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Demonstration Alert: Brazil, Sometimes-Violent Protests at Carrefour Grocery Stores

Location: Carrefour grocery stores throughout Brazil 


Event: Demonstrations against the Carrefour grocery store chain have been reported throughout Brazil after a man was killed by security guards at a Carrefour in southern Brazil.  Some of these demonstrations have become violent.   

U.S. government personnel at several posts throughout Brazil have been advised to avoid Carrefour locations. 


Actions to Take: Avoid Carrefour locations while protests are ongoing.  Monitor local media for updates.  Avoid demonstrations.   


United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:    


U.S. Embassy Brasilia  
SES - Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03  
Brasília, DF - 70403-900  
Phone: (61) 3312-7000  
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400  
E-mail: BrasiliaACS@state.gov   


Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte   


Avenida do Contorno, 4520 / 2nd floor – Funcionários   

Belo Horizonte, MG – 30110-028   

Telephone: +55 (31) 3338-4000    

E-mail:  BrasiliaACS@state.gov   


U.S. Consulate General Recife  
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163 Bairro Boa Vista   

Recife, PE - 50.070-060  
Phone: (81) 3416-3050  
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 

Email: RecifeACS@state.gov   
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro  
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo   
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020   
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia  
Phone: (21) 3823-2000  
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029  
Email:  ACSRio@state.gov  

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo  
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,  
Chácara Santo Antonio,  
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110  
Phone: (11) 3250-5000  
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373  


U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre   

Avenida Assis Brasil, 1889 Passo d’Areia   

Porto Alegre, RS - 91350-110   

Phone: 51-3345-6000   

After-Hours Emergencies: 51-3345-6000   

Email:  PortoalegreACS@state.gov    


For further information:   

 ·         State Department – Consular Affairs  
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444   

 ·         Brazil Country Specific Information   

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