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 »

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 US Consulate in São Paulo, Chanda Berk. Renowned chefs, r... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 than 50 ABA students attended and en... Read More »

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 and students highlighting t... 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 »

Tony Memmel & Band perform in Belem to celebrate its 400th anniversary

Good music straight from Nashville to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Belém! In spite of being born without his left forearm, Tony Memmel learned how to play the guitar all by himself after building his own model of adhesive tape to fix a peak to his arm. Ain’t that cool? If you are from Belem, don’t miss the performance of this incredible band, tomorrow, May 10, at the The... Read More »

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. Filmmakers Tuca Siqueira, Lacey Schwartz, Ramona Diaz, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Pedro Severien Lacey’s film Little White Lie, ... 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 »

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 by exploring the connection betwee... Read More »

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. The first stop was in São Paulo, from A... Read More »

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 for re... Read More »

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 a small group OSB string players, to an audie... 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 »

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 priorit... Read More »

American Opera Singer Participates in Musical Project in Recife

As part of the celebration of the 200 Year Anniversary of the U.S. Consulate General in Recife, American Opera singer Frieda Gebert visited the city of Recife to provide two and a half weeks of training and master classes for 25 singers from seven states of Brazil. The classes were part of the forth edition of the “Opera Studio of Recife,” which is co-sponsored by the Pernambuco State Governme... 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 »

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, wi... Read More »

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 of Music and Director of the Str... Read More »

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, including Vice-P... 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 »

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 with music stars including Beyoncé, Mariah C... 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 »

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 on lea... Read More »

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 days later, they continued their tour at New York’s Li... Read More »

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 1st, 2015, 200 years after the arrival of... 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 »

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 participants. Foun... Read More »

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 will take its next step in New Yor... Read More »

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 Sao Paulo served as the first stop for many of them.... Read More »

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 almost any place in the world. S... Read More »

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 i... Read More »

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 declared the U.S. Consulate General to be “Embassy for the ... Read More »

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 organizations combatting trafficking in per... Read More »

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 an audience of over 500 with the prestigious B... Read More »

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 give students insights into the great American art for... Read More »

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. Read More »

American Designer Participates in Black Fair 2014 with Support from the US Consulate

Connie Lopes, director of Rio de Janeiro’s Black2Black festival; Fabien Anthony, Ambassador of USA Pan African Council; Black Fair director Adriana Barbosa 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 visitor... Read More »

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 Mayor Fernando Haddad. Read More »

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 matter to them in Brazil. ... Read More »

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 Fes... Read More »

NASA Engineer Nagin Cox Inspires Technical Audiences and Empowers Young People in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia

NASA’s systems engineer on the Mars Rover program Nagin Cox 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 Secretaria... Read More »

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 of people who invest their time and energy in ... Read More »

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 served for over 35 years in the Dep... Read More »

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 are from the public high schools Santos Dumont, Cicero Dias, I... Read More »

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 in the state publi... Read More »

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, d... Read More »

U.S. Mission Brazil Launches the U.S.-Brazil Exchange Alumni Day and Celebrates the Brazilian National Volunteer Day

  Event at State School Brigadeiro Schorcht, in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro. 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... Read More »

U.S. Consulate Inaugurates “American Corner” in Campo Grande with Concert, Photo Exhibition and Workshops

US Consul General in Sao Paulo, Dennis Hankins and the president of the Mato Grosso do Sul Trade Federation Edison Ferreira de Araújo officially open the American Corner in Campo Grande Located in SESC Horto, space has library and an EducationUSA office The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil just opened a... Read More »

Students from Georgia State University Visit the U.S. Consulate in Recife

The U.S Consulate General in Recife hosted a visit on August 15 by a delegation from the Georgia State University’s (GSU) Robinson College of Business and the Pernambuco-Georgia Chapter of the Partners of the Americas. The GSU delegation was led by two senior professors – Dr. David Bruce and Dr. Pedro Carrillo – and consisted of seven undergraduate and graduate students from diverse fields o... Read More »

“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 explore volunteer projects during a 10-day excursion in Knoxv... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

U.S. Ambassador Attends Opening of New Amcham Branch in Fortaleza

On April 23, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde made her first visit to the city of Fortaleza, in Ceara state. The main objective of the visit was to foster commercial relations between Brazilian and American companies. Ayalde was the special guest of the American Chamber of Commerce at the announcement of the new branch of AmCham in Fortaleza. The CEO of AmCham-Brazil, Gabriel Rico, and 40 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Consulate Promotes Five Days of Sports Activities in Recife and Natal with Erica Woda

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife received former women’s soccer player Erica Woda for five days of sports programming in Recife and Natal, from April 12 to 16. Erica is the founder of an NGO based in New York City called Level The Field and works at a Magnet School in the South Bronx. She conceived the vision for Level The Field based on her experience as a teacher and high-level college soc... Read More »

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 others.  Professional graffiti artists Adelson de Santana an... Read More »

U.S. Consulate General Programs the Video-Conference “Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legacy & Inspiration”

Viewing Party at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro 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 ... Read More »

U.S. Consulate General in Rio Participates in the Meeting between CUFA and the Leaders of Tomorrow (LdA) Program

LDA Group participates in workshops at CUFA (Central ùnica das Favelas) 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... Read More »

CG Hankins Visits Itu and Learns More About the City That Is Attracting New Businesses for São Paulo’s Countryside

CG Hankins at Starrett 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 ti... Read More »

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. The DLAB program a... Read More »

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 in Recife and Pernambuco State ... Read More »

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 January, the U.S. team engaged in a series of activities to suppo... Read More »

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 is a Trip.” After completing their visa int... Read More »
Show More ∨