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Brazil reviewing immigration policy and is looking for “brains and human capital”

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 - 05:38 UTC
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Brazil is after “brains and human capital” and a special Strategic Actions Secretariat (SAE) which depends directly from the Executive is working on a strategy to attract selective quality immigration according Ricardo Paes de Barros head of SAE interviewed by the Miami Herald. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Brazil, you are going to be competing with countries that are much more successful economically and socially than you together with the fact that they encourage and make it easy to immigrate. And that doesn't even take into account the language hurdle with Brazil the only major country speaking Portuguese.

    To have only 7.3% of your population born overseas when you were in your great immigration period is telling when Australia currently has a figure almost double the US figure mentioned, at 25%, and had 250,000 more people arrive than leave during 2012.

    Indeed, currently it estimated that almost 50% of Australia's population is either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant.

    Brazil you will have to do something pretty amazing to attract long term permanent immigrants instead of short term workers.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 06:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    There's a whole continent called “Europe” just waiting for the word “GO”. I'm sure Brazil will get their share of brains.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    @2 Stevie

    You inability to even get my name right shows your paucity of intelligence.

    Why, pray tell, would most Europeans emigrate to Brazil?

    It doesn't have high growth.
    It doesn't have low crime rates.
    It is a developing country.
    It's largest cities are examples of the worst in urban planning.
    About 3% of the EU speaks or can understand Portuguese.
    About 51% of the EU speaks or understands English.

    But honesty dude, the proof is in the pudding. 0.3% of Brazil's 193 million population is foreign born whereas 27% of Australia's 23 million is.

    That's 6 million versus 0.6 million.

    TEN TIMES the difference!

    Europeans aren't waiting for a “GO” from Brazil, they are already moving to Australia and to New Zealand and Canada and the US. All of them are doing economically better than Brazil at the moment.

    I'm sure there are plenty of unemployed Portuguese that would probably move to Brazil as their first choice but I doubt it is first on many other nationalities lists.

    But please prove me wrong with more than.... sentiment, it's pathetic.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I never said where the Europeans are to go, but at this rate, they will fill up Austalia pretty fast. I repeat and don't you worry, Brazil will get their share of brains. Last man out turns the lights off...

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    “must love short working days, long siestas and love corruption more than anything.”

    ... hmm, Spanish and Italians it is then.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Having said all of the above, it's still a great place to live.

    Its got the 'frontier edginess' the sun and the sand, some of the most beautiful women in the world and a mass of international companies.

    Things 'happen' in Brasil,
    unlike the ossified timelessness of a Chiltern village.

    Winning my Permanent Residents' Visa was time very well spent.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia The problem with Australia is that it has no manufacturing industry.

    Apr 03rd, 2013 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    1. Anglotino, someone who is talking to Brazil as if it was a person already shows limited intellectual abilities. Let me explain some thing to you child. First of all, Brazil isn't trying to compete with any other country to bring foreign workers to Brazil. It is the European countries in crisis, specially Spain, which have asked Brazil to loosen up it's immigration policy. Funny how things were very different not so long ago, huh? Brazil doesn't have to anything amazing to attract foreign worker's, because they are already coming here. What does portuguese have to do with anything? China is the only country that speaks mandarin and tens of thousands of foreign worker's migrate there.

    3. Why would Europeans migrate to Brazil? Ask the tens of thousands or Europeans that are here. Maybe unemployment below Europes. Maybe better wages for college educated professionals. Maybe because it's a beautiful country that has the worlds attention. How are the beaches and the sunny weather in the UK? Better to be a developing country than one in the decline. Doesn't have high growth? I'm sure Europe is doing better, except it's negative growth. What really is pathetic is that somehow Latin America in general, and Brazil in particular make you feel insecure. This is a common syndrome when the hubris of a decadent empire is affected.

    Apr 05th, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    NYC is lousy with Brazilians! I wish they would go home they are rude, crude, loud and uncouth. They don't know how to behave outside of the jungle.

    Brazil has too much poverty and HUGE violent uneducated underclass until they fix that problem they'll never be considered a serious country.

    Apr 06th, 2013 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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