Citing data from the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), the newspaper reports that of the immigrants who obtained a residence permit this year, 47,600 are Brazilians who claim to come to Portugal for work, but have difficulty when it comes to housing, since wages are low, rents are high and landlords are increasingly making more demands.

Faced with the difficulties, many have chosen to share housing or rent rooms, living outside city centres in an attempt to find lower housing prices.

According to DN data, the Brazilian community has 252,000 people in Portugal. Most are workers, small business owners and higher education students.