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

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

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First English Olympics to take place in September

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

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

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

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The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Messias Bolsonaro of Brazil committed to building a new partnership between their two countries focused on increasing prosperity, enhancing security, and promoting democracy, freedom, and national sovereignty. President Trump and President Bolsonaro reiterated that the United States and Brazil …

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U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araújo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated with U.S. participation in …

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United States and Brazil To Partner In Biodiversity-Focused Impact Investment Fund For The Brazilian Amazon

Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and the Brazilian Secretary of the Office of International Relations within the Ministry of the Environment, Roberto Castelo Branco, signed a Letter of Intent to work toward the launch of the first-ever biodiversity-focused impact-investment fund for the Brazilian Amazon.

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Increasing Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Sharing

Security cooperation between the United States and Brazil is strong and growing. U.S. and Brazilian law enforcement agencies will deepen existing partnerships through expanding cooperation, advancing on our commitment through the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Security Forum . The U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation signed agreements on March 18, …

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NASA, Brazil Sign CubeSat Agreement to Study Solar Physics – SPORT

NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard, right, shakes hands with President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura, left, after signing an agreement for cooperation on the Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT), an upcoming NASA-AEB heliophysics CubeSat partnership on March 18, 2019, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. …

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Declaration on Delivery of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans in Need

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires William Popp (as prepared for delivery) The United States is proud to stand with Brazil and more than 50 countries that have recognized Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó. We are grateful for the support and leadership of President Bolsonaro, his government and Brazilian institutions in pursuing a peaceful and constitutional return …

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The United States Pre-positions Aid for Venezuelans on the Brazil-Venezuela Border

On February 22, the United States and its partners began pre-positioning additional humanitarian aid for Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Brazil in proximity to the Brazil-Venezuela border.  This life-saving humanitarian assistance is made up of 178 metric tons of locally-procured food supplies and is ready to be delivered to Venezuelans suffering from severe food shortages inside …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy December 28, 2018 Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with …

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President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro on January 1, 2019, in Brasilia, Brazil.

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U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue Roundtable Discussion: The Private Sector on Trade Facilitation

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

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Pence Visit  Brasilia and Manaus, Brazil

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

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Secretary’s Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Just as we did when this first body met 70 years ago, the United States continues to place a great deal of value on the OAS and its role in forging a hemisphere distinguished by democracy, peace, respect for human rights, and cooperation. We must all do our part to strengthen the OAS to deal …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira

The Secretary and Foreign Minister reaffirmed the strong bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of the U.S.-Brazil economic partnership. They discussed our joint economic growth agenda, security cooperation, and global issues. The Secretary also thanked Foreign Minister Nunes for his leadership in advocating for a peaceful, transparent, and democratic resolution to the …

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Remarks by Vice-President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

 Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas.

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Declaration on Venezuela

The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in light of the steady breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela …

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Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2018

On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we commemorate the 128th anniversary of the First International Conference of American States, which concluded on April 14, 1890, and paved the way for the establishment of the Organization of American States in 1948.

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Summit of the Americas: Information to Journalists

Dear journalists, During the Summit of the Americas, from April 13-14, the Media Center of the Americas will cover the events and distribute information such as speeches, statements and press releases in Portuguese, English, and Spanish on behalf of the United States delegation. If you are interested in receiving the information about the Summit, click on …

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

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

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Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People

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

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency Fortaleza Closed December 22, 2017 – January 2, 2018

CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED DECEMBER 22, 2017 – JANUARY 2, 2018 Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for basic American Citizen Services (Consular Records of Birth Abroad, first time/renewal passports, and notary services) from December 22, 2017 – January 2, 2018. For any urgent matter please contact the U.S. Consulate in Recife via e-mail at …

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Statement by the President on the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.

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Foreign Press Center Briefing with Francisco Palmieri: U.S. Priorities in the Western Hemisphere

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

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Telephonic Press Briefing on YLAI Professional Fellows

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

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Statement by the White House on the 1st Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows

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

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Statement by the President on the Colombia Peace Agreement

This is a historic day for the people of Colombia. With the finalizing of a peace agreement between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere is coming to an end. We have witnessed, once again, that a sustained commitment to diplomacy and reconciliation can overcome even the …

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State Department’s TechCamp in Bogotá helps Regional Partners Fight Zika

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Department of State TechCamp in Bogota Helps Regional Partners Fight Zika On July 27-28, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia, sponsored a Technology Camp (TechCamp) for 50 public health professionals from countries across the Western Hemisphere.  The TechCamp program built a network …

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte Travels to Uruguay and Brazil

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Media Note Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay, May 31-June 2 to lead the U.S. delegation at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Americas Regional Meeting.  While in Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will …

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Kurt W. Tong: “Trade Modernization as a Driver of Growth in Latin America”

Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kurt W. Tong at the AACCLA Business Future of the Americas Conference Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 23, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for the kind introduction and for this opportunity to address the membership of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin …

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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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Remarks by President Obama and President Macri of Argentina in Joint Press Conference

Casa Rosada Buenos Aires, Argentina 12:56 P.M. ART PRESIDENT MACRI:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you for joining us today.  And welcome, Mr. President — dear Mr. President.  We are happy to have you visiting with your whole family.  And I would like to take a minute to share with you this grief all of us …

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FACT SHEET: United States-Cuba Relationship

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama’s trip to Cuba marks a historic milestone in the normalization process between the United States and Cuba.  Since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that the two countries would initiate a new era of relations 15 months ago , we have expanded cooperation across a range of areas for …

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Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Ken Hyatt to visit Brazil

U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Kenneth Hyatt is traveling this week to Brazil where he will visit Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.  In Rio de Janeiro, he will participate in a panel entitled “Technology and Innovation—U.S. and Brazil Government Perspective” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-sponsored EmTech Innovation Conference. …

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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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USG Statement as an Observer to the Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration

U.S. Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Mr. Chairman, distinguished fellow government representatives, multilateral partners, civil society, and ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be participating in this important commemorative event with such distinguished colleagues and valued regional partners. I would like to thank the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Norwegian Refugee Council, which …

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