Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Political Protests on December

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Political Protests on December 13, 2015
December 11, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens of nationwide political protests that are planned for Sunday, December 13 in multiple locations throughout Brazil.

U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas where large gatherings may occur.  Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens in Brazil are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly.

The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstrations that will take place on Sunday, December 13 at the following specific locations:

Brasilia: Palacio do Planalto and the National Congress at 10:00am

Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana beach in front of R. Sousa Lima, Post 5 at 1:00pm

Sao Paulo: Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo on Avenida Paulista at 1:00pm

Recife: Marco Zero at 10:00am

Belo Horizonte: Praça da Liberdade at 1:00pm

If you require assistance, please contact the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate in your area using the contact information below.


American Citizen Services

U.S. Mission Brazil

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

Travelers may obtain updated information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Brazil.

U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Brazil are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive the most up-to-date security information.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy and Consulates to contact them in case of emergency.  U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll in person with the U.S. Embassy or the nearest Consulate.  Travelers may also consult the Mission Brazil website for more information.

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