President Rousseff: Refugees Syria welcome in Brazil
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 37, September 2015
Sao Paulo —
Brazil will receive Syrian refugees with open arms. This was emphasized by the
president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
In a speech on the occasion of independence she said:
Brazilian government is willing to receive people who have been driven from their homeland and want to live and work in Brazil, and to contribute to the peace and prosperity of Brazil."
"Brazil is a nation formed by various groups of all backgrounds who live here in peace. Even in times of crisis like now, we open our arms to refugees," Mrs Rousseff told Brazilian media earlier this week.
Refugees from Syria settling in in Sao Paulo, earlier this year
President Rousseff herself had a Bulgarian father who had fled from his country.
Furthermore, between 10 and