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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - They are millionaire mega-investors, students, businessmen, sand sculptors, app drivers, artists and unemployed. They are Brazilians in Portugal.

Numbers and accounts obtained by the Estado de S.Paulo daily newspaper, show that most "zucas" (as Brazilians are informally called by the Portuguese), of all ages and social classes, are not even thinking about coming back.

In 2018, the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) registered an increase in the resident foreign population, totaling 480,300, the highest number since records started in 1976. The "zucas" Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?