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.