Brazilian diaspora


Brazilian diaspora

The Brazilian diaspora refers to the migration of Brazilians to other countries, a fairly recent phenomenon that has been driven mainly by economic problems that have afflicted Brazil since the 1980s.

Demographics

There are an estimated 2 million Brazilians living abroad [ [http://www.camara.gov.br/internet/diretoria/Conleg/notas/2004_3518.pdf] Dead link|date=March 2008] , mainly in the U.S. (350,000) [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IPTable?_bm=y&-reg=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201:519;ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201PR:519;ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201T:519;ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201TPR:519&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201PR&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201T&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201TPR&-ds_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_&-TABLE_NAMEX=&-ci_type=A&-charIterations=001&-geo_id=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en] , Paraguay (350,000), Japan (250,000), United Kingdom (200,000 - 300,000), Portugal (65,000), Italy (65,000)), Suriname (60,000), Switzerland (45,000), and another 500,000 are living in other European countries. Nowadays, emigration from Brazil is slowing down, due to the country's greater economic growth.

United States

In 2006, there were around 350,000 Brazilians living in the United States [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IPTable?_bm=y&-reg=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201:519;ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201PR:519;ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201T:519;ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201TPR:519&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201PR&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201T&-qr_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_S0201TPR&-ds_name=ACS_2006_EST_G00_&-TABLE_NAMEX=&-ci_type=A&-charIterations=001&-geo_id=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en] . Major concentrations are in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and California.

West 46th Street has historically been a commercial center for Brazilians living or visiting New York City. In 1995 the city officially recognized it as "Little Brazil Street."

In Massachusetts, there is a very significant concentration of Brazilian immigrants in the town of Framingham, which in recent years has spilled out into the neighboring towns of Marlborough and Hudson, among others. The Brazilian communities in these towns are vibrant, having contributed much to the local cuisine and culture, but Brazilians immigrants often feel discriminated against and are often thought to be illegal immigrants by their non-Brazilian neighbors. [ [http://www.diversitycoalition.org/brazilian_culture/brazilian-immigration?func=view;overrideTemplateId=PBtmpl0000000000000002 Brazilian Immigration - Diversity Coalition ] ]

A disproportional number of Brazilians who have emigrated to the US came from the town of Governador Valadares, in the state of Minas Gerais.

Canada

There are an estimated 20,000 (MUCH MORE)Brazilians living in CanadaFact|date=July 2007. Major concentrations are in Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, AB, but there are Brazilians living in all the Provinces and Territories, including [http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut Nunavut] . See List of Canadians by Ethnicity

Japan

The majority of Brazilians living in Japan are of Japanese descent, and they have been migrating there since the 1980s. They are estimated in 300,000 as of 2007.

United Kingdom

:"See: Latin American British and Brazilian British"The United Kingdom has Europe's biggest Brazilian population and the largest outside Brazil, USA and Japan. The majority of Brazilians living in the UK are a mixture of businesspeople, young families and students. The numbers have increased a lot since students were allowed to work 20 hours a week. The actual Brazilian British population is strongly debated, but according to the most recent estimates, it is between 200,000 and 300,000. [ [http://www.untoldlondon.org.uk/news/ART40460.html Diversity news page ] ] [ [http://jonathanfryer.wordpress.com/2007/08/12/london-a-latin-american-city/ London, A Latin American City] ]

There are Brazilian communities all over the UK including Peterborough, Wisbech, King's Lynn, Norfolk and Great Yarmouth.

There are two main London areas in which Brazilian are visibly present: Bayswater, in City of Westminster and Council of Brent, specially in the area of Harlesden, Kensal Green and Willesden Green (west London). According to Brent administration, Portuguese is the second major language used in the area, due mostly to the many Brazilian and Portuguese restaurants, hairdressers, pubs, markets, estate agents and churches.

Since Brazilians are known for their skills at football, there are some Brazilian organized teams playing in official English leagues: Brazilian Football Club [www.brazilianfc.com] (London), Brazilians United Football Club (Bournemouth).Kickers is also a Brazilian team competing for the FutSal top league.

Paraguay

Brazilians and their descendents living in Paraguay are called Brasiguayos. This numerous community is mainly involved in agriculture.

Famous Brazilians

The term Brazuca is used to describe Brazilians who live abroad.

*Sérgio Mendes
*Gisele Bündchen
*Alessandra Ambrósio
*Adriana Lima
*Ana Beatriz Barros
*Rodrigo Santoro
*Sônia Braga
*Alice Braga
*Emerson Fittipaldi
*Gil de Ferran
*Hélio Castroneves
*Nelson Piquet
*Nelson Angelo Piquet
*Felipe Massa
*Pelé
*Queen Silvia of Sweden

The dead:

*Carmen Miranda
*Tom Jobim
*Ayrton Senna

Organizations

* [http://www.braziliancenter.org Brazilian Immigrant Center] "Boston"
* [http://www.massachusettsbrazil.com Brazilian Community in Massachusetts] "in English"
* [http://www.californiabrazil.com Brazilian Community in California] "in English"
* [http://www.newjerseybrasil.com Brazilian Community in New Jersey] "in English and Portuguese"
* [http://www.newyorkbrasil.com Brazilian Community in New York] "in English"
* [http://www.braziliansinbc.ca BCA-Brazilian Community Association in British Columbia] "Vancouver"
* [http://www.acontece.com/?act=25&actB=6 Estimates of Brazilians living abroad by region] "in Portuguese"

News and articles

[http://braziliantimes.com/ Brazilian Times] "Brazilian newspaper in the U.S."

[http://www.thebrasiliansonline.com The Brasilians] "Brazilian newspaper in New York"

[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2072993.stm Japan's fear of Brazilians] "BBC News"

[http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2005/05/27/brazilian_london_feature.shtml Brazilians in London, BBC London]

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