Information, Products and Services for Expats in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Lula Supporters Demand His Freedom, Candidacy in Brazil
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‘Samba Que Elas Querem’ Celebrate One-Year Anniversary Thursday
Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018
Rio’s Pezão Accused of Receiving R$23 Million Slush Fund Donation
Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 17, 2018
‘Queermuseu’ Opens at Rio’s Parque Lage School of Visual Arts this Saturday
Internet to Heavily Influence October’s General Elections in Brazil
Brazilian fund Previ rejects Mubadala bid for infrastructure co- filing
Tribal chief of the “Guardians of the Amazon” murdered by illegal loggers in Brazil
Shock upset on the cards in Brazil
Craving meat, Boise? New restaurant to be all-you-can-eat. Brazil-style. From Texas?
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Eliminating glyphosate would be a “disaster” for Brazilian agriculture
Nonfiction: A Writer’s Trip Into the Amazon Reveals Brazil and Himself
Araby follows the life and jobs of an itinerant Brazilian laborer
Brazil's Marfrig to sell U.S. unit to Tyson for $2.5 billion, sources say
Brazil's Marfrig shares up after reports of $2.5 billion deal with Tyson
Brazil-based Marfrig, the world's second largest beef processor, sells
Brazil military intervention in Rio de Janeiro a 'publicity stunt'
Opportunities Rise In Tele-Home Medical Technology Market Growing At 21% a Year, New Report Shows
Could Brazil's Lula really run? It's not likely
Brazil must let Lula run in October vote: UN panel
Manchester United's Andreas Pereira, Barcelona's Arthur among debutants in Brazil squad
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Uber opens Brazil center to improve driver, passenger safety
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira earns first Brazil call-up
Brazil call up United's Pereira
Why Gabriel Jesus and Man City teammates were left out of Brazil squad
Brazil include Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Andreas Pereira in squad to face U.S.
Brazil's 'Dr Bumbum' charged with murder
Federal “Three Strikes” Law challenged in Supreme Court with life sentence of marijuana offender Corvain Cooper
GTIS Partners puts Brazil real estate on the block -...
Could Brazil’s da Silva really run? It’s not likely
Brazil's Lula should have political rights - UN Human Rights Committee
Brazil's Lula should have political rights - UN Human...
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Andreas Pereira and Fabinho join Brazil squad as Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus are left out
Brazil's Lula should have political rights - U.N. Human Rights Committee
Brazil publishes consultation to adapt 2.3 GHz band for 5G
Brazil plans network in 700 MHz band for security forces
Ronaldinho: Son of Brazil legend son hides identity to go on trials at PSG, Cruzeiro
SGB in Full Swing for Nov. 8 Inaugural Fundraising Golf Tournament
Trail of Broken Promises to Brazil’s Women
The Zika virus introduced in Brazil came from Haiti
Brazilian government set to appeal glyphosate suspension
Brazil mall executives shrug off looming Amazon.com expansion
Uber opens Brazil center to improve driver, passenger...
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Tite brings in young blood for Brazil friendlies in USA
Jesus and Marcelo out of Brazil’s 1st post-World Cup squad
Haiti - FLASH : The Zika virus introduced in Brazil came from Haiti
Brazil's jailed former president to register for election
Brazil usher in new era as Tite preps Selecao for next summer's Copa America
This is Not “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”
Brazil mall executives shrug off looming Amazon.com...
Today
Moderate Rain
High:61°F (16°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:SE 9 MPH (15 KPH)
Precipitation:52.2
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:63°F (17°C)
Low:50°F (10°C)
Winds:WSW 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:0.2
Saturday
Clear/Sunny
High:68°F (20°C)
Low:54°F (12°C)
Winds:NE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High:65°F (18°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:W 5 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:2.5
Monday
Cloudy
High:67°F (19°C)
Low:50°F (10°C)
Winds:SSE 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.6
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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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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Lindsay Anderson’s ‘if…’ to be Shown at Rio’s Instituto Moreira Salles
  • Rio de Janeiro Sees Thefts Decline, but Homicides Increase
  • Lula Supporters Demand His Freedom, Candidacy in Brazil
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • ‘Samba Que Elas Querem’ Celebrate One-Year Anniversary Thursday
  • Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018
  • Rio’s Pezão Accused of Receiving R$23 Million Slush Fund Donation
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 17, 2018
  • ‘Queermuseu’ Opens at Rio’s Parque Lage School of Visual Arts this Saturday
  • Internet to Heavily Influence October’s General Elections in Brazil
  • Brazilian fund Previ rejects Mubadala bid for infrastructure co- filing
  • Tribal chief of the “Guardians of the Amazon” murdered by illegal loggers in Brazil
  • Shock upset on the cards in Brazil
  • Craving meat, Boise? New restaurant to be all-you-can-eat. Brazil-style. From Texas?
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Eliminating glyphosate would be a “disaster” for Brazilian agriculture
  • Nonfiction: A Writer’s Trip Into the Amazon Reveals Brazil and Himself
  • Araby follows the life and jobs of an itinerant Brazilian laborer
  • Brazil's Marfrig to sell U.S. unit to Tyson for $2.5 billion, sources say
  • Brazil's Marfrig shares up after reports of $2.5 billion deal with Tyson
  • Brazil-based Marfrig, the world's second largest beef processor, sells
  • Brazil military intervention in Rio de Janeiro a 'publicity stunt'
  • Opportunities Rise In Tele-Home Medical Technology Market Growing At 21% a Year, New Report Shows
  • Could Brazil's Lula really run? It's not likely
  • Brazil must let Lula run in October vote: UN panel
  • Manchester United's Andreas Pereira, Barcelona's Arthur among debutants in Brazil squad
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Uber opens Brazil center to improve driver, passenger safety
  • Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira earns first Brazil call-up
  • Brazil call up United's Pereira
  • Why Gabriel Jesus and Man City teammates were left out of Brazil squad
  • Brazil include Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Andreas Pereira in squad to face U.S.
  • Brazil's 'Dr Bumbum' charged with murder
  • Federal “Three Strikes” Law challenged in Supreme Court with life sentence of marijuana offender Corvain Cooper
  • GTIS Partners puts Brazil real estate on the block -...
  • Could Brazil’s da Silva really run? It’s not likely
  • Brazil's Lula should have political rights - UN Human Rights Committee
  • Brazil's Lula should have political rights - UN Human...
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Andreas Pereira and Fabinho join Brazil squad as Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus are left out
  • Brazil's Lula should have political rights - U.N. Human Rights Committee
  • Brazil publishes consultation to adapt 2.3 GHz band for 5G
  • Brazil plans network in 700 MHz band for security forces
  • Ronaldinho: Son of Brazil legend son hides identity to go on trials at PSG, Cruzeiro
  • SGB in Full Swing for Nov. 8 Inaugural Fundraising Golf Tournament
  • Trail of Broken Promises to Brazil’s Women
  • The Zika virus introduced in Brazil came from Haiti
  • Brazilian government set to appeal glyphosate suspension
  • Brazil mall executives shrug off looming Amazon.com expansion
  • Uber opens Brazil center to improve driver, passenger...
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Tite brings in young blood for Brazil friendlies in USA
  • Jesus and Marcelo out of Brazil’s 1st post-World Cup squad
  • Haiti - FLASH : The Zika virus introduced in Brazil came from Haiti
  • Brazil's jailed former president to register for election
  • Brazil usher in new era as Tite preps Selecao for next summer's Copa America
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