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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