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  • Christ the Redeemer Monument Honors the U.S. Independence Day
    Christ the Redeemer Monument Honors the U.S. Independence Day

    In celebration of July 4, Day of Independence of the United States, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro once again lit the Christ the Redeemer monument, one of the most famous landmarks in the world, with the colors of the American flag. The tribute that marked the celebration of the 239th. U.S. Independence Anniversary, was attended by the new U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, James Story, and his wife, Susan Story, on Tuesday, 07 July. 

  • Newly arrived Consul General James Story and his wife Susan Story.
    U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Celebrates the 239th Anniversary of the U.S. Independence

    The new U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. James Story, and his wife Susan Story, along with the Consular Section Chief, Michael Yoder, received nearly 300 guests on the sunny afternoon of June 30, to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. 

  • U.S. Consular Chief Michael Yoder
    The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Celebrates 12 years of the Fulbright U.S. Studies Distinguished Chair

    The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) hosted a special event to celebrate the 12th anniversary and conclusion of the Fulbright Distinguished U.S. Studies Chair at this institution, the first program of its kind in Latin America. U.S. Consulate General and EducationUSA representatives, and thirty PUC-Rio graduate students and academics, including Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Prof. José Ricardo Bergmann, and the Special Advisor to the President, Prof. Danilo Marcondes participated in the event. 

  • Bryan Tanaka. Photo by Beto Vilela
    Renowned U.S. Hip Hop Choreographer and Dancer, Bryan Tanaka, at Rio H2K

    The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro brought a renowned U.S. hip hop choreographer, dancer and dance instructor, Bryan Tanaka, to interact with Brazilian and international dancers at Rio de Janeiro Hip Hop Kemp (Rio H2K), the largest international street dance festival in Brazil. Bryan Tanaka, who is famous for having choreographed and danced with music stars including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and Madonna, is one of the most sought after hip hop dance professionals in the world. 

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