United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency

United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency br.usembassy.gov   The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia will be closed from August 20 through August 21, 2018. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, you may contact the ...
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American Education Journalist Gregg Toppo Talks about the Importance of the Media to Education

Rio de Janeiro, August 16, 2018 – American education journalist Greg Toppo visited Rio August 8-9 in a series of events organized by the U.S. Consulate in Rio.  Toppo was a national education and demographics reporter at USA Today for 15 years.  Today, he is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, a communications company ...
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American Diplomat Receives Medal of Honor from the Civil Police

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro honored on May 24 Matthew N. Jackson, Foreign Service officer and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with one of its highest honors: the Medal of Friendship; recognizing his work in advancing international cooperation and public security in Brazil. Jackson is the ...
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Dispatcher – Full Performance – Open until May 31, 2018.

U.S. Mission                                 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Announcement Number:            Rio de Janeiro – 2018-08 Re-advertisement Position Title and Number:        Dispatcher – A52787 Opening Period:                          Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Thursday, May 31, 2018 Series/Grade:                                LE (Locally ...
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Dispatcher – Trainee Level – Open until May 31, 2018.

U.S. Mission                                 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Announcement Number:            Rio de Janeiro – 2018-08T Re-advertisement Position Title and Number:        Dispatcher – A52787 Opening Period:                           Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Thursday, May 31, 2018 Series/Grade:                                LE ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 21, 2018

There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday April 21, 2018, from approximately 06:00 to 24:00 the same day. If you have an emergency involving a U.S. citizen and you need to inform the Consulate, during the date and hours listed above, you may call the following temporary ...
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Dispatcher

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/08  Re-advertisement   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ...
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Virtual Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship at WeWork, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro collaborated with an entrepreneurship accelerator, Fábrica de Startups, to host an event with virtual speaker Patrick McGinnis , the author of a bestseller book, “The 10% Entrepreneur.”  The event at the WeWork Rio de Janeiro coworking space, attracted an audience of ...
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Secretary (Temporary)

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/10     Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ...
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Dispatcher

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/08   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ...
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Human Resources Assistant

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/07   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ...
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Secretary – U.S. Citizens only

U.S. Consulate Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/06   Open to:                     U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018   On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every ...
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Happy Holidays!

As the year 2017 comes to a close, the American Consulate family in Rio de Janeiro wishes to express our gratitude to our Brazilian friends and partners for your support and collaboration throughout the year.  Together we’ve done some great things in 2017. May you all have a happy and prosperous new year!
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about effective personal security practices and pass along helpful tips.  This is also a good time to get familiarized with the State Department’s recently updated and redesigned travel website  and review ...
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The Visit of the U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ship to Rio de Janeiro

On November 30, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp arrived in Rio de Janeiro for a short visit.  The vessel docked at Mauá pier, after a two-month mission in the Caribbean supporting hurricane relief operations.  Wasp is stopping in Rio while in transit to its new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, where it is slated to ...
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Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my wife Fatima and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all Americans celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday in Brazil. As we gather with friends and family, around dinner tables in the United States or abroad, we carry on with a tradition dating back ...
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U.S. Judge Speaker Inspires Conversation about Effective Probation Programs

Rio de Janeiro – During a Oct. 1-6 visit to Brazil, a U.S. speaker, Judge Steven Alm, engaged with state and federal judges, prosecutors, and law students presenting the Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program that he developed in 2004.  The HOPE model have been successful in lowering the cases of recidivism in over 30 U.S. state courts.  In Vitoria, ...
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U.C. Berkeley Program Alumni Connect with Entrepreneurship Experts

Start-up and Innovation at Museu do Amanhã Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017 – U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro partnered with the renowned Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to connect sixty entrepreneurs, students, and business leaders at a networking event about start-up and innovation in Brazil.  This event was a follow-up ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Brazil who require ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels currently closed

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels are currently shut down due to police operations. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro has advised its personnel to avoid the area around those tunnels due to the current activity there. The Consulate takes this opportunity to remind you ...
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Security message for U.S. Citizens: Increased crime on Corcovado hiking trails – July 7, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro July7, 2017 Increased Crime on Corcovado Mountain Hiking Trails According to security authorities, there has been a steady increase in crime on and around mountain hiking trails, particularly since January 2017.  Based on this information, the Consulate is temporarily restricting access for its employees ...
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General Strike Planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov<http://brazil.usembassy.gov/>   This message is to alert U.S. citizens of a general strike planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro.  In the event of a citywide strike, significant disruptions to public transportation and other services may occur. Additionally, the Consulate has ...
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Official Discusses “Diversity in Business” in Bahia

On May 15-16, 2017, Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), discussed themes related to “Diversity in Business” and “Startup Development” in Salvador, Bahia.  On the program’s first day, Cornelius did a tour of Afro-Brazilian cultural NGOs and religious organizations that offer entrepreneurship ...
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U.S. Officials Participate in the First International Aviation Fair in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro,  April 6, 2017 –   U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, P. Michael McKinley, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Deputy Administrator (ADA) Victoria Wassmer (and her delegation) attended the inaugural International Brazilian Air Show (IBAS).   The event, which brought together leaders in the civil aviation and airport infrastructure sector in one place, took ...
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U.S. Delegation Promotes Commercial Defense Partnership at Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil and the U.S. reaffirm their commitment to deepening commercial defense cooperation. Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2017 – The United States is committed to broadening and deepening its defense partnership with Brazil, including encouraging greater partnership between the two defense industries.  As part of this effort, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials from the ...
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US Library of Congress makes digital collection of Brazilian chapbooks available

Researchers and fans of Brazilian chapbooks have another option to get information about this popular genre of Brazilian culture online. Since February 2017, the US Library of Congress, through its office in Rio de Janeiro, has provided a digital collection on the subject - the Brazil Cordel Literature Web Archive.
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Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017 U.S. Embassy Brasilia March 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that media reports and social networking sites indicate that numerous anti-corruption demonstrations are planned for Sunday, March 26, 2017, in cities throughout Brazil. U.S. citizens ...
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Security Situation in Vitoria, Espirito Santo February 7,2017

 The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro alerts U.S. citizens to monitor local media and take adequate precautions if traveling in or near Vitoria, Espirito Santo.  Media reporting and social media postings indicate increased criminal activity in Vitoria and its greater metropolitan area.  News outlets are reporting the absence of local police on the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air U.S. Embassy Brasilia February 3, 2017   This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations.   You are receiving this message ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Fever in Brazil

Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a yellow fever outbreak centered in Minas Gerais has resulted in 550 suspected and 72 confirmed cases, and 40 confirmed deaths. Three of the deaths have been reported in neighboring Sao Paulo state, but were reportedly contracted in the endemic area.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest and Police Action – 5 January 2017

A protest is occurring at Guanabara Palace (State Governor’s Mansion) in the Centro neighborhood. Separately, there are reports of a police operation in the Pavao-Pavaozinho community in Copacabana. Local authorities have exchanged gunfire with suspected criminals in Pavao-Pavaozinho and there are reports of injured persons. These events are not directed at U.S. citizens or other ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Temporary Change in Consular Agency Hours of Operation

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro would like to inform citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia will be closed from October 13 through October 21.  Should emergency services be required during these dates, citizens should contact the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro: U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro Av. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Airport Conditions on August 22

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro informs U.S. citizens that local airport authorities advise passengers departing on Monday, August 22, 2016 from the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (airport code GIG), also known as Galeão, to arrive six hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights. With the end of the Summer ...
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Olympic and Paralympic “Design & Utopia of the Games” Exhibit Accessible to All

Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 2016 – On August 9, Consul General James Story participated in the opening of Olympic and Paralympic Exhibit, “Design & Utopia of the Games,” at the Sebrae Reference Center for Brazilian Craft (Centro Sebrae de Referência do Artesanato Brasileiro – CRAB).  The cultural production company M’Baraká created the exhibit featuring Olympic and Paralympic design items from ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Criminal Activity on Rio de Janeiro Beaches

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro reminds U.S. citizens to be alert and cautious while moving about in Rio de Janeiro, including while on the beaches. Groups of thieves who may be armed are known to sweep areas targeting victims (the local term for this activity ...
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Human Resources Assistant – Open until filled – US Citizens Only

Vacancy Announcement Number: 2016/27 Open to:                     U.S. Citizens ONLY/ All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:                    Human Resources Assistant, FP-7, A54-305-037 ...
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President Obama Announces a Presidential Delegation to Attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016  President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Taxi Strikes near Olympic Venues on August 12, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that Rio de Janeiro’s local taxi drivers are protesting the use of ride sharing program UBER. The strike will take place the morning of Friday, August 12th in immediate vicinity of the Olympic Park. In past, these demonstrations have been peaceful. Previously, taxi drivers have conducted strikes during ...
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#USinRio joins #FollowTheSun as U.S. Ambassador and LA Mayor promote LA2024 bid

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8, 2016 – As part of its #USinRio campaign, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil hosted Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and delegates of the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Committee on Sunday, August 7, at a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde and U.S. Consul General for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations on Sunday, July 31, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that several pro and counter impeachment demonstrations are planned throughout Brazil on July 31, 2016. The Embassy is aware of the following planned demonstrations: Brasilia: Esplanada dos Ministérios , beginning at 8:00 a.m. Rio de Janeiro: Avenida Atlântica near Posto 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sao Paulo: Intersection of Avenida ...
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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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U.S. Consulate Promotes Beach Clean-up at Praia da Reserva

Working to further Secretary of State Kerry’s “Our Ocean” movement Rio de Janeiro, July 8th, 2016 – In support of Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Our Ocean” initiative , U.S. General Consulate Rio de Janeiro organized a beach clean-up at Praia da Reserva, Barra da Tijuca, on Sunday June 19th.  The clean-up took place on the eve of International Surfing Day (June 20th), ...
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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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Ambassador Ayalde Welcomes, in video, Americans coming to the 2016 Olympics & Paralympics

Brasília, June 9, 2016 – To mark the final two months leading up to the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as part of U.S. Mission Brazil’s #USinRio campaign to prepare U.S. citizens for travel to Rio de Janeiro, we are pleased to present a welcome message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde with ...
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Supervisory Fraud Investigations Assistant (Full Performance)

Vacancy Announcement Number:  2016/18 Open to:             All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:  ...
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Supervisory Fraud Investigations Assistant (Trainee Level)

Vacancy Announcement Number:  2016/18T Open to:             All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:  ...
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Residential Living Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement Number:  2016/19 Open to:             All Interested Candidates / All Sources Position:            Residential Living Coordinator, FSN-07 and A52-810-058 Opening Date:   Friday, May 20, 2016 Closing Date:    Thursday, June 02, 2016 Work Hours:      Full-time, 40 hours/week Salary:            ...
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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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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Tong to visit Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia May 23-24, 2016

U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Kurt Tong 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 Discussion entitled “Trade Modernization as Growth Drivers in the Americas” at the American Chambers of ...
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Olympic moments: overcoming limits!

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. Every athlete strives to overcome their own limits, but it is Olympic history that is most full of athletes who have accomplished truly extraordinary mental and physical feats. U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug is one example. In the 1996 Atlanta Games, Strug fell when ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil marks 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games with launch of #USinRio campaign

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On April 26, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde officially launched the #USinRio campaign at a U.S. Consulate reception to commemorate 100 days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  #USinRio will help U.S. citizens prepare for travel to Brazil for the Games. The campaign ...
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Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expert Pronounces the Keynote at Agenda Bahia

On October 20, 2015, Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship specialist and Professor of the University of California Berkeley and Brown University, Naeem Zafar, pronounced the keynote address of the top business event in Bahia, the “Agenda Bahia.”  Now in its sixth edition, “Agenda Bahia” is jointly organized by “Rede Bahia,” the largest media conglomerate in ...
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Do You Want to Study in the U.S., But Don’t Know How? Then Come to the EducationUSA Fair

More than 50 U.S. universities in a single place. Free admission. Brasília, September 16, 2015 – The U.S. Mission in Brazil, in partnership with the Department of State’s EducationUSA, will bring the EducationUSA Fair to São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. More than 50 U.S. universities will be available to Brazilians interested in learning ...
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Break of Reality Performs Sold-Out Concerts in Rio de Janeiro

New York-based Rock/classical fusion band Break of Reality (Patrick Laird, Meta Weiss and Andrew Janss – celli; Ivan Trevino – percussion) performed sold-out concerts in Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), led by U.S. conductor Lee Mills.  On August 11, the quartet played a mix of American and Brazilian music accompanied by ...
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Security Message for Rio de Janeiro on Aug 12, 2015

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in the greater Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area August 12, 2015 This message is to alert U.S. citizens to the recent police actions that culminated in the death of local drug gang leader.  Media reports that gang members have threatened reprisals against law enforcement officers.  Due to a possible increase in ...
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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. 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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PUC Rio Celebrates 12 years of the Fulbright U.S. Studies Distinguished Chair

On June 18, 2015, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) hosted a special event to celebrate the 12th anniversary and conclusion of the Fulbright Distinguished U.S. Studies Chair at this institution, the first program of its kind in Latin America.  U.S. Consulate General and EducationUSA representatives, and thirty PUC-Rio graduate students and academics, ...
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Christ the Redeemer Monument Honors the U.S. Independence Day

In celebration of July 4, Day of Independence of the United States, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro once again lit the Christ the Redeemer monument, one of the most famous landmarks in the world, with the colors of the American flag. The tribute that marked the celebration of the 239th. U.S. Independence Anniversary, was ...
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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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Renowned U.S. Hip Hop Choreographer and Dancer, Bryan Tanaka, at Rio H2K

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro brought a renowned U.S. hip hop choreographer, dancer and dance instructor, Bryan Tanaka, to interact with Brazilian and international dancers at Rio de Janeiro Hip Hop Kemp (Rio H2K), the largest international street dance festival in Brazil.  Bryan Tanaka, who is famous for having choreographed and danced ...
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The United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil collaborates with Brazilian Aviation Officials to organize Airport Infrastructure Conference

The U.S. Embassy’s Commercial Service in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Brazilian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, organized a Brazil Airport Infrastructure Development Conference in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on May 18-19.  During the event, U.S. technology companies with experience in ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change

Washington, DC, April 22, 2015 On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change Op-Ed John Kerry Secretary of State USA Today April 22, 2015 People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment. In the 1950s and 60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds ...
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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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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Participates in the Launch of USAID-Blaze NGO First Sports Project for People with Disability in Brazil

On March 18, Ambassador Liliana Ayalde, along with Consul General John Creamer, visited the Vila Olímpica Parque das Vizinhanças Dias Gomes, in the neighborhood of Deodoro, where they participated in the launch of USAID’s first sports project for people with disabilities in Brazil.  The “Sports for All: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead an Active Lifestyle” project will be ...
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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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Rio 450: U.S. Government transforms Consulate Rio into “Embassy For a Day” and unveils brand

In celebration of Rio de Janeiro’s 450th anniversary, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil will symbolically transform its Consulate General in Rio into the “U.S. Embassy For a Day,” and will unveil the Rio450 brand it will use for the remainder of the year on Wednesday, March 18. On that day, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde ...
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Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris by SecState Kerry

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna Treaty Room Washington, DC January 7, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: I’m very pleased to welcome Polish Foreign Minister Schetyna here to Washington today. He’s come here especially to meet with us and talk about the important relationship between Poland and the United States – a very ...
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United States Extends Validity of Media Visas (I) and Reduces Reciprocity Fee

Visa validity is extended to four years and fee is reduced to US$20.00 The U.S. Department of State has extended the validity and reduced the reciprocity fee for non-immigrant I-category visas for Brazilian journalists and media professionals to make them commensurate with the validity and cost of visas issued by the Government of Brazil to ...
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U.S. Consulate General Opens American Corner in Rio de Janeiro

On December 8th 2014, the U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro inaugurated the first American Corner (Esquina Americana, in Portuguese) in Santa Cruz neighborhood, located west of downtown Rio de Janeiro. The Ernest Heminway American Corner is inside the Joaquim Nabuco Municipal School Library, at the Princess Isabel Palace, an important historical vacation home for the Portuguese royalty during the Brazilian imperial era. Consul General John ...
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Hip Hop Artist, Educator and Activist Toni Blackman Participates in JAPER Program in Rio de Janeiro

Between November 16 and 18, 2014, New York-based hip hop performer, poet and activist Toni Blackman participated in a multiple program on the theme “Hip Hop: Art, Education and Activism” in Rio de Janeiro.  On Nov. 16, Toni was invited to close the third edition of FLUPP, the International Literary Festival of the Periphery, which ...
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Sports Envoys Allyson Felix and Josh George Inspire Brazilian Youth in Program Focused on Social Inclusion

From November 4 until 8, the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro programed Sports Envoys and U.S.A. Track and Field stars Allyson Felix and Josh George for five days of social inclusion-focused events in Rio de Janeiro, the city chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The program was the first-of-its-kind ECA Sports ...
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Coca Cola Executive Discusses “Diversity in the Workplace” in Rio JAPER Program

John Lewis, Global Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) of The Coca-Cola Company, participated in a program on “Diversity in the Workplace” in Rio de Janeiro on October 27.  The program was conceptualized as an activity under JAPER – U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality.  Lewis met with Consul General John Creamer, who ...
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NASA Engineer Nagin Cox Inspires Technical Audiences and Empowers Young People in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia

The U.S. Consulate General welcomed NASA’s systems engineer on the Mars Rover program Nagin Cox in Rio from Sept 24-26 for a series of events, including an innovative programing in partnership with the Rio Planetarium, the Municipal Secretariats for Women’s Policies and Education and MultiRio. The events of such initiative managed the experience of professional ...
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Former President of the American Libraries Association lectures on “Libraries Change Lives” in Rio de Janeiro

    On October 1st, 2014, Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2013-2014 biennium and Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, lectured on “Libraries Change Lives” at the State of Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UNIRIO) and the São João de ...
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Consul General John Creamer Hosts Lunch for Afro-Brazilian Contacts

On September 11, 2014, Rio de Janeiro Consul General John S. Creamer hosted a luncheon for a diverse group of Afro-Brazilian contacts, including a federal judge, a lawyer specialized in the legal defense of affirmative action, a professor of economics who conducted an in depth research on inequality in Brazil, an arts & culture consultant, ...
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Ambassador George Moose Discusses Human Rights and the International Order in Rio de Janeiro

On September 15 and 16, 2014, Ambassador George Moose, Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Adjunct Professor of Practice and Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, participated in a two-day speaker program in Rio de Janeiro on the theme “Human Rights and the International Order.” Ambassador Moose ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, and U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, John Creamer, Open the U.S. Pavilion of the 2014 Rio Oil & G

Between the 15th and 18th of September, the United States had an exclusive pavilion at Rio Oil & Gas 2014, a major trade show taking place in Riocentro. Under the coordination of the U.S. Department of Commerce, 41 U.S. companies filled pavilion 3 of the fair, demonstrating the United States’ interest on Brazil’s growing and resourceful oil ...
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American Businesses Showcase in Rio Oil & Gas 2014

U.S. Pavilion will feature more than 40 companies   The United States will have an exclusive pavilion at Rio Oil & Gas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro from September 15-18. In coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce, 41 U.S. exhibitors (listed below) will be located in Pavilion 3 of Riocentro. The U.S. Pavilion will ...
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U.S. Mission Brazil Launches the U.S.-Brazil Exchange Alumni Day and Celebrates the Brazilian National Volunteer Day

  On August 30, the United States Embassy, ​​in partnership with more than 350 professionals and students in 16 Brazilian cities organized a range of volunteer activities to launch the first ever US Brazil Exchange Alumni (USBEA) Day, an interactive community for Brazilians who have taken part in educational and professional exchange programs sponsored by ...
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U.S. Specialist Discusses the Geopolitics of Energy in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro

Between August 11 and 13, 2014, Paul Isbell, CAF Energy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, visited the cities of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, where he participated in a program on The Geopolitics of Energy.  The program started on Aug. 11, in Salvador, Bahia, where Prof. Isbell did a guided visit ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Volunteer Day with Events in Several Corners of Brazil

On August 30, the United States Embassy, ​​in partnership with more than 350 professionals and students in 16 Brazilian cities (Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo, Sorocaba and Uberaba) will organize various volunteer activities to launch “USBEAlumni Day,” an interactive community ...
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U.S. and Brazilian Navies Join Forces in Community Relations Work

Military from both nations will be today at Rio de Janeiro public school USS America (LHA6) crewmembers and military from the Brazilian Navy will be together today doing community services at the United States Municipal Public School in Catumbi, in northern Rio de Janeiro. The community relations work is a U.S. Navy tradition, and today, Brazilian ...
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Visa and U.S. Passport System Outage

The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon ...
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USS America Visits Rio de Janeiro

Ship is one of the newest in the U.S. Navy fleet The latest generation amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) will arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, weeks after its visit to Cartagena, Colombia. Rio will be one of the stops of the ship on its way to the western United ...
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Treasury Announces Awards for Exceptional International Development Projects

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2014 Contact: Betsy Bourassa, Treasury Public Affairs  (202) 622-2960  Projects Deliver Clear Results in Combating Food Insecurity, Creating Jobs, Expanding the Use of Clean Energy,  Promoting Infrastructure Development, and Increasing Access to Education and Health Care *Galpão Aplauso – Brazil WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the ...
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U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro Visits Historical Afro-Brazilian Sites in the Rio Port Region

On July 10, 2014, Consul General John S. Creamer participated in a guided tour of Afro-Brazilian historical and cultural sites located in the Rio de Janeiro Port Region.  The tour was developed in support of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality (JAPER).  Afro-Brazilian activist Carlos Alberto Medeiros showed the various ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Commemorates the 238th United States Independence Day

The U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. John Creamer, the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Mrs. Liliana Ayalde, and the Assistant Naval Attaché Captain John Morris, received nearly 400 guests on the evening of July 2, tocelebrate the 238th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. The reception was held at Clube dos Caiçaras, a private club, founded ...
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Friendly Celebration During a Competitive Match Between U.S. and Germany for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The U.S. Consulate General joined the German Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro to host a viewing party for the USA-Germany World Cup game at the German Consul General’s residence in Santa Teresa.  The two Consuls General gave welcome remarks to the more than 200 German, American, and Brazilian guests present.  Among the guests of the ...
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U.S. Consulate General Organizes a Screening of “Freedom Riders” Documentary in São João de Meriti

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Consulate General organized an outdoor viewing session of the “Freedom Riders” feature documentary in São João de Meriti, a municipality within Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan region, in partnership with the International Literary Festival of the African Diaspora in São João de Meriti (FLIDAM) and the Cineclube de Guerrilha da Baixada.  ...
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U.S. Scholar and Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Discusses International Human Rights in Rio de Janeiro

Between May 6 and 13, 2014, Dr. Esther Brimmer, J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, visited Brazil.  On May 7, Dr. Brimmer gave a lecture on “Brazil and the U.S. in the International System” at the Pontifical ...
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Consul General Helps Launch Westinghouse Latin America Office in Rio de Janeiro

On April 29, U.S. Consul General John Creamer delivered remarks at a reception celebrating the opening by Westinghouse of its office in Brazil with a cocktail reception at the Copacabana Palace Hotel.  From its new base in Rio, Westinghouse is hoping to capitalize on opportunities to contribute to safe and reliable nuclear power not just ...
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Sports Diplomacy Speaker Erica Woda Inspires Coaches and Athletes and Empowers Girls in Rio, Salvador

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro hosted sports specialist Erica Woda for a program focused on girls’ empowerment through soccer as part of Mission Brazil’s “Sports for All” program. The events under “Sports for All” use sports to reach underserved communities, promote social inclusion, and inspire youth to engage in today’s world by providing them ...
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U.S. Consulate General Programs the Video-Conference “Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legacy & Inspiration”

In a first-of-its-kind use of modern technology, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro organized, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State, Stanford University, the U.S. Embassy in Brasília and the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo, the video-conference “Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legacy and Inspiration,” on February 24, 2015.  Historian Clayborne Carson, ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Launches Official Facebook Page Today

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro launched their new page on Facebook today. The purpose of the page is starting a new channel of dialogue with its consular district, the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Espírito Santo. The U.S. Consulate General page on Facebook will highlight events, educational and cultural programs ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Hosts Viewing Party for Entrepreneurship Webchat

On February 11, U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro hosted more than 30 Afro-Brazilian activists, entrepreneurs, and officials at a viewing party for an webchat with Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, president and CEO of Incite Unlimited, on the topic of African-American Entrepreneurs as part of the U.S. Consulate’s ongoing programming in honor of Black History Month ...
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U.S. Consul General John Creamer Participates in the Inauguration of the Brazil-U.S. Intercultural School

On Thursday, January 30, the U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, John Creamer, participated in the launch of the Brazil-US Intercultural High School, at the Public Education Integrated Center (CIEP) 117 – Carlos Drummond de Andrade, in Nova Iguaçu, in the Baixada Fluminense. Throughout three years, 384 students will benefit from this program with bilingual classes and ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Rio Participates in the Meeting between CUFA and the Leaders of Tomorrow (LdA) Program

On Saturday, January 25, 38 participants of the Leaders of Tomorrow (LdA) program visited CUFA, in Madureira, Rio de Janeiro. They met with one of CUFA’s directors,  Anderson Quack, and had brief hip hop and theater workshops. The visit was organized in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro. The LdA project ...
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U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro Builds Fence

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro is building a fence which will circle its building in Downtown Rio, providing enhanced perimeter security to the American and Brazilian employees. These security enhancements are in compliance with Department of State’s latest worldwide security procedures for diplomatic posts abroad. The plan was fully approved by the Rio de ...
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