Information, Products and Services for Expats in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Two indigenous men shot dead in Brazil, near where forest guardian was killed weeks earlier
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Two indigenous men killed in drive-by shooting in Brazil
Two indigenous men killed in drive-by shooting in Brazil
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Bolsonaro Approval Steadies on Brazil Economy Upturn, Poll Shows
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Minister: Brazil can’t stop deforestation without help
Brazil and Argentina Sign Agreement to Increase Number of Flights
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil and Argentina added to trade wars Hog Farmer
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Senate policy briefing called for recognition of the alternative to the Iranian regime
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Ryan Reynolds Almost Crushed By Fans Toppling Barricade at CCXP in Brazil
Brazil needs 'back up' from wealthy countries to fight deforestation, top official says
Brazil’s Marfrig Opens $805 Million Share Sale as State Exits
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Today
Patchy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:79°F (26°C)
Winds:E 12 MPH (19 KPH)
Precipitation:5.0
Tomorrow
Moderate Rain at Times
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:78°F (26°C)
Winds:ESE 12 MPH (20 KPH)
Precipitation:0.8
Wednesday
Patchy Rain
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:78°F (25°C)
Winds:E 13 MPH (21 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Thursday
Light Rain Shower
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:78°F (25°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:2.1
Friday
Patchy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:78°F (26°C)
Winds:E 13 MPH (21 KPH)
Precipitation:7.9
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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
  • Today: Day-long “Mais Rio” Festival at Fundição Progresso in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazilian Storm Surfs for Fourth World Title
  • Attack Kills Two Guajajara Indians on Highway BR-226 in Maranhão
  • Forty-three Percent Do Not Trust Bolsonaro’s Statements, Survey Says
  • Brazil’s Chancellor Visits Africa to Spur Cooperation in South Atlantic
  • Loggi Forced to Hire Couriers Under Brazil’s Labor Laws, Court Decides
  • Argentinian President Creates Ministry of Women, Gender, and Diversity
  • Government Retreats from Decision to Exclude 17 Occupations from MEI Program
  • Petrobras Employs Nanotechnology for Oil and Gas Extraction
  • A Single Minute of Anger Leads to Six Hours of Physical Damage
  • Brazilian inflation rebounds in November, but no barrier to rate cut
  • Barcelona leaders in a bid to sign Brazilian sensation on the cheap
  • Barcelona think Brazilian star Reinier is too expensive Espana
  • In a first, Brazilian researchers remain anonymous on research paper
  • Currency manipulation and why Trump is picking on Brazil and Argentina
  • Guard keen to face fellow Brazilian star
  • Brazil meatpacker Marfrig announces secondary offering allowing BNDES to divest
  • Jose Mourinho compares Son Heung-min to Brazilian Ronaldo after his wonder goal against Burnley
  • Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about Cosmetic surgery issues
  • Marvel's Eternals first footage arrives at Brazil Comic Con Experience - CNET
  • Two indigenous men killed in Brazil, near where forest guardian died last month
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Black Widow: New Taskmaster Footage Revealed at Brazil Comic Con
  • Two indigenous men killed in Brazil, near where forest guardian died last month
  • Extended Chase Scene From Rise of Skywalker Shown at Brazil Comic Con
  • Gunmen target Brazil indigenous people, killing two
  • Marvel's The Eternals Reveals First Footage In Brazil, Teasing Major Change For MCU
  • Two indigenous men shot dead in Brazil, near where forest guardian was killed weeks earlier
  • Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting
  • Choroideremia Research Foundation Announces Funded Grants for CHM Research
  • Brazilian indigenous tribesmen shot in hit and run attack
  • Two indigenous men killed in drive-by shooting in Brazil
  • Two indigenous men killed in drive-by shooting in Brazil
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Ryan Reynolds Almost Crushed by Fans Swarming Over Barricade in Brazil
  • 'Friendly Fire' of US Tariffs: Why Trump Doesn't Care About Alienating Brazil & Argentina
  • Jump, Pikachu, Jump! Ryan Reynolds Narrowly Escapes Crushing Barricade in Brazil – Videos
  • Ryan Reynolds shows superhero reflexes and avoids being crushed by falling stage barrier in Brazil
  • Everything Marvel and Disney Showed Off at Brazil's CCXP19
  • AMERICA/BRAZIL - Brazilian Missionaries Ad Gentes prepare to go to America, Africa and Europe
  • Forced Conversion that Violates Human Rights Becomes an International Problem
  • Bolsonaro Approval Steadies on Brazil Economy Upturn, Poll Shows
  • Trump Steel Tax Has Brazil Worried About U.S. Keeping Beef Ban
  • Minister: Brazil can’t stop deforestation without help
  • Brazil and Argentina Sign Agreement to Increase Number of Flights
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil and Argentina added to trade wars Hog Farmer
  • Trump's trade war is back- China, Brazil, Argentina, and France edition.
  • Brazil’s Marfrig launches global plant-based meat brand
  • Brazil calls for international funds to stop Amazon deforestation
  • Bolsonaro Approval Steadies on Brazil Economy Upturn, Poll Shows
  • Senate policy briefing called for recognition of the alternative to the Iranian regime
  • Brazil Scraps Envoy Trip to Fernandez Ceremony as Spat Worsens
  • Ryan Reynolds Almost Crushed By Fans Toppling Barricade at CCXP in Brazil
  • Brazil needs 'back up' from wealthy countries to fight deforestation, top official says
  • Brazil’s Marfrig Opens $805 Million Share Sale as State Exits
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
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Current Weather & Forecast
81°F
27°C
84%
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Currency Exchange Rate
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