Consular Surge – Brazil
My husband is taking a break from processing visas in Nicaragua to process them in Brazil! He’s in Rio de Janeiro for two weeks, helping out with the “consular surge.” On January 19, President Obama issued an executive order which among other things, seeks to increase nonimmigrant visa processing capacity in China and Brazil by 40 percent over the coming year. The Order requires that 80 percent of nonimmigrant visa applicants are interviewed within 3 weeks of receipt of application. The goal, of course, is to increase tourism and capture more of the international travel market, which will boost the U.S. economy and create jobs.
He hasn’t been able to take many photos. So instead I wanted to post some work of an amazing Brazilian photojournalist, Daniel Marenco. He has covered a wide range of issues from soccer, politics, natural disasters, and documenting the beauty of his country. Check out his website here. Below are some of my favorites.