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Brazil correspondent Gary Neeleman presents his research on US-Brazil links

Date:  Dec. 13, 2012
Time:  6:30pm
Location: Institute of the Americas, UCSD Campus, Weaver Center
Contact: Chandler Martin
Cost: Open to public

Please join us December 13 for a discussion of Gary Neeleman’s trilogy exploring the US-Brazilian relationship from 1876 through World War II. The trilogy includes the Tracks in the Amazon: The day-to-day life of the workers on the Madeira Mamore Railroad, The Stars and Bars Beneath the Southern Cross: The Confederate Migration to Brazil, and The Rubber Soldiers: The Forgotten Army that Saved WWII.

A respected scholar in Brazilian studies, Neeleman spent 27 years with United Press International, first as a correspondent for seven years in Brazil then as vice president and general manager of editorial and business in the Latin America and Caribbean. He then joined the Los Angeles Times Syndicate International in 1985 and served as Executive VP for syndicate operations world-wide. Neeleman also worked for the Chicago Tribune Syndicate International for four years before retiring and establishing his own consulting company.

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