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By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the United States Embassy in Brazil, 115,269 Brazilians obtained visas to travel to the U.S. in March alone, a 62 percent increase from the same month last year. From January to March of this year, 296,637 visas have been processed in Brazil, an increase of 56 percent.

Rio de Janeiro recorded the highest percentage increase in the number of visas granted: a 103 percent with the issuance of 34,379 visas.

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