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National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Related to Brazil

In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 26 applied several National Interest Exceptions (NIE) to travel restrictions related to Brazil currently in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to travelers originating in Brazil, this includes qualified applicants who have been ...
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U.S. and Brazil execute transnational search warrants for trafficking of endangered and rare live killifish

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Brazil’s Federal Police execute transnational search warrants for trafficking of endangered and rare live killifish Killifish, also known as “cloud fish,” are endemic to Brazil, the U.S., and Europe Brasilia, April 23, 2021: On April 22, Earth Day, agents and officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Maryland ...
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Secretary Blinken: Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Maryland April 19, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

Good afternoon. I’m speaking to you today from the Roosevelt — the Treaty Room in the White House. The same spot where, on October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks — just weeks after ...
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U.S. expert talks about drought impact and the alternatives for Southern Brazil producers

Lecture will be broadcast at no cost via Zoom and the YouTube channel of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates this Thursday at 4:00 PM   Porto Alegre, April 12, 2021 – Researcher Donald A. Wilhite, professor and emeritus director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, will discuss his experience with drought management ...
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