Information, Products and Services for Expats in Brazil

Expat Information Guide provides useful information for expats in Brazil

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Bolivia resumes a plan to renew its state-owned airline fleet
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Colombia will have to guarantee gender affirmation for minors
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Portugal creates visa for job seekers from Portuguese-speaking countries
Dollar falls to R$5.26 and records first weekly decline against the Brazilian currency since May
Moody’s downgrades Mexico’s rating from Baa1 to Baa2 and changes outlook to stable
Viral Video: Anaconda Leaps Out Of Water And Bites Brazilian Man
Economists see stronger 2022 GDP for Brazil, inflation missing target for third straight year in 2023
Surya Brasil launches global campaign to create awareness around hair allergy
Offshore wind investors watchful as Brazil’s regulatory framework takes shape
Brazil Seeks $2.7 Billion Investment for Lithium Production
Economic Forum Brought Together Brazil–Arab Trade Players
Brazil Inflation Rises In June
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Russian FM Lavrov and his Brazilian counterpart solidify their commitment to boost ties
Brazil: Boris Johnson’s fall met with hope and humour by foes of Bolsonaro
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Presidential Election Is Key to Fate of Brazil’s Battered Stocks.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Claims Sanctions Against Russia Have Failed
Brazil Amazon disappearing at record rate
Brazil holds suspected mastermind of double-murder in Amazonia
1963 World Cup - Brazil go back to back while Yugoslavia, USSR reach podium
Scatec signs PPA and starts construction for 531MW solar park in Brazil
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Climate change was partly responsible for May floods, landslides in Brazil
CS Brazil H2 June sugar production expected to fall 13.6% on year: survey
Itaú buys 35 percent of U.S.-based brokerage for Brazilians
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil inflation rises to 11.89 percent
Brazilian Influencer Wheel-Chair Bound After Holding Farts In Over Embarrassment: Report
Brazilian Federal Police Bust Crypto Laundering Gang
Fourth arrest after murder in Brazil
'Joy as a form of resistance': artists Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca capture the rituals of five Brazilian communities at the New Museum
The First Brazilian Carnival Queen Was a Groundbreaking Transgender Woman
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Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules Paris Agreement Is a Human Rights Treaty
Mining giant BHP loses appeal that sought to block £5bn lawsuit over 2015 dam failure that triggered Brazil's worst environmental disaster
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Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Paraguay extradita a EE.UU. a brasileño requerido por presunto lavado de dinero
Jervois announces permitting milestone for nickel and cobalt refinery in Brazil
Amazon reeling as Brazil’s deforestation breaks all former records
Tension between Brazil’s digital ID system and rules slowing progress
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Amazon deforestation hits six-year high in Brazil
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil automakers association lowers forecasts for 2022 production, sales
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Current News in Brazil
  • Bolivia resumes a plan to renew its state-owned airline fleet
  • Argentina could have no coffee in 45 days
  • Commodity prices at a glance – July 8
  • Peru’s President distanced himself from Peru Libre, promoting three new parties
  • Ecuador’s 10 largest companies
  • Colombia will have to guarantee gender affirmation for minors
  • Opinion: The agony of the West
  • Portugal creates visa for job seekers from Portuguese-speaking countries
  • Dollar falls to R$5.26 and records first weekly decline against the Brazilian currency since May
  • Moody’s downgrades Mexico’s rating from Baa1 to Baa2 and changes outlook to stable
  • Viral Video: Anaconda Leaps Out Of Water And Bites Brazilian Man
  • Economists see stronger 2022 GDP for Brazil, inflation missing target for third straight year in 2023
  • Surya Brasil launches global campaign to create awareness around hair allergy
  • Offshore wind investors watchful as Brazil’s regulatory framework takes shape
  • Brazil Seeks $2.7 Billion Investment for Lithium Production
  • Economic Forum Brought Together Brazil–Arab Trade Players
  • Brazil Inflation Rises In June
  • Tunisian Studies Microbiology At Brazil’S Butantan For Ph.D
  • Sign.UseWise is now available on the Google Workspace Marketplace
  • Russian FM Lavrov and his Brazilian counterpart solidify their commitment to boost ties
  • Brazil: Boris Johnson’s fall met with hope and humour by foes of Bolsonaro
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Presidential Election Is Key to Fate of Brazil’s Battered Stocks.
  • Miner BHP loses appeal against $6 billion-plus Brazil dam case
  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro Claims Sanctions Against Russia Have Failed
  • Brazil Amazon disappearing at record rate
  • Brazil holds suspected mastermind of double-murder in Amazonia
  • 1963 World Cup - Brazil go back to back while Yugoslavia, USSR reach podium
  • Scatec signs PPA and starts construction for 531MW solar park in Brazil
  • Space View Pte. Ltd. Has Launched Japan’s Largest Information Portal
  • Climate change was partly responsible for May floods, landslides in Brazil
  • CS Brazil H2 June sugar production expected to fall 13.6% on year: survey
  • Itaú buys 35 percent of U.S.-based brokerage for Brazilians
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil inflation rises to 11.89 percent
  • Brazilian Influencer Wheel-Chair Bound After Holding Farts In Over Embarrassment: Report
  • Brazilian Federal Police Bust Crypto Laundering Gang
  • Fourth arrest after murder in Brazil
  • 'Joy as a form of resistance': artists Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca capture the rituals of five Brazilian communities at the New Museum
  • The First Brazilian Carnival Queen Was a Groundbreaking Transgender Woman
  • AV-Comparatives checks the interaction of Windows 11 and Internet Security Suites
  • Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules Paris Agreement Is a Human Rights Treaty
  • Mining giant BHP loses appeal that sought to block £5bn lawsuit over 2015 dam failure that triggered Brazil's worst environmental disaster
  • Santos vs Atletico Goianiense Prediction and Betting Tips | 10th July | Brasileiro Serie A 2022 
  • Fluminense vs Ceara Prediction and Betting Tips | 9th July | Brasileiro Serie A 2022
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Paraguay extradita a EE.UU. a brasileño requerido por presunto lavado de dinero
  • Jervois announces permitting milestone for nickel and cobalt refinery in Brazil
  • Amazon reeling as Brazil’s deforestation breaks all former records
  • Tension between Brazil’s digital ID system and rules slowing progress
  • Coritiba vs Juventude Prediction and Betting Tips | 10th July | Brasileiro Serie A 2022
  • Roger S. Mattson’s newly released “Living by God’s Grace” is a potent journal filled with life lessons.
  • Brazil's Itau to buy 35% stake in broker Avenue for $92 mln, eyes control later
  • Brazilian lender Creditas raises $200 million, buys bank
  • Brazil declares mourning for Shinzo Abe
  • Amazon deforestation hits six-year high in Brazil
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil automakers association lowers forecasts for 2022 production, sales
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Current Weather
  • Brasília 66°F
  • Curitiba 55°F
  • Goiania 66°F
  • Porto Alegre 59°F
  • Recife 73°F
  • Rio de Janeiro 70°F
  • Salvador 70°F
  • São Paulo 61°F
Videos
  • 10 Things to See in Rio & Brazil
  • Brazil is Calling you...
  • LUXURY SHOPPING IN SAO PAULO BRAZIL JK IGUATEMI
  • Sao Paulo | Brazil | Impressions of a Multi Million Metropole | Eldorado Shopping
Currency Exchange Rate
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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