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    Brazilian Youth Symphony Orchestra Brings the House Down in Washington and New York

    Nearly 100 young musicians from the State of Sao Paulo Youth Symphony Orchestra made their U.S. debut in March, the first time a Brazilian orchestra has ever performed in Washington. Ambassador Ayalde was there to welcome them at their first stop at DC’s Kennedy Center, as part of the Iberian Suite: global arts remix festival.  

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    Remarks by President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

    "I’m looking forward to this meeting where we can discuss furthering the cooperation that we already have on a whole range of issues, including climate change, energy, educational exchanges, and science and technology." 

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    International Experts Discuss the Influence of Immigration in Museums

    The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo Public Affairs Officer Rakesh Surampudi spoke at the opening ceremony of the "International Seminar: Museum, Migration and Identities," which took place March 26-28 at the Museum of Immigration. 

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    New Photo Exhibit Dramatically Visualizes Shared Immigration History

    Today, the United States and Brazil represent the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, but we also share a common immigration heritage. Both countries welcomed millions of immigrants from around the world at the turn of the 20th century; and both Ellis Island in New York and the Hospedaria dos Imigrantes (Immigrants’ House) in Sao Paulo served as the first stop for many of them.  

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    Fact Sheet: The 2015 National Security Strategy

    The President’s new National Security Strategy provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests, universal values, and a rules-based international order through strong and sustainable American leadership.  

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