United States open call for proposals to finance projects that preserve Brazil’s cultural heritage

Interested parties may submit proposals until December 20 Brasília, November 14, 2022: The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are pleased to open a call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) – an initiative that provides financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage and history. Brazilian partners have received …

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U.S. International Development Finance Corporation partners with USAID/Brazil to seal a landmark $45 million loan to Banco Sofisa S.A.

The loan aims to expand access to credit for small and medium businesses Brasília, November 10, 2022: The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Banco Sofisa announced a disbursement of a $45 million, 5-year loan program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The operation will have the partnership and institutional support of the U.S. …

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Media Note: U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre to conduct annual simulated security exercise for large events

Porto Alegre, November 8, 2022 – The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre informs that it will conduct its annual security exercise for large events this Wednesday, November 9. This year’s simulation will take place at the consulate’s facilities and vicinity and is part of trainings that takes place annually at U.S. government diplomatic facilities …

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Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President-Elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today (31) with President-Elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil to offer his congratulations on his election

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at OAS General Assembly First Plenary Session

Remarks Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State  October 6, 2022 Lima Convention Center Lima, Peru SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you. Buenos dias, bom dia, bonjour, good afternoon to everyone. It’s wonderful to be with all of our colleagues here today. And I’m especially grateful that we’ve been able to hold the OAS General Assembly in person …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy and Consulates Chargé d’Affaires, Douglas Koneff, on Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territories

Russia’s sham referenda, straight from the Kremlin Playbook, have been an exercise in coercion and disinformation, where Ukrainian civilians were forced to cast ballots under the watch of armed Russian soldiers

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukrainian Sovereignty and Russian Accountability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: (Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Madam President, for having brought this council together at this very grave moment of the crisis of the war of Russia on Ukraine. (In English) Mr. Secretary General, thank you …

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U.S. and Brazil sign Mutual Recognition Arrangement

New agreement will boost cooperation, trade and customs security in both countries  Brasília, September 16, 2022: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Brazil’s Customs Authority Receita Federal signed today an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). This MRA builds on other agreements between CBP and the Government of Brazil and aligns each …

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U.S. Embassy announces the names of the 140 selected for English course in the Brazilian Amazon region

Access Amazon Program will address sustainability aligned with language learning Brasília, August 31, 2022: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, through the Regional English Language Office (RELO), in partnership with Grupo +Unidos and strategic support from the Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia (PPA), announced this Wednesday (31), the list of 140 people selected for the …

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U.S. seeks partners to develop podcast training project for quilombola communities

Brasília, August 22, 2022: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce a call for proposals to fund an online project to train podcasters from niche markets. The project will train 30 representatives of quilombola communities from different parts of Brazil on the creation, production, monetization, and dissemination of podcasts. The “These Brazilian Lives” project …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulate open registrations for Youth Ambassadors 2023

Young people between the ages of 15 and 18 can enroll until September 12 Brasilia, August 12, 2022: The Youth Ambassadors Program, promoted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, is open the selection process for the program, from today (12) until September 12. The program, which takes high school students from Brazil’s public …

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Visit of representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Brazil

Brasilia, July 29, 2022: From July 25 to 29, the chief economist of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Seth Meyer, and the senior Policy advisor of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, Jeremy Adamson, were in Brazil to participate in the Global Agribusiness Forum (GAF) and in a series of meetings with their Brazilian …

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the 15th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas

Good afternoon. It’s great to be here with you. Let me thank Minister Paulo Sergio and our Brazilian hosts for bringing us all together today. We’re gathering at an important moment for the region that we all call home—a moment that calls for deeper cooperation and a renewed spirit of common purpose. As President Biden …

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Brazil and the United States announce working group to combat illegal deforestation

At the Summit of the Americas, Brazil and the United States announced a rapid response bilateral effort focused on achieving immediate results in reversing deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and in other biomes, recognizing that any success will require improved law enforcement and enhanced transparency, and that the successes achieved as a result of national …

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The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China

In the past two years we’ve come together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future global health emergencies, rebuild from economic shocks, from supply-chain disruptions to debt crises, and take on climate change, and reimagine an energy future that’s cleaner, more secure, and more affordable

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Statement by the White House Special Adviser for the Summit of the Americas

As White House Special Adviser for the Summit of the Americas, I have traveled to countries across the region to build a positive, shared agenda for the Summit. President Joe Biden asked me to travel to Brazil today with a singular focus on the Summit. I came to reinforce our longstanding appreciation for the deep …

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White House Gender Policy Speech at the Brazilian Conference of Magistrates

Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to participate on this panel today. My name is Rosie Hidalgo, and I serve in the White House Gender Policy Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence. I want to start by providing a brief overview of the Gender Policy Council …

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Summary Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Travel to Brazil

Over the course of the visit, which took place between May 15-19, the Deputy Secretary led the largest trade mission to the South America region since the onset of the pandemic and advanced key Biden-Harris Administration and Department priorities through a series of engagements with Brazilian government officials and private sector leader

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U.S. announces nomination of Elizabeth Frawley Bagley as Ambassador to Brazil

Brasilia, January 19, 2022: The Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are aware of the nomination announced by the White House of Ms. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley as a candidate for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federative Republic of Brazil. The bio released by the White House is below. All nominations for Ambassadors must pass through …

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U.S. Embassy opens registration for eight-week online course for English teachers

Scholarships for 70 English language educators will be awarded for the program which takes place from March 7 – June 7 Brasília, January 11, 2022:  Through the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) Brazil launches an open call for two eight-week online courses for English language educators in Brazil at a B2 English …

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U.S. offers opportunity for young community leaders

 The Community Engagement Exchange Program (CEE), an initiative of the U. S. Department of State in partnership with IREX, is seeking young community leaders from Brazil to participate in a transformational year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 21-28, to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good. Applications are open until January 14, 2022.  

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Treasury Designates al-Qa’ida Support Network in Brazil

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated members of a Brazil-based network of al-Qa’ida-affiliated individuals and their companies for providing support to the terrorist group. Today’s action targets three individuals and two entities, including al-Qa’ida operative in Brazil Haytham Ahmad Shukri Ahmad Al-Maghrabi (Al-Maghrabi), as Specially Designated Global …

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Female activist in the Federal District is recognized for her fight against gender violence

The award from the U.S. Embassy in Brasília was presented at a ceremony commemorating the end of the campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” Brasilia, December 10, 2021: This morning thee U.S. Embassy held an event commemorating the global campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, that encourages individuals and organizations around …

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New travel requirements for foreign travelers to the United States

Brasília, December 3, 2021: The U.S. government has announced new travel requirements for foreign travelers entering in the United States. In addition to the vaccination requirement already in place, all air passengers aged two years and over departing to the U.S. beginning at 2:01 a.m. (Brasília Time) on December 6, 2021, are required to show …

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U.S.-Brazil investigation leads to takedown of significant human smuggling ring

Brasília, December 3, 2021: An investigation by Brazilian Federal Police, supported by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division led to thirteen arrests and the disruption of a major human smuggling ring based in Brazil. On …

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Polícia Federal coordinate joint enforcement actions to combat trafficking of rare and endangered timber from Bra

December 1, 2021: A press release issued on November 30 by Polícia Federal provides details of a joint U.S./Brazilian timber trafficking investigation and the execution of 20 search warrants in the State of Espirito Santo. The investigation involves the manufacture and export of musical instruments and parts, specifically, stringed instrument bows, derived from illegally sourced, rare …

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U.S. Government provides additional USD$18.2 million for urgent COVID-19 assistance in Brazil

Brasilia, November 26, 2021: The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced an additional USD$18.2 million (R$ 100.1 million) in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Brazil. The funds will assist local health authorities addressing the most vulnerable in the country, with a particular focus on the Amazon region. Charge d’affaires Douglas Koneff …

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U.S. and Brazilian Armies to participate in Exercise Southern Vanguard 22

Brasília, November 26, 2021:  The U.S. Army, in partnership with the Brazilian Army, will conduct Exercise Southern Vanguard 22, a combined military training exercise aimed at improving combined forces readiness, Nov. 28 – Dec. 18. Southern Vanguard 22, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise at the operational and tactical levels, aims to increase interoperability between U.S. and Western …

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U.S. Southern Commander visits Brasilia and Manaus

Brasília, November 24, 2021: Between 22 and 24 November, the United States Southern Commander, General Laura Richardson, participated in a series of meetings with Brazilian defense leadership in Brasília and Manaus as a component of ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between both nations. During the meetings, Commander Richardson reinforced the strong and historic cooperative …

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TechGirls opens registration for exchange of scientist girls in Brazil

U.S. State Department initiative seeks high school girls scientists to participate in science and technology program   Brasilia, November 22, 2021: Registration is now open for TechGirls, a four week exchange in the United States aimed at empowering girls from various parts of the globe interested in pursuing a career in science and technology. Applicants …

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U.S. donates more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19 to Brazil

Another example of U.S. commitment to combat Covid-19 in partnership with Brazil Brasília, November 21, 2021: Early Sunday morning (November 21), Brazil received a donation of 2,187,300 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, provided by the U.S. government. This donation, which arrived at Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (SP), was made through a bilateral agreement …

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Registration for Youth Ambassadors 2022 runs until February 9

Program celebrates 20 years and resumes face-to-face activities in the U.S. Young people from 15 to 18 years old can register from November 17.   Brasilia, November 17, 2021: The Youth Ambassadors Program, implemented by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and, in 2022, resumes a face-to-face exchange. …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates open competition for Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

The initiative works with the financing of projects to preserve the Brazilian cultural heritage   Brasilia, November 12, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil invite applications for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), an initiative that seeks to finance individual projects to preserve Brazil’s cultural heritage. Proposals must be submitted by November …

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Program offers U.S. higher education opportunities for low-income Brazilian students

Scholarship program registration will open on November 17   Brasilia, November 10, 2021: The Academic Opportunities Program, supported by the U.S. Department of State, celebrates its 15th anniversary in Brazil this year, and during this period has benefited hundreds of students. The program aims to support qualified students from families with limited financial resources in …

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U.S. seeks ten emerging leaders from northern Brazil – registration open until December 10

The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute opens registration, on Monday, November 1, for the Atlas Corps: Brazil Northern States Emerging Leaders Initiative, that seeks to engage 10 emerging social impact leaders in the Northern Region of Brazil.

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Opportunity for young entrepreneurs Scholarship Program “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2023”

The program offers 280 vacancies for young people from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada and registration is open until December 1   Brasilia, October 28, 2021: The Scholarship Program “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI)”, sponsored by the United States Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs from Brazil to participate in a six-week program …

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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs announces the 90 Brazilians selected for the AWE 2.0 program

The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, announced today (25) the list of 90 selected for AWE 2.0, the second edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) – an international program of the U.S. Department of State aimed at entrepreneurs who are looking for opportunities to strengthen …

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U.S. and Santa Catarina scientists discuss the importance of marine space planning for sustainable development

Virtual panel bring together representatives from the University of California, NOAA’s National Ocean and the Federal University of Santa Catarina Porto Alegre, October 20, 2021: The U.S. Consul General in Porto Alegre, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, the Federal University of Santa Catarina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are holding …

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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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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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David Hodge takes office as U.S. Consul General in São Paulo 

A career diplomat for almost 30 years, the new CG has broad experience in Brazil   Sao Paulo, July 13th, 2021 –  Career diplomat David Hodge took office as the U.S. Consul General in São Paulo this Tuesday.  He is replacing Adam Shub, who served for three years. Mr. Hodge will be in charge of the U.S. relationship with the states of …

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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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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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U.S. and Brazil sign MOU to support efforts of the Ministry of Regional Development

The MOU to enable an American consultant to assist the Ministry in Infrastructure Projects Brasilia, May 10, 2021: On Monday (10), the U.S. Ambassador, Todd Chapman, in a ceremony with the Minister of Development, Rogério Marinho, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR) and the Office of Technical Assistance from …

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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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U.S. and Brazil execute transnational search warrants for trafficking of endangered and rare live killifish

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Brazil’s Federal Police execute transnational search warrants for trafficking of endangered and rare live killifish Killifish, also known as “cloud fish,” are endemic to Brazil, the U.S., and Europe Brasilia, April 23, 2021: On April 22, Earth Day, agents and officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Maryland …

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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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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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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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Comic book portrays U.S. and Brazilian black scientists 

Comic book was released on February 25, with the participation of award-winning Brazilian astrophysicist   São Paulo, February 26, 2021: Inspired by the movie “Hidden Figures,” which tells the story of African American woman scientists who worked for NASA, University of São Paulo researcher Carlos Antônio Teixeira launched on Thursday, February 25, the comic book “Entrevistas Além do Tempo” (“Interviews Beyond Time”), which portrays the …

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160 Afro-Brazilian and indigenous early-career professionals participate in the English language proficiency program – Access E2C

Brasilia, February 26, 2021: Starting on March 1, the English language proficiency program, Access E2C, promoted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, will offer training of 210 hours of online classes for 160 early-career professionals, Afro-Brazilians and indigenous people from all Brazilian states, including the Federal District. …

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U.S. Department of Commerce holds virtual seminar on the internationalization of Rio Grande do Sul companies to the United States 

SelectUSA RS event takes place on March 4, open to the public and requiring prior registration Porto Alegre, February 26, 2021 – The internationalization of Rio Grande do Sul companies in 4.0, ICT and manufacturing industry sectors is the main topic of the SelectUSA RS webinar, promoted by the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the U.S. …

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U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre announces call for proposals for projects for 2021  

Proposals will be accepted continuously, as received, until August 1st, 2021. Porto Alegre, February 19, 2021 – Organizations from Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina can apply for  funding from the U.S. government  or the implementation of projects in the areas of education and culture focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, science and technology, social inclusion, freedom of the press and combating …

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U.S. Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

Ambitious goals will ensure the United States and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis  Brasilia, February 19, 2021:  Today the United States officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, renewing its commitment to partnering with other nations to tackle the global threat of climate change. On his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument returning the United …

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Brazilian, U.S. military leaders emphasize partnerships at joint training exercise  

Brazilian Army becomes the first South American army to send a company-sized element to train at the Joint Readiness Training Center    Brasilia, February 18, 2021 –  During World War II, Brazil was the only South American country to contribute troops to the allied cause, and 75 years later, the Brazilian Army became the first South American army to send a company-sized element …

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Readout of Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT February 11, 2020 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo The below is attributable to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed …

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U.S. donates disaster response structure to Minas Gerais 

The mobile structure has 40 beds, power generators and air ventilators  Belo Horizonte, February 10, 2021: The United States of America, through the United States Southern Command of the Department of Defense donated to the government of Minas Gerais a mobile disaster response structure. Aside from the structure, 40 beds, power generators, and air ventilators were also donated to support the population of Minas Gerais during the new coronavirus pandemic and in …

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OneBeat selects 70 musicians from around the world for virtual exchange

Registration for the program is open until March 10 Brasilia, February 10, 2021: Registration for the OneBeat music exchange, promoted by the U.S. Department of Education and Culture, in partnership with Found Sound Nation of New York, is open until March 10. The program will digitally convene 70 musicians from up to 44 countries in …

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USAID announces additional $300,000 to support COVID-19 response in Brazil

Brasilia, February 5, 2021: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has delivered an additional R$ 1.5 million (US$ 300,000) for emergency COVID-19 response in Brazil. The funds will be used to respond to local health authorities’ priorities to address the needs of the most vulnerable in the Amazon region. …

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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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Youth Ambassadors 2021: Want to positively impact your community? Registration for the program until March 7

Brasilia, January 28, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce the selection process with 33 vacancies for the Youth Ambassadors 2021 program. The program seeks high school students from the Brazilian public school system, aged 15 to 18 years, who are currently engaged, for at least six months, in entrepreneurship initiatives and social …

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Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel for Foreign Nationals (Including Brazilians) to the U.S.A.

January 25, 2021: On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation continuing travel restrictions for foreign nationals from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, the Schengen Area, Brazil, China, and Iran.  This proclamation represents a continuation of the previous travel restrictions for individuals traveling from these countries that have been in place since …

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YLAI 2021: Opportunity for Young Entrepreneurs and Civil Society Leaders

The program offers 280 vacancies for young people from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada and registration is open until February 25  Brasilia, January 21, 2021: The “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI)” Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders in Brazil to participate …

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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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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone Visits Brazil on a Multilateral Mission to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard’s brand new National Security Cutter, the USCGC Stone, departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 22, 2020, on its inaugural sail, the Operation Southern Cross, aimed to counter illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing in the South Atlantic.

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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This …

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U.S. Embassy announces selected fellowship program “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative” (YLAI) 2021

Eighteen young leaders from Brazil were selected out of over 2,300 applicants Brasilia, January 11, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are pleased to announce the names of the 18 Brazilians selected to participate in the 2021 “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative of the Americas” (YLAI) Fellowship Program – a program sponsored …

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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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Vitol Inc. agrees to pay over $135 million to resolve bribery case in Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico

Washington, December 3rd, 2020– The U.S. Department of Justice announced the resolution of an investigation of violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act(FCPA), coordinated with the Brazilian Ministerio Publico Federal bribery investigation into Vitol Inc. (Vitol), the U.S. affiliate of the Vitol group of companies. Vitol has agreed to pay a combined $135 million …

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Proposed Purchase of MK 54 Torpedoes by Brazil Approved

Original publication can be found at: https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/brazil-mk-54-lightweight-torpedoes WASHINGTON, December 1, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $70 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress …

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AWE Brazil: Innovative training for women entrepreneurs opens national enrollment

Due to the demand of entrepreneurs from several regions of the country, the initiative opens nationally. Apply until December 6th.  Brasilia, December 2, 2020 – On Wednesday (2), the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, announced the expansion of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).  Responding to the numerous requests …

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U.S Coast Guard, Brazil Navy conduct regional engagements to strengthen partnership

Brasília, 2 de dezembro de 2020 – The Coast Guard hosted members of the Brazilian Navy on three occasions in November throughout the Southeastern United States. On Nov. 6, Sector Jacksonville held an arrival ceremony in Mayport, Fla., for the Brazilian training ship NE Brasil (U27), attended by the crews of USCGCs Maria Bray (WLM …

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Amcham Joinville and US Consulate promoted free investments webinar

Event had the participation of Santa Catarina’s International Relations Secretariat and representatives of local companies trading with the United States  Porto Alegre, December 1, 2020 – Today, Tuesday, December 1, Amcham Joinville (American Chamber of Commerce) and the Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre held a free webinar open to the public on ”Economic relations between …

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Brazil’s Ministry of Science and the Smithsonian Institution sign Memorandum of Understanding on scientific research and education

Brasilia, November 25, 2020: Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations, represented by Minister Marcos Cesar Pontes, and the Smithsonian Institution, represented by the Acting Under Secretary, Roger Brissenden, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The virtual signing of the MOU underscored the two institutions’ shared efforts to advance scientific …

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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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U.S. Consulate and Sebrae/SC present business and entrepreneurship course results 

English learning as a mean for economic development is one of the pillars of U.S. government’s presence in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul   Porto Alegre, November 23, 2020: The partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and Sebrae/SC that trained entrepreneurs seeking to internationalize their business had a closing event today, Monday, 23. The …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates recognize eight Brazilian women for their crucial community work

The Awardees are making a positive impact on their communities and serving as inspiration to their fellow citizens Brasilia, November 23, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have the pleasure to announce the 2020 Brazilian Women Making a Difference Award. The award honors Brazilian women who are making a positive impact on their …

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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 Fulbright Commission in Brazil launch course for first-time screenwriters

Training program for young screenwriters is the first initiative to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program in the world and aims to give voice to underrepresented segments in the audiovisual industry Brasilia, November 19, 2020:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates, in partnership with the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, launch the Fulbright Course for …

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English Olympiad encouraged 140,000 students to practice English for free in the pandemic

Through the startup ChatClass and the U.S. Embassy, school-age students from all over the country performed speaking and writing activities on WhatsApp Brasilia, November 19, 2020: ChatClass, a startup that aims to democratize the teaching of the English language through technologies already inserted in the daily life of students, held, together with the Regional English …

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U.S. and Brazil Commemorate World War II Submarine Tragedy

Sailors from both nations hold ceremony honoring those from the United States and Brazil who died off the coast of Florida in 1943 Brasilia, 18 November 2020 — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC 1108), the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr and the Brazilian training ship Brazil held a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at sea …

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Application that prevents falsification of wild animal documents is the winning project of ZOOHACKATHON Brazil 2020

Three Brazilian projects were selected to compete in the global stage, which takes place from November 18  Brasilia, November 17, 2020: ZOOHACKATHON Brazil 2020 revealed the winners of the second Brazilian edition of the event. The marathon, which this year took place 100% online, brought Brazilians together to create creative and innovative solutions to combat …

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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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STEAM TechCamp Brazil opens registration for the 4th edition

Initiative of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, in partnership with USP, aims to form a network of innovation multipliers in Brazilian public education Educators can apply until December 4, 2020. Brasilia, November 12, 2020 – The STEAM TechCamp Brasil Program is open for registration for the 4th edition. Educators from all over Brazil can register …

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Joint Statement on Japan-U.S.-Brazil Trilateral Exchange

Joint Statement on the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange Brasilia, November 10, 2020: Today, the Governments of the United States of America, the Federative Republic of Brazil, and Japan launched the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange in Brasilia, Brazil. The U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, led the U.S. delegation, Brazil’s Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations …

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U.S. and Brazil launch Environmental Dialogue

U.S. and Brazil launch Environmental Dialogue The dialogue covers important areas of collaboration to protect and preserve the environment Brasilia, November 10, 2020: The U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, USAID, and, virtually, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and representatives of the USFWS, USFS, NOAA, and the Brazilian secretary …

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Brazil Environmental Framework Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 10, 2020 MEDIA NOTE Joint Statement on the U.S.-Brazil Environmental Framework Dialogue U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach and Secretary of National Sovereignty and Citizenship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil Fabio Marzano …

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Joint Statement on the Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Critical Minerals Working Group

Joint Statement on the Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Critical Minerals Working Group Brasilia, November 10, 2020: On this date, following a meeting between Francis R. Fannon, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S Department of State, and Bruno  Eustáquio, Minister of Mines and Energy Executive Secretary, and Alexandre Vidigal, Secretary of …

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U.S. Under Secretary Keith Krach travels to Brazil on November 7-11

The visit is part of a travel to Central and South America to grow the Clean Network and strengthen cooperation on environment.  Brasilia, November 06, 2020: The U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on November 7-11, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and business leaders to …

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United States Assists Brazil in Action Against Digital Piracy

U.S. Law Enforcement Assists Brazilian Law Enforcement Takedown of Numerous Digital Piracy Sites and Apps Alleged to Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses to U.S. Media Companies Three U.S.-Based Websites Allegedly Offered Thousands of Pirated Television Shows and Movies Owned by U.S. Rights Holders to Brazilian Audiences WASHINGTON – Seizure warrants have been executed …

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CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

Brasilia, November 03, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. government institution responsible for combating disease, opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil on October 29,  2020. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever …

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EducationUSA launches free course that teaches Brazilians the writing used in American universities

Online platform brings together resources to learn how to write in English with free access  Brasilia, October 26, 2020: EducationUSA, the official U.S. government office that provides free guidance to those interested in studying in U.S. institutions, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office (RELO) in Brazil, is launching the Essay Writing …

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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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U.S. Consulate General in Recife donates PPE to fight COVID-19

Personal protective equipment was donated to the SAMU on Friday, October 23 Recife, October 23, 2020 – Combating the Covid-19 pandemic is a priority for the governments of the United States and Brazil. This Friday (October 23), the U.S. Consulate General donated approximately 25,000 masks, 14,000 gloves and 12,000 disposable aprons to the Emergency Medical …

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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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U.S. Government Donates more than USD $110,000 to the Health System and Communities in Rio

Favela residents and health professionals in Rio de Janeiro will benefit from two donations delivered this week by the U.S. Consulate in Rio to help mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties

The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties The two countries signed a trade protocol and the U.S. extended over R$ 11 billion reais for investment and export financing. Brasilia, October 21, 2020: During his two-day visit to Brazil, the U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, was accompanied by the largest economic-focused, …

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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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United States and Brazil Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States and Brazil are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Brazil and the United States and the leadership of President Trump and President Bolsonaro. Following the meeting of the two leaders at Mar-a-Lago …

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US National Security Advisor to travel to Brazil on October 19-20 

Brasilia, October 16, 2020: The U.S. National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on October 19-20, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and private sector. On the visit he will be accompanied by Kimberly Reed, President of the Export Import Bank, Michael Nemelka, Deputy U.S. Trade …

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Brazil receives additional allocation to sell 80,000 tons of sugar to the US

Brasilia, September 22, 2020:  On September 22, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)  provided notice  of the allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in-quota quantities of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on September 10, 2020. Of this additional quantity, USTR …

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US-Brazil cooperation enables return of Amazon frogs to Brazil 

Animals illegally smuggled to Europe by exotic wildlife trader will be received by the São Paulo Zoo São Paulo, September 21, 2020 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service returned to Brazil last Wednesday 21 frogs from the Adelphobates galactonotus species, also known as splash-backed poison frog (or “sapos ponta-de-flecha” in Portuguese). The frogs had been trafficked into the United States in late 2017 …

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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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Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the United States Government (USG) is innovating and taking a new approach to help keep international air passengers healthy. The new, more effective strategy focuses on the continuum of travel and the individual passenger, including pre-departure and post-arrival education, efforts to develop a potential testing framework with international partners, and …

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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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U.S. Delivers to Brazil 600 State-of-the-Art Ventilators

Brasilia, August 28, 2020: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered, on August 28, to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a third shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to assist its fight against COVID-19. To date, USAID has donated a total of 600 ventilators to Brazil. The donation …

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Guidelines for international students who plan to start the fall semester in the U.S.

Brasilia, July 24, 2020: On July 24, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that nonimmigrant students can engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health emergency generated by COVID-19. Students who satisfy the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requirements as reflected …

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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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U.S. Consul General in Porto Alegre departs post

Julia Harlan led the reopening of the U.S. consulate in 2017 and boosted business partnerships and security and education initiatives in southern Brazil Porto Alegre, July 13, 2020: After three years as head of the U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre, Julia Harlan is departing post this week. Julia took up her duties as consul …

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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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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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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 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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U.S. government announces US $950,000 in assistance to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

Brasilia, May 1, 2020:   The United States is providing US $950,000 (approximately R$ 5.21 million) in new economic support funds to incentivize private sector investments in mitigating non-health COVID-19 impacts on rural and vulnerable urban populations in Brazil with a focus on the Amazon region. This assistance builds upon past U.S. investment in Brazil, which totals …

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U.S. Ambassador launches his Twitter account: Follow @USAmbBR

Brasília, April 22, 2020: Ambassador Todd Chapman arrived on March 29, 2020, and officially launched his Twitter account (@USAmbBR) on the same day. Now with more than 25,000 followers, the goal is to have a direct channel with Ambassador Chapman and get the latest news on the Brazil-U.S. relationship, observations of politics, culture and activities …

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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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Ambassador Chapman talks to U.S. citizens in Brazil during the global COVID-19 crisis

Brasilia, April 13, 2020:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have no higher commitment than the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad.  Ambassador Todd Chapman speaks to U.S. citizens in the following video. See message here . Follow Ambassador Chapman on his Twitter handle: @USAmbBR . In his personal video message, Ambassador Chapman …

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The United States opens up more opportunities for sugarcane exports in 2020

Brasilia, April 11, 2020: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on April 9 that the United States significantly increased Brazilian exports of raw cane sugar in 2020. With immediate effect , more than 64,000 additional tons are ready to enter the U.S. market at a reduced tax rate by September 30, …

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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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U.S. Ambassador Todd C. Chapman arrives in Brazil

Brasilia, March 29, 2020: The United States Embassy and Consulates are pleased to announce that the new United States Ambassador to Brazil, Todd C. Chapman, arrived this Sunday, the 29th, in Brasilia. Upon arrival, Ambassador Chapman made the following statement: “It is a great privilege to return to Brazil and serve as the Ambassador of …

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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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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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Youth Ambassadors Program: 50 promising youth from public education arrive in Brasilia before heading to the United States

Selectees will spend three weeks in the U.S. participating in leadership workshops, social entrepreneurship projects and meetings with government representatives Brasília, January 7, 2020 – Fifty public school students from all over the country, selected to participate in the eighteenth edition of the Youth Ambassadors Program, arrived in Brasilia on January 6, before leaving for a …

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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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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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Free Fact-Checking Training for Journalists and Students

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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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. Government Provides Technical Assistance in Wake of Wildfires in Brazil

Brasilia, September 27, 2019: The United States is cooperating with the Government of Brazil to combat the fires in the Amazon by sending a team of U.S. wildfire experts to provide technical support to Brazilian fire investigators. On September 12-25, a team of specialists from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), with expertise in …

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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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USTDA Supports Brazil Smart Grid Communications, Opportunities for U.S. Industry

São Luis, Brazil – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to develop a smart grid telecommunications support plan for Brazilian energy and utility investment company Grupo Equatorial Energia. The plan will help improve the delivery of electricity to more than 2.4 million customers in the state of Maranhão. “Smart grid telecommunications …

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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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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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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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Brazilian religious leader to receive prize from the Department of State honoring his fight for religious freedom and tolerance 

Candomblé priest and founder of the Commission to Combat Religious Intolerance (CCIR) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Ivanir dos Santos, will receive the International Religious Freedom Award from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in recognition of Dos Santos’ long and courageous battle for religious freedom and tolerance.

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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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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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U.S. Specialist for the protection of historical and cultural heritage visits Brazil

The Director and Founder of Marrion Fire & Risk Consultancy, Christopher Marrion, will deliver a number of lectures in Brazil on protecting cultural heritage from fire and disasters, and prevention and recovery.  He will be in Brasilia, from June 24 to 25, in Rio de Janeiro, from June 26 to 29, and in São Paulo …

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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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Diplomatic Missions in Brasilia Unite to Celebrate International Day Against LGBTI-Phobia

Diplomatic missions in Brasilia and the UN System in Brazil unite on May 17 to again renew their commitment to fight for equality and dignity for all. On the International Day Against LGBTI-phobia – Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People (IDAHOT) — May 17 — the European Union Delegation in Brazil, in …

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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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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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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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