Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

It is relatively easy. Brazil is still fairly racist (read some interesting articles as they say they are not), but people with darker skin are definitely not treated the same as people with light skin. My partner is darker skinned, I am fair, the treatment is definitely different. - Oct 2019

Aside from dates and colleagues at work, I didn't make as many friends with locals as I would have liked. Although Brazil is considered a Rainbow nation, there is more prejudice against the poor and traditionally disadvantaged than appears on the surface. - Apr 2019

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