It should be noted for those unaware of it, that many things in Brazil happen at a different pace than in Ireland and Europe. Some things at a much more relaxed and steady pace, others at startling speed. It really can vary from place to place also.
For instance, where I am based in Santa Catarina, there is a road in need of repair for quite a few years now (apparently). It’s only a minor road mind, exactly the same as you might find in Ireland (asphalt overdue a refurbishment). However, nearby a six storey building has risen from basement to roof, in the space of a few weeks.
Obviously, there is a discrepancy between the public and private sectors in terms of project speed. Which of course is true for many countries (Ireland included). As each sector has its own priorities and budget parameters respectively. This is just an example to illustrate other scenarios which I have witnessed and experienced, during my time in Brazil.
So take heed when you are told that things are different here… but don’t see this as a negative aspect, it’s quite the opposite.
- UPDATE 1-Brazil govt sees sustainable growth in 2nd half ’10 (reuters.com)
- Brazil data shows red-hot growth stabilizing (reuters.com)
- Is the party about to end in Brazil? (money.cnn.com)