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.

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)


Education is the foundation for so many other issues and it has been a priority for the U.S. Mission in Brazil for a number of years. The U.S. Mission in Brazil offers different education opportunities for Brazilians as well as Americans.

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Social Inclusion

Social inclusion aims to empower marginalized people to take advantage of burgeoning global opportunities. It ensures 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.

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Trade and Investment

While our relationship with Brazil covers a wide range of areas, trade and investment without a doubt represents one of its most important pillars and has a huge positive impact on all other aspects of our relationship.

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Democracy and Human Rights

The United States understands 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.

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.

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Science, Technology & Innovation

The U.S. Mission in Brazil supports the U.S. Government’s goals in science and technology, from cooperation in space activities to promoting stronger ties between the U.S. and Brazilian scientific communities; and health, both with respect to addressing tropical diseases and worldwide threats.