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

Expat Information Guide provides useful information for expats in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and many other locations.

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Akira Kurosawa Festival Comes to Rio’s Museum of Modern Art
Haddad and Bolsonaro Campaign with 13 Days Left Until Elections in Brazil
Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Opinion: Could Brazil Become Another Venezuela?
Evolution Dance Theater’s ‘Night Garden’ to Visit Rio’s Municipal Theater
Bolsonaro Compares Violence in Rio de Janeiro to Venezuela
Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest this Month in Brazil
Brazil’s Seleção Tops Argentina 1×0 in Stoppage Time
Brazil Federal Police Bust Ecstasy Ring Today in Operation Hipster
Argentina coach upbeat despite defeat to Brazil
Águas Azuis Consortium Is One Of The Finalists Of The Brazilian Navy CCT Program Bid
Brazil’s Cosan is considering bid on Uber-like truckers service
Brazil presidential candidates woo religious leaders
Big beef versus family farms in Brazil
Brazil’s Bitter Presidential Race Leads to Scores of Assaults
Brazil attempts last minute solutions to control fake news spreading
Anglo American ‘encouraged’ by drilling results from copper asset in north Brazil
NoviFlow Selected Best New Innovative Vendor in SDN Cybersecurity by the 2018 GEC Awards
Brazil is set to elect a fascist as president, and business is on board
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Photos capture tragic toll Zika virus has taken on Brazilian families
With presidency in sight, Brazil's far-right candidate...
Brazil Aug economic activity up more than expected
Embratel Selects VMware to Deliver New Software-Defined WAN Services in Brazil
Orlando tech company buys rights to Brazilian soccer championship for $150 million
Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on...
Icon Aviation and XTI Aircraft Company Announce First TriFan 600 Order in Brazil
Brazil's Temer faces new charges for corruption and criminal association
Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
Claro Brasil EBITDA up 23% on tax lawsuit win, revenues grow 1%
Bolsonaro's foreign policy: following on Trump, “Make Brazil Great”
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
[Mac Margolis] Brazil’s candidates need to stop violence
Real Madrid ban Vinicius Jr. from joining Brazil U20s for South American tournament
Brazil police ask state prosecutor to charge President Temer
Tite: Brazil were better than Argentina
Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw
Brazilian superstar Neymar makes urgent decision on his future at Paris-Saint-Germain
Brazil's Gol overhaul to weaken Smiles minority voting rights
Sodium Acetate Market: Classification, Opportunities, Types and Applications, Status and Forecast to 2025
Brazil star Danilo leaves the field in tears as Manchester City man suffers ankle injury
Brazil wins
Brazil silence Argentina
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Fake News Is Poisoning Brazilian Politics. WhatsApp Can Stop It.
Brazil's Miranda silences Argentina with last-...
Angry at status quo, Brazil’s voters open a door for the far right
Brazil’s Election Could Deal A Crushing Blow To Combating Climate Change
What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
With presidency in sight, Brazil's far-right candidate on 'cruise control'
Important items pertaining to Washington, JFK, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, others in University Archives online auction Oct. 31
Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on 'cruise control'
'Onda De Amor' Captures Brazil at a Very Funky Time
Why Brazil’s far-right challenger Jair Bolsonaro has already won
Brazil presidential candidates slug it out on Twitter
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazilians spewing hatred at each other as polarization deepens
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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
  • Akira Kurosawa Festival Comes to Rio’s Museum of Modern Art
  • Haddad and Bolsonaro Campaign with 13 Days Left Until Elections in Brazil
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Opinion: Could Brazil Become Another Venezuela?
  • Evolution Dance Theater’s ‘Night Garden’ to Visit Rio’s Municipal Theater
  • Bolsonaro Compares Violence in Rio de Janeiro to Venezuela
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest this Month in Brazil
  • Brazil’s Seleção Tops Argentina 1×0 in Stoppage Time
  • Brazil Federal Police Bust Ecstasy Ring Today in Operation Hipster
  • Argentina coach upbeat despite defeat to Brazil
  • Águas Azuis Consortium Is One Of The Finalists Of The Brazilian Navy CCT Program Bid
  • Brazil’s Cosan is considering bid on Uber-like truckers service
  • Brazil presidential candidates woo religious leaders
  • Big beef versus family farms in Brazil
  • Brazil’s Bitter Presidential Race Leads to Scores of Assaults
  • Brazil attempts last minute solutions to control fake news spreading
  • Anglo American ‘encouraged’ by drilling results from copper asset in north Brazil
  • NoviFlow Selected Best New Innovative Vendor in SDN Cybersecurity by the 2018 GEC Awards
  • Brazil is set to elect a fascist as president, and business is on board
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Photos capture tragic toll Zika virus has taken on Brazilian families
  • With presidency in sight, Brazil's far-right candidate...
  • Brazil Aug economic activity up more than expected
  • Embratel Selects VMware to Deliver New Software-Defined WAN Services in Brazil
  • Orlando tech company buys rights to Brazilian soccer championship for $150 million
  • Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on...
  • Icon Aviation and XTI Aircraft Company Announce First TriFan 600 Order in Brazil
  • Brazil's Temer faces new charges for corruption and criminal association
  • Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
  • Claro Brasil EBITDA up 23% on tax lawsuit win, revenues grow 1%
  • Bolsonaro's foreign policy: following on Trump, “Make Brazil Great”
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • [Mac Margolis] Brazil’s candidates need to stop violence
  • Real Madrid ban Vinicius Jr. from joining Brazil U20s for South American tournament
  • Brazil police ask state prosecutor to charge President Temer
  • Tite: Brazil were better than Argentina
  • Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw
  • Brazilian superstar Neymar makes urgent decision on his future at Paris-Saint-Germain
  • Brazil's Gol overhaul to weaken Smiles minority voting rights
  • Sodium Acetate Market: Classification, Opportunities, Types and Applications, Status and Forecast to 2025
  • Brazil star Danilo leaves the field in tears as Manchester City man suffers ankle injury
  • Brazil wins
  • Brazil silence Argentina
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Fake News Is Poisoning Brazilian Politics. WhatsApp Can Stop It.
  • Brazil's Miranda silences Argentina with last-...
  • Angry at status quo, Brazil’s voters open a door for the far right
  • Brazil’s Election Could Deal A Crushing Blow To Combating Climate Change
  • What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
  • With presidency in sight, Brazil's far-right candidate on 'cruise control'
  • Important items pertaining to Washington, JFK, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, others in University Archives online auction Oct. 31
  • Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on 'cruise control'
  • 'Onda De Amor' Captures Brazil at a Very Funky Time
  • Why Brazil’s far-right challenger Jair Bolsonaro has already won
  • Brazil presidential candidates slug it out on Twitter
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazilians spewing hatred at each other as polarization deepens
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  • Brazil is Calling you...
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