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More than 60 Percent of Young Brazilians Want to Live Abroad

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new survey shows that 62 percent of Brazilian youths between the ages of 16 and 24 years old would leave the country if they had the chance, according to Datafolha. The number equals nineteen million people, the entire population of one of Brazil’s largest state, Minas Gerais.

“I’m studying abroad right now and plan to finish my four years and find a job either in the U.S. or Europe,” says 18-year-old student Nicolas Silva, who last September started a university in San Francisco.

“The . . .

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