Special Advisor for International Disability Rights To Travel to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 13-16 to speak at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) summit and participate in events to promote the rights of people with disabilities. Ms. Heumann participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Airport Conditions on August 22

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro informs U.S. citizens that local airport authorities advise passengers departing on Monday, August 22, 2016 from the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (airport code GIG), also known as Galeão, to arrive six hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights. With the end of the Summer ...
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U.S. Mission Brazil “Sports For All” Poster Show

Mission Brazil’s Sports For All poster show highlights U.S. participation in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, demonstrating the powerful role sports play in bringing nations together to celebrate friendship and the shared values of respect and courage. These athletes inspire the world with their determination and skills. Click here to view our poster show.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Criminal Activity on Rio de Janeiro Beaches

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro reminds U.S. citizens to be alert and cautious while moving about in Rio de Janeiro, including while on the beaches. Groups of thieves who may be armed are known to sweep areas targeting victims (the local term for this activity ...
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President Obama Announces a Presidential Delegation to Attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016  President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro ...
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USA Donates Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Equipment to Rio de Janeiro StateFire Department

Material will be used during the Rio 2016 Games and will remain as a legacy for the Fire Department  Rio de Janeiro, 8 de agosto de 2016 – Responding to a request from Rio’s State Fire Department, to help build capacity to respond to to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents both during the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Taxi Strikes near Olympic Venues on August 12, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that Rio de Janeiro’s local taxi drivers are protesting the use of ride sharing program UBER. The strike will take place the morning of Friday, August 12th in immediate vicinity of the Olympic Park. In past, these demonstrations have been peaceful. Previously, taxi drivers have conducted strikes during ...
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ACCESS students from Juiz de Fora travel to Belo Horizonte to cheer for the U.S Women’s Soccer Team during the Olympic Games

Recipients of a micro scholarship for this English-language program at ACBEU Juiz de Fora watched Team USA 1 to 0 victory at Mineirão stadium Seventeen students from the city of Juiz de Fora were at Mineirão stadium last Saturday (August 6) cheering for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in the match against France during the ...
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#USinRio joins #FollowTheSun as U.S. Ambassador and LA Mayor promote LA2024 bid

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8, 2016 – As part of its #USinRio campaign, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil hosted Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and delegates of the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Committee on Sunday, August 7, at a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde and U.S. Consul General for ...
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Interview With Craig Melvin on NBC’s TODAY Show

Interview John Kerry Secretary of State Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 6, 2016 Question: Secretary of State John Kerry attended the opening ceremony last night, his first in person. He is leading the U.S. delegation here at the games, joined by nine-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz who’s a part of the delegation ...
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Remarks After Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Palacio Itamaraty Rio de Janeiro, Brazil FOREIGN MINISTER SERRA: (Via interpretation) Good afternoon. I want to begin by saying that the visit of Secretary John Kerry and the very productive meeting we just had may represent the first step of a new phase in the relationship between Brazil and ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC Secretary Kerry will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from August 3-4, for bilateral meetings, and to Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil, from August 5-6, to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. ...
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Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   President Barack Obama today announced that the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to ...
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Olympics-Paralympics Information

The Olympic Games will take place in Brazil from August 5 to August 21 and the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to September 18, 2016.  The majority of events will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro; soccer matches will take place in five other Brazilian cities in addition to ...
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CDC Models Risk of Zika Virus Importation Resulting from Travel to the 2016 Olympic Games

MEDIA STATEMENT Contact: CDC Media Relations  –  404-639-3286                                                    According to the Brazilian Tourism Board, approximately 350,000 – 500,000 international visitors and athletes from 207 countries are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Games). This travel volume represents a very small fraction – less than 0.25% – of the ...
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U.S. Speaker Discusses Sports for Educational Development in the Lead to 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, July 11, 2016 – As part of its Olympic and Paralympic cultural and educational “Sports for All” campaign, PA Rio hosted the Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Jacqie McWilliams for a program on sports for educational development.  During her visit to Rio de Janeiro, the speaker engaged with Brazilian educators ...
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US Consulate General in São Paulo celebrates the Independence Day of the United States

 On June 30, the US Consulate General in São Paulo held its traditional 4th of July celebration, commemorating the 240th Independence Day of the United States. US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, and the US Consul General in São Paulo, Ricardo Zuniga, received about 400 guests, including Ambassador Debora Vainer Barenboim Salej, head of Brazil’s Ministry ...
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Ambassador Ayalde Welcomes, in video, Americans coming to the 2016 Olympics & Paralympics

Brasília, June 9, 2016 – To mark the final two months leading up to the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as part of U.S. Mission Brazil’s #USinRio campaign to prepare U.S. citizens for travel to Rio de Janeiro, we are pleased to present a welcome message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde with ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resources for the Olympics/Paralympics 2016

With just two months until the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the U.S. Mission to Brazil is helping U.S. citizens prepare for a safe and successful stay in Rio de Janeiro and throughout Brazil.  We invite you to explore and share the following resources containing essential travel information for visitors and residents: ...
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Olympic moments: overcoming limits!

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. Every athlete strives to overcome their own limits, but it is Olympic history that is most full of athletes who have accomplished truly extraordinary mental and physical feats. U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug is one example. In the 1996 Atlanta Games, Strug fell when ...
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Remarks by the First Lady at 2016 Olympics 100 Days Out Countdown

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release Times Square New York, New York 12:18 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  Hi, everybody.  Good morning — or afternoon  — or wherever we are.  (Laughter.)  Hello.  Thank you so much for joining us as we start the 100 Day Countdown to the thrilling moment when ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil marks 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games with launch of #USinRio campaign

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On April 26, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde officially launched the #USinRio campaign at a U.S. Consulate reception to commemorate 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  #USinRio will help U.S. citizens prepare for travel to Brazil for the Games. The campaign ...
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