements as reflected ... Read More»

Communist China and the Free World’s Future

Speech Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Yorba Linda, California The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you, Governor, for that very, very generous introduction. It is true: When you walk in that gym and you say the name “Pompeo,” there is a whisper. I had a brother, ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Private Sector Assistance to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19 in Brazil

The COVID-19 crisis has mobilized the whole world, and many U.S. companies are engaged in initiatives to help combat the impacts of the pandemic globally. Some of them are present in Brazil and have partnered with local governments and organizations to implement campaigns and make donations in money, services and equipment. The aim is to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil Event: Emergency passport Renewals The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for U.S. citizens in Brazil. Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel and notarial services, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time. We will ... Read More»

United States awards grant for production of low-cost ventilators in São Paulo

São Paulo, July 15, 2020: A group of researchers led by Prof. Marcelo Zuffo and Prof. Raul Lima from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo received almost US$ 200,000 (1 million reais) from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global to produce low-cost ventilators for use by hospitals in São Paulo.  On July 15, ... Read More»

GLOBE Program completes 25 years; AEB celebrates 5 of partnership with project

Brasília, July 15, 2020: The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment Program (GLOBE) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) completed 25 years of environmental education and science teaching in 2020. It is present in more than 120 countries. In Brazil, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), linked to the Ministry of Science, ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General in Porto Alegre departs post

Julia Harlan led the reopening of the U.S. consulate in 2017 and boosted business partnerships and security and education initiatives in southern Brazil Porto Alegre, July 13, 2020: After three years as head of the U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre, Julia Harlan is departing post this week. Julia took up her duties as consul ... Read More»

Medical Declaration Required to Enter Brazil

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (July 8, 2020) Location: Brazil Event: Clarification on Required Medical Declaration to Eenter Brazil On June 30, Brazil extended for an additional 30 days (through July 29) the decree banning foreigners from entering the country by air, land, and sea. Please see our previous message for a list of exemptions . ... Read More»

The Threat Posed by the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party to the Economic and National Security of the United States 

Christopher Wray Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Hudson Institute, Video Event: China’s Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions Washington, D.C. July 7, 2020 The Threat Posed by the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party to the Economic and National Security of the United States Remarks as delivered.  Good morning. I realize it’s challenging, particularly under ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Overseas Voting 2022

Don’t wait – return your completed ballot right away! Remember: U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2022 U.S. elections should return their absentee ballots to their local election officials as soon as possible, to avoid ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil Promote Cooperation and Coordination on Issues of Mutual Interest to Agricultural Producers and Exporters

Brasilia, July 2nd, 2020: As two of the world’s largest agricultural producers and exporters, Brazil and the United States face many of the same challenges in foreign markets. To create a platform to share information, devise strategic interactions, and promote collaboration on a range of topics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Brazil’s Ministry ... Read More»

July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020 .  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 26, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Travel Update Health Alert Commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis. As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines directly for the most current schedule information. We continue to encourage U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to make commercial ... Read More»

The Tide is Turning Toward Trusted 5G Vendors

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo The tide is turning against Huawei as citizens around the world are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state. Huawei’s deals with telecommunications operators around the world are evaporating, because countries are only allowing trusted vendors in their 5G networks. Examples ... Read More»

Brazil Extends Border Closure to July 5

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 21, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On June 20, Brazil extended the decree that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 15 days (through July 5).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 19, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel ​​and notarial services, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time.  We will resume operations in ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Recife Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. The U.S. Consulate General in Recife invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 12, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert Although both the United States and Brazil have restricted the entry of some foreigners as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (see below), at this time commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis.  As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines ... Read More»

Fulbright Brazil opens scholarship enrollment in the U.S. for 2021

Opportunities to participate in U.S. exchange programs and become part of Fulbright’s alumni network The Fulbright Brazil Commission opens for scholarship enrollment in the United States for 2021. These opportunities are for Brazilians with a degree in language, PHD students and university professors. The goal of the programs offered by Fulbright is to promote mutual ... Read More»

Joint Statement From the United States and Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement From the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation The American and Brazilian people stand in solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.  Today, as a demonstration of that solidarity, we are announcing the United States Government has delivered ... Read More»

U.S. government announces additional US $6 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

Total U.S. assistance is raised to over $12.5 million (approximately R$ 66 million) Brasilia, May 29, 2020:  The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $6 million (approximately R$ 32 million) in humanitarian assistance to Brazil for emergency activities in health, water, sanitation, and hygiene and to mitigate the health impacts of COVID-19 ... Read More»

81 public school students from throughout Brazil participate in online English immersion

Eighty-one students from the Brazilian public school are participating, from May 26 to June 4, in the English Immersion Program – EIP, sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is not taking place in Brasilia, as it had been since 2007, but rather in an online version of ... Read More»

United States donations reduce the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities of the Amazon

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has been at the forefront of the global response.  The U.S. government has announced nearly US$6.5 million in financial support to date to populations disproportionately affected by the virus in rural and urban areas in the Amazon, helping prevent the spread of the virus among ... Read More»

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996 and the subsequent proclamation issued May 24, 2020: Brazil (effective May 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ... Read More»

Health Alert: Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 26, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On May 22, Brazil decreed that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 30 days (through June 21).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are exempt: Brazilian ... Read More»

Health Alert: Travel Restrictions to Enter the U.S. – Updated Entry into Effect: May 26 at 11:59 EDT

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 25, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Travel Restrictions to Enter the United States – Update to Entry into Effect Date to 11:59 EDT May 26 Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of foreign nationals of all nationalities, including Brazilians, who were present in Brazil within 14 days prior to their arrival ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the U.S.

FACT SHEET Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the United States Q. Who is exempt from this Proclamation? U.S. citizens Lawful permanent residents of the United States; Foreign national spouses of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; Foreign national parents or legal guardians of a U.S. citizen or ... Read More»

Presidential proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals from Brazil to the United States effective May 27 at 00:59 a.m. (Brasilia time)

Note: In accordance with the Amendment signed today to the Presidential Proclamation of May 24, 2020, travel restrictions suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States will enter into effect at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, ... Read More»

United States and Brazil Celebrate 18th Plenary of U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue

The United States and Brazil issued a Joint Statement on May 21 highlighting the commitment of both countries to reduce trade barriers and to increase bilateral trade and investment.  Joseph Semsar, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade and Acting Under Secretary for International Trade for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Lucas Ferraz, Brazilian Secretary ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the 18th Edition of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue May 14, 2020

Joseph Semsar, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, Performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Under Secretary for International Trade and Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade Lucas Pedreira do Couto Ferraz issue the following Joint Statement, which outlines the overall results of the May 14, 2020, virtual meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue. ... Read More»

United States announces additional US $2.5 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $2.5 million in assistance to Brazil to mitigate the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The new funds raise the total U.S. government assistance to $6.5 million (approximately R$ 37 million) to date.   Read More»

U.S. government announces additional US$ 3 million to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

The U.S. Government, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has committed approximately US $3 million (over R$ 17 million) to support Brazil’s public health emergency response to COVID-19. The CDC will work closely with Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and the Ministry of Health, with which the Embassy maintains longstanding health cooperation. Read More»

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and Voz das Comunidades Launch an App to Combat Misinformation about Covid-19

The community journalism initiative in Complexo do Alemão will share real-time alerts and reliable information about the virus. Rio de Janeiro, May 11, 2020 – Seeing the need of some community residents for reliable information amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and the community outlet, Voz das Comunidades, from ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions

Location: Brazil Event: COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions This health alert provides health information from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia’s Health Unit regarding a frequently asked COVID-19 question as well as information on seasonal dengue preventive measures. Can COVID-19 be spread through food (such as in a restaurant or take out)? Coronaviruses are generally thought to ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens:  FVAP Voting Resources

U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. citizens abroad, Service members, and their eligible family members, when voting absentee during the remainder of the 2020 election cycle. FVAP is in communication with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies ... Read More»

Health Alert: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Location: Brazil Event: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of Economic Impact Payments has begun and will be automatic for those who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019.  Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo (PAS) is pleased to announce its Annual Program Statement (APS), which outlines PAS’s funding priorities for U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2020, as well as the specific procedures for submitting funding requests addressing those priorities. PAS invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between ... Read More»

Health Alert: Update on Immigrant Visa Appointments and Lawful Permanent Resident Status During COVID-19

Pursuant to U.S. Presidential Proclamation 11014, issued April 22, 2020, the entry into the United States of foreign nationals as immigrants was suspended as of 11:59 PM on April 23, 2020, for 60 days except for certain excepted categories. Read More»

U.S. government announces US $950,000 in assistance to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

Brasilia, May 1, 2020:   The United States is providing US $950,000 (approximately R$ 5.21 million) in new economic support funds to incentivize private sector investments in mitigating non-health COVID-19 impacts on rural and vulnerable urban populations in Brazil with a focus on the Amazon region. This assistance builds upon past U.S. investment in Brazil, which totals ... Read More»

Health Alert – Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability Beginning May 1, U.S. bound commercial flights from Brazil are expected to increase to 13 flights per week.  Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Houston (IAH) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) twice per week to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 29, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies ... Read More»

Health Alert – Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms

Location: Worldwide/Brazil Event: Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms The following are new face mask requirements issued by Brazilian authorities.  This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.  Please note that all U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Staff, as well as visitors, are required to wear face masks while on Mission grounds ... Read More»

Message for U.S Citizens: The U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will host a Virtual Town Hall on April 28.

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 24, 2020 https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/riodejaneiro/ The U. S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will host a Virtual Town Hall via Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM, to discuss your experiences during the current COVID-19 situation and answer your questions.  For U.S. citizens in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Espirito Santo, we want ... Read More»

Health Alert: Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia closely follows developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and would like to share some credible COVID-19 data resources with U.S. citizens currently in Brazil for your own situational awareness. Covid Radar , a public-private partnership of more than 40 companies and organizations, provides ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador launches his Twitter account: Follow @USAmbBR

Brasília, April 22, 2020: Ambassador Todd Chapman arrived on March 29, 2020, and officially launched his Twitter account (@USAmbBR) on the same day. Now with more than 25,000 followers, the goal is to have a direct channel with Ambassador Chapman and get the latest news on the Brazil-U.S. relationship, observations of politics, culture and activities ... Read More»

Health Alert – Some Brazilian Cities Require Face Coverings

Location:  Worldwide/Brazil Event:  Some Brazilian Cities to Start Requiring Face Masks Please note that some cities in Brazil, for example Belo Horizonte (effective April 22, 2020), Rio de Janeiro (effective April 23, 2020), and Salvador (effective April 24, 2020), are requiring facial coverings/masks. These policies are subject to change and local authorities in other cities may take ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 20, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update There are currently 9 U.S. bound flights from Brazil per week. Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) once per week to Fort Lauderdale and once per week to Orlando.  These flights are subject to change and may ... Read More»

Brazil – U.S. Joint Statement on Enhancement of Bilateral Economic and Trade Partnership

04/17/2020 Washington, DC – On April 9, the U.S. Trade Representative and Brazil’s Foreign Minister and other senior officials, held a teleconference to discuss US-Brazil trade relations.  On April 16, high-level representatives from the USTR and from Brazil’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Agriculture  discussed the implementation of an ambitious economic and trade agenda between ... Read More»

Release of U.S. Government Action Plan To Support the International Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 In collaboration with U.S. departments and agencies, the Department of State is releasing the U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19. Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face ... Read More»

Health Alert: CDC Prevention Guidance for Facial Coverings (April 13, 2020)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance that now recommends people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.  Read More»

Ambassador Chapman talks to U.S. citizens in Brazil during the global COVID-19 crisis

Brasilia, April 13, 2020:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have no higher commitment than the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad.  Ambassador Todd Chapman speaks to U.S. citizens in the following video. See message here . Follow Ambassador Chapman on his Twitter handle: @USAmbBR . In his personal video message, Ambassador Chapman ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 and Absentee Voting

April 10, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert Did you know that U.S. citizens living overseas can vote absentee in their state’s upcoming election, no matter where they are? The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impact it may have on the election cycle.  For additional information on ... Read More»

The United States opens up more opportunities for sugarcane exports in 2020

Brasilia, April 11, 2020: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on April 9 that the United States significantly increased Brazilian exports of raw cane sugar in 2020. With immediate effect , more than 64,000 additional tons are ready to enter the U.S. market at a reduced tax rate by September 30, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Commercial Flight Update As of April 13, U.S. bound flights from Brazil will decrease to 9 per week.  LATAM has announced it will suspend its remaining Sao Paulo to Miami route from April 13-30; the route’s last northbound departure is April 11. The current remaining U.S. bound flights depart from Sao Paulo (GRU) ... Read More»

Health Alert: Status of Passport Applications (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 8, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Status of Passport Applications  In response to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective March 17, 2020 only emergency American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 6, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or fraudulent websites. The best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control’s website (CDC).  U.S. citizens in Brazil can also ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 5, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country and has declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry has developed an app for iOS and Android called Coronavirus – SUS. The app ... Read More»

Responding to queries on medical visas

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The announced worldwide shutdown of routine visa services prompted questions about whether medical professionals on J/H visas were still allowed to travel to/stay in the U.S. In an attempt ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 04, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  Brazil has declared a national emergency at the federal level and most Brazilian states as well as the Federal District have declared statewide public ... Read More»

Online Press availability with new U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

Brasilia, April 3, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil invites journalists to participate in the first online press availability, on April 6 at 9:00am (Brasilia Time), with Ambassador Todd Chapman. During the press availability, Ambassador Chapman will highlight his priorities as ambassador to Brazil, perspectives of the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship and actions of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 03, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert International commercial flight options currently exist in Brazil.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Brazil at this time.  Actions ... Read More»

Message To U.S. Citizens:  IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

April 1st, 2020 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on March 30, 2020 that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil Event:  Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  As of March 30, 2020, Brazil has implemented a 30-day ban on all foreigners entering Brazil by air with limited exceptions for those that fall into one of the categories  here .  Brazil closed ... Read More»

Message for US Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States and are traveling temporaily overseas should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.