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News | March 6, 2020

Brazilian President to Visit U.S. Southern Command

By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs


WHAT: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will take part in a historic visit to U.S. Southern Command. The visit will include the signing of a bilateral agreement.

WHO: U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2020.

• Press equipment (Cameras, photography, laptops and tablets) arrival and set up 6-6:30 a.m. Press equipment entry closes promptly at 6:30 a.m. for security sweeps. No equipment will be allowed into the Media Room once security sweeps are completed.

• The arrival time for journalists bringing smaller equipment, such as cell phones, small audio recorders and notepads, is 8:30-9 a.m.

• President Bolsonaro’s visit will begin at 10 a.m. 

WHERE: Gate 2, SOUTHCOM headquarters, 9301 NW 33rd St., Doral, Fla. 33172 (the gate is the second entrance west of the Miami Herald building).

WHY: This is the first time a Brazilian President visits U.S. Southern Command. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command leaders to discuss the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the United States. During the visit, the U.S. and Brazil will sign a bilateral Agreement on Research Development, Test, and Evaluation Projects that will expand opportunities for both countries to collaborate and share information on the development of new defense capabilities.



Submit media RSVPs to or call 305-437-1205 | 305-586-3657. Provide names, affiliations, titles, and contact information no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020. RSVPs will be confirmed via email reply. For security reasons, journalists will be required to display their newsroom-issued credentials while covering this event.


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  • Preparations for U.S. Army combined paratrooper training with the Brazilian Army at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana