Maybe the original poster (who is posting (t)his message on several forums ;-) should stay away from the world ...
At Banco do Brazil the limit is still (up to today 19/03/2013) a 1000R$ per card per day.
Some banks like Bradesco have a 600R$ limit.
European travelers should veryfy if their card is usable out of Europe, some banks blocked the access but simply reopen it on demand (and for free)
Greetings from the tropIX of Salvador da Bahia
[ Edit: Edited on 19-Mar-2013, at 12:38 by bahiaguide ]