Reaching the Brazilian community in South Florida for more than 18 years
Linha Aberta is the source for local, national and international news for the Brazilian community in South Florida. We report local, national and international news and our vision is to inform our community in many areas of interest, from economy to science, from fashion to health, and everything that impacts our community in the USA.
Linha Aberta is published on a monthly basis, reaching more than 30 thousand people, in South Florida, Orlando and Fort Myers. We reach thousands of people with our website www.linhaaberta.com, being the second most visited site in Portuguese in the USA. Our facebook / linha aberta magazine has more than 5000 likes, reaching a specific audience of Brazilians in the United States.
Linha Aberta is your brazilian local news magazine in South Florida, your source of information on a variety of topics – from health, business, fashion and sports to local, national and international news. We offer quite an assortment of articles on a wide range of topics including health, economy, politics, religion, culture, community, events, science, tourism, beauty, fashion, home decor, business, technology, and sports.
The Brazilian magazine Linha Aberta circulates in South Florida, Fort Myers and Orlando. Every month, thousands of Linha Aberta magazines can be found in Brazilian business and churches around South Florida, Orlando and Fort Myers. There are approximately 270,000 Brazilians in Florida, and more than 70% is living in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade Counties and Orlando. There are more than 250 businesses and more than 80 churches established in Florida and they are the points of distribution of Linha Aberta.
Broward County: 53%
Palm Beach County: 12%
Miami-Dade County: 12%
Fort Myers: 5%
The excellent reputation and acceptance Linha Aberta has achieved is the result of serious quality journalism and evidence that we are on the right road. We have made our presence felt in the market for over 18 years and are enjoying the fruit of our labor. Linha Aberta has received many awards of excellence from the Brazilian International Press Awards, including best immigration coverage in magazine in 2012, best magazine design and community coverage in 2011 and editor of the year in 2008.
The Brazilian community in Florida
It is in the 1980’s that the Brazilian population started coming to the United States. In the late 1990’s, the situation changed. The Brazilian population started growing and a stable community was created. Now, more Brazilians are not just to stay for a few months or years, but to settle here and make the United States their home.
According to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), 2.5 million Brazilians between 20 and 44 years of age is not living in Brazil. By projection, half of this universe, about 1.25 million, is living in the United States of America, which has the greatest concentration of Brazilians in the world.
Even though these numbers are not confirmed by a census conducted specific about the Brazilians living in the United States, the Brazilian Embassy and the Brazilian Consulates in the USA are very comfortable using this projection as the most accurate the identify the numbers or Brazilians living in the United States.
Florida is the most popular destination for Brazilians coming to the U.S., accounting for 22% of the total Brazilian population in this country. It is followed by Massachusetts (17%), California (11%), New York (10%), and New Jersey (10%). Collectively, these five states account for 70% of the total population of Brazilians who showed up in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Today, we have 1.25 million Brazilians living in the United States.*1 In Florida, we have more than 270,000 and our community is well organized.* 2 The Brazilian community is the largest emerging ethnic group in the cities of Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach.*3
*1 – US Census 2010, BRA Research Division Analysis.
*2 – The Maurício Gastón Institute, University of Massachusetts
*3 – Compiled from a combination of City Statistics, Census 2010 & American Community Survey Update 2010.