Brazil in AMERICA
TRAVEL AND ECONOMICS
Brazil has elected the relations with its neighbours as a
priority: «South America is our natural geographical sphere», said recently Celso Lafer,
the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
«The strategic factor to
be counted upon in the region is Mercosul, the most important integration
process among developing countries and the third biggest trade bloc, besides
European Union and NAFTA. Representing much more than a mere free trade zone,
the Southern Cone integration area is one of the guiding principles of the
Brazilian diplomacy. Mercosul will certainly play an important role in
the current negotiations for the formation of a proposed Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTAA). The FTAA will eventually emerge as a result of an overall
understanding between the United States and Mercosul (Celso Lager).
MERCOSUL / MERCOSUR
Brazil is trying to strengthen the
importance of Mercosul (Mercosur, in Spanish), an economic association including
Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina, with accords of free trade with
Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.
Brazil is also manoeuvring to extend the free trade platform between Mercosul and India and South Africa, taking advantage of its own privileged relations with those countries in the scope of the so-called G3.
See: Brazil in Asia: Japan, China, India
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ARGENTINE - BRAZIL
Brazilian Consulate in Buenos Aires
Consulado-Geral em Córdoba
Av. Ambrosio Olmos, 615 5000 - Córdoba – Argentina
Tel : (54351) 468-4700 (Chefe do Posto) Tel : (54351)
468-5919 / 469-5812 (549351) 507-5627
Fax : (54351) 468-5539
Paso de Los Librés
Vice-Consulado em Paso de los Librés
Vice Consulado del Brasil
Bartolome Mitre 918 Paso de los Libres - Corrientes
Tel/Fax: (54-3772) 425-444 / 441
Vice-Consulado Puerto Iguazu
Avenida Córdoba, 264 Cep: 3-370 -
Misiones Puerto Iguazú – Argentina
Tel.: (543757) 421-348
the argentinean tourism in brazil
Argentine and Brazil represent 65% of the global production of South America,
and are close allies in the region, as shown
by their role in Mercosul – the South America Trade Association, comprising
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay - or by the traditional tourist links
between the two countries.
Brazil is, for Argentineans, their natural travel extension. Buenos Aires is
nearer to Rio than many of Brazilian northward or interior cities as Manaus,
Recife or Fortaleza.
the recent Argentinean crisis has diminished the relative importance of
Argentineans in the Brazilian tourism. Most of the Brazilian southern tourism is
yet centred in Argentineans. Also symptomatically, most of the
Argentinean tourist flux is driven to the near border
Brazilians regions: Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Iguassu Falls. Or to Buzios,
Sao Paulo or Rio… Only a minor percentage of Argentineans travel (less than 20%)
covers more northward destinations.
Bahia and, mainly, the more northeast
coast of Brazil is yet largely undiscovered for most of the Argentinean
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USA and CANADA
EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES
Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
3009 Whitehaven St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Fax: (202) 238-2818
Jurisdiction: District of Columbia, States of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio,
Virginia, and West
Brazil in Canada
450 Wilbrod Street Ottawa - Ontario K1n 6m8,
Tel.: (1613) 237-1090 Tel.: (1613) 755-5181 Tel.: (1613) 755-5178 Tel.:
(1613) 755-5162 Tel.: (1613) 755-5175
Tel.: (1613) 755-5171/73 (Consulate Services) Tel.: (1613) 755-5176 (Culture)
Tel.: (1613) 755-5180 (Economics)
Tel.: (1613) 755-5178 (Politics) Tel.: (1613) 755-5174 Fax: (1613) 237-6144
Site of the Embassy
Brazilian Consulates in USA
See: Brazilian consulates in USA
Brazilian Consulate in Montreal
Brazilian Consulate in Toronto
See: Brazil: Visa, Passport, Vacination
Miami, New York and many main North-American airports.
International Cruises to Brazil
See: International Cruises to Brazil
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travelling to brazil
Around 600,000 North-Americans visit Brazil yearly. Brazilian tourism organisms
(Embratur, the New York EBT...) have targeted a much higher number for 2007: a
The relative geographic proximity, the
natural conditions offered by Brazil, and the dimensions of the two countries
(Brazil has a population of 186 millions people, and a territory extension
equivalent to the USA) will certainly allow a closer approach and a
stronger growth of bilateral travel in the near future.
Brazil is still largely unknown
in the United States. North-Americans largely choose the Mexico or the Caribbean
as their tropical destinations, and wrongly imagine Brazil as a country very
similar to other southern and central American countries, speaking Spanish,
somewhere near or beyond the Andes. The stereotypes and the frequently negative
and distorted appreciations are very common.
Symptomatically, the most popular
north-American Internet contents about Brazil are not at all flattering. Most of
the on-line searches involve sex issues, and programs and videos with
pornographic or sexual nature.
Accordingly, it's no wonder the sexual component as part of the North-American tourist
travelling to Brazil. The
sexual tourism is an undeniable fact that should not be minimized, though yet
rather restricted to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and with much smaller
dimensions than identical fluxes involving Thailand and some Asiatic countries.
Besides, on the official North-American
side, Brazil is frequently presented as a risky travel country, where the
American tourists should take extreme precautions. The Bureau of Consular Affair
in Washington, through its Consular Information Sheet, is a major vehicle of such
The risks shouldn’t be denied, and the information defending North-American citizens is justifiable. Major Brazilian
cities present real dangers, in some areas. Tourists shouldn’t carry on
personal belongings susceptible of attracting the wrong attentions, or use some
public transports, or use the ATM’s machines incautiously.
But one shouldn’t exaggerate the dangers either. Some zones of New York are also dangerous, and that doesn't legitimate campaigning inflated warnings, resulting in tourists non-travelling to NY.
Brazilian tourist crime is essentially pick pocketing and bag snatching, and doesn’t affect Brazil as a whole. With some basic precautions, and behaving and looking like a Brazilian,
the risk the foreign travel incurs is very low, even in the most unsafe places. See:
Crime and travelling unsafety in Brazil
To generalize in matters as the security
of tourists in Brazil is particularly incorrect in a country of such a dimension and diverse regional situations. We shouldn’t also forget that unlike what happened in many others South-American countries, there isn’t anything as an Anti-American feeling in Brazil. On the contrary, Brazilians are extremely warm and open to North-Americans, as to other people. It’s part of their philosophy of life and
As to the tourist offer, Brazil isn’t only Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, the Carnival and the soccer, as North-Americans
stereotypes postulate. Brazil has - without any favour or publicist tonic -
unique travel features at a world scale. In the wider tropical beach coast of
the world (the Brazilian Northeast) there are beaches for all tastes, with 300
sunny days per year. Brazil offers unique tourist destinations: in the Amazon,
in the Pantanal, in tiny islands as Fernando Noronha, in Iguassu, in Bahia, in
the South at places as Florianopolis.
And we shouldn’t also forget that Brazil isn’t located in the Andes, or near the Andes. Or that the spoken language is not Spanish. And that the insecurity issues, though undeniable, are very circumscribed to the bigger cities, and that with some basic precautions Brazil is a safe country for
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IN THE USA
Brazilian Consulate General in
AMERICAN COUNTRIES: EMBASSIES AND
The Stattler Building
20 Park Plaza, suite 810
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 542-4000
Fax: (617) 542-4318
Brazilian Consulate in Boston
Jurisdiction: States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and
Brazilian Consulate General in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-0244/464-0245
Fax: (312) 464-0299
Jurisdiction: States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Brazilian Consulate General in Houston
Park Tower North
1233 West Loop South, Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77027
Phones: (713) 961-3063/961-3064/961-3065
Fax: (713) 961-3070
Brazilian Consulate in Houston
Jurisdiction: States of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, and Texas.
Brazilian Consulate General in Los Angeles
8484 Wilshire Blvd., suites 711/730
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 651-2664
Fax: (323) 651-1274
Brazilian Consulate in Los Angeles
Jurisdiction: States of Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and in the State of California, the counties of
Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San
Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Brazilian Consulate General in Miami
2601 S. Bayshore Drive, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33133
Phone: (305) 285-6200
Fax: (305) 285-6229
Fax on demand for information and forms: (305) 285-6259
Brazilian Consulate in Miami
Jurisdiction: States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee. Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Brazilian Consulate General in New York
1185 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), 21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (917) 777-7777
Fax: (212) 827-0225
Brazilian Consulate in New York
Jurisdiction: States of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania and the Bermuda Islands.
Brazilian Consulate General in San Francisco
300 Montgomery Street, suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Phone: (415) 981-8170
Fax: (415) 981-3628
Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco
Jurisdiction: States of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and in the State of
California, the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa,
Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake,
Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa,
Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benedito, San Francisco, San Joaquin,
San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskyou, Solano, Sonoma,
Stanislau, Sutter,Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolunme, Yolo,and Yuma.
Argentineans and North-American tourists lead the American travel to Brazil. But Brazil is attracting more and more other
The warmth of Brazilian people, the exoticism of a cuisine such as the Bahian, the way music is lived in Rio de Janeiro and in the Northeast, the many natural eco-beach paradises with 360 sunny days a year, the Amazon, the Pantanal and other major brazilian destinations have attracted around 5,5 million foreign tourists last year,
and more than a half are Americans.
Brazilian embassies: official addresses and correlated elements
See the site below. The site is in Portuguese, but it is easy to locate your country and consulates in the showed ordered list, and get the addresses you are looking for...
Brazilian consulates: official addresses and correlated elements
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