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Why do expats move to Brazil?

June 1, 2014

There are many different reasons why expats move to particular areas of the world, many of which are down to their personal circumstances, but we thought it would be interesting to learn what attracted expats who have actually moved to Brazil. We therefore introduced a thread to the forum entitled “I like living in Brazil [...]

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New Chilean government pushing for change

May 23, 2014

While Chile has enjoyed economic growth of around 5% per annum since the late 1980s it seems that new Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, is determined to overhaul some of the more outdated policies, services and taxes and drag Chile into the 21st-century. Initially Ms Bachelet, leader of the centre-left coalition government, announced plans to introduce [...]

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Is the Brazilian property boom leading to a real estate bubble?

May 15, 2014

When you consider that property prices in Rio have increased by 250% over the last six years, 200% in São Paulo with an array of similar situations up-and-down country, is the Brazilian property boom leading to a real estate bubble? Are we on the verge of a serious setback for the Brazilian property market or [...]

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Five simple tips to help you settle in Brazil

May 5, 2014

Whichever country in the world you are moving to there will be issues, there will be concerns and there will be an initial period of settling in. This is commonplace right across the expat sector although there are a number of simple tips to help you settle in Brazil. In many ways the first thing [...]

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Infrastructure spending falling in Brazil

May 5, 2014

A number of news reports of late have suggested that infrastructure spending, outside of the World Cup and the Olympic venues, is falling dramatically in Brazil. This is a government which has benefited from a very buoyant economy, ever greater overseas investment and an image which has improved dramatically. However, as we approach the start [...]

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Driving in Brazil

April 29, 2014

As the number of expats moving to Latin America continues to grow there are many issues which you need to be aware of. One such issue, according to one of our trusted forum members, is the subject of driving in Brazil which he sums up in one word, dangerous! It is very easy for expats [...]

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Powerful earthquake hits Mexico

April 18, 2014

It has been revealed today that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico with the central point close to the beach resort of Acapulco in the south-western state of Guerrero. While the earthquake is one of the largest to hit Mexico in recent times, so far there have been no reports of casualties and only minor [...]

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Cost of Rio 2016 Olympic Games rises again!

April 18, 2014

While the romance and the atmosphere of Brazil is there for all to see there is growing concern that the Brazilian government may not be able to deliver on time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We have already seen major concerns expressed about the World Cup, with some stadium not totally finished just weeks [...]

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Is the Migranteweb Digital working in Brazil?

April 18, 2014

Back in December 2013 the Brazilian authorities introduced a new electronic visa application process which is known as “Migranteweb Digital”. The simple idea was to bring the Brazilian immigration system up to date with the 21st-century and try and speed up the time taken to process visa applications. We will take a quick look at [...]

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Brazil gets ready for the World Cup

April 1, 2014

The Brazilian authorities have started a brutal clampdown on drug trafficking in some of the slums around Rio airport. It is being reported that security forces attended the region in a dawn raid and effectively took control of a prominent slum. This is the latest in a long-running campaign to “cleanse” Brazil ahead of the [...]

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Etiquette in Brazil

March 11, 2014

When moving to a new country it can be difficult to know what to do, when to do it and sometimes you can offend people without actually meaning to. It is therefore imperative that you learn etiquette in Brazil if you’re looking to make a new life in the country and you want to get [...]

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