Fact Sheet: U.S.-Brazil 2020 Protocol on Transparency and Trade Rules

Key Facts The Protocol updates the existing Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation, in place from 2011, with three new annexes that can deliver practical benefits to traders in all sectors. As Brazil and the United States engage under the ATEC to implement this Protocol, we will reduce red tape and improve opportunities for bilateral …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

October 2020 Results in Brazil (Total = US $ 984 million) Committed Projects: We recently committed a total investment of $425 million for the following two projects. Accelerating pandemic recovery in Brazil: A $400 million loan to Banco Itaú will support lending to SMEs following a severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Brazil, with a focus …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Fact Sheet September 18, 2020 “Together, we are seizing the opportunity to cement a future of security, prosperity, and democracy for our people and for the entire hemisphere.” – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, September 13, 2019 On September 18, Secretary Pompeo …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Private Sector Assistance to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19 in Brazil

The COVID-19 crisis has mobilized the whole world, and many U.S. companies are engaged in initiatives to help combat the impacts of the pandemic globally. Some of them are present in Brazil and have partnered with local governments and organizations to implement campaigns and make donations in money, services and equipment. The aim is to …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Brazil to Combat COVID-19

Updated September 22, 2020 U.S. Government The U.S. government has announced assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, totaling over US $ 18.1 million (approximately R$ 100 million). These funds include: In June, the “Inspire” (Inhale) emergency pulmonar ventilator, low-cost and patent-free, was developed by a team at USP’s  Polytechnic School, with …

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FACT SHEET: Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the U.S.

FACT SHEET Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the United States Q. Who is exempt from this Proclamation? U.S. citizens Lawful permanent residents of the United States; Foreign national spouses of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; Foreign national parents or legal guardians of a U.S. citizen or …

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The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and Voz das Comunidades Launch an App to Combat Misinformation about Covid-19

The community journalism initiative in Complexo do Alemão will share real-time alerts and reliable information about the virus. Rio de Janeiro, May 11, 2020 – Seeing the need of some community residents for reliable information amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and the community outlet, Voz das Comunidades, from …

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Release of U.S. Government Action Plan To Support the International Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 In collaboration with U.S. departments and agencies, the Department of State is releasing the U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19. Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil: Partners for a Prosperous Hemisphere

THE UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL: PARTNERS FOR A PROSPEROUS HEMISPHERE The U.S.-Brazil relationship is stronger than ever.  President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Florida March 7-10, and President Trump will host him at Mar-a-Lago.  The U.S.-Brazil partnership is key to the President’s vision to achieve a free and democratic Western Hemisphere where economic prosperity can flourish …

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U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United …

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Western Hemisphere: Fact Sheet: U.S. Actions on Venezuela

United States policy on Venezuela is focused on ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections that bring prosperity and democracy back to the people of Venezuela. In service of this goal, the United States has undertaken a series of strong policy actions since 2017 meant to pressure the former Maduro regime and support democratic actors.

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Brazil-U.S. Initiatives in Education                     

BASIC EDUCATION   For Teachers STEM TechCamp:  In partnership with the University of São Paulo and the Laboratory of Integrated Technologic Systems (LSI-TEC).  During one week in February, 60 curriculum coordinators and public school teachers in STEM areas from each state in Brazil participate in workshops and practical sessions using design thinking techniques led by …

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The United States Pre-positions Aid for Venezuelans on the Brazil-Venezuela Border

On February 22, the United States and its partners began pre-positioning additional humanitarian aid for Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Brazil in proximity to the Brazil-Venezuela border.  This life-saving humanitarian assistance is made up of 178 metric tons of locally-procured food supplies and is ready to be delivered to Venezuelans suffering from severe food shortages inside …

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Annual Program Statement 2019-2: Funding Opportunity for RJ, ES and BA

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is publishing this Funding Opportunity Announcement for projects to be selected in 2019 – Annual Program Statement 2019 (Cycle II). We invite proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through cultural and exchange programs that highlight shared values …

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FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy December 28, 2018 Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with …

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The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat ISIS

Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands. Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat ISIS through a robust approach, including working by, with, and through local partners for military operations; supporting the stabilization of territory liberated from …

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FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education  “The single best indicator of whether a nation will succeed is how it treats its women.  When women have health care and women have education, families are stronger, communities are more …

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Fact Sheet on the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

Today, President Obama joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as well as leaders from Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden in hosting the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, culminating a sustained effort to rally nations to step up their efforts in response to the largest mass displacement crisis since the Second World War.

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FACT SHEET: President Obama to Create the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

On Friday, President Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marine monument, permanently protecting pristine coral reefs, deep sea marine habitats, …

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Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces New Actions to Spur Innovation and Promote More Efficient Cars and Trucks

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Heavy duty vehicles account for more than 20 percent of carbon pollution from transportation and without additional action, the amount of emissions is expected to grow. That is why, in the first term, President Obama worked with the trucking industry to put in place …

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Fact Sheet: Promoting and Protecting Religious Freedom Around the Globe

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   “[P]romoting religious freedom is a key objective of U.S. foreign policy. And I’m proud that no nation on Earth does more to stand up for the freedom of religion around the world than the United States of America.”    –     President Barack Obama, February 6, 2014 Throughout the Obama Administration, …

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Olympics-Paralympics Information

The Olympic Games will take place in Brazil from August 5 to August 21 and the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to September 18, 2016.  The majority of events will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro; soccer matches will take place in five other Brazilian cities in addition to …

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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Recognizes the 100th Anniversary and Economic Benefits of America’s National Parks

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2016 As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of our national park system this year, the President and the First Family are traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California. The President has …

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U.S. Hosts World’s Energy Ministers to Scale Up Clean Energy and Drive Implementation of the Paris Agreement

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government and Business Leaders Gather in San Francisco at CEM7 and the Mission Innovation Ministerial to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment and to Double Clean Energy R&D Investments over Five Years to $30 Billion per Year President Obama’s leadership has helped catalyze the largest investment …

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Myths and Facts on Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Assistance

The United States is the largest single humanitarian donor, providing billions of dollars per year to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable people with life-saving assistance. The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) provides protection, eases suffering, and works to resolve the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world.

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Fact Sheet: Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future

Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the …

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FACT SHEET: United States-Cuba Relationship

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama’s trip to Cuba marks a historic milestone in the normalization process between the United States and Cuba.  Since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that the two countries would initiate a new era of relations 15 months ago , we have expanded cooperation across a range of areas for …

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FACT SHEET: Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes.  The Federal Government has been monitoring the Zika virus and working with our domestic and international public health partners to alert healthcare providers …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense …

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