If I speak from my perspective, probably I'll be placed by other Brazilians in the
group called in Portuguese as Complexo
de vira-lata or Mongrel complex.
The reason for that is since Brazil is a continental country, most people's references are just Brazil. That's understandable, but from my perspective, Brazil has more disadvantages than advantages to live. Some of that reasons came from a historical problem of corruption in Brazil that exists on all levels of society from the top echelons of political power to the smallest municipalities.
This bothers me—a lot. And I don't have enough time in my life to help fix these kinds of things, since it's taken decades or maybe centuries (or never).
In terms of the absolute number of murders in a year, Brazil has the most murders of any country by total number., the high levels of violence, unemployment, inflation, are great reasons.
- (09/05/2022) Jornal Nacional - [São Paulo has an increase in robberies and robberies followed by murders](https://g1.globo.com/jornal-nacional/noticia/2022/05/09/sao-paulo-tem-aumento-de-assaltos-e-de-roubos-seguidos-de-assassinatos.ghtml) - (26/11/2022) Folha de São Paulo - [Numbers of crimes against property increase in São Paulo Thefts rose both in the state and in the capital of São Paulo, which also sees an increase in robberies compared to before the pandemic](https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2022/11/aumentam-numeros-de-crimes-contra-o-patrimonio-em-sao-paulo.shtml) - (25/10/2022) Folha de São Paulo - [Number of homicide victims in SP grows and surpasses pre-pandemic levels](https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2022/10/numero-de-vitimas-de-homicidio-em-sp-cresce-e-supera-patamar-pre-pandemia.shtml) It's sad. But it's real. On the other hand, the phrase we are Brazilians, we never give up is something real, that I feel proud of. We have great music like Elis Regina or Angra and Sepultura, and great people in education, art, and science like Paulo Freire, Miguel Nicolelis, Vivian Miranda and so many others.
We have beautiful places like Fernando de Noronha. Brazilians are very hardworking people, sometimes with very creative ways to solve problems that we call Gambiarra.
I'm Brazilian, and I never give up.