BRAZIL: Plain Speaker

When Hernane Tavares de Sá accepted a scholarship to visit the U.S. in 1942, he said: "I will consider my trip really useful if I can help make Brazil known and understood by the North American public." Handsome Author Tavares never returned to his job as professor of biology at the University of São Paulo. Discovering that "in Latin American matters, the ignorance of the North American is astonishing," he set about the job of informing the U.S., at least about Brazil. In five years he has visited 38 states, lectured at 75 U.S. universities and colleges.

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