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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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U.S. Ambassador Todd C. Chapman arrives in Brazil

Brasilia, March 29, 2020: The United States Embassy and Consulates are pleased to announce that the new United States Ambassador to Brazil, Todd C. Chapman, arrived this Sunday, the 29th, in Brasilia. Upon arrival, Ambassador Chapman made the following statement: “It is a great privilege to return to Brazil and serve as the Ambassador of …

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A Greener Future

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Correio Braziliense and published on April 22, 2016.   On April 22, when people around the world celebrate Earth Day, world leaders made history at the United Nations, in New York. More than one hundred countries today officially signed up to the Paris Agreement on …

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United States and Brazil Hold Third Meeting of the Commission on Economic and Trade Relations

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman led the first ever ministerial-level meeting of the United States – Brazil Commission on Economic and Trade Relation (Commission), which was co-chaired by Minister of External Relations Mauro Vieira and Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) Armando Monteiro for Brazil. The United States …

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Ambassador Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil

On March 3, 2016, Ambassador Liliana Ayalde participated in the events surrounding the 2015 Sebrae Businesswomen Award ceremony to honor top Brazilian businesswomen.  In addition to attending the awards ceremony, the Ambassador participated in a roundtable discussion about the important role women entrepreneurs play in promoting prosperity through small business creation.

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United States Participation at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                            U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration  Larry Strickling, U.S. Secretary of State’s Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications …

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Remarks at Brazil’s Confederation on Agriculture and Livestock (CNA)

Good morning, I would like to start by thanking CNA, and especially President João Martins da Silva for the invitation to speak today at this important event. I would also like to thank CNA the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for organizing this opportunity to …

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Remarks Delivered at the Independence Day Reception

Brasilia, July 6, 2015 Good evening! Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. On behalf of United States Embassy in Brasilia, and my husband Luis, and daughter Stefanie, it is my pleasure to welcome you …

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Obama to Support Attraction of Investment to Brazil

Interview given by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde to Sergio Leo, from Valor Econômico newspaper, published on 06/19/2015. Liliana: Brazil and the United States will form a “partnership at the highest level” A few weeks before Dilma Rousseff’s official visit to the United States, work at the US Embassy in Brasília has been stepped up. While negotiations …

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A New Level in Brazil-US Relations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and published on June 16, 2015. After a historic Summit of the Americas in Panama in April, there is a palpable sense of optimism in the West. For the first time since 1959, the presidents of the United States and Cuba had …

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Brazilian Youth Symphony Orchestra Brings the House Down in Washington and New York

Nearly 100 young musicians from the State of Sao Paulo Youth Symphony Orchestra made their U.S. debut in March, the first time a Brazilian orchestra has ever performed in Washington.  Ambassador Ayalde was there to welcome them at their first stop at DC’s Kennedy Center, as part of theIberian Suite: global arts remix festival.  Two …

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Ambassador Says Relations Between Brazil and the USA Have Improved

Interview by Sergio Lamucci, from Valor Econômico newspaper, published on March 23, 2015. The US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, says relations between the two countries have indeed changed up a level since January, after the meeting between President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Joe Biden. On the day she was sworn in, Rousseff indicated …

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Remarks at the 2015 Latin American Business Conference: Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization

Good afternoon! I want to start by thanking Dean Judy Olian and the UCLA Anderson School of Management and LBA organizers for inviting me to speak about US-Brazil bilateral relations and to join such a distinguished group of speakers at this Conference on “Latin America; Leadership, Society and Globalization”. During the past week I have …

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U.S. Ambassador to Travel to the U.S. West Coast to Promote Trade between Brazil and United States

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde will travel to San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, California from March 2-6, 2015 for meetings with local and state government officials, U.S. business leaders, representatives of business associations, non-governmental organizations and think tanks, and students and academics.  The objective of Ambassador Ayalde’s U.S. West Coast trip is …

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The Worst of the Crisis Between the USA and Brazil Is Over, Says Ambassador

Interview given to Eduardo Salgado, from Exame magazine, published on February 11, 2015. Liliana Ayalde arrived in Brazil to take over as US Ambassador in September 2013, just as President Dilma Rousseff had told President Barack Obama that she was canceling her visit to Washington in October of that year. The decision was made ​​after …

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USG Statement as an Observer to the Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration

U.S. Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Mr. Chairman, distinguished fellow government representatives, multilateral partners, civil society, and ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be participating in this important commemorative event with such distinguished colleagues and valued regional partners. I would like to thank the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Norwegian Refugee Council, which …

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Secretary Kerry on Brazil’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. September 5, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY Brazil’s Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 192nd anniversary of Brazilian independence on September 7. Our two nations share a …

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Remarks at the SelectUSA Roadshow event

Good morning to all! Thank you for the warm welcome, Gabriel, and thank you American Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo for hosting this event today. I participated in the SelectUSA Global Summit in Washington last year and met some of you there, so I am particularly thrilled to join you for this SelectUSA event …

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“There will be no growth without challenges,” says US Ambassador to Brazil

Interview granted to Cláudio Motta and Bernardo Guimarães, from AmCham-Rio, and published on June 3, 2014. Liliana Ayalde analyzes bilateral relations and, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business magazine, predicts new business opportunities US companies continue to bet on the Brazilian market, says the US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business …

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World Cup 2014: Ready for Americans in Brazil!

Blog post published on DipNote, the U.S. State Department Official Blog on June 5, 2014. Brazil is known throughout the world for its sandy beaches, friendly people, and unbridled passion for soccer. So it’s fitting that this year Brazil will play host to the world’s largest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup. Hundreds of thousands of soccer fans from all over the globe will make the …

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Ambassador Optimistic Brazil Can Pull Off World Cup

Interview granted to Taylor Barnes, Special for USA TODAY Sports, and published on May 21, 2014. Three weeks before the country hosts the World Cup, organizers are still scrambling to put finishing touches on stadiums, and strikes by bus workers and police are causing miles of traffic jams and frustration in the daily lives of locals …

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Remarks at the Launch of the “Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and Peru” Project

Thank you everyone for being here this afternoon, especially Minister Antonio José de Barros Levenhagen, Minister Ideli Salvatti for her motivational remarks, and ILO Director Laís Abramo. Many thanks as well to the Tribunal Superior do Trabalho for hosting the launch of the project “Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and …

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Visit of the U.S. Men’s National Team Marks the Launch of the Sports for All Initiative

“Football is more than just the World Cup, it’s more than just the game”,  said Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, after the announcement of the Sports for All initiative by the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde. Coach Klinsmann’s statement proved to be true as, during their visit to Brazil in …

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