Security alert: Violent attacks continue in Rio Grande do Norte

Event: Rio Grande do Norte reported violent attacks in more than 35 municipalities across the state over the course of four consecutive nights resulting in disruption to basic services. Criminal elements have targeted public infrastructure, including municipal buses and offices, and private property.  U.S. government personnel are directed to avoid travel to the state of Rio Grande do Norte until further notice.
U.S. citizens who must travel to Rio Grande do Norte should review travel plans and monitor local news sources for additional information.

Please review the Brazil Country Information page for additional information.
Demonstrations and strikes are common in urban areas, and may occur unexpectedly, disrupting transportation, and may escalate into violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates


U.S. Embassy BrasiliaSES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03Brasília, DF – 70403-900Phone: (61) 3312-7000After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General RecifeRua Gonçalves Maia, 163. Bairro Boa Vista
Recife, PE – 50.070-060Phone: (81) 3416-3050After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060Email:

U.S. Consulate General Rio de JaneiroAv. Presidente Wilson, 147 CasteloRio de Janeiro, RJ – 20030-020Entrance at Rua Santa LuziaPhone: (21) 3823-2000After-Hours Emergencies: (21)

U.S. Consulate General São PauloRua Henri Dunant, 500. Chácara Santo AntonioSão Paulo, SP – 04709-110Phone: (11) 3250-5000After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

U.S. Consulate General Porto AlegreAv. Assis Brasil, 1889. Passo d’AreiaPorto Alegre, RS – 91010-005Phone: (51) 3345-6000After-Hours Emergencies: (51) 98293-0446E-mail:

State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Brazil Country Information
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