The BBC Brazilian edition reports (link in Portuguese) Number of immigrants in search of the ‘ Brazilian dream ‘ grows: An increasing number of immigrants are arriving in Brazil in search of opportunity. Foreigners are arriving as individual investors, employees of multinational corporations, or illegally, encouraged by the growth and stability of the Brazilian economy.
The depreciation of the Argentinian currency, Spain’s tougher immigration laws, and Brazil’s new agreements with Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay is attracting South American immigrants.
The US is the leading country requesting investment visas, with Great Britain and the Philippines in second and third places. Investment from the Phillipines is mostly in oil. Italy, France, Germany, India, Japan, China and Canada round up the top ten.
The BBC reports that Brazil has an estimated 600,000 illegal aliens, 75,000 of which are Bolivians.
As you can see from the report, people will opt for economic opportunity whenever they can. As the Bolivian government clamps down on economic investment, the people go where they can prosper.