Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ...
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U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo launches photo contest and gives iPad as prize

The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo launches a photo contest “What do you like the most about the United States?” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The two winning photos will be published as cover pages for the Consulate’s page on Facebook, and the authors of the photos will each win as a ...
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American Presence Post co-sponsors “American Day” at Mineirão stadium

American Presence Officer in Belo Horizonte Rita Rico welcomed the public to the American Day cultural and sports event held outside Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão stadium. The event was covered by local TV Globo Minas . American Day was co-sponsored by the American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte. The event took place in advance of the inaugural Brazil vs. Argentina American football ...
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U.S. Celebrates Independence Day in Belo Horizonte and promotes Kentucky Derby

The Country Public Affairs Officer and American Presence Officer hosted more than 80 Minas Gerais guests from government and educational, cultural and commercial sectors at a Kentucky Derby-themed Independence Day party. The event promoted Kentucky Bourbon imports by offering guests the traditional ‘mint julep’ cocktail. The celebration was covered by local TV show ‘Programa Gui Moreira’ , which airs on the local SBT ...
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Exclusive “Hidden Figures” screening for English students in Belo Horizonte

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte invited English-language students sponsored by the U.S. Mission to an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures on May 10, 2017. The screening, along with other international showings, was noted by a NBC news report in the United States. Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women mathematicians who worked ...
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Fulbright Commission celebrates 60 years in Brazil

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

NASA’s one-of-kind, high-altitude climate monitoring plane, the ER-2, landed in Recife on September 29, as part of its return trip to the United States following a month long mission from California, to Recife, to Walvis Bay, Namibia to observe above cloud aerosols and how those particles interact with clouds and change their ability to warm ...
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Vice Consuls Talk About American Electoral Process at Binational Center

On Tuesday, September 27th Vice Consuls Christian Olsen and Cristian Martinez-LuSane delivered a presentation on the American electoral process at the Associaçao Brasil America (ABA), Recife.  With the national elections just weeks way in the U.S., the Vice Consuls benefited from a captive audience eager to learn more about the nuances in U.S. elections. More ...
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Using technology to help U.S. voters get to the ballot box

Google is using its popular search engine to make it easier for Americans to vote this November. The company will provide a summary box detailing state voting laws at the top of the search results whenever a user appears to be looking for that information. The information will focus on the rules particular to the state where the search ...
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U.S. Speaker Discusses Sports for Educational Development in the Lead to 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, July 11, 2016 – As part of its Olympic and Paralympic cultural and educational “Sports for All” campaign, PA Rio hosted the Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Jacqie McWilliams for a program on sports for educational development.  During her visit to Rio de Janeiro, the speaker engaged with Brazilian educators ...
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Brazilian Première of Feature Documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Takes Place in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2016 – U.S. filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and Hollywood star Blair Underwood visited Rio de Janeiro between June 27 and 30, 2016, to participate in the Brazilian première of the film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.  Directed by Draper and narrated by Underwood – also executive producer of the film –, Olympic ...
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Opportunity for young Brazilian entrepreneurs to take part in four-week training in the USA

Program Signifies Important Step in White House’s Commitment to an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for young Brazilian entrepreneurs to attend a four-week business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016, in the ...
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Social media: Blessing or curse for office-seekers?

Social media. You can’t ignore it, and political candidates can’t either. Increasing numbers of young people get their news from Facebook, Twitter and their competitors. Even as today’s social media networks offer users information about the world, they offer advertisers, political candidates among them, new tools to reach specific audiences with messages tailored just for ...
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Consulate Promotes American Film Showcase in Recife

Independent U.S. film directors Lacy Schwartz and Ramona Diaz visited Recife on the first stop of the Mission’s American Film Showcase (AFS) Program. During two days in Recife, the filmmakers screened  their documentaries and talked to students about movie industry. Lacey’s film Little White Lie, an autobiographical account of her own path to discovering her ...
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US Consulate Sao Paulo Commemorates Black History Month

The U.S. Consulate of São Paulo celebrated Black History Month on February 25-26 with two special commemorative events. On Thursday, February 25th the Consul General provided opening remarks for a Consulate wide event highlighting the origins of Black History Month in America and the contributions of African-Americans to society. The event took the theme further ...
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Brazil and the United States: Renewed Momentum in a Natural Partnership

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

Selected entrepreneurs will participate in two-week trainings in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Service (SEBRAE), is in the process of selecting up to 100 of the most dynamic Brazilian entrepreneurs, working in agribusiness, health services, medical services, and advanced manufacturing to participate in the ...
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U.S. Adviser on the Rights of People with Special Needs Visits Sao Paulo

The U.S. government Special Advisor for International Rights of People with Special Needs, Judith Heumann, visited Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia last month to attend a series of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Americans with Disabilities Act,”  a law that protects the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Brings Renowned UFC Fighters to the Community of Providência

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP), brought two renowned Brazilian fighters to the community of Providência. Fabrício Werdum, world heavyweight champion, andThomas Almeida, who competes in the bantamweight category, visited the headquarters of UPP Providência on July 30, 2015. The ...
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U.S. Consulate Supports UN Blue Heart Campaign Against Trafficking in Persons

On July 30, the US Consulate General in Sao Paulo promoted an internal action in support to the Blue Heart Campaign, launched by the United Nations in 2013, which commemorates July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.  Consulate employees wore blue, and gathered by the flagpole with the Consul General Ricardo Zuniga ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil Organizes a Workshop for Exchange Alumni from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Minas Gerais

Alumni coordinators at the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and at U.S. Embassy Brasilia joined forces to organize a two-day intensive, hands-on workshop for 12 participants from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Minas Gerais) on July 9 and 10, 2015 – “Alumnus to Advocate”. The participants’ profiles included strong leadership potential and commitment to community service, with the objective of identifying alumni that could establish local state chapters for the US-Brazil Exchange Alumni (USBEA) community.  Among the selected participants were alumni from ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Celebrates the 239th Anniversary of the U.S. Independence

The new U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. James Story, and his wife Susan Story, along with the Consular Section Chief, Michael Yoder, received nearly 300 guests on the sunny afternoon of June 30, to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. The event was held at ...
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Obama to Support Attraction of Investment to Brazil

Interview given by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde to Sergio Leo, from Valor Econômico newspaper, published on 06/19/2015. Liliana: Brazil and the United States will form a “partnership at the highest level” A few weeks before Dilma Rousseff’s official visit to the United States, work at the US Embassy in Brasília has been stepped up. While negotiations ...
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A New Level in Brazil-US Relations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and published on June 16, 2015. After a historic Summit of the Americas in Panama in April, there is a palpable sense of optimism in the West. For the first time since 1959, the presidents of the United States and Cuba had ...
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Women and Discusses Business Growth through Action-Oriented Plan

The United States Consulate in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the NGO Botucatu Institute and the support of Sebrae – Brazilian Support Service for Small Enterprises- and Botucatu Municipal Government, organized  a training program  for Botucatu women entrepreneurs to foster the development of women’s technical and conceptual business abilities by offering a  series of workshops ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Culinary Exchange in Brazil

R.J. Cooper award-winning chef shares North American cuisine at events in Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro From April 17-28, the United States Diplomatic Mission in Brazil is sponsoring the visit of U.S. celebrity chef R.J. Cooper  to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, to share his award-winning interpretation of North ...
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Opening Remarks from Rakesh Surampudi on the International Conference on Immigration Museums

International Conference on Immigration Museums 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 Good morning. Thank you for that warm introduction.  I’m so happy to welcome you to this conference.  This event and the photography exhibit that opens here tomorrow represent the strong relationship between Ellis Island and the Sao Paulo Immigration Museum – a project that ...
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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Declares U.S. Consulate General “Embassy for the Day” to Honor the City’s 450th Anniversary

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, visited Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the city. On March 17, Ambassador Ayalde and Consul General John Creamer enjoyed a music concert at historic “Beco das Garrafas,” the famous birthplace of the Carioca Bossa Nova in the 1950s and 60s. On March 18, Ambassador Ayalde ...
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6th Round of Innovation Grant Funding

This competition is open to higher education institutions in the Western Hemisphere that promote study abroad or exchange programs in any field in either or both directions between the U.S. and Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. To apply on January 15: www.100kStrongAmericas.org/Educate   to learn about past winners and guidelines, including Competition 3 supported by ...
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Ambassador Ayalde Meets with 2015 Youth Ambassadors

Ambassador Liliana Ayalde and Consul General Hankins had a private luncheon with the six students from the state of São Paulo who were selected to the Youth Ambassadors Program. In the meeting, Ambassador Ayalde congratulated the students on their selection to the program, discussed their community service activities, and got a sense of the issues that ...
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“There will be no growth without challenges,” says US Ambassador to Brazil

Interview granted to Cláudio Motta and Bernardo Guimarães, from AmCham-Rio, and published on June 3, 2014. Liliana Ayalde analyzes bilateral relations and, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business magazine, predicts new business opportunities US companies continue to bet on the Brazilian market, says the US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business ...
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U.S. Vice Consul Visits Sorocaba

Vice Consul Samuel Callan Downing visited Sorocaba on March 14 to promote people-to-people exchanges and to bolster collaboration between Sorocaban and American industry and government.  With more than 100 export industries, Sorocaba is one of Brazil’s most important manufacturing centers, concentrating technologies related to auto parts and wind energy. The city is actively courting foreign ...
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Visit of the U.S. Men’s National Team Marks the Launch of the Sports for All Initiative

“Football is more than just the World Cup, it’s more than just the game”,  said Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, after the announcement of the Sports for All initiative by the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde. Coach Klinsmann’s statement proved to be true as, during their visit to Brazil in ...
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Youth Ambassadors Personal Blogs

Blog of Laurence Yugo Uehara, 2012 YA Blog of João Neves,  2011 YA  Blog of Raquel Helen Silva, 2008 YA Blog of Amanda Ariela, 2012 YA Blog of Ítalo Souza, 2012 YA Blog of Diana Ketlen, 2012 YA Blog of Alice Nicolau, 2012 YA Blog of Lais Barbosa, 2012 YA Blog of Alan Jales Coutinho, 2011 YA, at Phillips Academy, Exeter Blog of Renato Dornelas, 2012 YA Blog of Bruna Lobato (Natal) – 2010 Youth Ambassador Blog of Rebecca Carvalho, 2009 YA, at Lawrence University Blog of Leonardo da Silva (Wayne State University) Blog of Vanessa Milost (Exeter) Blog of Airton G. Martins (UC Irvine) Blog of Janssen Costa (Cushing) Blog of Ranniery Franklin Ribeiro, 2009 YA, at Phllips Academy, Andover Blog of Bárbara Teixeira (UC-Riverside) Blog of Giovani Santos (UC-Riverside) Blog “Laíze nas Américas”
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