Information, Products and Services for Expats in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Throughout Brazil, the Economy is Operating Below Capacity
Classical Music Stirs up Rio de Janeiro
STF Justice Cármen Lúcia Denies PT Petition to Investigate Sérgio Moro
Embraer Unveils Photos of Prototype Electric Propulsion Aircraft
Brazil is Negotiating US$500 Million Loan with BRICS New Development Bank
Brazilian ENEM Exam Now Valid Admission Test at 41 Portuguese Universities
Bolsonaro’s Friend Colonel Luiz Armando Discusses Brazil’s Right-Wing Shift
São Paulo Government to Invest R$1.5 Billion to Clean up Pinheiros River by 2022
Brazil’s Lula Says he Will Prove From Jail that Moro and Deltan are Bandits
As Brazil’s Economy Moves Sideways, Household Debts Continues to Grow
Norway suspends funding to curb Amazon deforestation in Brazil
Sugar rises as Brazil currency strengthens
President Xi hails Sino-Brazilian ties on their 45th anniversary
Brazil: Book with 188 blank pages dedicated to Bolsonaro, “should be respected and trusted”
'I watch my Copa America final goal every night!' - Everton and Brazil hero Richarlison reflects on a year to remember
Richarlison admits he watches his penalty that sealed Brazil's Copa America triumph EVERY NIGHT 
Rwanda, Brazil Enter Air Service Cooperation
Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil
Safe Solutions Advised over Addictive, Harmful Drugs for Better Mental Health
Brazil's Petrobras Distribuidora to sell non-core asset Stratura Asfaltos - filing
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil Diabetes Market Trends, Analysis and Outlook During the Forecast Period, 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Brazil's central bank will sell dollars in the spot currency market; first time in a decade
Brazil's foreign exchange move paves way to reduce $385 billion reserve stash
Brazilian Supermodel Isabeli Fontana Sizzles In New Gottex Swimwear Campaign
Neymar and Vinicius Junior return to Brazil squad after injury layoffs
Brazilian footballer's brush with Kilwinning Rangers was almost a first for Scottish Junior Football
Real Madrid's Vinicius set for Brazil call up against Colombia and Peru - AS English
Sport24.co.za | Neymar called up for Brazil friendlies amid transfer speculation
Next Generation Network OSS/BSS Market unveiled by Mind Commerce
How YouTube Misinformation Resolved a WhatsApp Mystery in Brazil
Liverpool midfielder handed surprise Brazil Olympic team call-up
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, ‘Squad’ members is ‘really sad’
Brazil to Leave Mercosur If Kirchner Wins Elections
Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact
Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich: Barcelona confirm Brazilian star is set to leave on loan
Neymar would never be left out of Brazil squad - Tite
After missing Copa América, Neymar to play Brazil friendlies
Brazil power company CPFL eyeing Cemig: CEO
2C2P unveils "easy2send" — a fast, secure, affordable and easy-to-use cross-border remittance service
Hedge funds, speculators U-turn on bullish Brazilian real bets
Big Donors Are Pulling Out of Brazil's Amazon Fund; That Could Spell Trouble for the Rainforest
Another Woman Hospitalized After Brazilian Butt Lift
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Fitting Valley Parade return for the boy from Brazil
Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia and Peru
China ramps up Brazil soybean imports, rebuffing U.S. crops
Neymar! Neymar! Neymar! Brazil star on Barca minds after disaster in Bilbao
Brazilian minister threatens to quit trade bloc if Argentine opposition wins poll
Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, 'Squad' members is 'really sad'
Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
Felix says majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana
Vinicius, Neymar Called Up for Brazil’s Friendlies vs. Colombia, Peru
Testimony of torture centre survivor in Brazil could help crush 1979 amnesty law shielding military officials
WhatsApp Is Radicalizing The Right In Bolsonaro's Brazil
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact
Today
Clear/Sunny
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:SSE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:4.3
Tomorrow
Cloudy
High:72°F (22°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:WSW 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:2.6
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
High:72°F (22°C)
Low:63°F (17°C)
Winds:SW 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Sunday
Clear/Sunny
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Monday
Clear/Sunny
High:83°F (28°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:ESE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
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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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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Throughout Brazil, the Economy is Operating Below Capacity
  • Classical Music Stirs up Rio de Janeiro
  • STF Justice Cármen Lúcia Denies PT Petition to Investigate Sérgio Moro
  • Embraer Unveils Photos of Prototype Electric Propulsion Aircraft
  • Brazil is Negotiating US$500 Million Loan with BRICS New Development Bank
  • Brazilian ENEM Exam Now Valid Admission Test at 41 Portuguese Universities
  • Bolsonaro’s Friend Colonel Luiz Armando Discusses Brazil’s Right-Wing Shift
  • São Paulo Government to Invest R$1.5 Billion to Clean up Pinheiros River by 2022
  • Brazil’s Lula Says he Will Prove From Jail that Moro and Deltan are Bandits
  • As Brazil’s Economy Moves Sideways, Household Debts Continues to Grow
  • Norway suspends funding to curb Amazon deforestation in Brazil
  • Sugar rises as Brazil currency strengthens
  • President Xi hails Sino-Brazilian ties on their 45th anniversary
  • Brazil: Book with 188 blank pages dedicated to Bolsonaro, “should be respected and trusted”
  • 'I watch my Copa America final goal every night!' - Everton and Brazil hero Richarlison reflects on a year to remember
  • Richarlison admits he watches his penalty that sealed Brazil's Copa America triumph EVERY NIGHT 
  • Rwanda, Brazil Enter Air Service Cooperation
  • Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil
  • Safe Solutions Advised over Addictive, Harmful Drugs for Better Mental Health
  • Brazil's Petrobras Distribuidora to sell non-core asset Stratura Asfaltos - filing
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil Diabetes Market Trends, Analysis and Outlook During the Forecast Period, 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
  • Brazil's central bank will sell dollars in the spot currency market; first time in a decade
  • Brazil's foreign exchange move paves way to reduce $385 billion reserve stash
  • Brazilian Supermodel Isabeli Fontana Sizzles In New Gottex Swimwear Campaign
  • Neymar and Vinicius Junior return to Brazil squad after injury layoffs
  • Brazilian footballer's brush with Kilwinning Rangers was almost a first for Scottish Junior Football
  • Real Madrid's Vinicius set for Brazil call up against Colombia and Peru - AS English
  • Sport24.co.za | Neymar called up for Brazil friendlies amid transfer speculation
  • Next Generation Network OSS/BSS Market unveiled by Mind Commerce
  • How YouTube Misinformation Resolved a WhatsApp Mystery in Brazil
  • Liverpool midfielder handed surprise Brazil Olympic team call-up
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, ‘Squad’ members is ‘really sad’
  • Brazil to Leave Mercosur If Kirchner Wins Elections
  • Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact
  • Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich: Barcelona confirm Brazilian star is set to leave on loan
  • Neymar would never be left out of Brazil squad - Tite
  • After missing Copa América, Neymar to play Brazil friendlies
  • Brazil power company CPFL eyeing Cemig: CEO
  • 2C2P unveils "easy2send" — a fast, secure, affordable and easy-to-use cross-border remittance service
  • Hedge funds, speculators U-turn on bullish Brazilian real bets
  • Big Donors Are Pulling Out of Brazil's Amazon Fund; That Could Spell Trouble for the Rainforest
  • Another Woman Hospitalized After Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Fitting Valley Parade return for the boy from Brazil
  • Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia and Peru
  • China ramps up Brazil soybean imports, rebuffing U.S. crops
  • Neymar! Neymar! Neymar! Brazil star on Barca minds after disaster in Bilbao
  • Brazilian minister threatens to quit trade bloc if Argentine opposition wins poll
  • Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, 'Squad' members is 'really sad'
  • Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
  • Felix says majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana
  • Vinicius, Neymar Called Up for Brazil’s Friendlies vs. Colombia, Peru
  • Testimony of torture centre survivor in Brazil could help crush 1979 amnesty law shielding military officials
  • WhatsApp Is Radicalizing The Right In Bolsonaro's Brazil
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact
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  • Brazil is Calling you...
  • Brazil Tourism 2014 (HD)
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