News & Events

New Visa Restrictions for Wildlife and Timber Traffickers

Brasilia, November 24, 2020: On November 10, the United States announced a first-of-its-kind visa restriction on wildlife and timber traffickers. Wildlife and timber trafficking are serious transnational organized crime activities that threaten national security, undermine economic prosperity, fuel corruption, and spread disease. This new visa restriction, which relies on section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and ...
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U.S. Consulate and Sebrae/SC present business and entrepreneurship course results 

English learning as a mean for economic development is one of the pillars of U.S. government’s presence in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul   Porto Alegre, November 23, 2020: The partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and Sebrae/SC that trained entrepreneurs seeking to internationalize their business had a closing event today, Monday, 23. The ...
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U.S. Embassy and Consulates recognize eight Brazilian women for their crucial community work

The Awardees are making a positive impact on their communities and serving as inspiration to their fellow citizens Brasilia, November 23, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have the pleasure to announce the 2020 Brazilian Women Making a Difference Award. The award honors Brazilian women who are making a positive impact on their ...
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Security Alert – Demonstrations at Carrefour Store Chain

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil 20 November, 2020 Location: Carrefour grocery stores throughout Brazil Event: Demonstrations against the Carrefour grocery store chain have been reported throughout Brazil after a man was killed by security guards at a Carrefour in southern Brazil.  Some of these demonstrations have become violent. U.S. government personnel at ...
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Op-ed: Black Consciousness Day

The fight for freedom, dignity, and civil rights is an ongoing one, even in strong democratic societies like Brazil and the United States. In our own unique ways, we are always striving toward creating the “more perfect Union” that our citizens demand. Consciousness is an important first step in dealing with both legacy and novel ...
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