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Brazil’s Tite says first-night nerves caused 1-1 draw
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Brazil sees sharp increase in levels of obesity
Ooni of Ife gets Brazilian city’s highest honour
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Singer Stephanie Fleming Breaks Barriers for Christian Music
Brazil, India corporate debt most vulnerable to rate hikes -McKinsey
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
BRAZIL: Ibovespa Falls To Lowest Point Of The Year On External Scene
BRAZIL: DI Rates End Lower As Investors Await Monetary Policy Decision
Brazil’s Tite blames ref for Swiss draw
Star misses Brazil World Cup training
BRAZIL: Economists Trim 12-month Inflation Forecast To 4.39%
BRAZIL: DI Rates Open Lower While Investors Wait Monetary Policy Decision
Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use in its opener
BRAZIL: Economists Cut 2018 GDP Growth Estimate To 1.76%
ZAGG Network pitches way to BEF 2018; becomes Silver Sponsor
Brazil questions VAR procedures after 'clear errors by referee' in Swiss match
Brazil questions VAR after 'clear errors by referee' in Swiss match
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Namibians closer to playing in Brazil
Neymar is 'working hard' to get his foot back to full fitness as Brazil train ahead of Costa Rica
Brazil coach Tite needs to discipline his star man if they’re to win the World Cup
Opening draw puts Brazil in odd spot
Brazilian Media Expresses Frustration over Brazil-Switzerland Match Result
Exclusive - Anglo American wins permits to explore for copper in north Brazil
Brazil draw vs. Switzerland no cause for concern as World Cup fires up
MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
Rubens Menin of Brazil named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018
Chevron Names Brazil Chief To Lead Venezuela Operations After Arrests
NFF Confident Eagles Will Reach Last 16 : Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina Yet To Win
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil ask FIFA for answers over use of VAR in World Cup draw with Switzerland
World Cup 2018: Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use
Mexico stun Germany as Brazil are held
Neymar misses Brazil training
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: Wasteful Brazil held by Switzerland
Switzerland Holds Brazil to a 1-1 Draw at World Cup
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Opportunities by Key Players, Regional Segmentation & Forecasts 2018 – 2021
Brazilian Soybean Prices Rise Amid Renewed Demand and Transportation Hurdles
Neymar hobbled by Swiss as Brazil stumble at World Cup
Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.31%
Brazil Central Bank Said to See Swap Volume as Unsustainable
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Walmart Sells Majority of Brazil Unit
Today
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
10 Things to See in Rio & Brazil
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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
  • Opinion: Milking Brazil’s Most Sacred Cow
  • Five Places to Watch the 2018 World Cup this Weekend in Rio
  • Firearms Responsible for 71 Percent of Homicides in Brazil
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Brazil to Play First 2018 FIFA World Cup Match on Sunday
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Beatrice Mason Sings Nick Drake at Blue Note Rio this Thursday
  • Switzerland Holds Brazil to 1×1 Draw in World Cup
  • More than 60 Percent of Young Brazilians Want to Live Abroad
  • Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by Swiss in slow start for Brazil
  • Neymar: My goal is for Brazil to win World Cup, not to be best player
  • Germany, Argentina, Spain and Brazil learn World Cup won't be easy
  • Brazil’s Tite says first-night nerves caused 1-1 draw
  • Brazilian farmers paid to ‘produce’ water
  • Brazil sees sharp increase in levels of obesity
  • Ooni of Ife gets Brazilian city’s highest honour
  • Brazil, India corporate debt most vulnerable to rate...
  • Singer Stephanie Fleming Breaks Barriers for Christian Music
  • Brazil, India corporate debt most vulnerable to rate hikes -McKinsey
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • BRAZIL: Ibovespa Falls To Lowest Point Of The Year On External Scene
  • BRAZIL: DI Rates End Lower As Investors Await Monetary Policy Decision
  • Brazil’s Tite blames ref for Swiss draw
  • Star misses Brazil World Cup training
  • BRAZIL: Economists Trim 12-month Inflation Forecast To 4.39%
  • BRAZIL: DI Rates Open Lower While Investors Wait Monetary Policy Decision
  • Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use in its opener
  • BRAZIL: Economists Cut 2018 GDP Growth Estimate To 1.76%
  • ZAGG Network pitches way to BEF 2018; becomes Silver Sponsor
  • Brazil questions VAR procedures after 'clear errors by referee' in Swiss match
  • Brazil questions VAR after 'clear errors by referee' in Swiss match
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Namibians closer to playing in Brazil
  • Neymar is 'working hard' to get his foot back to full fitness as Brazil train ahead of Costa Rica
  • Brazil coach Tite needs to discipline his star man if they’re to win the World Cup
  • Opening draw puts Brazil in odd spot
  • Brazilian Media Expresses Frustration over Brazil-Switzerland Match Result
  • Exclusive - Anglo American wins permits to explore for copper in north Brazil
  • Brazil draw vs. Switzerland no cause for concern as World Cup fires up
  • MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
  • Rubens Menin of Brazil named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018
  • Chevron Names Brazil Chief To Lead Venezuela Operations After Arrests
  • NFF Confident Eagles Will Reach Last 16 : Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina Yet To Win
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil ask FIFA for answers over use of VAR in World Cup draw with Switzerland
  • World Cup 2018: Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use
  • Mexico stun Germany as Brazil are held
  • Neymar misses Brazil training
  • 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: Wasteful Brazil held by Switzerland
  • Switzerland Holds Brazil to a 1-1 Draw at World Cup
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Opportunities by Key Players, Regional Segmentation & Forecasts 2018 – 2021
  • Brazilian Soybean Prices Rise Amid Renewed Demand and Transportation Hurdles
  • Neymar hobbled by Swiss as Brazil stumble at World Cup
  • Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.31%
  • Brazil Central Bank Said to See Swap Volume as Unsustainable
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Walmart Sells Majority of Brazil Unit
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Current Weather & Forecast
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23°C
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Videos
  • 10 Things to See in Rio & Brazil
  • Brazil is Calling you...
  • Brazil Tourism 2014 (HD)
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Brazilian Reals
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