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Peace Corps Brazil




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(Site launched July 2000. It has no official connection with US Peace Corps)




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The Peace Corps Brazil site will be deactivated on July 15, 2015.

Thanks to a tip from John Reeder, the site will be archived at the American University.

When archived, which will be before it is deactivated here,

you will be able to Click Here to go to their search box. 

When we have the exact URL (address) of where the site is located at Am Univ archives department,

 it will be posted here.













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Feb 15


Stephen Hoppin

Alta, Utah July 69  

BA 69-71



Harvey Goldman (BA 65-67)






Bad Accounts by Kate McVaugh


"Top notch accountant Pia might have suspected her bosses of cooking the books, but when you’re fifty-two and jobs are scarce, it’s easy to look the other way. Or it is until you find out that your employers might be managing the finances of a drug cartel, right there in your hometown. Stealing a few files to implicate her bosses seemed like a good idea… until Pia finds a gun in her front yard, apparently dropped by an inept hitman. 

Maybe she should have listened to Brad and quit her job instead of absconding with the incriminating documents. But it’s too late for regrets now, and she’s a marked woman. Luckily for Pia, Brad puts his surfing on hold long enough to help get her out of town and down to Ocean Beach. Unfortunately, that might not be enough. Crossing the border into Mexico may be the only answer. 

From Monterey, California all the way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, aging gangsters, bungling rent-a-cops, and an out-of-his-element hit man, thwart Pia’s every move. But with the help of a few surfers and their friends, she’s determined to not only stay alive, but to see the drug cartel shut down once and for all. "


Kate Wasser
BA 77-79

Feb 20, 2015

19 Jan 15





Film interviews of RPCVs from NE Brazil for Brazilian documentary,


Sat. March 7, in Arlington, VA

Fernando Weller a Recife university film professor will be coming to Washington DC to interview returned PCVs from Brazil for his documentary on the history of Peace Corps in Brazil the first week of March. He would like to record volunteers on film and bringing a cameraman as well. The documentary will include stories from Pernambuco and other NE states.

We are offering our house in Arlington, Virginia (just outside Washington, D. C.) for this interviewing and a feijoada and get together on Saturday, March 7, afternoon and evening. Bring copies of photos or other document you want to share that he could use in this documentary.

For more information, email John Reeder JReeder123@msn.com


Additional information can be found here.



Jan 15

Susan (Jensen) Cook

Atlanta - July 69

MG 69-71


Oct 14

Patrick Manion

Univ of Marquette, WI June 65

CE 65-67



BR2 Reunion Sept 14




Sep 14


Gordon Nesheim

Milwaukee Feb 66

PE 66-68


Ann Griffiths

Loyola, Chicago  June 66

MT 66-68




Charles Johnson

Austin, TX June 65-66

MT 66-68


Aug 14


Rick Roberts 

Lavras July 75

MG - MT  75-77




Juliet Mevi (Shiflett)

Atlanta/Waco July 69

GO 69-71




Glenn "Steve" Merritt

St. Croix - June 70

PE 70-72




Paul Abravaya

Blue Knob, PA Feb 69

ES 69-74



Jul 14




David Randle's Finding Neguinho - Peace Corps Brazil 64-69 and afterFinding Neguinho


During the time of Nixon and Kennedy, United States’ reach was slowly inching around the globe as more and more initiatives to help out other countries were put into action by the government. One of these was the Peace Corp who sent volunteers all around the globe.

Two of those who were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to help were the Randles. David and Inga Randle were assigned in Brazil, and there they found a family. In Rio Branco, the Randles found a family in Aristedes, Maria, and their son, Neguinho.

As the years passed, the relationship between both families was tested by time and distance. Years were spent apart, but fate brought them together again and again to be a blessing to each other.

Join the Randles as they explore the culture and jungles of Brazil, learn its customs, get to know its people, and discover the heart of a volunteer.

-David Randle

Staff Mato Grosso and PCV Mato Grosso


Jun 14


New Member

Douglas G. Bucher    

Training Group - Belo Horizonte, MG - Nov 71

PE 71-74


Apr 14




This project groups although designated Brazil II (1962-1964) was actually the first group recruited and trained by the Peace Corps for Brazil. The group designated Brazil I was a 4-H group recruited and trained by the 4-H and adopted by the Peace Corps for a quick launch of the Peace Corps. For more information please contact:
Ken Fliés
4311B Clemson Circle
Eagan, MN, 55122
H. (651) 207.6275
C. (952) 334.4092

kenflies (at) comcast.net


Mar 14

Seeking information about 3 xPCVs who served in RN          "click here"


Feb 14

Russell and Harriet Kay

Read their Newsletter from their time in Mato Grosso.

A few photos taken in Brazil


Jan 31, 14




Especially for those volunteers who served in Pernambuco. On March 1, 2014 Sussex Academic Press is publishing my book entitled: "Rights of Way to Brasília Teimosa: The Politics of Squatter Settlement." Historically it covers the period of 1934-1984 and the behind-the-scenes politics of the conflicts to establish control of this prime site. A synopsis and sales information are available on the Amazon.com website.