São Paulo: Haitians in search of the Brazilian dream | Infosurhoy

The wave of immigration began in January 2010, after an earthquake devastated Haiti and killed nearly 300,000 people.

The decision to immigrate to Brazil is a natural one, given the country is leading the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which was introduced in 2004.

“They’re coming here because we’re a positive reference for them,” said João Paulo Charleaux, the director of communications for Conectas, a Brazilian NGO that works to defend human rights. “Our cultural and racial identity also leads them to believe that they will be welcomed here.” via | Infosurhoy



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