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

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Marta Makes History, Says her Record is for all Women “in What is Still a Male Sport”
Runway Renovation Will Restrict Flights at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio
Brazilian Baco Exu do Blues Wins Award in Cannes, Pipping Beyoncé and Jay-Z Film
Florianópolis Mayor Suspected of Being Part of a Criminal Organization
Embraer Defense Unit Launches First Military Jet after Boeing Deal
One of the Last Intact Zeppelin Hangars in the World is in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Senate Passes Bill Overturning Bolsonaro’s Weapons Decree
For the First Time, a Brazilian University Does not Rank First in Latin America
Survey Indicates 97 Percent of Women Were Harassed in Public and Private Transport
Brazil Announces Incentives and Seeks New Investments in Ethanol Fuel
Brazil frustrated by VAR and Venezuela
VAR denies Brazil as Venezuela battle to draw
Brazilian model who accuses football star Neymar of raping her testifies to police a second time
World Cup: Super Falcons’ chances of qualifying reduce as Brazil take second slot
Brazil frustrated by VAR in Copa América draw with Venezuela
Brazil beat Italy to set up last-16 match against France or Germany
Brazil frustrated by VAR and booed off in Copa América draw with Venezuela
Equinor And Partners Fully Align Interests In Carcará Oil Discovery In Brazil
“INNOVATIVE LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE, BEAU MONDE TRAVELER, LAUNCHES AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL”
TIM Brasil brings fibre broadband services to Camacari
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Some U.S. Ethanol Makers Looking to Buy Brazilian Corn
Copa America 2019: Brazil held to a goalless draw by Venezuela as VAR cancels their two goals
Seaborn Networks announces new IP & Ethernet Services for Brazil and U.S. market
Brazil frustrated by VAR during goalless draw with Venezuela
Tite refuses to blame VAR after Brazil booed off in Copa America stalemate
Copa America: VAR denies Brazil in Venezuela stalemate
Brazil retailer GPA launches e-commerce for wholesale deliveries
Brazil approves last study on release of 700 MHz band
Guitar Slinger BOBBY MESSANO Draws Deep From The Blues, Adds A Stiff Shot Of Rock And Comes Up With LEMONADE
Meet up with Betinvest at the Brazilian Gaming Congress
Kuwait- Brazil Draws negatively with Venezuela in 2019 Copa America
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazilian pensions' reform faces new challenges
How Richarlison has become Brazil's most influential figure since Everton transfer
Brazil draw with Venezuela in Copa America after disallowed goals
Philippe Coutinho drops transfer hint after starring for Brazil in Copa America
FIFA Women’s World Cup: Record-breaking Marta secures Brazil’s last-16 berth
Women's World Cup: Brazil forward Marta breaks men's and women's tournament goal record
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino denies Philippe Coutinho a late winner leaving Brazil frustrated
Ageless Authors Writing Contest Honors Dozen Top Texas Senior Writers
Brazil Senate overturns Bolsonaro's decree allowing arms for self defense
Brazil legend makes shock admission over Liverpool's Alisson and Ederson
Host Brazil jeered during scoreless draw with Venezuela
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Roberto Firmino's wife makes Liverpool statement after frustrating Brazil draw
Copa America: Brazil denied three goals and booed off in Venezuela draw
VAR denies Brazil
Brazil's Marta Sets WC Scoring Record, Team Moves on to WWC Round of 16
Fans fume after Brazil have THREE goals disallowed against Venezuela
Tite refuses to blame VAR after Brazil setback
WISH EXPANDS INTERN STUDENT HOUSING FOOTPRINT INTO CHINATOWN
Marta takes all-time scoring title as Brazil down Italy
VAR denies Brazil against Venezuela
Brazil justice minister says nothing to hide over leaked messages
Banco do Brasil's unsecured debt with Odebrecht at $1 bln -CEO
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Embattled Brazil minister assails authenticity of leaked texts in corruption probe
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Overcast
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:76°F (24°C)
Winds:ESE 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Tomorrow
Clear/Sunny
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:77°F (25°C)
Winds:S 7 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Saturday
Clear/Sunny
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:E 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:15.5
Sunday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:76°F (24°C)
Winds:ESE 12 MPH (20 KPH)
Precipitation:12.3
Monday
Light Rain Shower
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:0.9
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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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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Marta Makes History, Says her Record is for all Women “in What is Still a Male Sport”
  • Runway Renovation Will Restrict Flights at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio
  • Brazilian Baco Exu do Blues Wins Award in Cannes, Pipping Beyoncé and Jay-Z Film
  • Florianópolis Mayor Suspected of Being Part of a Criminal Organization
  • Embraer Defense Unit Launches First Military Jet after Boeing Deal
  • One of the Last Intact Zeppelin Hangars in the World is in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazilian Senate Passes Bill Overturning Bolsonaro’s Weapons Decree
  • For the First Time, a Brazilian University Does not Rank First in Latin America
  • Survey Indicates 97 Percent of Women Were Harassed in Public and Private Transport
  • Brazil Announces Incentives and Seeks New Investments in Ethanol Fuel
  • Brazil frustrated by VAR and Venezuela
  • VAR denies Brazil as Venezuela battle to draw
  • Brazilian model who accuses football star Neymar of raping her testifies to police a second time
  • World Cup: Super Falcons’ chances of qualifying reduce as Brazil take second slot
  • Brazil frustrated by VAR in Copa América draw with Venezuela
  • Brazil beat Italy to set up last-16 match against France or Germany
  • Brazil frustrated by VAR and booed off in Copa América draw with Venezuela
  • Equinor And Partners Fully Align Interests In Carcará Oil Discovery In Brazil
  • “INNOVATIVE LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE, BEAU MONDE TRAVELER, LAUNCHES AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL”
  • TIM Brasil brings fibre broadband services to Camacari
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Some U.S. Ethanol Makers Looking to Buy Brazilian Corn
  • Copa America 2019: Brazil held to a goalless draw by Venezuela as VAR cancels their two goals
  • Seaborn Networks announces new IP & Ethernet Services for Brazil and U.S. market
  • Brazil frustrated by VAR during goalless draw with Venezuela
  • Tite refuses to blame VAR after Brazil booed off in Copa America stalemate
  • Copa America: VAR denies Brazil in Venezuela stalemate
  • Brazil retailer GPA launches e-commerce for wholesale deliveries
  • Brazil approves last study on release of 700 MHz band
  • Guitar Slinger BOBBY MESSANO Draws Deep From The Blues, Adds A Stiff Shot Of Rock And Comes Up With LEMONADE
  • Meet up with Betinvest at the Brazilian Gaming Congress
  • Kuwait- Brazil Draws negatively with Venezuela in 2019 Copa America
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazilian pensions' reform faces new challenges
  • How Richarlison has become Brazil's most influential figure since Everton transfer
  • Brazil draw with Venezuela in Copa America after disallowed goals
  • Philippe Coutinho drops transfer hint after starring for Brazil in Copa America
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup: Record-breaking Marta secures Brazil’s last-16 berth
  • Women's World Cup: Brazil forward Marta breaks men's and women's tournament goal record
  • Liverpool's Roberto Firmino denies Philippe Coutinho a late winner leaving Brazil frustrated
  • Ageless Authors Writing Contest Honors Dozen Top Texas Senior Writers
  • Brazil Senate overturns Bolsonaro's decree allowing arms for self defense
  • Brazil legend makes shock admission over Liverpool's Alisson and Ederson
  • Host Brazil jeered during scoreless draw with Venezuela
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Roberto Firmino's wife makes Liverpool statement after frustrating Brazil draw
  • Copa America: Brazil denied three goals and booed off in Venezuela draw
  • VAR denies Brazil
  • Brazil's Marta Sets WC Scoring Record, Team Moves on to WWC Round of 16
  • Fans fume after Brazil have THREE goals disallowed against Venezuela
  • Tite refuses to blame VAR after Brazil setback
  • WISH EXPANDS INTERN STUDENT HOUSING FOOTPRINT INTO CHINATOWN
  • Marta takes all-time scoring title as Brazil down Italy
  • VAR denies Brazil against Venezuela
  • Brazil justice minister says nothing to hide over leaked messages
  • Banco do Brasil's unsecured debt with Odebrecht at $1 bln -CEO
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Embattled Brazil minister assails authenticity of leaked texts in corruption probe
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Current Weather & Forecast
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23°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
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