Update: Oct 20th 2016:
The strike has officially ended however visa processing times at the Brazilian Consulate in Atlanta remain slower than normal this situation should return to normal in the next two to three weeks. All other consulates are back to regular visa processing time frames.
Brazil Visa Processing Update:
Individual staff members of Brazil´s Foreign Ministry are currently on strike, including some officers of Brazilian Consulates and Embassy in the United States. At this time, most consulates are not experencing visa processing delays.
Atlanta - Current processing time is 20 business days.
Chicago - Brazil visa processing is averaging 15-17 business days due to the strike. Additionally, they will be closed from Oct 31- Nov 2, as they are moving (same building, different floor). Please plan accordingly.