U.S.-Brazil Priorities

Brazilian and U.S. flags at Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro)

The United States and Brazil have a strong, dynamic, and growing partnership.  We are cooperating to promote economic growth and prosperity, and we are investing in increased access to education, technology, and employment for all Brazilians.  We are also working together to address global environmental and health challenges, strengthen law enforcement and justice, and promote energy security and regional and global stability.

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Shared Prosperity

While our relationship with Brazil covers a wide range of areas, shared prosperity without a doubt represents one of its most important pillars and has a huge positive impact on all other aspects of our relationship. Together, we aim at advancing economic prosperity through programs on free trade, entrepreneurism, environmentally sound energy sources and technology, and the development of a thriving digital economy.

Students participating in he Science Without Borders initiative check the map of the U.S. for the location of the universities in which they will study. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Brasilia)

People to People Ties

The United States aims to expand the people-to-people relationships to strengthen economic institutional ties and promote American policy and values. Education is the foundation for so many other issues and is one of the ways the U.S. Mission in Brazil expands those relationships.

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Democracy and Human Rights

Brazil, like the United States, is a multi-ethnic, historically immigrant nation that also shares the legacy of slavery. The United States believes that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises. Through our programs, we try to ensure that people have a voice in decisions which affect their lives and that they enjoy equal access to markets, services and political, social and physical spaces.

U.S. Navy cadets salute the U.S. flag in a ceremony on board of USS Ronald Reagan in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: AP photo)

Peace and Security

Brazil and the United States have much in common and a wide range of issues they address together, such as: disarmament and non-proliferation; multilateral forums, such as the United Nations; defense and security; and the combat and dismantling of terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State.