Statement on Respect for Religion or Belief

As representatives of the international community, we recognize that religious communities of all traditions can be powerful, peaceful forces for good in the world.  We call upon all governments to respect the individual’s human right to believe or not believe, to practice any faith tradition or none.

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Presidential Message on the 243rd Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Two hundred forty-three years ago today, our Founding Fathers, gathered in Philadelphia, adopted the Declaration of Independence and cast off the shackles of tyranny.  They boldly proclaimed the inherent truth that each individual has unalienable rights that come from our Creator, and that among them are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates Celebrate 243rd Independence Day and 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, the U.S. Consulates General in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Porto Alegre, and the Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte separately held celebrations to mark the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America. 

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111 students from Brazilian publics school take part in English immersion in Brasilia

One hundred and eleven students from Brazilian public schools are participating, from July 1 to 5, in an English Immersion program “English Immersion USA” – sponsored by the United States Embassy and its Consulates in Brazil. 

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on July 6th. Doors open at 4:00 pm and we have plans for a fun filled evening, with LIVE performances by Banda Soda Sound, Música e Cidadania and Batala Band, free activities, snacks and desserts and of course a live fireworks …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much everybody.  We’re with a gentleman who had one of the greatest election wins anywhere in the world, as far as I’m concerned, and he was very proud of his relationship with President Trump — President of Brazil.

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United States Secretary of Transportation and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Announce Partnership to Promote Transportation Cooperation

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (Memorandum) that will strengthen collaboration on transportation infrastructure investment strategies and on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the U.S. and Brazil.

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Want to positively impact your community? Participate in the selection process for the 2020 Youth Ambassadors Program

The program will take 50 public school students for a three-week exchange in the US. Applications until August 11th Brasilia, June 25, 2019 – The Youth Ambassadors program completes 18 years in 2019, and reaching the age of adulthood, the program will make relevant changes to this initiative of social responsibility of the U.S. Embassy and …

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U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre becomes a Consulate General

On June 25, the United States Consulate in Porto Alegre became the United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre. The change was announced by the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil, William Popp, during the celebration of the 243rd Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America held that day at the consulate in Porto …

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Remarks at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m proud to be here today to speak about the State Department’s ongoing mission to advance international religious freedom.  This mission is not just a Trump administration priority – it’s a deeply personal one.  For many years, I was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon at my church.  

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Remarks by the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to the Press on the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman

Good afternoon.  It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.  This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and …

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U.S.-Brazil Dialogue on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Held in Brasilia

Brasília, June 4, 2019 – The United States and Brazil held their latest Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue in Brasilia, Brazil on June 3, 2019. This meeting is one of several ongoing exchanges held by the United States and Brazil to strengthen bilateral cooperation in nuclear disarmament and arms control; export control; IAEA safeguards, and nuclear, biological …

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On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption.

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Youth from U.S. public school participate in exchanges in Brazil

27 American youth from 22 different states in the U.S. are in Brazil to participate in a three-week exchange in Brazil, from June 3-19. They are between 13 and 17 years old, and they will spend three days in Brasilia to visit the capital. Then in smaller groups, they will travel to three Brazilian cities, …

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Statement from the President on the LGBT Pride Month

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has …

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The U.S. Consulate General in Recife Temporarily Reduces Consular services

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife will suspend routine visa and American citizens services from June 20 to July 12 to renovate our facilities to provide better customer service for visa applicants and U.S. citizens. During this period, visa applicants and American citizens seeking routine services must apply through the U.S. Consulates in São Paulo, …

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Remembering Riachuelo: U.S. Consulate Partners with Riachuelo City to Honor U.S.-Brazil Shared WWII History

On May 10, 1944, in the midst of World War II, an American PBY-Catalina amphibious aircraft on a routine flight from Belem to Recife fell from the sky near a small settlement in the rugged sertão of Rio Grande do Norte. All ten members of the crew, U.S. sailors attached to the Navy maritime patrol …

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USAID and the Ministry of Environment (MMA) Officially Kick Off SERVIR: A Global Network of Hubs Bringing Better Information to Decision-makers

MMA Secretary for International Cooperation Roberto Castelo Branco and MMA technical teams; USAID/ Brazil Mission Director and USAID Regional Staff kicked off the SERVIR  Amazonia project in Brasilia April 25 with an opening technical workshop.

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China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver

Remarks Kimberly Breier Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Washington, DC April 26, 2019 Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. …

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

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

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U.S. Delegation Promotes Commercial Defense Partnership at the Defense Industry Dialogue and Latin American Aerospace and Defense Expo

As part of the United States’ commitment to broaden and deepen its defense partnership with Brazil, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials from the Departments of Defense, State and Commerce, led by Chargé d’Affaires to the U.S. Mission in Brazil, William Popp, attended the Defense Industry Dialogue (DID) today.

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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 Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Fortaleza e Belém, will host the EducationUSA Roadshow for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States.

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Brazil-U.S. Initiatives in Education                     

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

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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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Film Showcase Honors 247th Anniversary of Porto Alegre

U.S. Consulate and Cinemateca Capitólio will screen feature films and documentaries in free sessions from March 26 to April 2 Porto Alegre celebrates its anniversary on March 26 and the U.S. Consulate decided to honor the city and its residents with a free showcase of films at the most iconic movie theater of Porto Alegre, …

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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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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. Navy Admiral Craig Faller of U.S. SOUTHCOM discusses defense partnership and security cooperation in Brazil

On February 10-13, U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), is visiting Brasília and Rio de Janeiro and meeting with civilian and military leaders in order to discuss bilateral security cooperation with Brazilian counterparts in support of regional peace and Western Hemisphere stability.

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Youth Ambassadors to return to Brazil after a three-week exchange program in the U.S.

Fifty public high school students from all parts of Brazil will return from the United States on February 3, after participating in the 17th exchange of the Youth Ambassadors Program. 

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Statement by Robert Palladino: Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government of Venezuela or Central Bank of Venezuela held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other U.S. insured banks, in accordance with Section …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 28, 2019 Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons …

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Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Washington – Today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.  PdVSA is a Venezuelan state-owned oil company and a primary source of Venezuela’s income and foreign currency, to include …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President The United States recognizes Juan Guaidó as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s …

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Statement from President Trump Recognizing Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo congratulated President Bolsonaro on his inauguration and reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership, rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, education, prosperity, security, and human rights.

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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Brazil on December 24, 2018

President Trump has declared Monday, December 24, 2018, a holiday in the United States. The U.S. federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, and all U.S. consulates and other offices/agencies in Brazil will close on December 24, 2018. Closed on Monday, December 24, 2018: U.S. Embassy Brasilia U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre U.S. Consulate General …

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National Museum researchers will continue their work in the United States after the fire

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, the Fulbright Commission and the Smithsonian Institution announce an emergency exchange program for 14 researchers whose research was interrupted by the fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.   Fourteen researchers who were conducting research at the National Museum and lost their work in the September fire …

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Online video press briefing with Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism

EVENT: Please join us on at 09:30 EST, Wednesday, December 12 for an online video press briefing with the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales. Ambassador Sales will recap a landmark ministerial conference on counterterrorism focused on the Western Hemisphere and hosted by the Department of State. He will discuss the threat that …

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Press Release: On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018 Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our …

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Expert discusses the U.S. experience in Media Literacy in Brazil

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale to lecture on Media Literacy in Manaus, Brasília, and São Paulo   From November 6 to 13, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil will bring the Vice-President of one of the most renowned U.S. Non-government organizations in Media Literacy, the News Literacy Project , to lecture and participate in roundtable discussion on Media Literacy and Informational …

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Presidential Elections in Brazil

The United States congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on his election as the next president of Brazil. We salute Brazil’s strong commitment to democracy and congratulate the Brazilian people on participating in a successful election.

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Secretary Alex Azar visits Fortaleza and Sao Paulo to discuss U.S. and Brazil’s collaboration towards global health security

From September 30 to October 3, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited Fortaleza and São Paulo to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security, bilateral science partnership, and health sector reform.

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Remarks at FAPESP on Biomedical Research and Innovation

Alex M. Azar II FAPESP [São Paulo Research Foundation] São Paulo, Brazil The growing cost of healthcare is a challenge in the United States, as I know it is in Brazil. But we cannot let these costs tempt us to eat the seeds of tomorrow’s health innovations. I look forward to discussing how we can …

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Secretary of Health Alex Azar to Attend Meetings in Brazil and Argentina for G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

On the evening of September 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will depart for Brazil where October 1- October 3, he will participate in bilateral meetings with government officials to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security and our bilateral science partnership.

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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 Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Manaus – June 27

The Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence will visit Manaus on June 27.  In Manaus, Vice-President Pence will visit the Santa Catarina humanitarian center for displaced Venezuelans and conduct an aerial tour of the Amazon and the Manaus Free Trade Zone. 

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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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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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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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Remarks of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well.

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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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I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy

Over the past year, the United States has faced immense challenges in its dealings with North Korea, China and Russia, and in its efforts to defeat international terrorism. But Americans should be encouraged by the progress the State Department and United States Agency for International Development have made in pushing for global peace and stability.

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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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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Dinner with Presidents of Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Vice President of Argentina

Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina.

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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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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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Remarks by President Trump and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority Joint Statement

Almost 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that President Abbas stood with a courageous peacemaker, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Here at the White House, President Abbas signed a Declaration of Principles — very important — which laid the foundation for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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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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State Department Statement On the Attack in London

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 22, 2017 On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were …

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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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 President Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.

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Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

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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.

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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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