RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Brazilians who have legally migrated to the 36 countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has increased by 24 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a report on international migration published on Wednesday by the organization.

It is the third-largest increase in migration to rich countries, behind only Thailand and Venezuela. In absolute numbers, however, Brazil ranks 17th in a list of 50 countries that most sent people to the OECD in 2017.

A total of 99,000 Brazilians moved legally that year, while 80 . . .

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