International Working Group gathers in Brasilia to tackle ‘Going Dark’ encryption problem

On February 11-12, an international working group composed of law enforcement representatives from Brazil, United States, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, gathered in Brasilia to discuss the challenges of “Going Dark” encryption problem, which hinders criminal investigators’ ability to access digital evidence stored on encrypted devices.

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U.S. Ambassador McKinley to take part in FAUBAI Conference in Rio de Janeiro

The U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and representatives of the U.S. Mission in Brazil will take part in opening ceremony of the annual Conference of the Brazilian Association for International Education – FAUBAI, on April 15, in Rio de Janeiro. 

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U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurates EducationUSA office at Belo Horizonte BNC

Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurated the EducationUSA office at ICBEU (Brazil-United States Cultural Institute) in Belo Horizonte on March 7, 2018. Open to the public, the office provides free advising services to anyone seeking to study in the United States for undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or English-language coursework. This is the third EducationUSA office in the …

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Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my wife Fatima and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all Americans celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday in Brazil. As we gather with friends and family, around dinner tables in the United States or abroad, we carry on with a tradition dating back …

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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence to The United Nations Security Council

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release Security Council Chamber 11:16 A.M.  EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Chairperson Faki, President Ramos-Horta, distinguished members of the Security Council, it’s a great honor to be with you today in the midst of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. As we gather at …

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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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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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FAA and Brazil Strengthen Aviation Partnership

Speaking today before aviation leaders at the International Air Transport Association Wings of Change Conference at the first International Brazil Air Show (IBAS) in Rio de Janeiro, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Deputy Administrator Victoria Wassmer said that the United States is proud to participate in a partnership with Brazil which enhances bilateral cooperation on …

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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde interview with Canal do Produtor

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, speaks about the importance of the agricultural and livestock sector in the bilateral agenda of both countries and about the 2nd edition of the ” Brazil-USA Agricultural Dialogue”, organized by the Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and which will have …

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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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USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reached agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply to allow access for U.S. beef and beef products to the Brazilian market for the first time since 2003. Brazil’s action reflects the United States’ negligible risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy …

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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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US Ambassador to lead delegation of 50 Brazilian businesspeople to SelectUSA Summit 2016

The largest foreign direct investment event in the USA   The US ambassador in Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, is to lead a delegation of 50 Brazilian businesspeople from various segments at the largest foreign direct investment event in the USA, the SelectUSA Summit 2016, to be held from June 19 to 21, in Washington DC. This …

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Thomas Atkin – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, Department of Defense Daniel P. Feehan –Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, Department of Defense Marguerite Salazar – …

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Trade Partnership: Brazil is an essencial market for American corporations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper O Globo and published on May 23, 2016. The American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, making it the oldest American Chamber in Latin America.  It is a symbol of the importance of the commercial relationship between the …

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Brazil and USA promotes workshop on best practices in developing and operating seaports and inland waterways

On Wednesday May 4, US Ambassador Liliana Ayalde and MOT Deputy Minister Natalia Marcassa opened a joint workshop in Brasilia, Brazil focusing on best practices in developing and operating seaports and inland waterways. The three-day workshop taking place under the auspices of the U.S-Brazil Transportation Partnership brings together maritime and transportation experts from the US Department …

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Message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde in Celebration of World Intellectual Property Day

“Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” The United States and Brazil have much in common: we are the Western Hemisphere’s largest democracies and economies, we believe in human rights and freedom of expression. As we recently celebrated World Intellectual Property Day, I will add that Brazilians and Americans are intensely creative, and that digital technologies give us …

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Brazil and the United States: Renewed Momentum in a Natural Partnership

It is impossible to comprehend Brazil without understanding the dimensions of this continent-sized country, which occupies a land mass larger than that of the lower 48 of the United States. Brazil’s land border, which it shares with ten South American neighbors, is five times larger than the border between the United States and Mexico. Brazil …

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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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