Guide to Brazil

Brazil, a country of few immigrants

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At the beginning of the year, the Jair Bolsonaro administration announced that Brazil was pulling out of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration, signed by 164 countries in December of last year. The move was a campaign promise — and in line with what Brazilians think about immigration. A recent Datafolha poll shows that 67 percent of voters believe the country should have stricter immigration laws. Until very recently, immigrants were a complete non-issue in the political debate, but that changed when neighbors Venezuela fell into a downward spiral, causing millions to flee that country.

But despite the government’s...

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