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

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Rio’s Federal Highways Register Five Deaths During Carnival 2018
Rio Collects 486 Tons of Garbage During Carnival
Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, February 15, 2018
Heavy Rain Floods Parts of Rio de Janeiro Leaving Three Dead
Beija-Flor Samba School Crowned Rio’s 2018 Carnival Champions
Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 16, 2018
Where to Enjoy Post-Carnival in Rio this Weekend
Brazil’s Armed Forces Take Over Rio’s Security to Curb Violence
Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, February 17, 2018
Opinion: Rio’s Carnival Versus Its Mayor
Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Orders Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro
Kocha Brazil aita 15 Kombe la Dunia
Contemporary art from Brazil
Brazil army takes control of Rio security
Brazilian apprehended with cocaine
Brazil to use army to tame gang violence
Brazil coach confirms 15 names for Russia World Cup
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Coutinho Paulinho among 15 players confirmed in Brazil's World Cup squad
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Brazilian military takes over Rio security after carnival violence
MoD sells Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil for £84m
Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'
Navy´s flagship HMS Ocean sold to Brazil for £84 million
BRAZIL: Service Sector Revenue Rises 1.3% In December On A Monthly Basis
BRAZIL: Ibovespa Closes Slightly Higher With Expiring Options, Foreign Scene
Brazilian gov't to intervene over security in violent Rio
Vale (Brazil) Considers Fertilizer Company Acquisitions (Reuters)
Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
Teenager filmed in sex act with Tesco manager says she wants to 'run away to Brazil'
Brazil boss confirms starting XI for World Cup 2018: Which stars will play in Russia?
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazilian president to create public security ministry
Brazil’s Temer in Rio as army takes security control
Brazil’s president puts army in charge of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil’s military to take over security in violence-scarred Rio de Janeiro
W/Cup: Brazil’s man of faith Tite names squad
World Cup Scout: Brazil confirm starting XI, Guardado hopes fourth Cup will be his best
Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro
Electromagnetic Lock Global Market 2018 Key Players,Share, Trend, Segmentation And Forecast To 2023
Brazil to create public security ministry
As Rio Carnival ends, Brazil shifts its focus to historic presidential election
Reports says Odebrecht falsified evidence against former Brazilian President Lula da Silva
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Tite's Brazil World Cup squad taking shape but still places left to play for
Brazil to form public security ministry to battle rising crime
Brazil Creating Security Ministry after Troops Needed to Quell Violence
Pakistan to face Brazil in friendly futsal match tomorrow
Brazil confirm WC starting XI four months early
Brazil mounts a campaign against fake news
Adaptive Computing Makes HPC Cloud Strategies More Accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 Release
Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election
Brazil to set up ministry of public security
Fugitive convicted in 2001 killing of Sir Peter Blake arrested in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro violence: Brazil army to take control of security
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil's military takes over security in Rio de Janeiro after violence mars carnival
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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
  • Rio’s Federal Highways Register Five Deaths During Carnival 2018
  • Rio Collects 486 Tons of Garbage During Carnival
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Heavy Rain Floods Parts of Rio de Janeiro Leaving Three Dead
  • Beija-Flor Samba School Crowned Rio’s 2018 Carnival Champions
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Where to Enjoy Post-Carnival in Rio this Weekend
  • Brazil’s Armed Forces Take Over Rio’s Security to Curb Violence
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Opinion: Rio’s Carnival Versus Its Mayor
  • Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil Orders Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro
  • Kocha Brazil aita 15 Kombe la Dunia
  • Contemporary art from Brazil
  • Brazil army takes control of Rio security
  • Brazilian apprehended with cocaine
  • Brazil to use army to tame gang violence
  • Brazil coach confirms 15 names for Russia World Cup
  • Organic Soybean - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast 2018 – 2025
  • Coutinho Paulinho among 15 players confirmed in Brazil's World Cup squad
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazilian military takes over Rio security after carnival violence
  • MoD sells Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil for £84m
  • Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'
  • Navy´s flagship HMS Ocean sold to Brazil for £84 million
  • BRAZIL: Service Sector Revenue Rises 1.3% In December On A Monthly Basis
  • BRAZIL: Ibovespa Closes Slightly Higher With Expiring Options, Foreign Scene
  • Brazilian gov't to intervene over security in violent Rio
  • Vale (Brazil) Considers Fertilizer Company Acquisitions (Reuters)
  • Nightshade Studios bringing a different light to the online entertainment.
  • Teenager filmed in sex act with Tesco manager says she wants to 'run away to Brazil'
  • Brazil boss confirms starting XI for World Cup 2018: Which stars will play in Russia?
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazilian president to create public security ministry
  • Brazil’s Temer in Rio as army takes security control
  • Brazil’s president puts army in charge of Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil’s military to take over security in violence-scarred Rio de Janeiro
  • W/Cup: Brazil’s man of faith Tite names squad
  • World Cup Scout: Brazil confirm starting XI, Guardado hopes fourth Cup will be his best
  • Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro
  • Electromagnetic Lock Global Market 2018 Key Players,Share, Trend, Segmentation And Forecast To 2023
  • Brazil to create public security ministry
  • As Rio Carnival ends, Brazil shifts its focus to historic presidential election
  • Reports says Odebrecht falsified evidence against former Brazilian President Lula da Silva
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Tite's Brazil World Cup squad taking shape but still places left to play for
  • Brazil to form public security ministry to battle rising crime
  • Brazil Creating Security Ministry after Troops Needed to Quell Violence
  • Pakistan to face Brazil in friendly futsal match tomorrow
  • Brazil confirm WC starting XI four months early
  • Brazil mounts a campaign against fake news
  • Adaptive Computing Makes HPC Cloud Strategies More Accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 Release
  • Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election
  • Brazil to set up ministry of public security
  • Fugitive convicted in 2001 killing of Sir Peter Blake arrested in Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro violence: Brazil army to take control of security
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil's military takes over security in Rio de Janeiro after violence mars carnival
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Videos
  • 10 Things to See in Rio & Brazil
  • Brazil is Calling you...
  • Tourism Video Brazil
  • Brazil Tourism 2014 (HD)
  • LUXURY SHOPPING IN SAO PAULO BRAZIL JK IGUATEMI
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