The variety of Brazilian immigrants in Italy virtually doubled beneath Bolsonaro’s authorities

  • Rafael Barifouse
  • From BBC Information Brazil in Sao Paulo

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Pupil Ana Scarpa moved to Italy final 12 months

Pupil Ana Lais Scarpa was standing in line in the future on the grocery store in Arzignano, a metropolis of 25,000 folks in northern Italy the place she lives, when she heard one thing acquainted.

“There was a lady who spoke Portuguese. I used to be ready for her to complete and joked, ‘Wow, there are numerous Brazilians right here, proper ?!’ This has occurred a number of occasions, she says.

Ana moved there in September final 12 months to work as a nanny and apply for Italian citizenship – her great-great-grandfather, however, emigrated from Italy to Brazil within the late 1800s.

The urge to do that struck when the pandemic began. She determined she didn’t need to go to Belo Horizonte anymore, the place she studied diet on the Federal College of Minas Gerais.

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