Guide to Brazil

‘Jeitinho brasileiro’, or the Brazilian way

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Photo: MGov

If you’re at all familiar with Brazil, then you’ve probably heard about the “jeitinho brasileiro” – or the Brazilian way. This expression refers to our informal way of handling problems. And though this motto is by no means exclusive to Brazil, it has indeed become a defining aspect of the quintessential Brazilian life.

In essence, the Brazilian way refers to how Brazilians – of any origin – make all relationships personal ones, in order to create a particular set of rules for themselves, breaking with the social (or even legal) conventions that should apply to everyone.

However, this isn’t always negative....

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