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Country Resource - Brazil

Brazil

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  • Population......................................................................211,715,973 (July 2020 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.67% (2020 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................13.6 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Death rate...................................................6.9 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.......white 47.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 43.1%, black 7.6%, Asian 1.1%, indigenous 0.4% (2010 est.)

CIA World Factbook

Rio de Janeiro

In Brazil, where the majority of colonial-era residents were African slaves and their children, millions of immigrants have joined a conversation about race and identity that continues today. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, as well as significant European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern populations. This country profile explores historical and contemporary migration patterns in Brazil.

Recent Activity

Migration from Latin America to the United States and Europe appears to have slowed in the wake of the recent global financial crisis. As Jacqueline Mazza and Eleanor Sohnen of the Inter-American Development Bank report, flows between Latin American countries expanded in the 1990s and are still growing, crisis or not, and some countries are taking a more regional approach to managing migration.

South America's largest country has experienced waves of immigration and, more recently, emigration. But Brazil has not proactively addressed new migration patterns, including increases in illegal immigrants. Ernesto Friedrich Amaral of the University of Texas at Austin and Wilson Fusco of Universidade Estadual de Campinas report.

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