Brazil - 9.1-Political ViolenceBrazil - Political Violence
Strikes and demonstrations occur occasionally in urban areas and may cause temporary disruption to public transportation. Occasional port strikes also impact commerce.
In 2016, over three million people demonstrated to call for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and protest against corruption, among the largest public protests in Brazil’s history. At the same time, almost one million people demonstrated in support of the Rousseff administration. Non-violent pro- and anti-government demonstrations have occurred regularly over the past few years.
Although U.S. citizens have traditionally not been targeted during such events, U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Brazil are advised to take common-sense precautions and avoid any large gatherings or any other event where crowds have congregated to demonstrate or protest. For the latest U.S. State Department guidance on travel in Brazil, please consult Travel.Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices.
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