Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

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

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

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

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

As I prepare to depart Brazil, there are so many wonderful memories of people and places that I will carry with me. From my home in Brasilia, under the vast blue sky of the planalto, I’ve reflected on these past three years and what I’ve seen and learned while exploring this majestic, diverse and beautiful ...
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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde interview with Canal do Produtor

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, speaks about the importance of the agricultural and livestock sector in the bilateral agenda of both countries and about the 2nd edition of the ” Brazil-USA Agricultural Dialogue”, organized by the Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and which will have ...
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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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USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reached agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply to allow access for U.S. beef and beef products to the Brazilian market for the first time since 2003. Brazil’s action reflects the United States’ negligible risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy ...
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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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US Ambassador to lead delegation of 50 Brazilian businesspeople to SelectUSA Summit 2016

The largest foreign direct investment event in the USA   The US ambassador in Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, is to lead a delegation of 50 Brazilian businesspeople from various segments at the largest foreign direct investment event in the USA, the SelectUSA Summit 2016, to be held from June 19 to 21, in Washington DC. This ...
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Trade Partnership: Brazil is an essencial market for American corporations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper O Globo and published on May 23, 2016. The American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, making it the oldest American Chamber in Latin America.  It is a symbol of the importance of the commercial relationship between the ...
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Brazil and USA promotes workshop on best practices in developing and operating seaports and inland waterways

On Wednesday May 4, US Ambassador Liliana Ayalde and MOT Deputy Minister Natalia Marcassa opened a joint workshop in Brasilia, Brazil focusing on best practices in developing and operating seaports and inland waterways. The three-day workshop taking place under the auspices of the U.S-Brazil Transportation Partnership brings together maritime and transportation experts from the US Department ...
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Message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde in Celebration of World Intellectual Property Day

“Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” The United States and Brazil have much in common: we are the Western Hemisphere’s largest democracies and economies, we believe in human rights and freedom of expression. As we recently celebrated World Intellectual Property Day, I will add that Brazilians and Americans are intensely creative, and that digital technologies give us ...
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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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Thanksgiving Day Message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde

Dear Fellow Americans, On behalf of myself, my family and the U.S. Mission to Brazil, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil this year. As we commemorate this special day surrounded by loved ones and enjoying our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, we are thankful for the important things ...
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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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Brazil and the United States: Renewed Momentum in a Natural Partnership

It is impossible to comprehend Brazil without understanding the dimensions of this continent-sized country, which occupies a land mass larger than that of the lower 48 of the United States. Brazil’s land border, which it shares with ten South American neighbors, is five times larger than the border between the United States and Mexico. Brazil ...
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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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U.S. Ambassador Announces New Address of the Consulate in Pernambuco

The U.S. Ambassador in Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the American consulate in Recife at the “From Frevo to Jazz” show and with the formal announcement of the consulate’s new location in Pernambuco.  Established in 1815, the Consulate General in Recife is the United States’ oldest diplomatic post in Brazil. On April ...
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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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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Declares U.S. Consulate General “Embassy for the Day” to Honor the City’s 450th Anniversary

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, visited Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the city. On March 17, Ambassador Ayalde and Consul General John Creamer enjoyed a music concert at historic “Beco das Garrafas,” the famous birthplace of the Carioca Bossa Nova in the 1950s and 60s. On March 18, Ambassador Ayalde ...
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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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U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde and Governor José Ivo Sartori Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The two leaders will participate in a roundtable on health care Today, Thursday, February 5, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde and Governor of Rio Grande do Sul, José Ivo Sartori signed a Memorandum of Understanding advancing subnational cooperation between the Rio Grande do Sul government and the United States.  The agreement, which calls for ...
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Ambassador Ayalde’s Remarks at the Private Equity Brazil Forum

Remarks of United States Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde at the Private Equity Forum December 8, 2014, Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil Good afternoon.  It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to address such a distinguished group at this 6th now Annual Private Equity Brazil Forum 2014. I’m particularly grateful to Ahmad Sahar, Partner of Latin Markets, for ...
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Ambassador Ayalde Meets with 2015 Youth Ambassadors

Ambassador Liliana Ayalde and Consul General Hankins had a private luncheon with the six students from the state of São Paulo who were selected to the Youth Ambassadors Program. In the meeting, Ambassador Ayalde congratulated the students on their selection to the program, discussed their community service activities, and got a sense of the issues that ...
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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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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde’s 2014 Thanksgiving Day Message to American Citizens Residing in Brazil

My family and I are pleased to send our warmest greetings and wishes to all Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil this year. Thanksgiving Day is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States, Americans everywhere gather with family and friends to reflect on the humble beginnings that shaped our nation and the ...
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Ambassador Ayalde’s Remarks at The Brazil-U.S. Business Council Plenary Session National Confederation of Industry Headquarters

Let me start off by thanking our hosts today—the National Confederation of Industry.  There is a long history of CNI providing support to the U.S. Embassy here in Brazil.  In just the past few years, CNI has graciously hosted events featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and former Undersecretary for ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Ayalde at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the U.S. Pavilion at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2014

I would like to begin by thanking Joan and her team at Kallman Worldwide for working so hard with the show organizer and our Foreign Commercial Service to make this U.S. Pavilion possible. I am very happy to be at this impressive exhibit and I’m extremely pleased that we are the largest exhibitor at this ...
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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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