In the main square, Gaspar Arcanjo de Lima has found work. But Antonio Galdecio da Silva has not. He calls it a day just before noon.
"I come here every day, but I've not sent any money home for three months," says the 50-year-old, who has 11 children. "Now I'm just trying to work enough to buy myself a ticket home."
For more on how the economic crisis is affecting remittances, see: Migrant workers under pressure