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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorization of work visas for foreigners in Brazil fell by 21.12 percent according to a survey based on the last available data released by the country’s Labor Ministry. The data shows that in 2015 the Brazilian government granted 36,868 work authorizations for non-Brazilians, while in 2014 that number reached 46,740.

The survey conducted by Globo’s G1 website channel, with data from the General Immigration Coordination Department (CGIg) shows that almost half of the professionals sought to work in the state of Rio de Janeiro . . .

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