The United States and the State of Bahia Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Rio de Janeiro, October 19, 2021 –  On October 13, the Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, Douglas Koneff, and the Governor of Bahia, Rui Costa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil and the State of Bahia. The signing reflects the intent of both …

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U.S. Embassy announces selections for “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2022” Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are pleased to announce the names of 20 young Brazilian entrepreneurs and business leaders selected to participate in the sixth edition of the 2022 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program – a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Brazilian Secretary for Strategic Affairs Adm. Flávio Rocha

Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Brazilian Secretary for Strategic Affairs Admiral Flávio Rocha at the White House to build on the bilateral agenda established in Brasilia in August. They committed to coordinate on multilateral priorities at the UN Security Council in advance of Brazil’s 2022-2023 term. A bilateral interagency working group was …

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U.S. launches second edition of 100K Strong program to support educational institutions in Brazil

In partnership with Partners of the Americas and SENAI, the program seeks a connection between Brazilian higher education with educational institutions, innovation institutes and North American companies The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil and the Department of State, in partnership with Partners of the Americas and SENAI, launched the second, Brazil-specific round, of …

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Academic Opportunities Program helps students with limited financial resources compete for Master and Doctorate positions at U.S. universities

Many brilliant students miss the opportunity to earn an international degree due to lack of financial resources. Others can’t afford the tests to apply for universities. For 15 years, the Academic Opportunities Program, one of the initiatives developed by EducationUSA–the network of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil–has been …

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U.S. donates emergency communications equipment to prevent and fight forest fires in the MS

Reflecting the U.S. commitment to combating climate change, and in support of the Comprehensive Fire Management Plan in the Pantanal, on Thursday (23) the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will donate emergency communication equipment for fire prevention and fighting to the government of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS).

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Registrations open for the second edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

The innovative program to support women’s entrepreneurship offers 90 slots. Registration  open until September 26.    The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, open registration for the second edition of the free program to support women’s entrepreneurship, the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs ( AWE). Aimed at women entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to …

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Your dream of studying in the United States starts here!

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with EducationUSA, the official network of the State Department for educational opportunities in the United States, will hold the second Virtual EducationUSA Fair on August 25, 2021 for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. Several North American universities will attend to promote opportunities for undergraduate, graduate (master …

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Visit of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to Brazil

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan visited Brasilia on August 5 for a series of meetings with senior representatives of the Brazilian government. Mr. Sullivan was accompanied by the National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Juan Gonzalez; Senior Director for Cyber Issues, Amit Mital; Senior Director for Technology and National Security, Tarun …

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Brazil and Argentina

This week, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Brazil and Argentina, joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, Senior Director for Technology and National Security Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Cyber Amit Mital, and Department of State Senior Bureau Official for Western Hemisphere Ricardo Zuniga.  In his first …

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USAID and U.S. Forest Service launch new program for Brazil Forest Management and Fire Prevention

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Government of Brazil and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), is launching the program for Brazil Forest Management and Fire Prevention. The new 5-year program incorporates fire prevention and management, governance and management of forests and natural resources, and the sustainable use of protected public …

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Acceleration Program will Boost Women-Led Startups in Brazil

Despite record growth in recent years, there is significant inequality in Brazil’s startup ecosystem.  Representation of women in the Brazilian innovation market is still very small: only 9.8% of startups have women among their founders, and 4.7% of startups are founded exclusively by women. This discrepancy, however, is not tied to business performance: a 2018 Boston …

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HSI and Brazil Federal Police Execute Large-Scale Disruption of International Arms Trafficking Organization

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Brazil Federal Police (PF) partnership resulted in the arrests in Brazil and the United States of key members of a major Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) responsible for international weapons trafficking and numerous other transnational crimes.

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U.S. and U.K. host free seminar on Environmental Journalism Event will bring debate on challenges related to the theme on June 1st and 2nd

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, the British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil and Ambiental Media will hold an international seminar “Challenges of Environmental Journalism”, in commemoration of World Environment Day 2021. The event, held on June 1 and 2, will include debates on the challenges related to environment-related journalism, in order to encourage the development …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates hosts free webinar on home and community gardens

The free event will showcase the benefits of the initiative in mitigating food insecurity and fighting the Covid-19 pandemic   The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil promotes a free of charge webinar on community vegetable gardens this Wednesday, May 19. The webinar will highlight the importance that community gardens have played during the fight against …

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FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Is Advancing LGBTQI+ Human Rights at Home and Across the Globe

 “Everyone is entitled to dignity and equality, no matter who they are, whom they love, or how they identify—and we will continue to engage with allies and partners to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ people here at home and in all corners of the world.” – President Joe Biden

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International seminar discusses journalism and access laws in four countries

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and the British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, will host an international seminar next Tuesday, May 18, 2021, on access to information laws in four countries – Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom and India – and how …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

Remarks to the Press Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC MR PRICE: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Secretary Blinken, who will speak to the Department’s International Religious Freedom Report. We will then hear from Office of …

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Youth Ambassadors Program: U.S. Embassy announces 2021 selectees

The United States Embassy in Brazil announced this Friday, May 7, the results of the selection process for the Youth Ambassadors Program 2021. The selection had 10,119 applications competing for only 33 vacancies.  

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National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Related to Brazil

In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 26 applied several National Interest Exceptions (NIE) to travel restrictions related to Brazil currently in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to travelers originating in Brazil, this includes qualified applicants who have been …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

Good afternoon. I’m speaking to you today from the Roosevelt — the Treaty Room in the White House. The same spot where, on October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks — just weeks after …

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U.S. expert talks about drought impact and the alternatives for Southern Brazil producers

Lecture will be broadcast at no cost via Zoom and the YouTube channel of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates this Thursday at 4:00 PM   Porto Alegre, April 12, 2021 – Researcher Donald A. Wilhite, professor and emeritus director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, will discuss his experience with drought management …

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FBI Works with Federal Police Against Money Laundering Conspiracy

An Israeli national residing in Brazil pleaded guilty on March 31 in a U.S. court for his role in operating DeepDotWeb (DDW), a website that connected internet users with Darknet marketplaces, where they purchased illegal firearms, malware and hacking tools, stolen financial data, heroin and fentanyl, and other contraband.

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USTDA supports energy efficiency and safety on railroads in Brazil

Investment from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency seeks to assist in strengthening passenger rail networks in Brazil   Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded two grants to Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, Associação Nacional dos Transportadores de Passageiros sobre Trilhos (ANPTrilhos), to strengthen rail networks that serve nearly 10 million …

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President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate

Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23.  The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing. President Biden took action his first day in office to return the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Days later, on January 27, …

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United States committed to coordinating support for vaccination efforts

Statement by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil Spokesperson   The United States is committed to coordinating with Brazilian partners, the government, and the private sector to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  The recent finalization of contracts between the government of Brazil and U.S companies Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson was a crucial step which …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Brazil to Combat COVID-19

Updated March 19, 2021 U.S. Government The U.S. government has announced assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, totaling over US $ 19.7 million (approximately R$ 100 million). These funds include: In June 2020, the “Inspire” (Inhale) emergency pulmonar ventilator, low-cost and patent-free, was developed by a team at USP’s  Polytechnic School, …

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

U.S. government and private sector initiatives aim to reduce pandemic impacts in the country Brasilia, March 19, 2021 – The United States government and private sector are strongly committed to helping the Brazilian people to combat COVID-19 in Brazil and together have already made available over US$ 76 million (R$ 418 million) in a series of initiatives, including …

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Free virtual fair connects Brazilians to universities in the USA

While following security protocols to contain the spread of Coronavirus, U.S. universities create actions to recruit foreign students interested in admissions to distance learning courses, or for future classes, in a face-to-face model. Until everything is normalized, the best idea is to invest the time planning all the steps to study abroad.

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U.S. Embassy Branch Office announces call for proposals for projects for 2021

Proposals from institutions in Minas Gerais will be accepted until June 1, 2021   Belo Horizonte, March 11, 2021: Organizations from Minas Gerais can apply for funding from the U.S. government  for the implementation of projects in the areas of education, environmental cooperation, economic growth, social issues such as inclusion, diversity and human rights, and cultural projects. More detailed information is available in the Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement for …

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Renewal of Partnership Between City of Rio de Janeiro and NASA

Rio de Janeiro, February 1, 2021 -The City of Rio will have access to an urban flood forecasting model that will allow the City to anticipate the consequences of extreme weather events, expanding its ability to respond to emergencies. The model, which will supply information to the Rio Operations Center, is one of the projects …

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Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

JANUARY 27, 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Briefing Room The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis.  We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of that crisis and to seize the opportunity that tackling climate change presents.  Domestic action must go hand …

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U.S. Support for Efforts to Combat COVID-19 in Amazonas

Brasília, January 28, 2021: In response to the health crisis in Manaus, the US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Grupo + Unidos, the Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA) and the UNA + formed the Juntos Pelo Amazonas initiative to acquire hospital supplies and to support actions to confront  and combat Covid-19 …

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Joseph R. Biden is Inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States

Brasilia, January 20, 2021: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil are pleased to announce today’s inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.  in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and laws.  President …

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AWE Brasil announces list of selected for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, announce the list of the ninety selected for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program – an international training for women entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to grow and expand their business. Women from 16 Brazilian states were selected and the program is …

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U.S. and Brazil sign the joint Statement of Intent for cooperation in the Artemis Program

Brasilia, December 14, 2020: The NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI) Marcos Pontes signed a joint statement of intent during a virtual meeting on December 14, 2020. The statement describes the Government of Brazil’s intent to be the first country in Latin America to sign the Artemis Accords …

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Brazil’s Parana State team is Zoohackathon 2020 global winner

Among 700 participants, 53 countries and 60 solutions, the Brazilian BioUp platform was selected as one of the global winners.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with We Are All Smart (WAAS), JUPTER and Founder Institute Brazil, are pleased to announce that the global winning solution of Zoohackathon 2020 this year is …

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The Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program invites applications until December 24 for 2021 program

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil is pleased to announce the call for applications for a new U.S. government-funded civil society leadership program – the Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program, to take place in late 2021. The Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program is a year-long leadership development program for emerging civil society leaders from over …

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ICE assists Brazil in the arrests of 10 human smugglers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assisted the Brazil Federal Police (PF) in the arrests of ten high-profile targets in Brazil, to include several current and former local politicians, who are part of transnational criminal organizations involved in human smuggling. On Dec. 3, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Brasilia collaborated with the HSI Human Smuggling Unit …

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Newest U.S. Navy submarine visits naval base in Itaguaí

Coinciding with Dia Nacional do Marinheiro, the fast-attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792), conducted a brief stop at the Itaguaí submarine base, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate two milestones reached by the Brazilian Navy in its Submarine Development Program (PROSUB):  the launch of the BNS Humaitá (S41) and the incorporation of two additional indigenous-built submarine BNS …

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American expert in Data Journalism closed event promoted by Famecos with support of the U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre

C.W. Anderson, known for his research in data journalism, closed the virtual and free event Credibility at Play: journalism against disinformation, held yesterday, December 8, by the Journalism course of the School of Communication, Arts and Design – Famecos / PUCRS with the support of the Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre. Anderson’s lecture was simultaneously translated to …

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New Visa Restrictions for Wildlife and Timber Traffickers

Brasilia, November 24, 2020: On November 10, the United States announced a first-of-its-kind visa restriction on wildlife and timber traffickers. Wildlife and timber trafficking are serious transnational organized crime activities that threaten national security, undermine economic prosperity, fuel corruption, and spread disease. This new visa restriction, which relies on section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and …

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Op-ed: Black Consciousness Day

The fight for freedom, dignity, and civil rights is an ongoing one, even in strong democratic societies like Brazil and the United States. In our own unique ways, we are always striving toward creating the “more perfect Union” that our citizens demand. Consciousness is an important first step in dealing with both legacy and novel …

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U.S. Embassy and +Unidos open registration for program aimed at female entrepreneurship

The goal is to offer 90 women an online entrepreneurship program aimed at lasting business growth. Registration until December 6. Brasilia, November 16, 2020: This Monday (16), to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, launches the Academy For Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Aimed at …

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USAID signs letter of intent with Alcoa to improve lives of people in the Amazon

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a letter of intent with ALCOA Brazil, an American aluminum manufacturer and the Sustainable Juruti Institute (IJUS). The partnership aims to improve local communities and improve biodiversity conservation and other natural resources through sustainable and innovative solutions in the Amazon. Initiatives include promoting positive impact entrepreneurship, …

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ICE, international partners arrest 113 child predators

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – in collaboration with the Brazil Ministry of Justice and the Public Security (MJSP) Secretariat for Integrated Operation (SEOPI) Cyber Laboratory – arrested 113 alleged child predators across the U.S. and in South America, Nov. 2 to 6, during phase seven of Operation Protected Childhood …

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U.S. and Brazil Statements to Press at Itamaraty Palace

Under Secretary Keith Krach Remarks Introduction: U.S.-Brazil Relations Hello everyone. It’s great to be here in Brazil. Thank you, Ambassador Costa e Silva, for your warm welcome. I’m here at a time when the US Brazil partnership momentum is as strong as it’s ever been. We share a vibrant friendship that spans two centuries of …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates hold virtual lecture on artificial intelligence

The event is free and in partnership with Manaus Tech Hub and SIDIA institute The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, with the support of SIDIA Institute of Science and Technology and Manaus Tech Hub, hold the virtual lecture “Artificial intelligence applied to new business and innovation”, on October 29, from 1p.m. The lecture will …

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U.S. Consulate General Recife Funds Seven Projects in Northeast Brazil

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife announced in October 2020 results of its Annual Program Statement call for proposals, published in June 2020, which offered opportunities for financial support of up to US$15,000 to organizations implementing projects in its eight-state consular district. After an open and competitive selection process,

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International Religious Freedom Day

U.S. Department of State Office of The Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo October 27, 2020 Twenty-two years ago today, the United States enacted the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, reaffirming our commitment to promote and defend the fundamental right to religious freedom for all people everywhere.  Born of the vision …

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ZOOHACKATHON Brazil: world competition unites Brazilians to fight animal trafficking

Marathon will be 100% online and will take place between November 6th and 8th. The goal is to create creative and innovative solutions to combat animal trafficking around the world. Brasilia, October 26, 2020: Every day, several wild animals are sold as merchandise or collection items around the world. To develop creative and innovative solutions …

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Trump Administration Marks the Signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration

On Thursday, October 22, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and HHS Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a historic document that further strengthens an ongoing coalition to achieve better health for women, the preservation of human life, support for the family as foundational to a healthy society, …

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USAID and the IDB Announce $2 million in New Awards to Support Venezuelans Through Employment, Financial Services, and Access to Information

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), announced $2 million for five new awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor  Challenge to benefit Venezuelans in the Argentine Republic, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republics of Colombia and Chile, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The awardees will …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in the city of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Araujo emphasized our shared commitment to a secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere and support for the Venezuelan people and their …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Paramaribo, Georgetown, Boa Vista, Bogota, and Plano

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Paramaribo, Suriname; Georgetown, Guyana; Boa Vista, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; and Plano, Texas, September 17-20, 2020.  This trip will highlight the United States’ commitment to defend democracy, combat COVID-19 while revitalizing our economies in the pandemic’s wake, and strengthen security against regional threats.

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Joint Statement on US-Brazil Trade in Ethanol

Brazil and the United States have held consultations regarding their bilateral trade on ethanol. As a result, they have decided to conduct results-oriented discussions on an arrangement to improve market access for ethanol and sugar in Brazil and the United States. They will also consider an increase in market access for corn in both countries. …

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U.S. Specialist Conducts Online Training Program for 30 English Teachers from the Municipal School System

The program will help teachers explore alternative teaching methods   The U.S Embassy, in partnership with Belo Horizonte’s City Hall, will carry out an online training program for 30 teachers from the municipal public school system. The initiative, called English Language Specialist, will start online activities on September 2nd and will last for eight weeks. …

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Brazil can join the growing Clean Network by banning Huawei

Whoever builds a nation’s 5G networks gains the key to that country’s most sensitive personal, commercial, and governmental data. Trusted firms such as Ericsson and Nokia from Europe and Samsung from the Republic of Korea have earned the trust of people and governments around the world.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil announces a notification of funding opportunity (NOFO) to support the implementation of State Department´s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a program to teach women around the world to become successful entrepreneurs. Should funds become available, one award is anticipated as a result of this NOFO, and the preliminary start date for the AWE in Brazil would be the beginning of November 2020. However, should both parties consider the results of …

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USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank Announce Awards For Entrepreneurial Solutions to Benefit Venezuelans

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced approximately $1.8 million for awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in the Federative Republic of Brazil; the Republics of Colombia, Perú, and Trinidad and Tobago; and the Boliviarian Republic of Venezuela.  The awards will fund solutions that …

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Statement by Ambassador Todd Chapman Regarding Recent Allegations in the Press

  In recent days, a few press reports have  mischaracterized meetings that I had with Brazilian officials. Allegations were made that I suggested a particular outcome on an issue that would favor the election chances of one presidential candidate over another. Any interpretation of my defense of long-standing commercial interests during an election year as …

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The United States Provides 200 More Ventilators to Brazil to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated, on July 29, a second shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Brazil to assist its fight against COVID-19.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies to assist with Brazil’s urgent response to the …

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Communist China and the Free World’s Future

Speech Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Yorba Linda, California The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you, Governor, for that very, very generous introduction. It is true: When you walk in that gym and you say the name “Pompeo,” there is a whisper. I had a brother, …

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

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

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GLOBE Program completes 25 years; AEB celebrates 5 of partnership with project

Brasília, July 15, 2020: The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment Program (GLOBE) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) completed 25 years of environmental education and science teaching in 2020. It is present in more than 120 countries. In Brazil, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), linked to the Ministry of Science, …

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Exchange Program in the U.S. for Brazilian Awarded Public School Principals

The United States Embassy in Brasília, Brazil, announces a notification of funding opportunity (NOFO) to support a ten-day exchange program in the U.S. for Brazilian awarded public school principals with up to US$210,000 in FY2020 for a project period not to exceed one year. The preliminary start date for this activity is March 14, 2021, …

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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 voting ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 3. U.S. citizens who want to participate …

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U.S. and Brazil Promote Cooperation and Coordination on Issues of Mutual Interest to Agricultural Producers and Exporters

Brasilia, July 2nd, 2020: As two of the world’s largest agricultural producers and exporters, Brazil and the United States face many of the same challenges in foreign markets. To create a platform to share information, devise strategic interactions, and promote collaboration on a range of topics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Brazil’s Ministry …

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The Tide is Turning Toward Trusted 5G Vendors

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo The tide is turning against Huawei as citizens around the world are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state. Huawei’s deals with telecommunications operators around the world are evaporating, because countries are only allowing trusted vendors in their 5G networks. Examples …

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U.S. Consulate General Recife Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. The U.S. Consulate General in Recife invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through …

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Fulbright Brazil opens scholarship enrollment in the U.S. for 2021

Opportunities to participate in U.S. exchange programs and become part of Fulbright’s alumni network The Fulbright Brazil Commission opens for scholarship enrollment in the United States for 2021. These opportunities are for Brazilians with a degree in language, PHD students and university professors. The goal of the programs offered by Fulbright is to promote mutual …

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Joint Statement From the United States and Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement From the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation The American and Brazilian people stand in solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.  Today, as a demonstration of that solidarity, we are announcing the United States Government has delivered …

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

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

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81 public school students from throughout Brazil participate in online English immersion

Eighty-one students from the Brazilian public school are participating, from May 26 to June 4, in the English Immersion Program – EIP, sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is not taking place in Brasilia, as it had been since 2007, but rather in an online version of …

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United States donations reduce the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities of the Amazon

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has been at the forefront of the global response.  The U.S. government has announced nearly US$6.5 million in financial support to date to populations disproportionately affected by the virus in rural and urban areas in the Amazon, helping prevent the spread of the virus among …

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Presidential proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals from Brazil to the United States effective May 27 at 00:59 a.m. (Brasilia time)

Note: In accordance with the Amendment signed today to the Presidential Proclamation of May 24, 2020, travel restrictions suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States will enter into effect at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, …

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United States and Brazil Celebrate 18th Plenary of U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue

The United States and Brazil issued a Joint Statement on May 21 highlighting the commitment of both countries to reduce trade barriers and to increase bilateral trade and investment.  Joseph Semsar, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade and Acting Under Secretary for International Trade for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Lucas Ferraz, Brazilian Secretary …

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

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

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

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

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Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 29, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies …

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Brazil – U.S. Joint Statement on Enhancement of Bilateral Economic and Trade Partnership

04/17/2020 Washington, DC – On April 9, the U.S. Trade Representative and Brazil’s Foreign Minister and other senior officials, held a teleconference to discuss US-Brazil trade relations.  On April 16, high-level representatives from the USTR and from Brazil’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Agriculture  discussed the implementation of an ambitious economic and trade agenda between …

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Responding to queries on medical visas

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The announced worldwide shutdown of routine visa services prompted questions about whether medical professionals on J/H visas were still allowed to travel to/stay in the U.S. In an attempt …

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Online Press availability with new U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

Brasilia, April 3, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil invites journalists to participate in the first online press availability, on April 6 at 9:00am (Brasilia Time), with Ambassador Todd Chapman. During the press availability, Ambassador Chapman will highlight his priorities as ambassador to Brazil, perspectives of the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship and actions of …

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Telephonic Press Briefing with Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Representatives

The U.S. Department of State will host a telephonic briefing on  Thursday, March 26, at 8:30am (Eastern Time) with Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Sarah Bennett, Commander, United States Public Health Service, and Head of the …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Sean Hannity of The Sean Hannity Show

INTERVIEW Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. March 18, 2020 QUESTION: Here with a lot more on this and so much more, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Mr. Secretary, great to see you. Thank you for being with us. You actually brought in Chinese representatives to your office on this very topic of blaming …

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Notice on Silver Shadow cruise ship

March 19   We are continuing to work actively with local Brazilian authorities, our United States government partners, and Silversea Cruises and its parent company Royal Caribbean, to facilitate the return of all U.S. citizen passengers aboard the Silver Shadow to the United States. We established direct communication with U.S. citizens aboard the Silver Shadow shortly after their arrival in Recife, …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Washington, D.C.  The two leaders discussed the outcomes of the March 7 meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, which underscored our partnership in promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic values across the hemisphere. 

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil: Partners for a Prosperous Hemisphere

THE UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL: PARTNERS FOR A PROSPEROUS HEMISPHERE The U.S.-Brazil relationship is stronger than ever.  President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Florida March 7-10, and President Trump will host him at Mar-a-Lago.  The U.S.-Brazil partnership is key to the President’s vision to achieve a free and democratic Western Hemisphere where economic prosperity can flourish …

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Fifth Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Held in Brasilia

On March 5-6, 2020, Brazil and the United States held the Fifth Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation in Brasilia to deepen collaboration in key priority areas for the benefit of both countries.  Marcos Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Dr. Walter Copan, Director of the National Institute …

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President Bolsonaro to visit U.S Southern Command

President Jair Bolsonaro will take part in a historic visit to the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command on March 8.  President Bolsonaro will meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command and Department of Defense leaders to discuss the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the U.S.

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A hundred Federal District’s high school students participate in the STEAM Power for Girls Program

On March 5, 6 and 7, as part of the commemoration of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, in partnership with eight Brazilian institutions, will launch the STEAM Power for Girls Program – a complete immersion in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

Readout Office of the Spokesperson February 27, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo regarding the upcoming visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Miami. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of the close U.S.-Brazilian partnership …

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FSIS Lifts Suspension on Brazil’s Exports of Raw Intact Beef Products to the U.S.

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) takes very seriously the responsibility to ensure the safety of meat, poultry, and processed egg products for American consumers. FSIS recently conducted a targeted, on-site equivalence verification audit of Brazil’s raw intact beef products to verify the implementation of corrective actions in response to several audits and …

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Rio Grande do Sul Legislative Assembly launches Brazil-U.S. Parliamentary Front

Initiative was launched by the Legislative Assembly with the presence of the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil and the Consul-General of the United States in Porto Alegre Porto Alegre, February 19, 2020 – It was with a chimarrão in hand that the president of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, deputy Ernani Polo, received …

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Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar: Our coronavirus response is protecting Americans

Opinion article written by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State and Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and published on USA Today , 11 February 2020 How we mobilize resources around the world to help other nations fight the disease is American altruism at its finest.   Michael R. Pompeo and Alex M. …

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Answering the Call to Advance Religious Freedom

In his address at an event on The Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom in September 2019, President Trump said: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution, to stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws …

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Administrator Wheeler Kicks Off Visit to Brazil with Bilateral Meetings

Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off his visit to Brazil in Brasilia with bilateral meetings with his Brazilian counterparts at the Ministry of Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente [MMA]) and National Water Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Águas [ANA]). With this trip, Administrator Wheeler becomes the first EPA Administrator …

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Youth Ambassadors arrival in Brasilia and Launch of the commemorative stamp for the 18th anniversary of the program

Fifty public school students return to Brazil after an exchange in the United States, the Brazilian Postal Service, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, will launch a commemorative stamp of the Youth Ambassadors program on January 31, open to the press.

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January 27 Briefing with Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Please join us on Monday, January 27, for a telephonic press briefing with Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Acting Deputy Secretary Cuccinelli will update on efforts to address the security and humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border, strengthen U.S. partnerships across Central and South America to confront irregular …

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USAID and IOM announce a new Venezuelan integration program in Brazil

The program will facilitate access to formal employment and income-generating opportunities through vocational and business training, language courses, and training.   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will announce, on January 28, an Economic Integration of Vulnerable Nationals from Venezuela in Brazil Program.  The announcement will …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on the margins of the Counter Terrorism Ministerial in Bogota, Colombia. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo highlighted our close partnership in the global fight against terrorism.

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Statement of the U.S. Department of Defense on the Death of General Qasem Soleimani

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.  General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the …

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Statement From Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman

In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in …

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Growth in the Americas

The Challenge: The Americas seek to facilitate economic prosperity, security, and good governance. The Americas face a shortfall in infrastructure investment, which drags on economic growth. The region needs $100-150 billion in new annual infrastructure investment. Growing population centers and economic markets necessitate increased investment to ensure market diversification, energy security, and continued growth. The …

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Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2019

Nearly two and a half centuries ago, American colonists broke free of a tyrannical monarchy and rose from the shadow of oppression, creating a new Republic predicated on liberty and the rule of law.  Innate to the identity of this new Nation was a revolutionary commitment to the preservation of individual rights.  The Framers drafted …

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Op-ed: The Responsibility of living in the Hemisphere of Freedom

Opinion article written by Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and published on O Globo , 05 December 2019 Democratic self-determination requires commitment to human rights   Sometimes-violent protests have recently filled the streets of cities across the Americas.  Some critics once again seek to cast the United States as …

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Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

The 10th meeting of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum was held today in Washington, D.C., with CEO members providing joint recommendations to both governments on how to strengthen the U.S.-Brazil commercial relationship and grow bilateral trade and investment. The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum is currently comprised of 20 CEOs of companies based in the United States and …

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Brazil is now the 9th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States

According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 9th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States, increasing by 9.8 percent, the second largest percentage increase in international students from any …

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USS WASP Visits Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, November 6, 2019 – The USS WASP visited Rio de Janeiro October 30-November 4 on her way home to Norfolk, Virginia after being stationed in Japan since 2017. The visit was a testament to the strength of the friendship and partnership between Brazil and the United States, the two largest democracies in …

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U.S. Embassy unveils the names of the 50 Youth Ambassadors selected for the 2020 program

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil unveiled, this Wednesday, October 30, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the Youth Ambassadors Program 2020. This year, the program commemorates its 18th anniversary, and reaching the age of adulthood, relevant changes will be made to this initiative of social responsibility.

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The International Journalists Center (ICFJ) is accepting applications for digital entrepreneurship and innovation in the USA

A six-week program will help participants create business models to generate sustainable revenues. Applications will be accepted until November 30   The International Center of Journalists  (ICFJ) is accepting applications for the Digital Entrepreneurship program for journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs, who are fluent in English in Latin America.  The program, A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America, …

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U.S. Embassy and FBI Facilitate Rapid Response Training and Exchange of Best Practices with 16 Brazilian Security Organs

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates, the FBI in Brazil and the Department of Special Activities of the Federal District Civil Police (Depate / PCDF), with the support of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN), promoted the training of Brazilian security agents to quickly and effectively respond to attacks involving shooters in public spaces.

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First English Olympics to take place in September

From September 2 to 27, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil will parter with EduSim, the National Council of Secretaries of Education (Consed), and Nova Escola to promote the English Olympics 2019.  The English Olympics 2019 aims to encourage English language learning in Brazil.  The event, which is free …

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Dreaming of studying in the US? The country wants more Brazilian students

Interview given to Beatriz Bulla, from Estado de São Paulo newspaper, published on 27/08/2019.  According to Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for Academic Programs of the U.S. government, the number of Brazilians in universities in the country grew 12% in the last school year and the idea is to increase even more.   Interview with Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for U.S. Government Academic Programs Beatriz Bulla, Washington correspondent WASHINGTON – …

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The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years

The U.S. booth in the International Pavilion will have information on tourism and educational opportunities in the United States.   Porto Alegre, August 23, 2019 – The United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce, will launch its booth at the 42nd Expointer’s …

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U.S. expert to discuss the use of new technologies to combat misinformation

From August 19 to 23, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates will bring to Brazil the media expert Samaruddin “Sam ” Stewart to minister lectures and discuss the use of technologies to combatmisinformation, new ways of producing and distributing news, and new trends of journalism.

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Update: Resumption of Consular Activities in Porto Alegre

The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre will resume normal consular operations on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  Applicants whose interviews in Porto Alegre were cancelled should reschedule their appointments.  All appointments for visas must be made online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-br/niv .  Please consult our website and follow us on social media  for information about U.S. Embassy and Consulate services and activities.

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United States calls for proposals on Design and Implementation of Access Programs in Brazil 

Funding opportunities are open for Belém, Manaus, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo Brasília, August 15, 2019: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) are seeking proposals from non-profit educational organizations, with English language teaching capacity, to create and implement Access Programs in: Belém, Recife, …

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Want to study in the US and have no idea where to start?

U.S. universities share U.S. study opportunities in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo   The United States Mission to Brazil, in partnership with EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State’s official network for studies in the United States, and partner institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Sao Paulo, will hold the 16th edition of the …

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Strengthens U.S.-Brazil Economic Relations

During his July 29 to August 1 visit, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross reinforced strong and growing U.S.-Brazil relations. On July 30, Secretary Ross and Chargé d’Affaires William Popp participated in Amcham Brasil’s 100th anniversary celebration in São Paulo and met with São Paulo state Governor João Doria. Secretary Ross highlighted the United States’ ongoing commitment …

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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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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Brazil and discussed opportunities to expand cooperation on economic, education, and security issues.

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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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