Brazilian Taxes = Ridiculous!!!
Brazilian taxes on electronics devices are simply preposterous.
They're revolting. They're insane. Anyone who says otherwise is insane. It's as simple as that.
Currently, 1.8 reais buys US$1,00, one dollar, but if you want one dollar of ELECTRONICS, then you'll very easily pay R$6,00 for every dollar. It's as simple as that, and it's outrageous.
I don't blame CISCO. Brazil sucks for electronics. Food is cheap, though... but anything else you might need for your job, like electronics or electrical equipment, isn't. It's a dumb man's land. Only cheap, simple, bad quality stuff really thrives in Brazil. Noone knows the difference.
I'm Brazilian, BTW.