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 place at ... Read More »

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

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

Consulate Celebrates International Women’s Month in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife promoted several events to celebrate the International Women’s Day throughout the month of March. It started with the launch of a public essay contest via local press and Social Media, inviting Pernambuco residents to submit creative essays on the topic, “What is an Empowered Woman?” . Almost 60 submissions from a diverse range of men and women, age 14 ... Read More »

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

The U.S. Consul General Richard Reiter and consulate staff toured the island of Fernando de Noronha and participated in an event honoring the American presence on the island, which dates back to WWI and was intensified during the Cold War. The event marked the 60-year anniversary of the Cold War Guided Missile Observation Post. As part of the program, the consulate also donated 50 books to the loc... Read More »

NASA’s ER-2 Lands in Recife

NASA’s one-of-kind, high-altitude climate monitoring plane, the ER-2, landed in Recife on September 29, as part of its return trip to the United States following a month long mission from California, to Recife, to Walvis Bay, Namibia to observe above cloud aerosols and how those particles interact with clouds and change their ability to warm or cool the planet. The coast of Namibia is one of th... Read More »

Dr Ludy Green Meets Activist Maria da Penha in Fortaleza

Dr. Ludy Green conducted a five-day speaker program in Recife and Fortaleza, where the US Consulate General in Recife worked in partnership with state governments, universities and the judiciary to reach a diverse audience of policy-makers, governmental and non-governmental professionals, activists and students. Dr. Green spoke forcefully about breaking the destructive cycle of violence against wo... Read More »

Olympic and Paralympic “Design & Utopia of the Games” Exhibit Accessible to All

Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 2016 – On August 9, Consul General James Story participated in the opening of Olympic and Paralympic Exhibit, “Design & Utopia of the Games,” at the Sebrae Reference Center for Brazilian Craft (Centro Sebrae de Referência do Artesanato Brasileiro – CRAB).  The cultural production company M’Baraká created the exhibi... Read More »

U.S. Consulate Promotes Beach Clean-up at Praia da Reserva

Working to further Secretary of State Kerry’s “Our Ocean” movement Rio de Janeiro, July 8th, 2016 – In support of Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Our Ocean” initiative, U.S. General Consulate Rio de Janeiro organized a beach clean-up at Praia da Reserva, Barra da Tijuca, on Sunday June 19th.  The clean-up took place ... Read More »

Brazilian Première of Feature Documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Takes Place in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2016 – U.S. filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and Hollywood star Blair Underwood visited Rio de Janeiro between June 27 and 30, 2016, to participate in the Brazilian première of the film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.  Directed by Draper and narrated by Underwood – also executive producer of the film –, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a feature-length documen... Read More »

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 of Foreign Affairs office in Sao... Read More »

Consul General highlights Port of Santos

U.S. Consul General Ricardo Zuniga focused attention on trade, port security and business development during his first official trip to Santos.  The trip reflects Mr. Zuniga’s commitment to the continued success of the Port of Santos, which is a key partner in the U.S.-Brazil relationship. “It’s important to emphasize that the Port of Santos has excellent relations with ports like Long Beac... Read More »

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Brings Renowned UFC Fighters to the Community of Providência

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP), brought two renowned Brazilian fighters to the community of Providência. Fabrício Werdum, world heavyweight champion, andThomas Almeida, who competes in the bantamweight category, visited the headquarters of UPP Providência on July 30, 2015. The athletes me... Read More »

U.S. Consulate Supports UN Blue Heart Campaign Against Trafficking in Persons

On July 30, the US Consulate General in Sao Paulo promoted an internal action in support to the Blue Heart Campaign, launched by the United Nations in 2013, which commemorates July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.  Consulate employees wore blue, and gathered by the flagpole with the Consul General Ricardo Zuniga for a symbolic blue-balloon release. Zuniga also talked about the ... Read More »

Christ the Redeemer Monument Honors the U.S. Independence Day

In celebration of July 4, Day of Independence of the United States, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro once again lit the Christ the Redeemer monument, one of the most famous landmarks in the world, with the colors of the American flag. The tribute that marked the celebration of the 239th. U.S. Independence Anniversary, was attended by the new U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, James Story, and... Read More »

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Celebrates the 239th Anniversary of the U.S. Independence

The new U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. James Story, and his wife Susan Story, along with the Consular Section Chief, Michael Yoder, received nearly 300 guests on the sunny afternoon of June 30, to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. The event was held at the American School of Rio de Janeiro (EARJ), in Gávea.  In the picnic-style atmos... Read More »

U.S. Sergeant is Awarded Purple Heart Medal at the Sao Paulo Consulate

On May 14, the Consulate General in Sao Paulo hosted for the first time a Purple Heart Ceremony, in which Consul General Dennis Hankins awarded the Purple Heart medal to Sergeant Robert Hatch, one of the Marines at the Consulate. The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces.  It’s also the nation’s oldest military award, being... Read More »

U.S. Consul General Receives Title of Citizen of Recife

On April 1st, the day the first American consul arrived in Recife in 1815, Consul General Richard Reiter was honored with the title of “Citizen of Recife.”  The ceremony took place during a session of the city council; among the attendees were the vice-governor of Pernambuco, Raul Henry, the consulate staff, and the consul general’s family.  During the event, musicians from the Recife Symp... Read More »
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