Embassy of Brazil, Washington, D.C.
|Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC|
|Address||3006 Massachusetts Avenue, NW|
The United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence and the nation's first legation was thus established in Washington. It was founded January 1, 1824 when José Silvestre Rebello presented his credentials to President James Monroe. In 1905 the legation was raised to a full embassy.
The embassy had several homes in the district until in 1934 it purchased McCormick House, a large manor on Massachusetts Avenue, just down the street from the new British Embassy. The Brazilians were the second nation to have an embassy on what is today Embassy Row. The manor today remains the ambassadorial residence. In 1971 a new chancery was constructed next door. The very modern structure was designed by Brazilian architect Olavo Redig de Campos. An extensive renovation of the Chancery of the Embassy ended in 2011.
The Embassy ceased to have consular responsibilities since the creation, in 2008, of the Consulate-General of Brazil in Washington, DC, located at 1030 15th Street NW.
Brazilian Consulates in the United States
Brazil has established ten Consulate Generals in the United States. Each Consulate has its jurisdiction, which covers different areas of the country. The existing Consulates are:
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Boston
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Hartford, Connecticut
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Miami
- The Consulate General of Brazil in New York
- The Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Houston
- The Consulate General of Brazil in Washington, DC
- Brazilian Ambassador to the United States
- Brazilian diplomatic missions
- Brazil – United States relations
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