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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On August 25th, diplomat John S. Creamer took office as U.S. Consul General to Rio de Janeiro, replacing Dennis Hearne, who left Brazil in early August. Mr. Creamer is no stranger to Rio, having first visited the city in 1998, attended Carnival in 2002, and since returned a number of times for work.

The diplomat entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1986, and has served at the U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, South Africa, Haiti, Argentina and Colombia. In Washington, he has served as Senior Desk Officer for Brazil . . .

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