U.S. Government Donates more than USD $110,000 to the Health System and Communities in Rio

Favela residents and health professionals in Rio de Janeiro will benefit from two donations delivered this week by the U.S. Consulate in Rio to help mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties

The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties The two countries signed a trade protocol and the U.S. extended over R$ 11 billion reais for investment and export financing. Brasilia, October 21, 2020: During his two-day visit to Brazil, the U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, was accompanied by the largest economic-focused, …

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Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty

Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty (As delivered.) Mr. President, Foreign Minister, thank you for hosting me. It’s an honor to be here. And I bring you greetings, Mr. President, from your friend President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Brazil and the United States are the …

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United States and Brazil Sign US $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding

The agreement opens opportunities for business promotion in telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, and more. Brasilia, October 20, 2020 – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed today signed a US $1 billion Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil’s Ministry of Economy, aimed at enhancing the strong trade and economic relationship between the two countries.  EXIM Chairman Reed and Brazil Minister of …

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Fact Sheet: Export-Import Bank of the United States 

Buy More U.S. Goods and Services with Competitive Financing The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) supports the financing of U.S. goods and services purchased by creditworthy international buyers that may have difficulty obtaining credit through traditional financing sources. EXIM’s financing options are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Recent …

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Fact Sheet: Artemis Accords – United for Peaceful Exploration of Deep Space

The Artemis Accords, led by NASA, describe a shared vision for principles, grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, to create a safe and transparent environment which facilitates exploration, science, and commercial activities for all of humanity to enjoy. The U.S. and its partners in the Artemis Program have set the goal of exploring …

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Brazil and US Sign U.S.-Brazil Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency 

The three areas covered by the Protocol speed up trade and represent an important step in the ongoing work between the two countries  Brasilia, October 19, 2020: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes signed a U.S.-Brazil Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency on Monday, October 19, during a virtual conference. The …

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United States and Brazil Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States and Brazil are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Brazil and the United States and the leadership of President Trump and President Bolsonaro. Following the meeting of the two leaders at Mar-a-Lago …

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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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US National Security Advisor to travel to Brazil on October 19-20 

Brasilia, October 16, 2020: The U.S. National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on October 19-20, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and private sector. On the visit he will be accompanied by Kimberly Reed, President of the Export Import Bank, Michael Nemelka, Deputy U.S. Trade …

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United States donates US$75 million to fight COVID-19 in Brazil

U.S. government and private sector initiatives aim to reduce pandemic impacts in the country Brasilia, September 25, 2020 – The United States government and private sector are strongly committed to helping the Brazilian people to combat COVID-19 in Brazil and together have already made available approximately US$ 75 million (R$ 414 million) in a series of initiatives, including …

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U.S. Delivers to Brazil 600 State-of-the-Art Ventilators

Brasilia, August 28, 2020: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered, on August 28, to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a third shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to assist its fight against COVID-19. To date, USAID has donated a total of 600 ventilators to Brazil. The donation …

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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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United States awards grant for production of low-cost ventilators in São Paulo

São Paulo, July 15, 2020: A group of researchers led by Prof. Marcelo Zuffo and Prof. Raul Lima from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo received almost US$ 200,000 (1 million reais) from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global to produce low-cost ventilators for use by hospitals in São Paulo.  On July 15, …

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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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U.S. government announces additional US $6 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

Total U.S. assistance is raised to over $12.5 million (approximately R$ 66 million) Brasilia, May 29, 2020:  The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $6 million (approximately R$ 32 million) in humanitarian assistance to Brazil for emergency activities in health, water, sanitation, and hygiene and to mitigate the health impacts of COVID-19 …

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United States announces additional US $2.5 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $2.5 million in assistance to Brazil to mitigate the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The new funds raise the total U.S. government assistance to $6.5 million (approximately R$ 37 million) to date.  

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U.S. government announces additional US$ 3 million to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

The U.S. Government, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has committed approximately US $3 million (over R$ 17 million) to support Brazil’s public health emergency response to COVID-19. The CDC will work closely with Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and the Ministry of Health, with which the Embassy maintains longstanding health cooperation.

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Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Messias Bolsonaro of Brazil committed to building a new partnership between their two countries focused on increasing prosperity, enhancing security, and promoting democracy, freedom, and national sovereignty. President Trump and President Bolsonaro reiterated that the United States and Brazil …

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U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araújo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated with U.S. participation in …

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United States and Brazil To Partner In Biodiversity-Focused Impact Investment Fund For The Brazilian Amazon

Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and the Brazilian Secretary of the Office of International Relations within the Ministry of the Environment, Roberto Castelo Branco, signed a Letter of Intent to work toward the launch of the first-ever biodiversity-focused impact-investment fund for the Brazilian Amazon.

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Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum

The United States and Brazil announced their intent to establish the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum (USBEF), a new bilateral government-to-government energy cooperative framework. The Forum will be driven by effective interagency coordination on both sides and informed by industry and private sector representatives from the United States and Brazil. The Forum will be chaired by the …

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Minister Pontes and DAS Piechowski Meet with Researchers from the National Museum at Smithsonian

During the visit by President Bolsonaro to Washington, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes and State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Jon Piechowski met with fourteen researchers impacted by the National Museum of Brazil fire. The researcher were conducting research at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro and lost their work in the …

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Increasing Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Sharing

Security cooperation between the United States and Brazil is strong and growing. U.S. and Brazilian law enforcement agencies will deepen existing partnerships through expanding cooperation, advancing on our commitment through the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Security Forum . The U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation signed agreements on March 18, …

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NASA, Brazil Sign CubeSat Agreement to Study Solar Physics – SPORT

NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard, right, shakes hands with President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura, left, after signing an agreement for cooperation on the Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT), an upcoming NASA-AEB heliophysics CubeSat partnership on March 18, 2019, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

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Remarks by Vice-President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

 Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas.

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Declaration on Venezuela

The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in light of the steady breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela …

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Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2018

On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we commemorate the 128th anniversary of the First International Conference of American States, which concluded on April 14, 1890, and paved the way for the establishment of the Organization of American States in 1948.

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Summit of the Americas: Information to Journalists

Dear journalists, During the Summit of the Americas, from April 13-14, the Media Center of the Americas will cover the events and distribute information such as speeches, statements and press releases in Portuguese, English, and Spanish on behalf of the United States delegation. If you are interested in receiving the information about the Summit, click on …

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One in three: Why this statistic will haunt you and what you can do about it

At least one in three women and girls will be subject to violence or abuse during her lifetime. These grim statistics are why the United Nations, in partnership with the Rutgers University–based Center for Women’s Global Leadership, calls upon you to take part in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which began with the …

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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

One woman in three has faced gender-based violence. It’s a global epidemic, but you can help stop it. For starters, help raise awareness during this year’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” (#16days) campaign. It starts November 25 and continues through December 10. You can also let others know that when women and girls …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Airport Conditions on August 22

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro informs U.S. citizens that local airport authorities advise passengers departing on Monday, August 22, 2016 from the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (airport code GIG), also known as Galeão, to arrive six hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights. With the end of the Summer …

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Using technology to help U.S. voters get to the ballot box

Google is using its popular search engine to make it easier for Americans to vote this November. The company will provide a summary box detailing state voting laws at the top of the search results whenever a user appears to be looking for that information. The information will focus on the rules particular to the state where the search …

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U.S. Mission Brazil “Sports For All” Poster Show

Mission Brazil’s Sports For All poster show highlights U.S. participation in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, demonstrating the powerful role sports play in bringing nations together to celebrate friendship and the shared values of respect and courage. These athletes inspire the world with their determination and skills. Click here to view our poster show.

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President Obama Announces a Presidential Delegation to Attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016  President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Taxi Strikes near Olympic Venues on August 12, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that Rio de Janeiro’s local taxi drivers are protesting the use of ride sharing program UBER. The strike will take place the morning of Friday, August 12th in immediate vicinity of the Olympic Park. In past, these demonstrations have been peaceful. Previously, taxi drivers have conducted strikes during …

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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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Ambassador Ayalde Welcomes, in video, Americans coming to the 2016 Olympics & Paralympics

Brasília, June 9, 2016 – To mark the final two months leading up to the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as part of U.S. Mission Brazil’s #USinRio campaign to prepare U.S. citizens for travel to Rio de Janeiro, we are pleased to present a welcome message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde with …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resources for the Olympics/Paralympics 2016

With just two months until the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the U.S. Mission to Brazil is helping U.S. citizens prepare for a safe and successful stay in Rio de Janeiro and throughout Brazil.  We invite you to explore and share the following resources containing essential travel information for visitors and residents: …

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Olympic moments: overcoming limits!

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. Every athlete strives to overcome their own limits, but it is Olympic history that is most full of athletes who have accomplished truly extraordinary mental and physical feats. U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug is one example. In the 1996 Atlanta Games, Strug fell when …

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Remarks by the First Lady at 2016 Olympics 100 Days Out Countdown

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release Times Square New York, New York 12:18 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  Hi, everybody.  Good morning — or afternoon  — or wherever we are.  (Laughter.)  Hello.  Thank you so much for joining us as we start the 100 Day Countdown to the thrilling moment when …

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U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil marks 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games with launch of #USinRio campaign

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On April 26, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde officially launched the #USinRio campaign at a U.S. Consulate reception to commemorate 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  #USinRio will help U.S. citizens prepare for travel to Brazil for the Games. The campaign …

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Social media: Blessing or curse for office-seekers?

Social media. You can’t ignore it, and political candidates can’t either. Increasing numbers of young people get their news from Facebook, Twitter and their competitors. Even as today’s social media networks offer users information about the world, they offer advertisers, political candidates among them, new tools to reach specific audiences with messages tailored just for …

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Much more than the presidency is at stake this year

The presidential race gets most of the attention, but on November 8, 2016, U.S. voters will also choose thousands of federal, state and local officials. They’ll do it peacefully. Winners will celebrate and losers will concede graciously … and plan for the next election. On the federal level, voters will choose most of the new 115th …

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U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement on Climate Change, Food Security and New Technologies

The United States Department of Agriculture and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil today issued the following joint statement: The United States and Brazil are very cognizant of the fact that global food production must increase by 70 percent over the next 25 years to feed an estimated population of 9 …

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