In pictures: Brazilians in Ireland

Job half done?

Sandro Santana Mendes, 27, enjoyed the good times, but now has a ticket home. He has not seen his four-year-old son for three years.

"I've been in Europe seven years now. I have 2,000 euros. That's enough to live for a year in Anapolis."

Mr Mendes feels torn: his wife wants him to leave, but he has no house yet on the land he now owns.

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