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 demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings. The U.S. Government has advised Mission personnel to monitor local news reports and avoid areas where protest activities may occur. If you plan to travel on the day of the demonstrations, familiarize yourself with potential alternative routes to your destination in case your planned route is closed or blocked.
The complete list of known protests, as of the date this notice was issued, is as follows:
Cities with Planned Demonstrations on March 13
Brasilia – DF – Rodoviaria.
São Paulo – SP – Metro Brigadeiro.
Recife – PE – Parque 13 De Maio.
Cities with Planned Demonstrations on March 15
Pedra Azul/MG – Varandal.
Americana – SP – Avenida Brasil.
Aracaju – SE – Av. Santos Dumont at the Orla de Atalaia.
Balneário Camboriú – SC – Av. Atlântica at the Praça Tamandaré.
Belem – PA – Praça da Republica.
Belo Horizonte – MG – Praça da Liberdade.
Blumenau – SC – in front of the Prefeitura.
Bragança Paulista – SP – Igreja Matriz.
Brasilia – DF – Congresso Nacional.
Campinas – SP – Avenida Francisco Glicério.
Campo Grande – MS – Praça do Rádio.
Chapecó – SC – Praça Central.
Cuiabá – MT- Praça Alencastro in front of the Prefeitura.
Curitiba – PR – Centro Cívico.
Curitibanos – SC – Praça da Republica.
Florianópolis – SC – at the Ponte.
Fortaleza – CE – Praça Portugal.
Goiânia – GO – Praça Cívica.
Itajaí – SC – Igreja Matriz.
Jaguariúna – SP – Centro Cultural.
Jaragua do Sul – SC – Praça Angelo Piazero.
João Pessoa – PB – Praça da Independência.
Joinville – SC – Praça da Bandeira.
Jundiaí – SP- Av Nove de Julho- Pontilhão da Nove.
Maringá – PR – Catedral Centro.
Mogi das Cruzes – SP – Praça Oswaldo Cruz.
Montes Claros -MG – in front of the Prefeitura.
Natal – RN – in front of the Midway.
Osasco – SP – Av. Hirante Sanazar in front of the Prefeitura.
Palmas – TO – Praça dos Girassóis.
Paulista – PE – Praça Agamenon Magalhães.
Petrolina – PE – Praça da Catedral.
Pindamonhangaba – SP – Praça Monsenhor Marcondes.
Piracicaba – SP – Praça José Bonifácio.
Porto Alegre – RS – Parque da Redençao.
Recife – PE – Avenida Boa Viagem near Bakery Boa Viagem.
Ribeirão Pires – SP – Vila do Doce.
Ribeirão Preto – SP – Praça Carlos Gomes.
Rio Branco – AC – in front of the Government Palace.
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – in front of Candelária.
Rio Verde – GO – Igreja Matriz.
Salvador – BA – in front of Farol.
Santa Maria – RS – Santuário da Medianeira.
Santos – SP – Praça da Independência.
São Caetano do sul – SP – Av. Goiás in front of Municipal Legislature.
São Paulo – SP – MASP.
Timbó – SC – Praça Central.
Canoinhas – SC – Praça Osvaldo de Oliveira.
Uberlândia – MG – Praça Tubal Vilella.
Vitória – ES – in front of UFES.
American Citizen Services
U.S. Mission Brazil
U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400
U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060
Phone: (81) 3416-3050
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 9916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029
U.S. Consulate General São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,
Chácara Santo Antonio,
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373
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