A message to all members of AMERICANS (and other expats) LIVING IN BRAZIL
"Donald, founder this network, related yahoo groups, and as consultant for immigrants interested in living in Brazil is now a member of Brazilian Engineers Brasil a subgroup of Brazil Jobs on LinkedIN , one many related sub groups he belongs to...
Jobs (employment), real estate and language are important aspects to be considered when one considers immigration.
He is also active on Facebook as well as some 90 + groups on Yahoo Groups includingAmericans Living in Brazil, the Brazilian Travel Club, Brazilsjoint, Andetur Group Management ,English-Portuguese .... all do newsletters related to Brazil.
Knowledge of immigration laws is also extremely important.
Since 1982 he has been a consultant to several Brazilian government agencies including as a Project Designer - registered by IBAMA - Ministério do Meio Ambiente - as 'Técnico Federal' N ° 235492 "Use of Natural Resources / utilization of the natural heritage, tourism / tourist complexes and delazer, including theme parks / and fishing."
Capt. Donald has been a resident of Brazil since 1979 after living on the Island of Malta for 7 years. He is 74 years old, retired from the US Merchant Marine as a boat captain (Master) with service registered in over 65 countries. His first visit to Brazil was in 1973 towing a huge offshore barge up the Amazon river all the way to Iquitos, Peru, for the Trans Andes Pipeline Project. He returned for 6 months in 1976 for another pipeline project offshore Sergipe. He decided to become 'resident' when he was assigned to work contracted to Petrobras in July, 1979.
His family (5 sons and 1 daughter - 2 Brazilians)
In 1981 and 1982 he worked as a consultant for F.A.O. (the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization), followed by a 8 month contract for the INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK. This resulted in his working with SUDEPE, now IBAMA, in 1982.
Retiring in 1999, he has dedicated himself to his tour agency Andetur and doing social work with the NGO/ONG Associaçao ABTC-BRASIL (and the Brazilian Travel Club), a non-profit organization registered in Brazil dedicated to furthering the exchange of information among travelers, immigrants and promoting responsible travel and sustainable family agriculture in Brazil and South America.
We invite all group members to join with us on our improved blog or network - AMERICANS (and other expats) LIVING IN BRAZIL .