It has been reported that Xiaomi have opened an office in Brazil and have already hired local staff in preparation to launch their phones in the country.
The plan was for Xiaomi to open the San Paulo office and begin selling Xiaomi phones, such as the Redmi, Redmi Note and Xiaomi Mi4, as soon as possible but issues with the local certification process has meant that it is taking longer than expected.
According to this report, Hugo Barra says it could take up to 12 months for Xiaomi phones to go on sale in Brazil.
Xiaomi are now officially available in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore. There is also huge demand from fans for Xiaomi to enter U.S and European markets.