Sections & Offices
Political & Economic Affairs Section
The Political Section is responsible for analysis and reporting to the United States Government on the official positions of the Brazilian Government on international political matters as well as on political developments in Brazil as they unfold, such as elections, significant pending legislation, etc. Additionally, the Political Section compiles information for the State Department's annual reports on human rights, religious freedom and trafficking in persons.
Together with the Public Affairs Section, the Political Section works with the Brazilian Government, other U.S. Government agencies, and the U.S. and Brazilian private sectors and civil society to implement the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality and the U.S.-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding for the Advancement of Women.
The Economic Section, works with other United States government agencies including the U.S. Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, Treasury Department, USAID, Federal Aviation Authority, and others, as well as with our consulates in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Recife to seek opportunities to deepen investment and trade ties with Brazil bilaterally in order to increase business opportunities, job growth, and economic development. We are building partnerships with Brazil to promote global economic and social inclusion goals, including addressing the global financial crisis, food security issues, trade liberalization/cooperation, and economic development cooperation.