By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL - New data from the National Immigration Council concerning the number of foreigners working in Brazil showed an increase of 3.5 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year. The rise brings the total number of visas issued to 73,022.

The figures regarding permanent employment visas for (those lasting two or more years) showed an even more dramatic 26 percent increase to 5,835.

The oil sector created the most permanent work . . .

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