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Brazil’s Market Expects Higher Inflation, Lower GDP Growth for 2018
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Opinion: Brazil’s Campaign Financing Rules
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Brazil’s Commercial Real Estate Prices Stable in First Half of 2018
Modern-Day Brazilian Pirates Try to Smuggle Drugs from Santos
Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Lindsay Anderson’s ‘if…’ to be Shown at Rio’s Instituto Moreira Salles
Rio de Janeiro Sees Thefts Decline, but Homicides Increase
Lula Supporters Demand His Freedom, Candidacy in Brazil
Brazilian cops drop 'masculinity' requirement
A Brazilian animation about drag queens is singled out, criticized on moral grounds
Brazil's state-run utility Eletrobras 2nd-qtr profit soars
Brazil’s Leading Food Retailer Goes Cage-Free
Unlikely and unlikable, Jair Bolsonaro could lead Brazil
Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa to seek merger or sale - filing
Brazil’s Ronaldo Discharged from Hospital after 4-Day Pneumonia Treatment
Thousands Arrive in Brazilian Capital to Support Lula’s Candidacy
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Ruralists in Brazilian congress put nation’s protected areas at risk
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Brazilian company to launch patented vinasse transportation tank
Cop linked to Brazilian miner’s killing refuses to take part in ID parade
Supporters of Lula march on Brasilia to converge at the Supreme Electoral Court
Brazil: Bolsonaro threatens to quit Paris climate deal
KBC Registration 2018 - Kaun Banega Crorepati 2018 KBC Helpline Number
There Is a Right-Wing Coup Underway in Brazil, but Justice will prevail
Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobras 2018 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
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Iran, Brazil Vow to Broaden Mutual Cooperation
Analogue switch-off postponed in Brazil's Rio Branco, Campo Grande and Boa Vista
Brazil's Itau bank to appeal suspension of favorable tax ruling
Brazilian miner was shot behind his head by policeman
Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system -report
Potential iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) Trade Targets 5.93% Return
Ronaldo shows off family portrait at his mother’s restaurant in Brazil
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Post-mortem examination reveals Brazilian miner was shot to back of head
Brazil's economy contracts by 1 percent
Omega buys into Brazil sun
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Brazil June economic activity surges after record slide on trucker strike
Brazil's leftists march to support Lula's candidacy
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Autopsy shows Brazilian miner was shot in the back of his head
Neymar’s son jumps out on Brazilian star in Father’s Day surprise
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Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Backers of Brazil's Lula rally on filing day for candidacy
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Monday
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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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Current News in Brazil
  • Brazil’s Market Expects Higher Inflation, Lower GDP Growth for 2018
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Opinion: Brazil’s Campaign Financing Rules
  • Where to Find Five of the Best Feijoadas in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil’s Commercial Real Estate Prices Stable in First Half of 2018
  • Modern-Day Brazilian Pirates Try to Smuggle Drugs from Santos
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Lindsay Anderson’s ‘if…’ to be Shown at Rio’s Instituto Moreira Salles
  • Rio de Janeiro Sees Thefts Decline, but Homicides Increase
  • Lula Supporters Demand His Freedom, Candidacy in Brazil
  • Brazilian cops drop 'masculinity' requirement
  • A Brazilian animation about drag queens is singled out, criticized on moral grounds
  • Brazil's state-run utility Eletrobras 2nd-qtr profit soars
  • Brazil’s Leading Food Retailer Goes Cage-Free
  • Unlikely and unlikable, Jair Bolsonaro could lead Brazil
  • Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa to seek merger or sale - filing
  • Brazil’s Ronaldo Discharged from Hospital after 4-Day Pneumonia Treatment
  • Thousands Arrive in Brazilian Capital to Support Lula’s Candidacy
  • HealthTech Healx raise $10m to accelerate drug discovery, prior to speaking at Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases Conference
  • Agri-services firm Origin in €40m Brazilian deal
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Lula's party launches all-out push for his Brazil...
  • Internacional Beats Fluminense, Stays in 3rd Place in Brazilian League
  • Ruralists in Brazilian congress put nation’s protected areas at risk
  • Companies in Mexico and Brazil with dollar debt exposure
  • Brazilian company to launch patented vinasse transportation tank
  • Cop linked to Brazilian miner’s killing refuses to take part in ID parade
  • Supporters of Lula march on Brasilia to converge at the Supreme Electoral Court
  • Brazil: Bolsonaro threatens to quit Paris climate deal
  • KBC Registration 2018 - Kaun Banega Crorepati 2018 KBC Helpline Number
  • There Is a Right-Wing Coup Underway in Brazil, but Justice will prevail
  • Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobras 2018 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Iran, Brazil Vow to Broaden Mutual Cooperation
  • Analogue switch-off postponed in Brazil's Rio Branco, Campo Grande and Boa Vista
  • Brazil's Itau bank to appeal suspension of favorable tax ruling
  • Brazilian miner was shot behind his head by policeman
  • Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system -report
  • Potential iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) Trade Targets 5.93% Return
  • Ronaldo shows off family portrait at his mother’s restaurant in Brazil
  • New Artwork Arrivals From Abstract Art Master 08/18
  • Post-mortem examination reveals Brazilian miner was shot to back of head
  • Brazil's economy contracts by 1 percent
  • Omega buys into Brazil sun
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil June economic activity surges after record slide on trucker strike
  • Brazil's leftists march to support Lula's candidacy
  • Brazil's Lula to register as presidential candidate from jail
  • Brazil's Lula to register as presidential candidate...
  • Ex-President Lula of Brazil set to register as presidential candidate from jail
  • Yahsat starts testing residential broadband service in Brazil
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  • Autopsy shows Brazilian miner was shot in the back of his head
  • Neymar’s son jumps out on Brazilian star in Father’s Day surprise
  • The ‘Brazilian Trump’ Leading The Presidential Race Wants To Leave The Paris Climate Accord
  • Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Backers of Brazil's Lula rally on filing day for candidacy
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