RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians account for 85 percent of the citizenship recognition procedures based on descent (jus sanguinis) conducted in Italy.

The data are from the Italian Ministry of the Interior and have been forwarded to Italian news outlet ANSA by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). In 2017, the last year with available statistics, 8,252 people obtained their citizenship by blood right in Italy, of which 7,014 were from Brazil.

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