Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (April 6, 2018): Porto Alegre

Location: Porto Alegre

Event:  A sizable protest, with potential for violence, is planned for today, Friday April 6 in Porto Alegre. The demonstration is being organized in response to the recent legal proceedings involving former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and will take place at Esquina Democratica – beginning at 5:00 p.m. and possibly going until midnight.  Other spontaneous demonstrations throughout the city are possible.

Actions to Take:

  • You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
  • Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


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) 99916-9470 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

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
Av. Assis Brasil, 1889
Passo d’Areia
Porto Alegre, RS 91010-005
55-51-98293-0446 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Brazil Country Information

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