The last survey conducted by the ministry of foreign affairs of Brazil on the number of Brazilians living abroad shows that it is greater than 2 and a half million people. The equivalent of almost the entire population of Uruguay. But the same document shows that there is a partial trend back to the country by those who moved for years to Europe, America and Japan, among other countries, in search of a better life.
In the last five years, at least 300,000 Brazilians returned to the country. Only in Japan, a country that has a tighter control over foreigners living in their territory, came about 120,000 people. These Brazilians returned from the east for economic difficulties, but also because of the earthquake followed by a tsunami which devastated several Japanese cities in 2011.
Other countries that recorded a decrease in the number of Brazilians living legally were Spain, Portugal, France and the United States for economic reasons, as well as Paraguay, where a portion of the Brazilian population faces legal problems, such as the accusation of illegal occupation of land.
On Wednesday, 27, the government of Brazil launched a website for Brazilians wishing to return with information about the use of money in the purchase of real estate or how to account the period worked abroad for retirement.