Brazil is the largest country in South America. Although software development costs tend to be higher in Brazil than in other destinations, hourly rates are still a bargain. Patent, copyright and trademark laws are comparable to laws of other large outsourcing nations.
Several large outsourcing vendors operate in Brazil. There are very few small- and medium-sized software outsourcing vendors in Brazil who provide software outsourcing services for the US and other Western countries. Instead, most Brazilian outsourcing vendors provide BPO and body-shop software development resources.
Brazil is home to highly-educated software developers.
Portuguese is the official language and English proficiency is low, but widely spoken in business
Brazil is South America’s most influential country and largest economy. The government, though, is inefficient, bloated with bureaucracy, regulations and punitive tariffs. Currently, Brazil is going through an economic recovery and its expected to increase GDP by 2.5% in 2018 and 2.6% in 2019.
Corruption scandals have blazed through Brazil for years. “Operation Car Wash” has been an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations of corruption at Petrobras, a state-controlled oil company, where executives were allegedly receiving bribes for awarding construction contracts to firms at highly inflated prices. The laundering scheme has estimated moving $30 billion through the construction company. President of Brazil, Michel Temer is said to be involved in the scandals.