In 1808 the United States became the first nation to establish a consulate in Brazil, full diplomatic relations followed in 1824. Since World War II, the U.S. has been Brazil’s top trading partner and foreign investor. As the two largest democracies and economies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil have a partnership that is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity, promote international peace and security and respect for human rights, and strengthen defense and security cooperation.
The United States and Brazil have a long history of deepening people-to-people ties through exchanges in education, energy, health, agriculture, science and technology, and innovation. Education cooperation continues to thrive with numerous initiatives for youth, educators, and professionals. The two nations also collaborate in weather monitoring, metrology and standards, environmental impact monitoring, an extensive range of public health efforts, and Brazil is home to the U.S. National Institute of Health’s (NIH) largest research portfolio in Latin America.
The United States and Brazil are working together on key global, multilateral, and regional issues. The United States and Brazil are also advancing human rights issues in bilateral and multilateral fora. The United States and Brazil are both committed to strengthening the multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance to preserve the benefits of an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable internet. The United States and Brazil are strengthening cooperation on defense issues, including research and development, technology security, and the acquisition and development of products and services. These agreements promote joint exercises and facilitate the sharing of sophisticated capabilities and technologies and improve coordination with the private sector and facilitate trade in the defense industry. The U.S. embassy is in Brasilia. There are also U.S. Consulate Generals in Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Porto Alegre. There is also an American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte. For more information on our relationship with Brazil, please click here.
Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.