About the Author

Ricardo C. Amaral was born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA, where he received a B.A. degree in Economics and later an MBA degree in Finance.

He continued his Academic studies towards a PhD. degree in Economics at Fordham University, but then elected to immersed himself totally into a professional corporate career.

Mr. Amaral has an extensive investment and international business background.  He worked over the years in the investment field and in the international area of a number of American and Brazilian multinational companies; including Lexington Management Corporation / Templeton, Dobrow & Vance, GAF Corporation, Prudential Reinsurance Company, American Cyanamid Corporation,  Globo Television Network (largest television network in Brazil), Mesbla Trading Inc., and Amaral International, Inc.

Mr. Amaral is among a very few remaining living descendants of both 
José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva and his brother Martim Francisco
Ribeiro de Andrada - the founding fathers of Brazil. 

You can contact Mr. Amaral at the following address:
Ricardo C. Amaral
P.O. Box 110302
Nutley, New Jersey 07110


The following articles were published by "The Brasilians", the oldest Brazilian newspaper in the United States. The Brasilians has been published for 29 years and has a monthly national circulation of 60,000 copies. The articles were published in the newspaper issues of February to August 2000. 

These articles were published also in the July / August 2000 issue of the magazine Brazzil. You can see it at the following address:  http://www.brazzil.com.

In reference to the the four part articles which follow:
Copyright  ©  1999   by Ricardo C. Amaral.  All rights reserved.  Printed in the United States of America.  Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a data base or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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