I don’t know about their politics. But I’ve been friends with about 50+ Brazilians for about 10 yrs online now, back when I was testing a translation feature from Google. (Star Trek dreams).
They spoke no English and me no Portuguese but we became friends and we all follow each other on various networks. (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+…) and it all started on Orkut, long ago.
But prior to that, from 1999-2002, I worked for a big Pharmaceutical company in the IT dept and we had a LOT of our programming done from Brazil. Very cheap labor but very high quality work.