Information, Products and Services for Expats in São Paulo, Brazil

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Germany Rejects Argentina’s Claim on Falklands Recognition
Honduran Abortion Rights Activists Vow to Fight on After Setback
Oil Flow Halted at Colombia Pipeline Near Venezuela Border Following Attack
Brazil’s Fiocruz Begins Distributing 2 Million India-made AstraZeneca Shots
Latin America’s Foreign Trade Drops to 12-Year Low: UN Agency
Venezuela´s Maduro Stresses Supreme Court’s Role in Face of Foreign Aggressions
Chile Sees Nearly 5,000 Daily Cases of COVID-19, Highest Figure Since June Peak
South African Variant of Covid Detected in Cuba
Coronavirus live news: France death toll surpasses 72,000; Brazil variant found in Germany
In Brazil's Manaus, young people step up as Covid bites
Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus
Huawei hires former Brazilian president to advise on 5G
Baile Funk Hit Becomes Anthem of Brazil’s Vaccination Drive
EXCLUSIVE-Banco do Brasil resumes sale process of asset management unit BB DTVM -sources
Brazilian appliance retailer Casa & Video files for IPO
4 million Covid doses flown to Brazil, Morocco
The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with 100 Steps: IntelliBoard Announces Partnership in China
Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern
Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern
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Project 2021, part 6: High Point family from Brazil reimagines the American Dream amid the pandemic
Exclusive: Brazil's Vale, state government US$2 billion apart on disaster settlement, source says
Brazil approves new batch of 4.8 million CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines
Brazil President thanks India for 'Sanjeevni Booti' against Covid
Brazil President thanks India for 'Sanjeevni Booti' against Covid; PM Modi says will continue to partner on healthcare
Brazil reaches out to Biden amid ethanol trade spat
Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
Brazilian Prez Bolsonaro invokes Ramayana, thanks India for Covid-19 vaccine supply
Brazil Prez invokes Ramayana, thanks India for vaccine supply
'Honoured to have great partner': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for Covid vaccine
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for corona vaccines. Shares image of this Indian god
TIM Brasil to sponsor Brazilian Olympic Committee
Safety Vision Provides Advanced Surveillance Solutions in Brazil
PM Modi is ‘honoured’ after Brazil thanks India for 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine
'Dhanyawad Bharat', says Brazil President to India
Mexico-based Brazilian steakhouse to open in north SA next week
Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
Brazillian BDS activists to teach on antisemitism at World Social Forum
Wolves sign Brazil striker Jose on loan from Real Sociedad
Turkey suspends flights from Brazil due to COVID-19 variant
Serum's Covishield flies from Mumbai to Brazil and Morocco
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Football: Wolves sign Brazil striker Jose on loan from Real Sociedad
Brazil's Fiocruz begins distributing 2 mln India-made AstraZeneca shots
A Brazilian city thought it had herd immunity. It was wrong
Brazil indigenous leaders sue Bolsonaro for 'crimes against humanity'
Brazilian Ambassador calls for stronger Indo-Brazilian ties
TGTE Congratulates and Thank Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for Building Mullivaikal Memorial
Modi assures Brazil Prez of strengthening ties in healthcare sector (Ld)
Bolsonaro Facing Charges in ICC Following Accusations of 'Ecocide' By Brazil's Indigenous Activists
Live COVID-19 updates: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 215,000
Brazil begins roll-out of 2 million COVID vaccines amid protests
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
In ‘dire’ plea, Brazil’s Amazonas state appeals for global COVID assistance
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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 Blackstone-Backed Patria Eyes Expansion in Latam, Asia
  • Brazil’s Vale, State Government US$2 Billion Apart on Disaster Settlement, Source Says
  • Germany Rejects Argentina’s Claim on Falklands Recognition
  • Honduran Abortion Rights Activists Vow to Fight on After Setback
  • Oil Flow Halted at Colombia Pipeline Near Venezuela Border Following Attack
  • Brazil’s Fiocruz Begins Distributing 2 Million India-made AstraZeneca Shots
  • Latin America’s Foreign Trade Drops to 12-Year Low: UN Agency
  • Venezuela´s Maduro Stresses Supreme Court’s Role in Face of Foreign Aggressions
  • Chile Sees Nearly 5,000 Daily Cases of COVID-19, Highest Figure Since June Peak
  • South African Variant of Covid Detected in Cuba
  • Coronavirus live news: France death toll surpasses 72,000; Brazil variant found in Germany
  • In Brazil's Manaus, young people step up as Covid bites
  • Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus
  • Huawei hires former Brazilian president to advise on 5G
  • Baile Funk Hit Becomes Anthem of Brazil’s Vaccination Drive
  • EXCLUSIVE-Banco do Brasil resumes sale process of asset management unit BB DTVM -sources
  • Brazilian appliance retailer Casa & Video files for IPO
  • 4 million Covid doses flown to Brazil, Morocco
  • The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with 100 Steps: IntelliBoard Announces Partnership in China
  • Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern
  • Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • COVID-19: India made vaccines arrive in Brazil
  • Project 2021, part 6: High Point family from Brazil reimagines the American Dream amid the pandemic
  • Exclusive: Brazil's Vale, state government US$2 billion apart on disaster settlement, source says
  • Brazil approves new batch of 4.8 million CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines
  • Brazil President thanks India for 'Sanjeevni Booti' against Covid
  • Brazil President thanks India for 'Sanjeevni Booti' against Covid; PM Modi says will continue to partner on healthcare
  • Brazil reaches out to Biden amid ethanol trade spat
  • Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
  • Brazilian Prez Bolsonaro invokes Ramayana, thanks India for Covid-19 vaccine supply
  • Brazil Prez invokes Ramayana, thanks India for vaccine supply
  • 'Honoured to have great partner': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for Covid vaccine
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for corona vaccines. Shares image of this Indian god
  • TIM Brasil to sponsor Brazilian Olympic Committee
  • Safety Vision Provides Advanced Surveillance Solutions in Brazil
  • PM Modi is ‘honoured’ after Brazil thanks India for 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine
  • 'Dhanyawad Bharat', says Brazil President to India
  • Mexico-based Brazilian steakhouse to open in north SA next week
  • Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
  • Brazillian BDS activists to teach on antisemitism at World Social Forum
  • Wolves sign Brazil striker Jose on loan from Real Sociedad
  • Turkey suspends flights from Brazil due to COVID-19 variant
  • Serum's Covishield flies from Mumbai to Brazil and Morocco
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Football: Wolves sign Brazil striker Jose on loan from Real Sociedad
  • Brazil's Fiocruz begins distributing 2 mln India-made AstraZeneca shots
  • A Brazilian city thought it had herd immunity. It was wrong
  • Brazil indigenous leaders sue Bolsonaro for 'crimes against humanity'
  • Brazilian Ambassador calls for stronger Indo-Brazilian ties
  • TGTE Congratulates and Thank Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for Building Mullivaikal Memorial
  • Modi assures Brazil Prez of strengthening ties in healthcare sector (Ld)
  • Bolsonaro Facing Charges in ICC Following Accusations of 'Ecocide' By Brazil's Indigenous Activists
  • Live COVID-19 updates: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 215,000
  • Brazil begins roll-out of 2 million COVID vaccines amid protests
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  • In ‘dire’ plea, Brazil’s Amazonas state appeals for global COVID assistance
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