30 December 2013 - Last minutes of 2013
Nome: Raimundo Franco
Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
HAPPY 2014 - Wishing you all, staff and xPCv's, tons of good
health, success and 'muitas alegrias' in family and life!
I´d like to request posting of my longtime searches.
Since 1995 I have been trying to get some info on KEITH CLEMENT
and MARY ANN REBER (from Paris-TX) both from the 1977 Lavras-MG
PC Training. We all met in 1995 in San Francisco-CA before I
took off on vacation to Brazil. Keith borrowed to keep safe some
of my Brazilian CDs, my Brazilian flag and stayed in SF (while
living in the Mission District), and Mary Ann went on a PC
assignment in Africa, but I heard she soon returned to live
somewhere in Florida. I occasionally Google both of them, but no
I still can´t find my good and nicest friends Edward (Dudú) and
Susan(?) Hanraran (married couple living in Boston-MA in Dec
1977). They would kindly introduce me to the "US democracy" way
of life by taking me to nice cultural journeys in NY and Boston
areas when I lived in NH. Later I enrolled at UW-Seattle and
they seperated. I lost phone contact and don´t remember if Susan
got a different, if remarried.
Our 1977 Lavras-MG Training page is not complete. I´ll send in
two names and emails from people not yet listed. Perhaps a more
active reminder would catch the attention of those nowadays busy
with Facebook, Linkedin or their aging life affairs.
Writing from the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte-MG
Thanks, with fond memories from PC life in 1977.
Portuguese Language Instructor, Translator, Radio Journalist
(former producer @ KAZU FM & KUSF FM - Monterey & San
My blog (in progress): http://raimundo-franco.blogspot.com/
1) FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/raimundo.franco
2) LINKED IN:
3) ITAMARATY (SF Bay Area): List of "TRANSLATORS": http://saofrancisco.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/tradutores.xml
4) GOOGLE+ PAGE: Raimundo Franco
5) On GOOGLE search, enter: “RAIMUNDO FRANCO Tradutor" (or
Rights of Way to Brasília Teimosa
The Politics of Squatter Settlement
Sussex Academic Press
by Charles J Fortin
Email: jwald999 (at) yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Looking for anyone who knew Bennett Oberstein and Claire Hasselbeck in Bahia
1965-67. Let me know if there is any connection in your PC years.
They were my relatives. I am PC Panama 2008-10
of a documentary about Peace Corps Pernambuco (A Memória do Peace Corps em Pernambuco), would like to contact ex-Volunteers
and others involved with Peace Corps Brazil in the 60 and 70s.
here for more information)
recent book by
Kate Wasser (pen name Kate McVaugh) BA
Based on her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bahia, Brazil.
It’s in the town of Costa Contente that you’ll
experience all kinds of marvels, and what’s more marvelous than kindness and
beauty? Come to the town where you’ll meet both helpful neighbors and
obliging parrots. Be sure to stop by the tavern for a cold beer and maybe a
game of dominoes. It’s a place where the sweet sea air mixes with the
fragrant tropical blossoms, and where the sweetest oranges are there for the
picking. The people of Costa Contente will welcome you into their homes with
fresh ground coffee and homemade peach brandy. And if there is ever a
problem, you can always find a potion or two that will ease the pain of a
broken heart or a sore back. Stoll through the town square in the warmth of
the evening and listen to the lovely melodies of a guitar seranade. Or walk
along the palm tree lined shore in the early morning and wave to the
fisherman. Yes, Costa Contente is there to welcome you.
Other books by Kate
Foster, Brazil IV, publishes
her book about the
experiences of the all-female group who served as PCVs in Rio de Janeiro
Training Group Photo:
Fortaleza, Jan 76
Arthur Powers ( BA & ES)
- Press 53 has just announced publication of a collection of my short
stories set in Brazil. As some of you know, both my wife - Brenda
(King-Powers) - and I were PCVs (in Bahia & E.S.) and we ended up living in
Brazil for about 30 years - Tocantins, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro. Many of
these stories stem from our work with subsistence farmers in Tocantins. You
can find out more about the book at http://www.press53.com/bioArthurPowers.html
Brazilian Batik Project - Paraiba - 1969
(Found and in contact with Brazilian
Esdras Avelino Leitão
Email: esdrasal (at) netscape.net
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2012
Gostaria de uma ajuda dos senhores para localizar um membro do Peace Corps
Volunteer (Voluntarios da Paz) que serviu no antigo Territorio de Roraima (hoje
Estado Roraima), nos anos 1971 e 1972.
O nome da pessoa que procuro é BETTY POLLOCK e o ultimo contato que tive com
ela foi em 1973 quando ela já estava de volta aos Estados Unidos e morava em
Daly City. California.
É uma pessôa que foi muito amiga da minha familia, especialmente dos meus
Gratos pela atenção,
4 Aug 12
Brazil Seven Peace Corps Reunion is only
two month away. Oct. 5th, 6th, and 7th will be here before we know it.
Bob and I looking forward to hosting you in Stillwater.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the
Microtel Inn and Suites. 423 East Hall of Fame under the name: Brazil
Peace Corps, Tel:405-372-7100. It is a new motel and the quoted rate is
$75 plus tax per night. A continental breakfast is included and they
will hold the rooms until Sept. 15th. You must make your own
reservation. The Microtel is about five miles from our home. The
Fairfield Inn (Marriott) is across the street and the Stillwater Plaza
Hotel and Cimarron are up the street. There are also many other hotels
in Stillwater so feel free to stay where you please.
If anyone wants to opt for reliving the Rio Hotel Annex experience we do
have a sofa bed on the porch and one in the living room,but they are in
very high traffic areas so late to bed and very early to rise would be a
Stillwater has an airport but there are no commercial flights. If you
are flying you will need to fly into Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Both
airports are about 70 miles away. The only transportation to Stillwater
is by car. Therefore,if you are flying communicate with everyone so you
can double up on transportation if desired.
Looking forward to hearing from you. More details for the weekend will
Abracos, Grace and Bob
Newsletter - Issue No
Goias PCV Newsletter -
Issue No 4
photos from Goias.
Talk: Rob Hudson (GO 67-69) has scanned and sent for uploading
on the Goias page, the PCVs of Goias newsletter - Chopp Talk.
Click here to
go back 43 years!!
National Peace Corps Association has a project to find and register
all RPCVs who have served since the beginning of Peace Corps.
- PE 76-78 - information
- Has a
book out on his PC days in Brazil.
Seeking Information about a
Peace Corps Brazil Documentary made between 1964-66.
I was a Volunteer in Sierra
Leone from 1963-65, and for the past 40 years a documentary filmmaker. I
have spent the past 2 years working on a documentary about the Peace Corps
experience. In my film I am weaving the letters, journals, blogs and emails
that Volunteers wrote/write while in their host countries with the profiles
of four former Volunteers who are still trying to make a difference. My wife
Cynthia and I set up a non-profit production and distribution company in
1978 to produce and distribute educational and documentary films (www.mediaprojects.org).
We distribute the films to schools, libraries, civic groups, government
around the country. Some of our work has aired on public and cable
The documentary film - One Step At a Time - was produced by Peace Corps
Brazil between 1964-66. I want to identify the person whose voice over I'm
using and am hoping you might know something about the film or know someone
who can help me.
If you have any information about this documentary, please email me:
allen (at) mediaprojects.org