As those present in Vancouver, at the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America, could hear, there is a new system of Masonry appearing in Brazil and it seeks recognition. So far, there have been two recognized systems of Masonry in Brazil. One system consists of the Grand Orient of Brazil, and the other system consists of the individual state Grand Lodges in Brazil.
This new, third system, operating in Brazil consists of independent state Grand Orients, and one of them - “Grande Oriente Paulista” in Brazil, was a subject of discussion in front of the Commission on information for recognition.
As we leaned, at this time, the Commission has no evidence that the independent state Grand Orients meet the standards for recognition. As stated by the Commission, It may be that in the future, an agreement of mutual recognition among the several Grand Lodges in Brazil will resolve many of the questions concerning recognition in that country.