Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (May 24, 2018)

Location: Brazil Event: The Brazilian truckers’ association strike is disrupting normal fuel and goods distribution throughout Brazil. Cities in the interior of Brazil located further from refining and food distribution centers are likely to be more impacted than others. The Brazilian government is engaged in meetings to resolve the strike. Once resolved, it could take ...
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Reminder to exercise precautions in yellow fever-affected areas

As advised in our message of January 24, there has been a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever in various regions of Brazil, including the Sao Paulo city and state.  At this time, we are joining authorities in monitoring the situation in the Santo Amaro neighborhood of Sao Paulo, where the U.S. Consulate is ...
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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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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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Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel

United States Consulate General in Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel br.usembassy.gov November 03, 2017 In light of crime on public buses in Recife, the Consulate General in Recife is restricting Americans who work for the U.S. Mission to Brazil and their families, and members of household ...
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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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Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo

    Consulate General of the United States of America www.consuladoamericanosp.org.br saopauloacs@state.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil August 17, 2017   Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo There have been several recent criminal incidents in the Sao Paulo neighborhood of Santo Amaro, particularly on Rua Belterra between the hours of midnight and 5:00 ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens throughout Brazil of nationwide protests on April 28, 2017. Various labor unions and other groups organized a general strike and demonstrations against proposed reforms to the pension system and labor laws. According to the media, the general strike will disrupt airport operations, public ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30,2017

  U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30, 2017  The U.S. Consulate General in Recife alerts U.S. citizens of an increase in criminal activity in public transportation in all northeastern states.  According to the media, in Pernambuco specifically, criminal activity in public transportation is 97.2 ...
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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 Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update (March 22, 2017)

United States Embassy in Brasilia Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations on December 4, 2016

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that demonstrations are planned throughout Brazil for December 4, 2016. Demonstrations are likely to occur in multiple cities.  Please see the end of this message for the latest list of potential protest sites.  Streets around demonstration areas will likely be ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Occurring in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Occurring in Brasilia November 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens that several unforeseen demonstrations are occurring on the Esplanada in Brasilia today, November 29, 2016.  According to reports from the Military Police, approximately 4,000 people have already gathered, and the ...
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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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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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Attacks at Ibirapuera Park 

The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo alerts U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Sao Paulo that, due to some recent violent attacks (including sexual assaults) at Ibirapuera Park, the U.S. Government has advised all Consulate personnel to avoid the park after dark. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Advisory

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its  advisories regarding the Zika Virus .  For general information about Zika, please visit the  CDC website .  To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the  CDC  at 1-800- CDC -INFO  (1-800-232-4636 ) from within the United States, or  1-404-639-3534  from overseas or visit ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Political Protests on December

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Political Protests on December 13, 2015 December 11, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens of nationwide political protests that are planned for Sunday, December 13 in multiple locations throughout Brazil. U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas where large gatherings may ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Rio de Janeiro on September 26-27, 2015

Social media and news reports are tracking gatherings that could lead to conflicts in the Southern Zone ( Zona Sul) of Rio de Janeiro involving local criminal elements today, Saturday the 26th of September, and tomorrow, Sunday the 27th of September. According to media reports, law enforcement are preparing for a rally in Ipanema at 10am of ...
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Nationwide Demonstrations on August 16, 2015

Demonstrations on August 16, 2015 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens to media reports of nationwide demonstrations planned for Sunday, August 16, 2015.  These demonstrations are being organized by various Brazilian groups.  Reports indicate that these protests will occur in multiple cities ...
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Security Message for Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2015

This message is an updated security notice to alert U.S. citizens of an unsubstantiated, non-anti-American threat that has been transmitted via social media by an alleged gang member.  The message notes that gangs may target transportation stations in the northern part of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area during the peak pedestrian “rush” hours today, ...
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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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Worldwide Caution on July 31, 2015

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil July 31, 2015  The U.S. Mission to Brazil wishes to remind all U.S. citizens resident in or traveling to Brazil of the following general security information.  The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of ...
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Nationwide Demonstrations On April 12, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens to media reports of nationwide demonstrations planned for Sunday, April 12, 2015.  Reports indicate that the protests will occur in most major cities throughout Brazil.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution ...
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Nationwide Demonstrations On March 13 and March 15

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens to media reports of nationwide demonstrations planned for Friday, March 13, and Sunday, March 15, 2015.  Reports indicate that the protests will occur in most major cities throughout Brazil. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of ...
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