NASA Scientist visits State School Dupla-Escola, CIEP 117

Rio de Janeiro, September 21, 2018 –  On September 12, a Research Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dalia Kirschbaum , delivered an informal lecture to a group of 35 high school students. Dr. Kirschbaum presented her current work on the analyses of rainfall satellite images and modeling information to prevent ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Provides Support to Successful Partnership Between NASA and the City

Rio de Janeiro, 21 de setembro de 2018 –  From  September 11 to 13, Rio’s Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) hosted the II International Seminar on GeoData Programming (SIURB – Sistema Municipal de Informações Urbanas).  The Consulate supported the participation of two U.S. specialists,  invited by the City of Rio de Janeiro to participate in the ...
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20 Young Brazilian Entrepreneurs are selected for Professional Exchange in the USA YLAI

The third edition of the program will take 250 young leaders from 36 Latin American and Caribbean Brasilia, 20 August 2018 – The United States announces on Wednesday, August 22, the names of the 20 Brazilians selected for the Professional Scholarships Program – an initiative of the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI), sponsored ...
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American Education Journalist Gregg Toppo Talks about the Importance of the Media to Education

Rio de Janeiro, August 16, 2018 – American education journalist Greg Toppo visited Rio August 8-9 in a series of events organized by the U.S. Consulate in Rio.  Toppo was a national education and demographics reporter at USA Today for 15 years.  Today, he is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, a communications company ...
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Consulate promotes seminar about security

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, through the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), carried out another project of International Technical Cooperation in collaboration with the Federal Police of Pernambuco state. On June 7th and 8th the seminar was presented in Recife on Security and International Technical Cooperation between Brazil and the United States. The training reinforced ...
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American Diplomat Receives Medal of Honor from the Civil Police

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro honored on May 24 Matthew N. Jackson, Foreign Service officer and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with one of its highest honors: the Medal of Friendship; recognizing his work in advancing international cooperation and public security in Brazil. Jackson is the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia June 30, 2018  U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on June 30.The event will include food for purchase at a special price from food trucks, a bike parade, games, entertainment, ...
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Virtual Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship at WeWork, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro collaborated with an entrepreneurship accelerator, Fábrica de Startups, to host an event with virtual speaker Patrick McGinnis , the author of a bestseller book, “The 10% Entrepreneur.”  The event at the WeWork Rio de Janeiro coworking space, attracted an audience of ...
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Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ...
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Consulate Sao Paulo to Hold Voting Info Session

U.S. Consulate São Paulo https://br.usembassy.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil   February 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo is pleased to announce an information session on voting for American citizens, scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.  The information session will be held at the U.S. Consulate General in São ...
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American Presence Post co-sponsors “American Day” at Mineirão stadium

American Presence Officer in Belo Horizonte Rita Rico welcomed the public to the American Day cultural and sports event held outside Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão stadium. The event was covered by local TV Globo Minas . American Day was co-sponsored by the American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte. The event took place in advance of the inaugural Brazil vs. Argentina American football ...
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USTDA Advances Aviation Cooperation with Brazil

Brasília, December 15, 2017 – This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a workshop supporting Phase III of the U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership (AP), a public-private cooperation program supporting Brazil’s aviation infrastructure development goals, while connecting U.S. companies to business opportunities in the growing sector. The workshop addressed issues, practices and technologies related to airport ...
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The Visit of the U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ship to Rio de Janeiro

On November 30, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp arrived in Rio de Janeiro for a short visit.  The vessel docked at Mauá pier, after a two-month mission in the Caribbean supporting hurricane relief operations.  Wasp is stopping in Rio while in transit to its new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, where it is slated to ...
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U.S. Judge Speaker Inspires Conversation about Effective Probation Programs

Rio de Janeiro – During a Oct. 1-6 visit to Brazil, a U.S. speaker, Judge Steven Alm, engaged with state and federal judges, prosecutors, and law students presenting the Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program that he developed in 2004.  The HOPE model have been successful in lowering the cases of recidivism in over 30 U.S. state courts.  In Vitoria, ...
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U.C. Berkeley Program Alumni Connect with Entrepreneurship Experts

Start-up and Innovation at Museu do Amanhã Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017 – U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro partnered with the renowned Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to connect sixty entrepreneurs, students, and business leaders at a networking event about start-up and innovation in Brazil.  This event was a follow-up ...
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EducationUSA Fair attracts 1,000+ in São Paulo

São Paulo, August 24, 2017 – US Consul General in São Paulo, Ricardo Zuniga, attended the opening ceremony of the EducationUSA Fair, in São Paulo. Thirty-five American universities participated in the event, which attracted more than 1,300 visitors. “Having more Brazilian students in the US will strengthen the relationship between the two countries and prepare ...
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Consul General Zuniga participates in official opening ceremony of the Sports Stars program

On August 5, at Sesc Itaquera, Consul  General Ricardo Zuniga participated in an official opening ceremony of the Stars of Sport program, which marked the beginning of the fifth edition of the Stars of Basketball, the fourth edition of the Football Stars and the second edition of the Stars of the Baseball. The programs are ...
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PAO Sanders lectures about advancements and challenges in diplomacy during Women’s Congress in Floripa 

On July 31, Public Affairs Officer Corina Sanders participated of the  13th Women’s Worlds (WW) Congress —an international and interdisciplinary meeting about women — which took place from July 30-August 4, 2017 in Florianópolis, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The overriding theme was “Transformations, Connections, and Movements”. The congress goal was to provide ...
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US Independence Day Celebration in Sao Paulo

The US Independence Day, July 4, was celebrated by the US Diplomatic Mission in six Brazilian capitals:  Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Recife. This year we celebrated the 241st anniversary of US Independence. In Sao Paulo, the reception was held at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) on June 28 ...
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U.S. Celebrates Independence Day in Belo Horizonte and promotes Kentucky Derby

The Country Public Affairs Officer and American Presence Officer hosted more than 80 Minas Gerais guests from government and educational, cultural and commercial sectors at a Kentucky Derby-themed Independence Day party. The event promoted Kentucky Bourbon imports by offering guests the traditional ‘mint julep’ cocktail. The celebration was covered by local TV show ‘Programa Gui Moreira’ , which airs on the local SBT ...
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Consulate in Recife Celebrates Law Enforcement Cooperation

On May 31, 2017, the U.S. Consulate General Recife held an award ceremony hosted by the Consul General Richard Reiter to recognize eleven Brazilian contacts from various states in the Northeast who were instrumental in joint U.S. – Brazil criminal investigations, enhancing law enforcement cooperation, and building partnerships that ensure the security of Brazilians and ...
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Official Discusses “Diversity in Business” in Bahia

On May 15-16, 2017, Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), discussed themes related to “Diversity in Business” and “Startup Development” in Salvador, Bahia.  On the program’s first day, Cornelius did a tour of Afro-Brazilian cultural NGOs and religious organizations that offer entrepreneurship ...
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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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US launches #USFoodExperience campaign with chef James Briscione

  On March 28, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Brazil launched the “#USFoodExperience” campaign with a dinner prepared by American chef James Briscione. The event, at the Caribé Gallery in São Paulo, was officially opened by the US Consul General in São Paulo, Ricardo Zuniga, and the Consul for Agriculture Affairs of the ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Vice Consuls Talk About American Electoral Process at Binational Center

On Tuesday, September 27th Vice Consuls Christian Olsen and Cristian Martinez-LuSane delivered a presentation on the American electoral process at the Associaçao Brasil America (ABA), Recife.  With the national elections just weeks way in the U.S., the Vice Consuls benefited from a captive audience eager to learn more about the nuances in U.S. elections. More ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Consulate Promotes American Film Showcase in Recife

Independent U.S. film directors Lacy Schwartz and Ramona Diaz visited Recife on the first stop of the Mission’s American Film Showcase (AFS) Program. During two days in Recife, the filmmakers screened  their documentaries and talked to students about movie industry. Lacey’s film Little White Lie, an autobiographical account of her own path to discovering her ...
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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 ...
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US Consulate Sao Paulo Commemorates Black History Month

The U.S. Consulate of São Paulo celebrated Black History Month on February 25-26 with two special commemorative events. On Thursday, February 25th the Consul General provided opening remarks for a Consulate wide event highlighting the origins of Black History Month in America and the contributions of African-Americans to society. The event took the theme further ...
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U.S. Adviser on the Rights of People with Special Needs Visits Sao Paulo

The U.S. government Special Advisor for International Rights of People with Special Needs, Judith Heumann, visited Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia last month to attend a series of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Americans with Disabilities Act,”  a law that protects the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. ...
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White House Official Discusses Regulatory Reform with Brazilian Counterparts

On Aug. 17, Dominic Mancini, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) ‎spoke at the Rio Grande do Sul Federation of Industries (FIERGS) on U.S.-Brazil international regulatory cooperation for an audience of 40 representatives from various industrial sectors. At FIERGS, he also participated in a roundtable on regulatory process and legal issues ...
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Break of Reality Performs Sold-Out Concerts in Rio de Janeiro

New York-based Rock/classical fusion band Break of Reality (Patrick Laird, Meta Weiss and Andrew Janss – celli; Ivan Trevino – percussion) performed sold-out concerts in Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), led by U.S. conductor Lee Mills.  On August 11, the quartet played a mix of American and Brazilian music accompanied by ...
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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 ...
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Alumni of USG-Sponsored Programs Attend “Alumnus to Advocate” Training in Recife

Twelve participants of different programs sponsored by the U.S. Government, including Youth Ambassadors, English Immersion, Science Camp, and International Visitor Leadership Program attended a training in Recife on July 30-31. The goal of the training was to exchange experiences and develop strategies to mobilize other USG program alumni in their communities to advance important bilateral ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil Organizes a Workshop for Exchange Alumni from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Minas Gerais

Alumni coordinators at the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and at U.S. Embassy Brasilia joined forces to organize a two-day intensive, hands-on workshop for 12 participants from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Minas Gerais) on July 9 and 10, 2015 – “Alumnus to Advocate”. The participants’ profiles included strong leadership potential and commitment to community service, with the objective of identifying alumni that could establish local state chapters for the US-Brazil Exchange Alumni (USBEA) community.  Among the selected participants were alumni from ...
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American Musical Legacy Project: US Conductor and Violinist Perform in Porto Alegre

In a partnership between the U.S. Consulate General of São Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS) Institute of Culture, on July 10, 2015, U.S. Conductor Zvonimir Hacko, Director of the Oregon Music Festival and Artistic Director of the Austrian Symphony Orchestra, and violinist Carla Trynchuk, international soloist and Professor ...
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PUC Rio Celebrates 12 years of the Fulbright U.S. Studies Distinguished Chair

On June 18, 2015, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) hosted a special event to celebrate the 12th anniversary and conclusion of the Fulbright Distinguished U.S. Studies Chair at this institution, the first program of its kind in Latin America.  U.S. Consulate General and EducationUSA representatives, and thirty PUC-Rio graduate students and academics, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Renowned U.S. Hip Hop Choreographer and Dancer, Bryan Tanaka, at Rio H2K

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro brought a renowned U.S. hip hop choreographer, dancer and dance instructor, Bryan Tanaka, to interact with Brazilian and international dancers at Rio de Janeiro Hip Hop Kemp (Rio H2K), the largest international street dance festival in Brazil.  Bryan Tanaka, who is famous for having choreographed and danced ...
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Women and Discusses Business Growth through Action-Oriented Plan

The United States Consulate in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the NGO Botucatu Institute and the support of Sebrae – Brazilian Support Service for Small Enterprises- and Botucatu Municipal Government, organized  a training program  for Botucatu women entrepreneurs to foster the development of women’s technical and conceptual business abilities by offering a  series of workshops ...
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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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International Experts Discuss the Influence of Immigration in Museums

The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo Public Affairs Officer Rakesh Surampudi spoke at the opening ceremony of the “International Seminar: Museum, Migration and Identities,” which took place March 26-28 at the Museum of Immigration . The initiative was organized by the Immigration Museum in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo, with support from the British ...
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American Violinist Gives Free Recital in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife scheduled a series of activities in the capital of Pernambuco state with the American violinist Francesca Anderegg. The musician gave a free concert accompanied by Recife’s Orquestra Criança Cidadã (OCC) at the Luiz Mendonça Theatre in Dona Lindu Park, a recital at Oficina Brennand, and shared even more experiences with the young OCC ...
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Opening Remarks from Rakesh Surampudi on the International Conference on Immigration Museums

International Conference on Immigration Museums 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 Good morning. Thank you for that warm introduction.  I’m so happy to welcome you to this conference.  This event and the photography exhibit that opens here tomorrow represent the strong relationship between Ellis Island and the Sao Paulo Immigration Museum – a project that ...
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New Photo Exhibit Dramatically Visualizes Shared Immigration History

Today, the United States and Brazil represent the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, but we also share a common immigration heritage.  Both countries welcomed millions of immigrants from around the world at the turn of the 20th century; and both Ellis Island in New York and the Hospedaria dos Imigrantes (Immigrants’ House) in ...
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U.S. Consulate in Recife: 200 Years of History

200 Years Established in 1815, the Consulate General of the United States in Recife is American’s oldest diplomatic post in Brazil.  Together with Brazilians, we celebrate 200 years of friendship and collaboration between the United States and the Northeast. The United States has maintained diplomatic relations with the Northeast region of Brazil for longer than ...
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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Participates in the Launch of USAID-Blaze NGO First Sports Project for People with Disability in Brazil

On March 18, Ambassador Liliana Ayalde, along with Consul General John Creamer, visited the Vila Olímpica Parque das Vizinhanças Dias Gomes, in the neighborhood of Deodoro, where they participated in the launch of USAID’s first sports project for people with disabilities in Brazil.  The “Sports for All: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead an Active Lifestyle” project will be ...
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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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U.S. Consulate Promotes Fraud Workshop in Recife

On February 24th and 25th, the Fraud Prevention Unit of the U.S. Consulate General Recife along with the U.S. Secret Service conducted a Fraud Workshop in Recife at the Civil Police Academy.  Over 150 participants from the Brazilian Federal, Civil, Military and Forensics Police, as well as the Customs Ministry, various Airlines, and representatives from ...
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U.S. Violist Jennifer Stumm Wows Audiences and Students at the 33rd Curitiba Music Workshop

American violist Jennifer Stumm, known internationally as one of the most innovative solo artists of her generation, performed and taught at the 33rd Curitiba Music Workshop, through the support of the United States Consulate in Sao Paulo. Teaching viola to music students from all over Brazil and Latin America January 9-15, Stumm also performed before ...
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U.S. Consulate, Souza Lima, and Berklee Offer an Intensive Music Course for Public School Students in Sao Paulo

The Consulate General of the United States of America in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the Souza Lima Music Academy and the renowned Berklee School of Music collaborated on the third intensive jazz improvisation course “Berklee on the Road,” or BOR, November 19-22 in Sao Paulo. Berklee music professors worked with Souza Lima professors to ...
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American Conductor Presents Spirituals in Sao Paulo and Curitiba

To celebrate Black Awareness Day and the 40th anniversary of the Curitiba Camerata Antigua, the United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo brought to Brazil American singer, pianist, composer and conductor Diane White-Clayton, known as Dr. Dee, who introduced African American spirituals to audiences and musicians in Sao Paulo and Curitiba. Dr. Dee’s first stop ...
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American Designer Participates in Black Fair 2014 with Support from the US Consulate

The 2014 edition of Feira Preta, the largest Afro-Brazilian culture fair in Brazil, took place December 2-7 in São Paulo, drawing over 18,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors including artists, civil society organizations and entrepreneurs, among others.  The U.S. Consulate supported the December 3 seminar on production in the creative industry at the Social Service ...
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Project Uniting Afro Descendent Students from Brazil, U.S. Wins Human Rights Award

“A Journey through the African Diaspora,” a project that brought together public school students of African descent in the United States and Brazil to  examine questions of race and identity, has been recognized by the Municipality of Sao Paulo for promoting a culture of human rights in municipal schools, receiving a second place award from ...
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U.S. Consulate-Senac Partnership Highlights Women’s Entrepreneurship and US-Brazil Shared Cultural Heritage

The United States Consulate in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the University Center SENAC, arranged a series of lectures for women to build capacity among students and entrepreneurs in the areas of management and leadership.  Approximately 175 women participated in the November-December lecture series. São Paulo Consulate Cultural Affairs Officer Danna Van Brandt highlighted the ...
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U.S. Consulate General Opens American Corner in Rio de Janeiro

On December 8th 2014, the U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro inaugurated the first American Corner (Esquina Americana, in Portuguese) in Santa Cruz neighborhood, located west of downtown Rio de Janeiro. The Ernest Heminway American Corner is inside the Joaquim Nabuco Municipal School Library, at the Princess Isabel Palace, an important historical vacation home for the Portuguese royalty during the Brazilian imperial era. Consul General John ...
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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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U.S. Consulate Brings Data Journalism Expert to Brazil

Newsrooms worldwide capitalize on the data available on the internet to tell complex stories using state of the art infographics. American journalist Alexander Howard brought his expertise on data journalism to Sao Paulo, Recife, and Florianopolis through a partnership between the United States Consulates in Sao Paulo and Recife and the Brazilian Association of Investigative ...
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U.S. Consulate Brings Hip-Hop Ambassador to Celebrate Day for Black Awareness in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo celebrated Black Awareness Day with a great number of events that promoted the African culture. The United States Consulate brought the American singer and poet Toni Blackman to perform and give lectures in the city, in partnership with the Sao Paulo Municipal Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality. At the State Secretariat ...
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U.S. Consulate and SESC-SP Partner to Raise the Bar for Brazilian Cultural Institutions

        Leaders of Sao Paulo’s most prestigious cultural institutions gathered November 24-28 to gain experience from United States cultural management experts, in a program sponsored by the United States Consulate in partnership with SESC Sao Paulo. Cultural Administrator Claudia Toni served as the liaison between SESC and NAS and assisted as local ...
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Hip Hop Artist, Educator and Activist Toni Blackman Participates in JAPER Program in Rio de Janeiro

Between November 16 and 18, 2014, New York-based hip hop performer, poet and activist Toni Blackman participated in a multiple program on the theme “Hip Hop: Art, Education and Activism” in Rio de Janeiro.  On Nov. 16, Toni was invited to close the third edition of FLUPP, the International Literary Festival of the Periphery, which ...
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Sports Envoys Allyson Felix and Josh George Inspire Brazilian Youth in Program Focused on Social Inclusion

From November 4 until 8, the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro programed Sports Envoys and U.S.A. Track and Field stars Allyson Felix and Josh George for five days of social inclusion-focused events in Rio de Janeiro, the city chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The program was the first-of-its-kind ECA Sports ...
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Coca Cola Executive Discusses “Diversity in the Workplace” in Rio JAPER Program

John Lewis, Global Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) of The Coca-Cola Company, participated in a program on “Diversity in the Workplace” in Rio de Janeiro on October 27.  The program was conceptualized as an activity under JAPER – U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality.  Lewis met with Consul General John Creamer, who ...
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U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo brings Coca-Cola Global Diversity Director John Lewis to Fórum SP Diverso

U.S. Ambassador Liliana Ayalde and São Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad also deliver remarks The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the Sao Paulo Municipal Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), sponsored the São Paulo Diverso forum for inclusive economic development at the Carrefour Institute. The ...
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NASA Engineer Nagin Cox Inspires Technical Audiences and Empowers Young People in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia

The U.S. Consulate General welcomed NASA’s systems engineer on the Mars Rover program Nagin Cox in Rio from Sept 24-26 for a series of events, including an innovative programing in partnership with the Rio Planetarium, the Municipal Secretariats for Women’s Policies and Education and MultiRio. The events of such initiative managed the experience of professional ...
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Former President of the American Libraries Association lectures on “Libraries Change Lives” in Rio de Janeiro

    On October 1st, 2014, Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2013-2014 biennium and Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, lectured on “Libraries Change Lives” at the State of Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UNIRIO) and the São João de ...
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Consul General John Creamer Hosts Lunch for Afro-Brazilian Contacts

On September 11, 2014, Rio de Janeiro Consul General John S. Creamer hosted a luncheon for a diverse group of Afro-Brazilian contacts, including a federal judge, a lawyer specialized in the legal defense of affirmative action, a professor of economics who conducted an in depth research on inequality in Brazil, an arts & culture consultant, ...
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Consul General Meets with Alumni of Programs Sponsored by the U.S. Consulate

A group of 12 professionals from Pernambuco made up of alumni from professional exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Recife met on September 30 for dinner with the Recife Consul General, Richard Reiter. “Alumni” means more than having participated in these prestigious exchange programs. It means they now belong to a network ...
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Ambassador George Moose Discusses Human Rights and the International Order in Rio de Janeiro

On September 15 and 16, 2014, Ambassador George Moose, Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Adjunct Professor of Practice and Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, participated in a two-day speaker program in Rio de Janeiro on the theme “Human Rights and the International Order.” Ambassador Moose ...
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Consul General and Access Students Supports the Start-up of a New Baseball Club

U.S. Consul General in Recife Richard Reiter and Public Affairs Officer Matt Keener attended the first game of Nautico baseball team at Aflitos stadium in Recife. In order to support Recife Baseball Association, which is trying to make the sport more popular in the region, 50 current Access students also watched the games. The students ...
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Public School Teachers Receive English Training in Palmares

A 20-hour English Language Fellows course for 36 public school English language teachers was completed in the municipality of Palmares (125 kilometers from Recife) at the Escola Erem Abílio Américo Galvão. The course is part of on-going Public School Teacher Development Program  (PSTDP) in Pernambuco in partnership with the Education Secretariat for English language teachers ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, and U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, John Creamer, Open the U.S. Pavilion of the 2014 Rio Oil & G

Between the 15th and 18th of September, the United States had an exclusive pavilion at Rio Oil & Gas 2014, a major trade show taking place in Riocentro. Under the coordination of the U.S. Department of Commerce, 41 U.S. companies filled pavilion 3 of the fair, demonstrating the United States’ interest on Brazil’s growing and resourceful oil ...
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U.S. Mission Brazil Launches the U.S.-Brazil Exchange Alumni Day and Celebrates the Brazilian National Volunteer Day

  On August 30, the United States Embassy, ​​in partnership with more than 350 professionals and students in 16 Brazilian cities organized a range of volunteer activities to launch the first ever US Brazil Exchange Alumni (USBEA) Day, an interactive community for Brazilians who have taken part in educational and professional exchange programs sponsored by ...
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U.S. Specialist Discusses the Geopolitics of Energy in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro

Between August 11 and 13, 2014, Paul Isbell, CAF Energy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, visited the cities of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, where he participated in a program on The Geopolitics of Energy.  The program started on Aug. 11, in Salvador, Bahia, where Prof. Isbell did a guided visit ...
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Young Brazilians Discuss Activism on Virtual Seminar

The US Consulate in Sao Paulo hosted on August 12th, International Youth Day, an online seminar for young people share and exchange information and ideas of projects that contribute to the development of their communities. The webinar, counted with the presence of some people from the group “Escritureiros”, which created the community library “Caminhos da ...
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U.S. Consulate Inaugurates “American Corner” in Campo Grande with Concert, Photo Exhibition and Workshops

Located in SESC Horto, space has library and an EducationUSA office The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil just opened a new “American Corner” in Campo Grande at SESC Horto. The Corner, the fourth such space in Brazil, provides information about U.S. culture, customs, language and study opportunities. The American Corner is open to the public ...
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Webchat: Case Study: the Library in the Cemetery

  World Web Action: youth that changed their communities, case study: the library in the cemetery   Date Tuesday, August 12, 2014   Time 15:00 (BRT) | 14:00 (EDT)       Duration 1h 0m / https://conx.state.gov/live-event/brazil/ Themes Youth Activism, Social Inclusion, Culture, Education   Description How can you empower youth to positively change their communities? ...
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“Estrelas do Futebol” (Soccer Stars Program) Develops Volunteer Project in Brazil and the U.S.

Social engagement program includes trip to Tennessee and summer camp at the U.S. Consulate in São Paulo   The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo, in partnership with SESC Itaquera and Alumni Association, selected 14 of the 30 girls from the first edition of “Estrelas do Futebol” program to attend soccer lessons, visit public schools and ...
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U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro Visits Historical Afro-Brazilian Sites in the Rio Port Region

On July 10, 2014, Consul General John S. Creamer participated in a guided tour of Afro-Brazilian historical and cultural sites located in the Rio de Janeiro Port Region.  The tour was developed in support of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality (JAPER).  Afro-Brazilian activist Carlos Alberto Medeiros showed the various ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Commemorates the 238th United States Independence Day

The U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. John Creamer, the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Mrs. Liliana Ayalde, and the Assistant Naval Attaché Captain John Morris, received nearly 400 guests on the evening of July 2, tocelebrate the 238th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. The reception was held at Clube dos Caiçaras, a private club, founded ...
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Friendly Celebration During a Competitive Match Between U.S. and Germany for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The U.S. Consulate General joined the German Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro to host a viewing party for the USA-Germany World Cup game at the German Consul General’s residence in Santa Teresa.  The two Consuls General gave welcome remarks to the more than 200 German, American, and Brazilian guests present.  Among the guests of the ...
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U.S. Consulate General Organizes a Screening of “Freedom Riders” Documentary in São João de Meriti

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Consulate General organized an outdoor viewing session of the “Freedom Riders” feature documentary in São João de Meriti, a municipality within Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan region, in partnership with the International Literary Festival of the African Diaspora in São João de Meriti (FLIDAM) and the Cineclube de Guerrilha da Baixada.  ...
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U.S. Scholar and Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Discusses International Human Rights in Rio de Janeiro

Between May 6 and 13, 2014, Dr. Esther Brimmer, J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, visited Brazil.  On May 7, Dr. Brimmer gave a lecture on “Brazil and the U.S. in the International System” at the Pontifical ...
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Consulate Launches National Campaign to Support LGBT Youth Across Brazil

Consulate General Recife marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17 by celebrating the launch of a national campaign to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth across Brazil.  The campaign, called  Tudo Vai Melhorar Brasil allows the general public to submit videos with messages of support for LGBT youth, who often face bullying ...
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Consul General Helps Launch Westinghouse Latin America Office in Rio de Janeiro

On April 29, U.S. Consul General John Creamer delivered remarks at a reception celebrating the opening by Westinghouse of its office in Brazil with a cocktail reception at the Copacabana Palace Hotel.  From its new base in Rio, Westinghouse is hoping to capitalize on opportunities to contribute to safe and reliable nuclear power not just ...
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Sports Diplomacy Speaker Erica Woda Inspires Coaches and Athletes and Empowers Girls in Rio, Salvador

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro hosted sports specialist Erica Woda for a program focused on girls’ empowerment through soccer as part of Mission Brazil’s “Sports for All” program. The events under “Sports for All” use sports to reach underserved communities, promote social inclusion, and inspire youth to engage in today’s world by providing them ...
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U.S. Vice Consul Visits Sorocaba

Vice Consul Samuel Callan Downing visited Sorocaba on March 14 to promote people-to-people exchanges and to bolster collaboration between Sorocaban and American industry and government.  With more than 100 export industries, Sorocaba is one of Brazil’s most important manufacturing centers, concentrating technologies related to auto parts and wind energy. The city is actively courting foreign ...
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NGO Paints Carnival-Themed Mural at the Consulate

The NGO Cores do Amanhã brightened the walls of U.S. Consulate General Recife on February 26 with a carnival-themed mural in the garden patio.  Cores do Amanhã is an organization that supports youth and women in the community of Toto in Recife by providing classes in dance, drumming, capoeira, computers, and of course graffiti, among ...
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U.S. Consulate General Programs the Video-Conference “Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legacy & Inspiration”

In a first-of-its-kind use of modern technology, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro organized, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State, Stanford University, the U.S. Embassy in Brasília and the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo, the video-conference “Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legacy and Inspiration,” on February 24, 2015.  Historian Clayborne Carson, ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Hosts Viewing Party for Entrepreneurship Webchat

On February 11, U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro hosted more than 30 Afro-Brazilian activists, entrepreneurs, and officials at a viewing party for an webchat with Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, president and CEO of Incite Unlimited, on the topic of African-American Entrepreneurs as part of the U.S. Consulate’s ongoing programming in honor of Black History Month ...
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U.S. Consul General John Creamer Participates in the Inauguration of the Brazil-U.S. Intercultural School

On Thursday, January 30, the U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, John Creamer, participated in the launch of the Brazil-US Intercultural High School, at the Public Education Integrated Center (CIEP) 117 – Carlos Drummond de Andrade, in Nova Iguaçu, in the Baixada Fluminense. Throughout three years, 384 students will benefit from this program with bilingual classes and ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio Participates in the Meeting between CUFA and the Leaders of Tomorrow (LdA) Program

On Saturday, January 25, 38 participants of the Leaders of Tomorrow (LdA) program visited CUFA, in Madureira, Rio de Janeiro. They met with one of CUFA’s directors,  Anderson Quack, and had brief hip hop and theater workshops. The visit was organized in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro. The LdA project ...
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CG Hankins Visits Itu and Learns More About the City That Is Attracting New Businesses for São Paulo’s Countryside

On February 3, 2014, Consul General Dennis Hankins visited Itu, a city of 160,000 known for its larger-than-life tourist attractions.  Itu, however, has also been actively attracting new businesses, and as such presents opportunities for Consulate General Sao Paulo to strengthen commercial ties.  CG Hankins began his visit by visiting Starrett, a U.S. company that ...
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Consulate Hosts Webinar on Opportunities in Recife’s Technology Sector

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife will sponsor a web video conference on March 19th as part of the State Department’s Direct Line to American Businesses (DLAB). This webinar will provide an introduction to institutions involved in the development of Recife’s growing technology sector, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. businesses, investors and research institutions. ...
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Students Graduate from Access Microscholarship Program in Recife

After a two-year English Language course, 48 public school students graduated from the Access Microscholarship Program, promoted by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department. The ceremony was held at binational center ABA on January 23, with students and their parents, English teachers and representatives from the US Consulate General ...
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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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Public School Students Travel for Exchange Program in the United States

The Public Affair’s Office and EducationUSA center conducted a pre-departure orientation on January 6 to 10 students from Piaui State public schools. The group will travel to the United States to participate in an exchange program with public schools in the State of Florida. They were selected to attend the Piaui State Government Program “To Learn ...
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