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dissatisfaction with the Political directions of Brazil increases interest in moving to Portugal. Real estate companies, law firms and specialist consulting firms are reporting a significant increase in demand since the results of the first round of elections.

Data from the Google Trends platform shows that searches for “move to Portugal” and “how to live in Portugal” skyrocketed on October 3, the day after the election.

Patricia Lemos, who specializes in relocating Brazilians to the country, from the consultancy Vou Mudar para Portugal, has noticed a particular increase in the high-end segment, when clients were interested in real estate worth from 2 million euros (about 10.3 million reais).

“It was impressive, we did not expect all this demand with the elections. Property searches in Portugal have increased by 140%,” says the businesswoman. “These are accomplished people who say they are unhappy with politics and want change as a family.”

Result of the first round of presidential elections, with Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) in the lead, behind them Jair Bolsonaro (Poland) in expressive voting, this appears to have antagonized voters from more than one political spectrum.

“There are two candidates with a lot of rejections [51% para o atual presidente e 46% para o ex, segundo o Datafolha mais recente]. Whatever the results of the polls, there will be many dissatisfied. These people are already thinking about an alternative.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity and saying they are not endangering business, two Brazilian luxury brokerage firms in Portugal said they have noticed a particular interest in buying property from businessmen sympathetic to Bolsonaro.

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The decision to leave Brazil for political reasons is nothing new for the elite, but until recently the United States has led the way in the preferences of the discontented. For example, in 2014 the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal made extensive reporting Brazilians who migrated to Miami after the defeat of Esio Neves (PSDB) by Dilma Rousseff (PT).

In addition to a common language, Portugal has another competitive advantage: a generous tax incentive policy.

Foreigners whose activities are considered “high value added” may qualify for a special status that guarantees the payment of a flat rate of only 20% of income, which is significantly lower than what is usually practiced in the country and in other European Union member states. . OUR list of professions is pondered for a long time and includes doctors, architects, engineers, designers, psychologists and others.

Migration lawyer Anna Araujo says that after the first round of elections, she noticed an increase in demand for visa information and European citizenship, as well as in requests for confirmation of diplomas, mainly in the field of health.

“This movement is not limited to people who support this or that candidate. It comes from both sides, which are reporting a lot of discontent.” Demand has also increased, she said, from entrepreneurs looking for guidance on how to internationalize their businesses or immigrate to Europe permanently.

The rise in demand for Portugal as a destination for those dissatisfied with Brazilian politics has also been felt by TR Advogados, a partner in LO Baptista’s office in Portugal, who believes the movement began after it was determined that the presidential race would be between Lula and Bolsonaro. “Consultations revolve around obtaining Portuguese citizenship or residency, especially for investment,” says Angela Teodoro, a partner at the firm.

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According to her, one of the main investments that disgruntled Brazilians are looking for is the so-called saw goldthe main way to get it is to buy real estate worth at least 500 thousand euros (2.56 million reais).

Post-election interest in moving to Portugal could help boost the already growing Brazilian community in the country. Data from the Aliens and Borders Service show that until June 2022 there were about 252 thousand Brazilians with legal residence in the country. This figure is 220% higher than in 2016, when 81,251 people officially lived.

The statistics do not include Brazilians as dual citizens of Portugal or another European Union country. Persons in an irregular migration situation are also not included in the survey.

Immigrant support associations estimate that there are at least 400,000 Brazilians living in Portugal. The growth trend should remain strong as the Portuguese government has just introduced new types of visas to attract mainly workers from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

New permits recently approved include the creation of a special visa for job seekers and another one for digital nomads. In the first option, foreigners have a period of 120 days with the possibility of an extension of another 60 days for hire. If they cannot find work during this period, they must leave the country.

The second type covers freelancers or hired professionalswho need to present documents confirming employment or provision of services. For all types of visas, the authorities will also conduct a background check for criminal records – in Brazil and Portugal.

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Beja County President. “PSD wants to have more political weight in the region in 2025”

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Beja County President.  "PSD wants to have more political weight in the region in 2025"

Gonçalo Valente, re-elected November 26 with 96% of the SDP activists in Beja, says the region “needs” to have social democrat-led city councils.

What made you re-run for president of the Beja constituency for the SDP?

I have never hidden the great love I have for my region, and as soon as possible I responded positively to the challenge of the SDP in the sense of helping the region in its weaknesses. This is exactly what I have been doing since 2019, with the activation of the JSD, several sections of the JSD district, the PSD section in Almodóvar, with the election of more representatives to the municipalities, with the restoration of many militants who were aloof from the participation policy. We also managed to reach a critical mass for a more active participation in the party. In short, I can say that the motive for my re-election was precisely the opportunity to continue the work that my team had already done and which was reflected in the percentage of votes that we were able to get in this election, 96%.

What is the highest priority for this mandate?

Unite people and ideals in the sense that we can create conditions for increasing political weight in the region from 2025. I believe that “the path is paved by walking”, and also that there is still much to be done in the area. At the moment we have many needs that need to be pointed out and it is vital that we continue to fight for them, among which I highlight the need for more continuing care units and the lack of health professionals. Our hospital is the only district hospital in the country that does not have an MRI machine. We have to improve the Beja airport and we need to electrify the railway. We need a motorway connection to Beja airport and we also need to benefit from the “triangulation” of Porto de Sines-Alqueva-Beja airport which is underused. Thus, it is a set of priorities that complement each other.

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“Just as I believe more in the sociology of the field than the secretary story, I also believe that in order to help people, we need to be closer to them.”

He says he wants to “leave the party where it deserves to be, run for election to win.” What is your strategy for this?

First of all, I must emphasize that I want to run for elections in order to win, exclusively for the region, and not power for the sake of power. PSD is the means by which we propose to improve the lives of the inhabitants of the Lower Alentejo. Therefore, we must always remember that a political party is the best tool we have at our disposal to better serve the people who are the true center of political action. My strategy involves a deep knowledge of the needs of the area, because only in this way can we arm ourselves with the most appropriate means to solve the problems and challenges that currently exist in the area, and there are quite a few of them. I intend, in line with what I have always done, to maintain a transparent and serious attitude so that people continue to trust us. Just as I believe more in field sociology than secretary storytelling, I also believe that in order to help people, we need to be closer to them. We have to experience their problems and really feel what people feel.

Do you think there will be conditions for the SDP to again lead the city council in the region in 2025?

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Of course yes! I am sure of it, and I also feel that the region has such a need. And from what I’m diagnosing, people now more than ever are aware of this shortcoming.

In Beja, the SDP-led coalition serves as a “balance point” in the PS-led executive with the same number of advisers as the CDU. How do you rate the performance of Nuno Palma Ferro?

Councilman Nuno Palma Ferro, with nobility and great responsibility, performed the function, as he rightly said, “the keeper of the balance.” He showed great accessibility and commitment to someone who loves his land. Without departing from social democratic ideals, he managed to give priority to what his municipality really interests – its development.

Did Luis Montenegro bring new enthusiasm to the party?

Luis Montenegro showed himself as a leader close to the structures and bases of the SDP, but, in fact, to the Portuguese. He was sharply opposed, reacting in a timely manner to the actions as well as to the inertia of the government, often putting pressure on him to take measures that he considered necessary for the good of the country.

Looking at the region, what worries you the most?

Undoubtedly and in general terms, territorial discrimination! I’m talking about oblivion, for which the central government constantly votes for us. Sometimes it seems to me that Alentejo as a whole is part of another country, different from the one that so often lives only by three F’s: Fatima, Football and Fado. And what a sad fate we have that without stadiums and patrons we fall into oblivion so many times. From a practical point of view, my main concern is the exodus of people from rural areas, which is a direct consequence of the aging of the population and the decline in investment in the region.

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Carlos posted a photo of Bolsonaro’s legs with a mug

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alderman Carlos Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) posted today (4) on her Telegram channel a photo of the president’s leg Jair Bolsonaro (PL) com erysipelas, skin infection🇧🇷 According to the president’s son, the picture was taken “a few days ago.”

“My father developed an erysipelas on his leg. The photo was taken a few days ago. I was informed that at this stage he is already in the process of recovery and everything is going very well, ”the president’s son wrote. The publication did not allow user comments.

erysipelas is infection considered more common in people with circulatory problems or diabetes🇧🇷 The infection settles in the deepest part of the skin and is characterized by red and painful plaques. The condition mostly manifests itself in the legs – as in the case of Bolsonaro, according to his son.

The wanted adviser to the Palais Planalto did not comment on the publication of the president’s son. The federal government has not officially commented on the matter. The NGO Transparência Eleitoral Brasil even demanded greater clarity in the disclosure of Bolsonaro’s health..

December 4, 2022 – Message released by Councilor Carlos Bolsonaro on the condition of President Jair Bolsonaro’s leg, which has erysipelas.

Image: Reproduction / Telegram

After the elections, Bolsonaro remained silent and did not interfere in public affairs. Initially, the president’s associates claimed that this was due to erysipelas, but, as the observer notes UOL boy Alves, friends of the president are concerned about Bolsonaro’s behavior.

“He believed that there would be some change in the political scenario, in connection with demonstrations at the barracks and on the highways, but I think he realized that this was not possible,” expressed the opinion of a friend of the president who was with him last weekendat the graduation of cadets in Amana (Military Academy Agulhas Negras) in Rio, and who maintains frequent telephone contacts.

During the meeting, Vice President and Senator-elect Hamilton Murao urged Bolsonaro talk to your people, but the President left without speaking to supporters. According to the report, the closeness of Lula’s (PT) diplomacy as president-elect worsened Bolsonaro’s condition. UOL.

According to people close to him, the anticipation of Lula’s diplomacy, scheduled for December 12, made Bolsonaro feel even more depressed. “As the change of government approaches, he notes that the situation is irreversible,” said the politician, who was recently with the president.

The president’s isolation is also reflected in the virtual environment. As the WOL showsin November, Bolsonaro posted three times on Instagram and four times on Twitter and Facebook, in addition to abandoning the traditional Thursday life.

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The Venezuelan opposition demands from Maduro the date for the resumption of political dialogue – 04.12.2022

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CARACAS (Reuters) – The Venezuelan opposition has asked President Nicolás Maduro’s government to set a date for the resumption of political talks in Mexico that could ease the country’s long economic and political crisis.

Delegates from the government and the opposition met in Mexico City on November 26 after more than a year’s break and signed a “social agreement” but did not announce a date when they would meet again. The opposition said it would meet with the ruling party in December.

The government is “setting new conditions to move forward on the political issue,” the opposition said in a Twitter statement released Saturday afternoon, but did not provide details of the new official requirements.

The head of the opposition delegation, Gerardo Blyde, said this week that the talks will enter a difficult phase, including political and human rights issues.

The Venezuelan Communications Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“We demand that Nicolás Maduro not delay the commitment made in Mexico and proceed immediately to set a date, during December, to continue negotiations on a political and free agenda, as agreed,” the opposition said.

(Reporting by Vivian Secker)

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