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Can anyone tell me about the lifestyle in Brazil?

I’m looking for somewhere to move to after I graduate college with a business/finance degree and I was thinking about South America, particularly Brazil. Now I know Brazil has about a 50% Black/Mulatto population, but that doesn’t really bother me since where I’m from it’s around 60% Black (St. Louis, Missouri). From what I’ve studied it seems like the Southernmost three states in Brazil are mostly all White of Italian/German/Spanish origin and that it’s really a beautiful area, an ideal location. So I have some questions about Brazil… Does Brazil have affirmative action or any type of anti-White policies? Does Brazil have welfare and all the other social incentives that are for non-Whites (which of course Whites pay for)? Can someone (like myself) get a good job in the financial industry? I’m looking into investment banking and I might work in the USA for a couple years before I plan to move. I think Sao Paulo might be a good area, since it’s the financial capital of Brazil, I’ve also heard that there are a lot of German companies headquartered there and I can speak German fairly well. Is property cheap? Are the White communities down there safe? I’ve heard that the cops are very corrupt so I was wondering about this. Also are taxes low for the middle/upper middle class compared to USA/Europe? I guess my last question is if Portuguese is an easy language to learn? I’ve heard that it’s just as easy as Spanish. Is the Brazilian Portuguese the same throughout the country (no major dialects)? Do any of the German-Brazilians still speak German? Thanks guys . Also, Confederados are .

Asked By: - 7/23/2013
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Hello, I am an American, born and raised in St. Louis, Mo - actually Maryland Heights. I moved to Brazil in November 2011, so I've been here about 18 months now... More
Answered By: Kytha - 7/24/2013
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We do not distinct black and white here, well, when we are trying to enter college there's a quota (don't know if it's right, sorry) for black and indigenous. But don't say r social incentives that are for non-Whites (which of course Whites pay for), 'cause I don't know if where you are is common to say stuff like that... More
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Answered By: Nicky - 7/23/2013
 
1) In the past, Brazilians thought of themselves as living in a "racial democracy"; that has since been debunked as a "social myth". Racism exists, but (a) the Brazilian culture has been increasingly more aware of this and have been more tolerant (b) some affirmative action measures, such as quotas for African-... More
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Answered By: abrazilian - 7/24/2013
 
I’m Brazilian and I live in south Brazil (Paraná). Well, you’ve already got some very good answers. They are all right. So I am gonna answer just the last part: about German speakers. Yes, there are some communities in Brazil where they use to talk German or some German dialect. Cities as Pomerode (SC), Teutônia (RS... More
Answered By: Juliano Cimirro - 7/24/2013
 
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