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Marlington replied to the thread Move to Floripa on the Brazil forum:
MariaMariposa initially posted:
Dear all, I would like to move to Floripa. I'm from Argentina and I live in Indonesia at the moment with my daughter and Italian partner. We would like to open an Italian restaurant there. We both have lots of experience in restaurants, he is a chef. We also know well Brazil. We need some information, is it possible to open a restaurant under our name? Being Argentinian helps? Is it hard to get visas? is it hard to get a working permit? Hope someone can give me some info. Thanks before.
Marlington replied on July 28, 2015 with:
hello! how are your plans going? yes, we can talk on Skype. my skypename is: marlington please feel free to call me when you see me online. thanks. bye for now, margaret
Marlington replied on June 09, 2015 with:
Could we talk on Skype? There is lot to say. My Skypename is marlington. So if you wish, please call me. Bye for now...
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aaronbennis replied to the thread African Americans in Brazil on the Brazil forum:
kshareef initially posted:
Can anyone tell me how Brazil receives African Americans, who want to live in Brazil. I went to Salvador Brazil. I did not see any African Americans there.
aaronbennis replied on July 16, 2015 with:
Baby Girl, the reality is that there is a severe genetic flaw that afflicts black people, on a global scale. The Civil Rights Movement theme song "We Shall Overcome" had less to do with overcoming "the ways of the Klan", as much as it did (and still does in 2015) with the ways of "overcoming" ourselves. We blacks are the least productive, most "self-destructive" collective of people, on the entire planet. We black people are "collectively" our own worse enemies, as the current events of continental, black-ruled Africa, historically & clearly portray. Blacks, in the Americas, are the same people. It doesn't matter what our ancestors achieved, 4,000 years ago. The rest of the world is asking the collective of black people, "What have you "collectively" contributed or produced lately, to benefit the rest of the world?" Huh? Women create, maintain and perpetuate the culture of a people. If the womenfolk are "out-to-lunch", then the menfolk are soon to follow. Now, if wish to refute these facts, take a trip to East Jerusalem, where you can debate with the "Wailing Wall". Capiche?
aaronbennis replied on July 16, 2015 with:
Dannyofphilly - AMEN to that, bro. And the US "Sistas" are still scratching their "pointed-heads", trying to figure out why the "conscious brothers" are cutting them loss. I couldn't have written a better reply to that non-sensible post. Thanks for saving me the trouble. Cheers!
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aaronbennis replied to the thread Financial Requirements for Brazilian Permanent Visa? on the Brazil forum:
dannyofphilly initially posted:
Hey Everyone. This is my first post here... I'm hoping to get some good replies. So I have a basic understanding of the requirements to get your residency in Brazil. But here is my situation. (I'm American) My girlfriend is Brazilian. She's currently in the US with me. She's on a tourist visa which will be up in October. Eventually we both would like to legally be able to live and work in both Brazil and the US. But we're planning to get married in Brazil sometime next year. We think the best option would be for her to move back to Brazil before the end of this year so she doesn't overstay her American tourist visa and cause future complications. I will probably go to Brazil in the first quarter of next year on a tourist visa, at which point we will get married within the first 6 months, before my visa runs out and register our marriage and I will apply for residency. My major question is: are there any financial requirements that I will need to show to the police before they will approve my temporary residency visa that will allow me to work? Will my girlfriend need to show that he is employed and has a job that makes enough money to support me, or something similar? I know when applying in the US... I will (allegedly) need to show that I make a certain amount of money/year to support her before they will approve her residency. At least this is what I have understood. Is there a similar financial requirement in Brazil? Also... if you see any issues with my plan or things that I should look out for... please let me know. From what I've read... it is okay for me to enter on a tourist visa and then try to obtain residency once in the country. Thank you guys in advance for any help. - Danny
aaronbennis replied on July 16, 2015 with:
Personally, I really don't get what the BIG fascination with Brazil is all about, anyway! The "romantic" utopia of expat living in Brazil vanished 40-years ago, together with the Bossa Nova generation. Brazil "2015" is "exorbatantly" expensive, crime ridden, with a generally "uptight, paranoid and out-right "unfriendly-on-the-street" population of Brazilian people. Eliminate all the expensive, bureaucratic (reciprocal) immigrational red-tape. Move to Miami Beach, instead, if you want to meet Brazilians, or Rio Cariocas, in particular. They're everywhere, and they're considerably more open and friendly in Miam-Dade, than those you'll meet in Brazil. Hope you learn your lessons well. Good luck.
dannyofphilly replied on July 10, 2015 with:
Thank you for the information. From some of the research I've been doing since yesterday, I've seen a few people say that they had to sign statements that they would financially support their significant others and sometimes they had to provide paperwork. Thank you for your reply. Im hoping to hear from some people who have been through the process because they may know the specific details that aren't on the website.
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stilson posted Casting Exciting New Expat Series on the Brazil forum:
Hello expats! I am currently casting for an amazing new docu-series that is looking for compelling stories from US expats about their experiences living abroad. Please email me at and tell me a little bit about yourself and your experiences living in a foreign country, or with any questions you may have. Thanks a bunch and I look forward to hearing from you! Sophie
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Situated in Leblon in the most charming and exclusive neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Only a 5-minute walk to Leblon beach and few blocks walking along the ocean to Ipanema beach and then Copacabana beach. Also walking distance to Lagoa ( the Lake). The best restaurants, bar, stores are located in the blocks across the street from the apartment. Awesome location, in the 12th floor with view of the mountains and of the Corcovado (Christ statue) (2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms) - Walking distance to restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, pharmacies and grocery stores, etc..
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Escola Bloom in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review-of-Escola Bloom
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The overall school size is modest but more than sufficient. There is an patio that serves as a reception area that has a sandbox and a playground set. The main building is two stories with several school rooms, a cafeteria and library. Behind the main building is a large, open play area that has a roofed playground section. In the back is a smaller, secondary building which houses the PE area on the second floor. There are lots of "extracurricular" activities such as field trips, music sessions, regular visits from biologists and others to talk about animals, plants, etc. (Continue)
mrsomerset replied most recently with:
Update: our first child has moved on to elementary school but our second one started at Bloom this year. The school has ,made a lot of investments in the physical infrastructure, upgrading the sophistication of a lot of the play activities. We continue to be extremely satisfied with the school and would not think of sending our second child anywhere else. She started a few months ago as a fairly reserved child who did not open up to people easily. The school has completely transformed her, making her more outgoing, expressive and enthusiastic. When she has her uniform on and we are headed out the door, if you ask her where she is going, she shouts " 'scola bloom! ". If you are looking to give your kids a head start in English or simply want a wonderful place where you can trust the level of care and instruction, look no further. They also offer "integral" (all-day) options and now have a "berçario" (baby care) service.
A reader replied recently with:
As a graduate of EARJ,I found the comment that the "Americans" school tend to isolate themselves from Brasilian culture. I know this was true some 30 years ago when I graduated though I will say the Portuguese program was excellent and still allows me to speak,read and write Portuguese after not having lived in Brasil for 30 + years. I believe the atmosphere is different now based on my observations that native Brasilian students now comprise the majority of the student population.
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