American Education Journalist Gregg Toppo Talks about the Importance of the Media to Education

Rio de Janeiro, August 16, 2018 – American education journalist Greg Toppo visited Rio August 8-9 in a series of events organized by the U.S. Consulate in Rio.  Toppo was a national education and demographics reporter at USA Today for 15 years.  Today, he is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, a communications company ...
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U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue Roundtable Discussion: The Private Sector on Trade Facilitation

The U.S.-Brazil Business Council, Amcham Brasil, U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services invite you to participate in a trade facilitation public-private sector roundtable on August 2 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the U.S. Chamber in Washington D.C.
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Readout of Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Minister of Finance Eduardo Guardia of Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Brazilian Minister of Finance Eduardo Guardia. The Secretary and Minister reaffirmed the importance of bilateral economic ties between the United States and Brazil, and discussed the importance of Brazil’s reform efforts for achieving strong and broad-based economic growth, trade, and security. Secretary Mnuchin ...
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60 Access Program Students Visit U.S. Embassy Brasília for Intensive Session

On July 18, 2018, 60 recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program visited U.S. Embassy Brasília for an afternoon-long Intensive Session. Students from Taguatinga, DF participated in this event, one of many occurring during the month of July throughout Brazil - in Salvador, BA; Recife, PE; Franca, SP; Belém, PA; and Uberlândia and Belo Horizonte, ...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Pence Visit  Brasilia and Manaus, Brazil

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Brasilia on June 26 and Manaus on June 27, 2018, highlighting progress in several areas of bilateral cooperation and the excellent relationship between the United States and Brazil. In Brasilia, Vice President Pence met with Brazilian President Michel Temer in Planalto, ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter

Thank you, Father Alex.  It is a great privilege for my wife Karen and I to be here with you, with Archbishop Don Sergio here at Santa Catarina, which is demonstrating the love of God by being the hands and feet of Christ to people from Venezuela.  Would you join me in thanking this wonderful ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Temer of Brazil in Joint Press Statements

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 26, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRESIDENT TEMER OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS Itamaraty Palace Brasilia, Brazil PRESIDENT TEMER:  (As interpreted.)  First of all, I wish to say that it gives me great pleasure to have Vice ...
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Credentialing for the official event with the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence

The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence will visit Brasilia on June 26, 2018 for meetings with the Brazilian Government.  As part of the visit, the Second Lady will be highlighting the Sister Cities partnership between Brasilia and Washington, D.C. with a tree planting at Espaço Israel Pinheiro. 
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Registration for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program goes until August 12. Don’t miss this opportunity!

The United States Embassy announces that applications for the 17th annual Youth Ambassadors Program, a three-week exchange program in the United States, are open until August 12.
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Consulate promotes seminar about security

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, through the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), carried out another project of International Technical Cooperation in collaboration with the Federal Police of Pernambuco state. On June 7th and 8th the seminar was presented in Recife on Security and International Technical Cooperation between Brazil and the United States. The training reinforced ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia June 30, 2018  U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on June 30.The event will include food for purchase at a special price from food trucks, a bike parade, games, entertainment, ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting offers an opportunity for foreign ministers to exchange views and collaborate on global economic, political, and security ...
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U.S. Embassy and partners celebrate National Police Week with 5k charity run

The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO) highlighted National Police Week with a 5k charity run on May 12, along with key partners – The Federal District Military Police,Presidential Guard Battalion, DETRAN, CrossFit Noa and others.  The National Police Week 5k is sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page, a U.S. charity organization in Washington, D.C.  The event ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.  It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  Thank you for the honor of being with you today.
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Earth Day contest at the U.S. Embassy recognizes student artwork

Students from the art classes at the American School of Brasilia (EAB) and the School of Nations (EDN) participated in an Earth Day art contest organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Green Team, as an initiative to promote greater awareness of the importance of recycling to protect the oceans and environment.
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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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USAID and Ministry of Environment Sign Agreement to Launch of Program of Technical Cooperation on Amazon Biodiversity Conservation

On April 5, 2018, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director, Michael Eddy, and Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho, signed an agreement on the Amazon Biodiversity Conservation Program of Technical Cooperation in a ceremony with participants from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the Chico Mendes Institute (ICMBio) and the National Indigenous Peoples ...
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Do you want to study in the U.S., but don’t know where to start?

The U.S. Mission in Brazil, together with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partner institutions in Fortaleza, Recife, Belo Horizonte, Cuiabá, Campinas, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro, will host an EducationUSA Roadshow for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. 
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Virtual Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship at WeWork, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro collaborated with an entrepreneurship accelerator, Fábrica de Startups, to host an event with virtual speaker Patrick McGinnis , the author of a bestseller book, “The 10% Entrepreneur.”  The event at the WeWork Rio de Janeiro coworking space, attracted an audience of ...
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Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ...
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Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury  We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in ...
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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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Brazilian educators participate in the 1st edition of STEM TechCamp Brasil 2018

Sixty educators from 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District have been selected to participate in the first edition of Stem TechCamp Brasil 2018 – an initiative focused on the active learning of STEM in Brazilian public high school. The program lasts 12 months and aims to offer innovative tools for high school teachers from ...
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Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)   Location: Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State Event:  Brazilian public health officials have reported an outbreak of locally-transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 2 alert for ...
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Assistant Secretary Risch leads U.S. delegation in bilateral Consular Dialogue

Brasilia, February 2, 2018: Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch joined Ambassador P. Michael McKinley in leading a U.S. delegation in a collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Brazil on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Brasilia.
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U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo launches photo contest and gives iPad as prize

The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo launches a photo contest “What do you like the most about the United States?” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The two winning photos will be published as cover pages for the Consulate’s page on Facebook, and the authors of the photos will each win as a ...
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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (January 24, 2018)

Following a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever, the Government of Brazil recently extended the areas where vaccination is recommended and has initiated intensive vaccination campaigns in major cities in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Bahia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Over four hundred and seventy English language teachers from public schools head to the United States for professional training

Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), a foundation linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC), the Fulbright Commission, the United States Embassy in Brazil and the Department of State, are celebrating a record number of Brazilians taking part in educational, professional and cultural exchanges in the USA. Today, January 12, 479 English ...
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Press Release – Travel Advisory

The Department of State has recently streamlined its worldwide consular messaging system to issue a Travel Advisory for every country. The Advisory takes existing travel information previously contained within travel warnings and alerts and emergency and security messages and converts it into consistent worldwide standardized format.
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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on Iran

In the past week, what has happened on the ground throughout the nation of Iran is something the world must take note of. It is a spontaneous expression of fundamental human rights. The Iranian people are rising up in over 79 locations throughout the country. It is a powerful exhibition of brave people who have ...
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USTDA Advances Aviation Cooperation with Brazil

Brasília, December 15, 2017 – This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a workshop supporting Phase III of the U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership (AP), a public-private cooperation program supporting Brazil’s aviation infrastructure development goals, while connecting U.S. companies to business opportunities in the growing sector. The workshop addressed issues, practices and technologies related to airport ...
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Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People

The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and supports their efforts to resolve the economic, political, and humanitarian crises facing their country. We remain deeply concerned that the Venezuelan people are experiencing dire humanitarian conditions, to include lack of access to affordable food and vital medicine, medical supplies, malnutrition, and a rise in malaria ...
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USTDA partners with Brazil to promote value-based procurement

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Brazil, launching a partnership under the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI).  Through the agreement, USTDA will partner with the Government of Brazil’s Ministry of Planning, Development and Management to promote international best practices in public procurement and ...
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Private Initiative for the Sustainable Development of the Amazon was launched on 12/06

The Partnership Platform for the Amazon (PPA) was launched on Wednesday, December 6, and brought together companies of different sizes and from different sectors around a common goal: to discuss the challenges and opportunities private sector engagement in promoting the sustainable development of the Amazon. 
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Latest Results From the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

On the eve of World AIDS Day 2017, the United States announced that the impact of President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has reached historic highs through the program’s rapid acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment efforts, driven by transparent, accountable, and cost-effective investments.
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Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States

According to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States. 
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U.S. Coast Guard & Federal Police of Brazil to co-host the 22nd Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit (MMCDS) in Brasilia, Brazil

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime Law Enforcement and the Brazilian Federal Police to co-host the 22nd Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 7th & 8th.  The Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit (MMCDS) joins 125 maritime counter drug professionals from the operational and legal communities representing nearly 25 countries across North, South, and ...
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Scholarship opportunities for low-income youths at the U.S. universities: Applications until January 14

The Academic Opportunities Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, is receiving applications until January 14. The program aims to support students who are qualified and come from low-income families in the application process for undergraduate and graduate scholarships in the U.S. Universities.
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U.S. Mission to Brazil promotes changes in the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs)

New operating hours and services aim to streamline and improve the process for visa applicants across Brazil Brasilia, November 1, 2017 – The U.S. Mission in Brazil informs that the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs) located in the cities of Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro will begin new weekday operating hours – ...
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U.S. Embassy unveils the list of the 50 Young Ambassadors selected for the 2018 program

The United States Embassy in Brazil unveiled, this Tuesday, October 31, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program.  This year’s program has at least one student from each Brazilian State and the Federal District.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission and public and ...
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Space engineer and tech innovator visits Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte

Space engineer and tech innovator Mary Spio will visit Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, from October 30th to November 4th, to attend lectures, seminars and meet with Brazilian entrepreneurs and students. Mary Spio's visit is one of many initiatives of the US Diplomatic Mission to Brazil to promote dialogue on technology and innovation.
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Technology companies discuss the future of the digital economy in Brazil

The United States Department of Commerce in Brazil and the São Paulo State Federation of Industries (FIESP) will hold the Digital Economy Conference, in São Paulo, on Thursday, October 26. The event will bring together representatives of the public and private sectors to discuss the future of the digital economy, opportunities in Brazil and the challenges ...
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The United States and Brazil Promote Commercial Defense Partnership at the 2nd U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue

The Department of Commerce reaffirmed its intent to broaden and deepen its partnership with Brazil in the defense sector at today’s U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue (DID), held on the margins of the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting, in Washington. U.S. officials from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State hosted a high-level delegation ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Brazil who require ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia 

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia September 29, 2017   The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is pleased to announce a Town Hall for United States citizens and Social Security beneficiaries on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m..  In addition to an opening address ...
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U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017   The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. ...
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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. diplomat visits “San Pedro Valley” company

American Presence Officer Rita Rico visited Samba Tech, Latin America’s leading video hosting company and part of the local startup community known as “San Pedro Valley.” Rico met with the company’s marketing director, Pedro Filizola, and learned about Samba Tech’s plans to expand its business to the United States.
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Brazil’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 195th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. Brazil and the United States are longstanding partners. The United States was the first country to recognize ...
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As of September 10, the Alto de Pinheiros ASC will transfer its operations to Vila Mariana

São Paulo, September 1st, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Brazil informs that, as of Sunday, September 10, operations at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) in Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, will be transferred to the Vila Mariana unit at Avenida José Maria Whitaker, 370, São Paulo. The transfer will allow the U.S. Mission to concentrate its services in a single ...
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Top travel destination for Brazilians? USA!

São Paulo, August 24, 2017 – Readers of the magazine Viagem e Turismo recently selected the United States as the 2017 top travel destination for Brazilians. The travel magazine published a special August edition: “The Best of Travel and Tourism 2017/2018.” The magazine features information about Brazilians traveling to the United States with special sections ...
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Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo

    Consulate General of the United States of America www.consuladoamericanosp.org.br saopauloacs@state.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil August 17, 2017   Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo There have been several recent criminal incidents in the Sao Paulo neighborhood of Santo Amaro, particularly on Rua Belterra between the hours of midnight and 5:00 ...
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Want to study in the USA but not sure where to begin?

35 US universities promote study opportunities in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo   The United States Mission in Brazil, in partnership with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partnering institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo, is organizing the EducationUSA Show for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. Thirty-five ...
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US Independence Day Celebration in Sao Paulo

The US Independence Day, July 4, was celebrated by the US Diplomatic Mission in six Brazilian capitals:  Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Recife. This year we celebrated the 241st anniversary of US Independence. In Sao Paulo, the reception was held at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) on June 28 ...
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Liberation of Mosul

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi people on their liberation of Mosul. This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the international effort led by the Iraqi Security Forces.
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An Unacceptable Assault on Venezuela’s National Assembly

The United States condemns the July 5 attack on members of the Venezuelan National Assembly by armed supporters of the government of President Nicolas Maduro. This violence, perpetrated during the celebration of Venezuela’s independence, is an assault on the democratic principles cherished by the men and women who struggled for Venezuela’s independence 206 years ago ...
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Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Porto Alegre June 30, 2017

United States Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Porto Alegre June 30, 2017 U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre June 30, 2017   The U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre alerts U.S. citizens that Porto Alegre and other cities in the State of Rio Grande do Sul will be affected by a planned general strike on June ...
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Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Brasilia June 30, 2017

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Brasilia June 30, 2017 br.usembassy.gov< http://brazil.usembassy.gov/ > June 29, 2017   The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens that Brasilia will be affected by a planned general strike on June 30, 2017.  Various labor unions and other groups have organized a general ...
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General Strike Planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov<http://brazil.usembassy.gov/>   This message is to alert U.S. citizens of a general strike planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro.  In the event of a citywide strike, significant disruptions to public transportation and other services may occur. Additionally, the Consulate has ...
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American Presence Post brings “Jazz & Democracy” program to Minas Gerais

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte programmed the ‘Jazz & Democracy’ workshop for the first time in Brazil in three Minas Gerais cities: Juiz de Fora, Betim and Belo Horizonte. The innovative music-integrated curriculum created by Dr. Wesley Watkins teaches students about democratic values using jazz basics as a metaphor. Students learned about civic ...
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Remarks at the Meeting of the Organization of American States

Over the last 18 months, we have seen a dramatic erosion of constitutional rule in Venezuela. This extends from disputes over the National Assembly’s makeup and powers; the thwarting of the recall referendum late last year; the Supreme Court’s assumption of basic legislative functions in recent months; the ongoing imprisonment of opposition leaders and other ...
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OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today, on May 17, the members of the OAS LGBTI Core Group (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Uruguay) are proud to join other governments and civil society organizations from around the world to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This year, the IDAHOT is an opportunity to ...
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Exclusive “Hidden Figures” screening for English students in Belo Horizonte

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte invited English-language students sponsored by the U.S. Mission to an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures on May 10, 2017. The screening, along with other international showings, was noted by a NBC news report in the United States. Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women mathematicians who worked ...
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US speaker gives lecture on FOIA in Sao Paulo and Brasilia

US speaker Patrice McDermott, former Executive Director of the OpenTheGovernment.org (OTG), the main US organization promoting federal government transparency, will give a series of lectures to journalists, students, NGO members and academics in Sao Paulo and Brasilia from May 2 to 5 in celebration of the Press Freedom Day and the 5th anniversary of Brazil’s ...
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Are you a young entrepreneur or civil society leader? Join the USA’s YLAI Professional Fellows Program

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Brazil to take part in five weeks of training focused on commercial and social entrepreneurship in October and November 2017 in the United States. Applications will be accepted until ...
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U.S. and Brazil Support Search for Missing Republic of Korea Crew

Brazil is one of the nation’s supporting the international search for missing crew members in the Republic of Korea vessel Stella Daisy’s last known location. The government of Brazil has authorized the P-8A aircraft to operate from Galeão Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Operating out of Brazil will allow the P-8A missions ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible situation, it is clear that this is how Bashar al-Assad operates: with brutal, ...
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Consulate Celebrates International Women’s Month in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife promoted several events to celebrate the International Women’s Day throughout the month of March. It started with the launch of a public essay contest via local press and Social Media, inviting Pernambuco residents to submit creative essays on the topic, “What is an Empowered Woman?” . Almost 60 submissions from a ...
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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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US Library of Congress makes digital collection of Brazilian chapbooks available

Researchers and fans of Brazilian chapbooks have another option to get information about this popular genre of Brazilian culture online. Since February 2017, the US Library of Congress, through its office in Rio de Janeiro, has provided a digital collection on the subject - the Brazil Cordel Literature Web Archive.
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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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Department of Justice Remarks on White Collar Crime at the US Bar Association National Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Remarks as prepared for delivery Introduction Good morning, and many thanks for that kind introduction.  Thank you for the invitation to address you today, and congratulations for hosting the 31st annual American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar Crime conference. Twenty-eight years ago, I started as a prosecutor at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Addresses UN Security Council Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on “Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labor, slavery, and other similar practices.” She underscored the importance of a ...
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Fulbright Commission celebrates 60 years in Brazil

The Fulbright Commission this year celebrates 60 years in Brazil. Since 1957, Fulbright has offered scholarships to graduate students, fellows and researchers who want to make a difference in their communities. Over these six decades, Fulbright has sent over 3,500 Brazilians to the USA and brought over 2,900 North Americans on exchange programs to Brazil.
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Zika Virus in Brazil

Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Note: This travel notice was updated on March 10, 2017, to include an interactive map of Zika risk. What is the current situation? Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes in Brazil are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Because Zika virus is primarily spread ...
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International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world.
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Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the Nation from terrorist activities by foreign nationals admitted to the ...
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Presidential Memorandum on Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits

Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits, Ensuring Enforcement of All Laws for Entry into the United States, and Increasing Transparency among Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and for the American People
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President Donald J. Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may ...
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Statement on Countries Currently Suspended from Travel to the United States

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would like to clarify the classes of aliens affected by the 90-day temporary pause on travel, with case-by-base exceptions and waivers, as outlined in the President’s Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
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Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

It is the policy of the executive branch to be prudent and financially responsible in the expenditure of funds, from both public and private sources. In addition to the management of the direct expenditure of taxpayer dollars through the budgeting process, it is essential to manage the costs associated with the governmental imposition of private ...
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President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the ...
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Presidential Memorandum on the Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 28, 2017 NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM – 3 MEMORANDUM FOR: THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Fever in Brazil

Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a yellow fever outbreak centered in Minas Gerais has resulted in 550 suspected and 72 confirmed cases, and 40 confirmed deaths. Three of the deaths have been reported in neighboring Sao Paulo state, but were reportedly contracted in the endemic area.
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Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The U.S.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the ...
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Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called "wet-foot/dry foot" policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ago and was designed for a different era.
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International Parental Child Abduction

As 2017 begins, we reinvigorate our focus on the prevention and return of children who were abducted by a parent and removed from their habitual residence. We made great strides in 2016 to prevent international parental child abduction and to resolve these tragic cases by applying the tools provided under the Hague Abduction Convention.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest and Police Action – 5 January 2017

A protest is occurring at Guanabara Palace (State Governor’s Mansion) in the Centro neighborhood. Separately, there are reports of a police operation in the Pavao-Pavaozinho community in Copacabana. Local authorities have exchanged gunfire with suspected criminals in Pavao-Pavaozinho and there are reports of injured persons. These events are not directed at U.S. citizens or other ...
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Remarks on Middle East Peace

John Kerry Secretary of State The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC   SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For those of you who celebrated Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy Chanukah. And to ...
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Odebrecht and Braskem Plead Guilty and Agree to Pay at Least $3.5 Billion in Global Penalties to Resolve Largest Foreign Bribery Case in History

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Odebrecht S.A. (Odebrecht), a global construction conglomerate based in Brazil, and Braskem S.A. (Braskem), a Brazilian petrochemical company, pleaded guilty today and agreed to pay a combined total penalty of at least $3.5 billion to resolve charges with authorities in the United States, Brazil and ...
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Brazil – I will always have you in my heart

As I prepare to depart Brazil, there are so many wonderful memories of people and places that I will carry with me. From my home in Brasilia, under the vast blue sky of the planalto, I’ve reflected on these past three years and what I’ve seen and learned while exploring this majestic, diverse and beautiful ...
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Thousands Gather in Brazil for International Workshop on Drug Treatment and Prevention

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 7, 2016 Today in Campinas, Brazil, 3,000 doctors, policymakers, and NGO leaders from 60 countries are convening for a large-scale training on drug treatment and prevention. The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP), an international NGO, is holding its second International Workshop ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations on December 4, 2016

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that demonstrations are planned throughout Brazil for December 4, 2016. Demonstrations are likely to occur in multiple cities.  Please see the end of this message for the latest list of potential protest sites.  Streets around demonstration areas will likely be ...
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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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International Education Week Kicks Off with Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

From November 14-18, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (IEW), encouraging Americans and international students alike to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately to see themselves as actors in and shapers of both their local communities and ...
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Readout of Calls from the Vice President and Dr. Biden to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and to Senator Tim Kaine and Anne Holton

This morning, the Vice President and Dr. Biden called Vice President-elect Mike Pence to congratulate him and Karen Pence. Both the Vice President and Dr. Biden offered to help answer any questions the Pences may have to ensure that the offices of the Vice President are turned over to the Pences as smoothly and as ...
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DHS Announces 11 New Airports Selected for Possible Preclearance Expansion Following Second Open Season

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today 11 new foreign airports, located in nine countries, selected for possible Preclearance expansion. If Preclearance operations are expanded to these airports, travelers would undergo immigration, customs, and agriculture inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection before boarding a flight to the United States rather than upon arrival.
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Obama Administration Announces New Actions to Accelerate the Deployment of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

Today’s Actions include the Designation of 48 National Electric Vehicle Charging Corridors on our Highways   The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to combat climate change, increase access to clean energy technologies, and reduce our dependence on oil. Already, in the past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased ...
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NASA’s ER-2 Lands in Recife

NASA’s one-of-kind, high-altitude climate monitoring plane, the ER-2, landed in Recife on September 29, as part of its return trip to the United States following a month long mission from California, to Recife, to Walvis Bay, Namibia to observe above cloud aerosols and how those particles interact with clouds and change their ability to warm ...
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Colombia, Brazil Launch Large-Scale Wolbachia Programs to Fight Zika, Dengue

An international coalition of governments and philanthropies today announced they will provide USD18million to combat Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses in Colombia and Brazil. Donor support from USAID, the U.K. Government and two philanthropic partners, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used to scale up an innovative mosquito control method using ...
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The U.S. Election Through Brazilian Eyes

The American presidential elections are always a very important topic for the Brazilian news media. After all, the United States and Brazil have long enjoyed close cultural, economic and social ties. In addition, as the largest democracies in the hemisphere they have shared cultural and political values, as well as mutual geopolitical interests in both ...
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Statement by the President on the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.
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Statement by the President on the Election of António Guterres as the Next Secretary-General of the United Nations

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate António Guterres on his election today as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. As a founding member and host country of the United Nations, and a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, the United States pledges to provide our full support to Mr. ...
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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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Message for U.S. Citizens – Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait – return your voted ballot right away! Remember:  U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Temporary Change in Consular Agency Hours of Operation

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro would like to inform citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia will be closed from October 13 through October 21.  Should emergency services be required during these dates, citizens should contact the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro: U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro Av. ...
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Do you want to be a teacher or a visiting scholar in the USA?

The Fulbright Commission in Brazil is offering new scholarship opportunities for Brazilian teachers and researchers in various fields. The benefits will be granted under the US government's Educational and Cultural Exchange Program and aim to increase understanding between the American society and those in other countries. Applicants for any of the places must be fluent ...
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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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US Secretary of Treasury praises Temer’s measures to restore the economy

Article written by Mariana Branco and published on Agência Brasil on 27 September 2016 The US Secretary of Treasury, Jacob Lew, today, praised the reforms to renew confidence in the economy planned President Michel Temer’s government. Lew was speaking just before starting a meeting with the Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles. According to Lew, Brazil is ...
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US Secretary of the Treasury says he trusts Brazil will carry out reforms

Article written by Alexandro Martello and published on Portal G1, on September 27, 2016 Jacob Lew met with Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles.
 According to him, improvement of the economy entails approval of reforms. The US Secretary of Treasury, Jacob Lew, said on Tuesday, September 27, standing next to Minister, Henrique Meirelles, in Brasília, that Brazil ...
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Brazil is about to resume economic growth, says US Secretary of Treasury

Article written by Eduardo Rodrigues, Fernando Nakagawa and Idiana Tomazelli,
and published on O Estado de S. Paulo Jacob Lew expressed confidence in the planned structural reforms in Brazil led by Minister Henrique Meirelles The US Secretary of Treasury, Jacob Lew, believes that Brazil is “about to resume economic growth.” This assessment was made after a series of ...
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President at Dedication of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History and Culture National Mall Washington, D.C. 11:55 A.M. EDT The President:  James Baldwin once wrote, “For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always ...
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Foreign Press Center Briefing with Francisco Palmieri: U.S. Priorities in the Western Hemisphere

This morning, the New York Foreign Press Center is pleased to welcome back the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco “Paco” Palmieri. Today he will discuss U.S. Government engagement and policy implementation in the Western Hemispheric region.
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Change in U.S. Policy Regarding Regular Removals to Haiti

Following the tragic January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) temporarily ceased removing Haitian nationals to Haiti. On April 1, 2011, ICE announced the resumption of removals on a limited basis of Haitians with final orders of removal and convicted of a serious crime, or who posed a national security threat. ...
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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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Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq Totals Over $1 Billion

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States is providing more than $181 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Iraqi people to address critical humanitarian needs, including those expected to occur with Iraq’s planned military offensive to liberate Mosul from Da’esh occupation. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced ...
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Special Advisor for International Disability Rights To Travel to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 13-16 to speak at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) summit and participate in events to promote the rights of people with disabilities. Ms. Heumann participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by ...
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Do you want to study in the U.S., but don’t know how? Come to the EducationUSA Fair

Information on undergraduate, graduate, master, and doctorate programs and English courses at a single place. Admission is free.   The U.S. Mission in Brazil, together with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partner institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and São Paulo, will host the 14th EducationUSA Fair in Brazil for Brazilians interested in studying ...
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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims across our country and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha. This special holiday is a time to honor the sacrifice, resolve, and commitment to God demonstrated by Abraham.  It marks the end of ...
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Remarks by the President Obama at the 9/11 Memorial Observance Ceremony 

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The Pentagon Arlington, Virginia 9:43 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Scripture tells us, “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you…write them on the tablet of your heart.” Secretary Carter, Chairman Dunford, outstanding members of our Armed Forces, and most of all, survivors ...
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WEEKLY ADDRESS: Upholding the Legacy of Those We Lost on September 11th

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary  WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders, and those who have served our country. The President said that although a lot has changed over the past  15 years, ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing on YLAI Professional Fellows

Today, we are joined by Sarah Heck, the Director for Global Engagement on the National Security Council at the White House and Gonzalo Gallegos, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. They are speaking to us from Washington, D.C.
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CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions with their Zika responses in a wide range of activities, including surveillance and epidemiology, vector control, communication and outreach to pregnant women and vulnerable populations, and planning with key stakeholders.
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 Less than a year ago, in response to an historic global refugee crisis, involving millions of Syrians in flight from violence and conflict, President Obama directed his Administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United ...
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Statement by the White House on the 1st Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows

Today, the White House is proud to announce the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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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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World Humanitarian Day 2016

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On this day we honor humanitarians, both those who have lost their lives in their efforts to aid and protect the most vulnerable people on earth, and those who continue to brave violence and hardship. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “One Humanity.” It asks ...
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