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Living the good life in Cuiaba' ... for a month

When I entered the Peace Corps they gave me five months of Portuguese lessons in the state of São Paulo before they sent me to Mato Grosso, a state on the borders of Bolivia and Paraguay.

I was to work with the Brazilian extension service, giving technical orientation and assistance to ranchers and farmers. Part of the job involved formulating loan proposals, then providing oversight as to how the...


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