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As my Vietnam tour neared an end, I ventured for the first time into the assignment process, expressing an interest in Brazil. I already spoke Spanish, but had friends in Brazil and thought that broadening my languages to include Portuguese would be a good career move. Several months later I received my assignment, to Bolivia. . . . Anyway, it was right next to Brazil. [FULL TEXT]
The Unpleasant and Unpromising Captain Q
My American host of the previous evening was on the line shouting with incoherent fury that he was in custody, as was his co-director. They were being placed on the first flight out of the country a flight scheduled to depart in two hours! He claimed he did not know the reason for their expulsion, but the police were throwing around words like espionage and treason. [FULL TEXT]
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