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  • São Paulo Museum of Art, São Paulo, Brazil, 1983

  • Latino Museum, Pomona, California, 2006

  • Museum of Latin American Art - OAS, Washington DC, 1994

  • Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, 1991

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC, 1997

  • Museum of the State of Piauí, Teresina, PI, Brazil, 1990

  • Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL, 1995

  • Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL, 1999

  • Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL, 2000

  • Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL, 1995


  • Key to the city of Boca Raton, FL, from Hon. Mayor Carol Hanson, October, 1999

  • Emerging Artists Grant, Fayetteville Arts Council, NC, 1991

  • Second place, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2022

  • Honorable Mention, Cornel Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL, 1999

  • Croix dArgent, from Le Mérite Dévouement Français, European Academy of Arts and Letters, Paris, France, 1997

  • Merit Award, North Carolina Artists Competition, Fayetteville Museum of Art, 1991

  • Brazilian Press Award, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1998 and 2006

  • Proclamation by the Brazilian Senate, May 30 2006, Brasilia, Brazil

  • Comenda Renacança, from the Government of The State of Piauí, Teresina, Brazil, 1999

  • Best of Show, MSA Art Show, Fort Clayton, Republic of Panama, 1987

  • First Place Mixed Media, Mallet Rogers Gallery, Fayetteville, NC, 1991

  • Acquisition Prize, III National Competition of FENAB, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1983

  • Honorable Mention, Fayetteville Arts Council, NC, 1992

  • Soroptimist International Woman of The Year in the Arts, Boca Raton, FL 1996

  • Golden Palette, Awarded by a special jury of the Jacques Wayne School of Art to four leading artists in Recife, Brazil, 1982

  • Second place Watercolor, MSA Art Competition, Fort Clayton, Republic of Panama, 1987

  • Third place acrylic, Arts Center Spring Exhibition, Howard AFB, Republic of Panama, 1987

  • Communication Prize, given by Picos Journal, Picos, Brazil, 1984

  • Honorable Mention, X AAFBB National Competition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984

  • Honorable Mention, II National Reception for the Arts, FENAB, Brasilia, Brazil, 1981


  • Naza na Natureza, Fortaleza University, June 5 to September 5 2023

  • Galeria José de Alencar, Fortaleza, CE, 2017

  • Silvana Tamer Gallery, Sao Luis, Brazil, 2018

  • Arte Maior Galeria, Recife, Brazil, 2008

  • Eleven Eleven Gallery, Boca Raton, FL 2007

  • UNIFOR- University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2005

  • Avant Gallery, Aventura (Miami) FL 2001

  • JLP Gallery, Paris, France 1997

  • Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington DC, 1992

  • Vila Riso Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996

  • Governors Club, West Palm Beach, FL, 1996

  • Gallery of the House of Representatives, Brasilia, Brazil, 1996

  • Governors Club, West Palm Beach, FL, 1995

  • Ardel Gallery, Washington DC, 1989

  • Magna Gallery, Republic of Panama, 1987

  • Fayetteville Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC, 1992

  • Arte Maior Gallery, Recife, Brazil, 1980

  • Gallery Two, Wooster, Ohio, 1988

  • Banco Nacional Gallery, Republic of Panama, 1986

  • Patrimony Gallery, Recife, Brazil,  1983 and 1990 

  • Espaço Gallery, Miami, FL 2005


  • Broward Art Guild gallery, Frt Lauderdale, FL, 2022

  • Studio Gallery 208, Competition Covid 19, Washington, DC, 2020

  • Montmartre Art Gallery, Teresina Brazil, 2016, 2017, and 2018

  • Art and Design Gallery, Miami, FL. 2017

  • Galeria Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, Brasil, 2017

  • Galleria do Tribunal do Trabalho, Teresina Brazil

  • Gallery Six, Fort Lauderdale, 2002

  • Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, 2003

  • Espaco Cultural da Camara dos Deputados, Brasilia, Brasil, 2011

  • Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, D.C, 2005

  • Gallery Six, Broward Co, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 2003 and 2005

  • Victory Sports Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1999

  • Art Gallery 93, Nyack, NY, 1997

  • Art and Design Gallery, Miami, FL, 2017

  • Galeria Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, CE, 2018

  • Overseas Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, 1997

  • Clark and Co Gallery, Washington DC, 1993

  • H.B. Star Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, 1993

  • Ganexa Gallery, Chinese-Panamanian Cultural Center, Republic of Panama, 1987

  • Ritz gallery, Washington DC, 1990

  • Patrimony Gallery, Invitational, Recife, Brazil, 1981

  • Patrimony Gallery, (Boa Viagem Affiliate), Recife, Brazil, 1982

  • Arte Maior Gallery, Recife, Brazil, 1978

  • Angelus Gallery, Recife, Brazil, 1978

  • III Salão da Independência, Clube Naval, Brasilia, Brazil, 1987

  • VASP Gallery, Salão Pernambucano de Artes, Brasilia, Brazil, 1977


  • National Pirelli Prize of Young Art, São Paulo Museum of Art, S. Paulo, Brazil, 1983

  • Inspirations 99, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL 1999

  • 19th Annual Competition for North Carolina Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, 1991

  • Salon de Peinture et d'Estampe de Montreal, Galerie Art Jeuness, Montreal, Canada, 1990

  • Emerging Artists, Fayetteville Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC, 1991

  • Inspirations 95, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL, 1995

  • Mallet Rogers Gallery, Art Guild Competition, Fayetteville, NC, 1991

  • Kaleidoscope Competition for the State of North Caroline, The Burke Arts Council, Morganton, NC, 1991

  • Fayetteville Arts Council Competition, Fayetteville, NC, 1992

  • Wayne Center for the Arts, Summer Show '88, Wooster, OH, 1988

  • Arts Center Spring Exhibition, Howard AFB, Republic of Panama, 1988

  • MSA Competition, Fort Clayton, Republic of Panama, 1987

  • Fourth National Competition of FENAB, São Paulo, Brazil, 1984

  • Third National Competition of FENAB, São Paulo, Brazil, 1983

  • Second National Competition of FENAB, São Paulo, Brazil, 1982

  • X AAFBB Reception for the Arts Competition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984

  • Salao da Inconfidência, Clube Naval, Brasilia, Brazil, 1976



  • Veja Magazine, Brazil, 1996

  • Palm Beach Society Magazine

  • Cidade Verde Magazine 

  • Yay! Magazine

  • Museum and Arts Magazine, Washington DC, March/April 1990

  • Brazil USA Magazine, Boca Raton, FL, July 2015

  • Acontece Magazine, Miami, FL, 2014

  • Brazilian People Magazine, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2006

  • Cover of Ponto de Encontro Magazine, Elizabeth, NJ, April 1997

  • Cover of Today's Boca Woman Magazine, Boca Raton, FL, May 1994

  • World Magazine, Boston, MA, 2002

  • Cover of Brazilian People Magazine, Boca Raton, FL, May 1995

  • Olho Vivo Magazine- Tokio, Japan, Jan 2005

  • Linha Aberta Magazine, Deerfield Beach, FL, Jan 2005, 2007, 2011, 2017, and 2021.

  • Delles e Dellas Magazine, Miami, FL 2003

  • Momento Magazine, Miami, FL, February 1994

  • XS Magazine, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 1995

  • Brazil Magazine, Miami, FL, January 1997

  • Real Magazine, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL, April/May 1995

  • Brazilian People Magazine, Miami, FL, August 1996

  • Leia Hoje Magazine, Brazil, September 1993

  • Enfoque Amazonico Magazine, Brazil, August 1995

  • Lea Magazine, Palm Beach Co., FL, January 1995

  • Osmus Magazine, Miami, January 1997


  • Boca News, Boca Raton, FL July, 11, 1999

  • The Miami Herald (El Nuevo Heraldo), September 6 2015

  • Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL , Nov. 30, 1997

  • Boca News, Boca Raton, FL October, 5  1997

  • Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, January 15, 1990

  • Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 5, 1996

  • Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 24, 1995

  • Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, NY, February 8, 1996

  • The News, Boca Raton, FL, July 1994

  • The News, Boca Raton, FL, November 1994

  • The News, Boca Raton, FL, February 1995

  • The News, Boca Raton, FL, April 1995

  • The News, Boca Raton, FL, March 1995

  • La Prensa, Republic of Panama, November 1986

  • Fayetteville Observer Times, Fayetteville, NC, June 1991

  • Achei USA, Pompano Beach, FL, July 2 2015, May 15 2014, and June 18 2016

  • Florida Review, Miami, FL, May 1993

  • Florida Review, Miami, FL, May 1995

  • Brazilian Press, Kearny, NJ, February 2003

  • Tribuna, Fort Lauderdale, FL  2003

  • The Daily Record, Wooster, Ohio, August 1988

  • Pentagram, Washington DC, September 1989

  • The Army Times, Springfield, VA, October 1989

  • The Army Times, Springfield, VA, June 1990

  • Tribuna da Imprensa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1995

  • South Florida Funtimes, August 24 2015

  • El Latino, Washington DC, October 1989

  • Air Force Times, Springfield, VA, October 1989

  • Navy Times, Springfield, VA, October 1989

  • Jornal do Comércio, Recife, Brazil, August 1990

  • Diário de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, July 1990

  • Diário do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil, September 1982 and March of 2005

  • La Nacion, Washington DC, September 1992

  • La Nacion, Washington DC, October 1992

  • SCN News, Fort Clayton, Republic of Panama, November 1986

  • Brazilian Times, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 1993

  • Brazilian Times, Massachusetts, 2015

  • Brazilian Times, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 1995

  • Meio Norte, Teresina, PI, Brazil, January 1997

  • Brazilian Post, Miami, FL, April 1995

  • About, Miami, FL, December 1996

  • O Estado do Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil, August 1993

  • O Estado do Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil, August 1995 and October 2nd 2016

  • Jornal de Hoje, São Luís, Brazil, September 1993

  • Jornal de Hoje, São Luís, Brazil, August 1995

  • O Dia, Teresina, Brazil, August 4, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13, 1990, June 1998, May 1999

  • O Dia, Teresina, Brazil, June 1995

  • Jornal O Estado, Teresina, Brazil, June 1995

  • Jornal O Estado, Teresina, Brazil, August 5 and 6, 1990

  • Jornal da Manhã, Teresina, Brazil, August 1990

  • Dalton Gazette, Dalton, Ohio, November 1988

  • Jornal das Artes, Recife, Brazil, September 1977

  • Di·rio do Povo, Teresina, Brazil, August 1990, June 1995, May 1998, and May 1999

  • Jornal do BANDEPE, Recife, Brazil, 1977

  • Jornal O Dia, Macapá,  Brazil, July 1995

  • Jornal de Picos, Brazil, May 1983

  • Over 100 individual citations in periodical publications in Brazil, Panam and the United States


  • NBC News, Ch. 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL , June 2006

  • TV Verdes Mares, Globo Network, Fortaleza, Brazil 2023

  • Ian Gomes, Bem Estar, Canal 5, Fortaleza, Brazil, july 2023

  • Inside TV, Rivanildo Feitosa, Teresina, Brazil, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 22022, and 2023.

  • G1 (Globo TV Network), Fortaleza, June 2023

  • Ana Leopoldina, TV Bandeirantes, Sã Luís, MA, Brazil 2022

  • CBS World TV, Miami, FL, June 1999

  • SBT/CBS Brazil, National broadcast with Leila Cordeiro, June 1999

  • G1 (Globo TV Network), Macapa, AP, November 2015

  • Globo TV Network (TV Clube) Teresina, PI, 2014

  • Manchete TV Network, The Amaury Junior Show, National, São Paulo, Brazil, October 1997

  • CBS News, Eyewitness News, Florida, USA, February 4, October 20, 1996

  • Fox 29, Florida, USA, February 4 1996

  • SBT Television Network, National Broadcast with Leila Cordeiro, São Paolo, Brazil, March 1997

  • Channel 10 TV Network, "Heart of the Matter", Fairfax, VA and Washington DC Metropolitan Area, October 1993

  • Yeda Falcão, TV Bandeirantes, São Luís, Brazil, 2018

  • TV Picos, Glb Television Netwrk, evening news, Picos, Brazil, 2010, 2012, and 2017

  • Leidy de Sousa, Sob Outro Olhar, Teresina, Teresina, Brazil, 2017

  • Norma Soely, TV Antares, Teresina, Brazil, 2017

  • Globo Television Network, TV Gazeta, São Paulo, Brazil, November 1983

  • Brazil Network, TV Educativa, National News, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 1996

  • TV Verdes Mares, Fortaleza, Brazil March 2005

  • TV O Povo, Fortaleza, Brazil, March 2005

  • Globo Television Network, TV Mirante, São Luis, Brazil, August 1995

  • TV Meio Norte, Teresina, Brazil, August 1997, November 1998 and May 1999

  • Channel 17 - Aqui Brazil, Miami, FL, December 1995

  • Manchete Television Network, "Flor de Lis", S. Luis, Brazil, August 1993

  • Manchete Television Network, "Flor de Lis", S. Luis, Brazil, August 1995

  • Brazil TV Network, Teresina, Brazil, July 1990

  • Brazil Television Network, Teresina, Brazil, August 1990

  • TV Clube, Globo  Television Network, Teresina, Brazil, June 1990

  • TV Clube, Globo  Television Network, Teresina, Brazil, August 1990

  • Bandeirantes Television Network, Teresina, Brazil, June 1990

  • Bandeirantes Television Network, Teresina, Brazil, August 1990

  • Manchete Television Network, Teresina, Brazil, August 1990

  • TV Timom, Teresina, Brazil, June 1995

  • Channel 4, "Panama em Vivo", Republic of Panama, December 1986

  • Channel 2, "Programa Estilo", Republic of Panama, September 1987

  • Channel 13, "Saturday with Martini Blanco", Republic of Panama, September 1987

  • Globo TV Network, TV Clube, Teresina, Brazil, November 1983

  • Globo TV Network, TV Clube, Teresina, Brazil, December 1983

  • TV Marco, Zero - Macapá, Brazil, February 1996

  • TV Amapá, Macapá, Brazil, January 1997


  • President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

  • Ivana Trump, Palm Beach, FL

  • Miami International Hispanic Theater Festival

  • President Barack Obama

  • Ayrton Senna Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

  • President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brasilia, Brazil

  • Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Paris, France

  • Roberto Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • President Dilma Rousseff

  • Florida Marlins

  • Emerson Fittipaldi

  • Martin Luther King Library, Washington, DC

  • Countess De Hoernle, Boca Raton, FL

  • The West Point Museum, Portrait of Dr. Frederico Garcia, West Point, NY

  • Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC

  • Museum of the State of Piaui, Brazil

  • General Manuel Noriega Family, Republic of Panama

  • Mural, Commissioned by Nations Bank and Fayetteville Arts Council, NC

  • Ambassador Diego Asencio, Palm Beach, FL

  • Banco do Brasil, Brasília, Brazil

  • Frequently travels throughout the World to paint commissions by the "Who's Who" of all continents

  • TAM Airlines

  • David Neeleman, President of JetBlue Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Azul Airlines


  • “Abstracted Realism by Naza” , author: Suzane Jales, biography book

  • “500 Anos de Arte No Brasil” (500 Years of Art In Brazil), published by Edson Queiroz Foundation

  • “Luso-American Literature” – COVER - published by Rutgers University Press 

  • “American Heroes” - COVER  - Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark Books

  • “Best Of Worldwide Oil Artists” – Volume I, COVER – Kennedy Publishing

  • “Who’s Who in America”, Marquis, R.R. Bowker Reference Publishing Company

  • “Who’s Who in the World”, Marquis, R.R. Bowker Reference Publishing Company

  • “Retratos do Brasil”, journalist Carlos Borges

  • "Who is Who in American Art",Marquis, R.R.Bowker, Reference Publishing Company, 

  • “International Art Diary”, Editor: Giancarlo Politi

  • “Diana in The Arts” – by Mem Mehmet - Chaucer Press - London - UK


  • Drawing, University of Fortaleza, UNIFOR, Brazil, 2005

  • Drawing, Fayetteville Technical Community College at the Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC

  • Drawing, Art and Crafts Center, Fort Bragg, NC

  • Painting (oil portraits), Arts and Crafts Center, Fort Bragg, NC


  • "Legal Aspects of Art in Public Places", by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts - American University, Washington DC, 1989

  • The National Portrait Seminar - John Howard Sanden - Stouffer Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA, March 1991

  • Latin American Visual Arts Conference - Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, 1993


  • Cornell University - "From the Brazilian Sertão to the Florida Gold Coast" - Ithaca, NY, February 1996

  • Fayetteville State University - "Artist in Industry" - Fayetteville, NC, 1993

  • The Fayetteville Museum of Arts - Fayetteville Arts Guild - Fayetteville, NC, 1992

  • Woman in Visual Arts, Boca Raton, FL, 1995

  • Cearense Academy of Arts, Fortaleza, Brazil

  • Naza Art Studio, Boca Raton, FL, 1995, 1997

  • International Club, Boca Raton, FL, 2002

  • UNIFOR, Universidade de Fortaleza, 2005

  • Amapá Federal University, Macapá, 2012

  • Adventures in the Arts, Boca Raton, FL, 2003

  • Artserve – Fort Lauderdale, FL 2006

  • FAU – Florida Atlantic University, 2003


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Naza's art has been exhibited in major galleries and museums in South, Central and North America, as well as in Europe. Her art is unprecedented in style. As the creator of the "Abstracted Realism" concept, this Brazilian American Artist sets in motion an unrivaled interplay of lines and forms as she creates her famous "cosmic windows". Her paintings are part of several important collections, including President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, President Dilma Rousseff, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, The Ayrton Senna InstituteIvana TrumpBrigitte BardotRoberto Carlos, The West Point Academy, and The Florida Marlins, among others. This website features original oil paintingsdigital artworks on canvas, NFTs, and giclée (giclee) prints on canvas. Most of her subjects are the human figurewildlife art of endangered speciesabstract art, and portraits.
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I am infatuated with the way opposite views interact. I chose to oppose abstraction versus realism to convey that thought.

When I am using oil on canvas, I either start a completely abstract approach, then, work towards making certain elements resemble recognizable objects, events, or living being or I start from the opposite direction: I quickly create a very realistic image, and, before it dries, I abstract it. The idea is to paint not only a certain subject, but also my own perception of what is happening to it, how it influences its environment, and how it is influenced by it. Thus, each artwork is like an event. 

There aren’t any extra layers, and the texture is negligible. The only tools used in the painting process re brushes and a piece of rag to wipe out certain areas. The only materials are oil paint and thinners. Most of the apparent texture of the final work is an illusion achieved with the use of light and dark.

In both approaches, I follow nothing but my deepest feelings.

When I am doing my digital artworks, I use virtual brushes. For each detail, I choose the size and the shape of the brush; how wet or how dry I want the stroke to be; how much pressure I want to use; how transparent; how soft, and other attributes. I don't use any automatic tools such as filters, glow, or shadows. From time to time, I add an illusion of texture which I, then, distort/enhance, whichever I choose to do at that time.

Whether I am painting with oils or using the computer, my style is the same. I am still opposing abstraction and realism as the coexistence of opposite views; I continue placing the main subject within and mixed with the background, instead of in front of it; Ultimately, emotions guide me in the process of making art.

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Back in the mid 90s I had my website ( built. However, at that time, no one knew how to attract visitors to their websites or how to build an email list of prospect clients for their business.  The most common comments that I got when I told people that I had a website were: “what is that?”, I do not have a computer”, and “I do not have access to the Internet  yet”. Later, those comments were substituted by “my son is the one who uses the computer”…

I decided to dig for any kind of tool that could help me spread the word about my website.  That was when I found the Yahoo Chat. I used to go from chat room to chat room cutting and pasting the same sentence: “You are invited to visit my art exhibition”. Some people followed me to the next room and started a conversation. They invariably went to my website. According to their comments, I would add them as my friends and made notes to myself to mark the potential buyers.

I made a lot of personal friends and collectors using that approach. One of them was Tim Hulings, from West Virginia. He hired me to paint his 90 year old mother in her garden.  At first, I was a little scared and suspicious. However, I decided to take the risk and fly to Washington, D.C., rent a car, and drive across mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, to the very end of the road past a little town in West Virginia. The road ended exactly in Mrs. Hulings front yard.

It was a beautiful sunny spring day. Next door, I saw another house with a very large front yard where horses were eating. I recognized the red barn that Tim had talked about in the chat room. The silence was complete.  Suddenly, I felt really scared. What if this was a trap, set up by some weirdo to get me in the middle of no were alone with him? The only safety precaution that I had taken was to give the directions to my whereabouts to my ex-husband, who lived in Arlington, VA. Having a cell phone made me feel safer.

I knocked at the door, but no one came. I yelled a few times, but nothing happened. I had come too long a way to turn back without doing my job. Since there was no fence, I went around the house to the garden. I remembered Tim telling me in the weeks that preceded my trip that he kept talking to his mother’s flowers asking them to stay beautiful and wait for me to get there before they died. Among such a variety of flowers, the life span of some of them was probably very short.

Then, I saw her. Mrs. Hulings was kneeling at a flower bed, next to a very old sheep and an even older dog. I introduced myself and told my reason to be there. She smiled and welcomed me. I asked her if I could take some shots of her while she was working with the flowers, and she said it was ok.

About thirty minutes later, Tim arrived. It was so cool to meet a chat friend for the first time!!!  After a little talk (he was in his lunch break), I asked him if I could paint his mother and in the garden, instead of only the garden. He agreed.  After a few minutes talking, I started my trip back to D.C. area, then, flew to Florida, where I did the painting, having as reference the photos that I shot.  According to a reporter who interviewed me later for the Sun Sentinel, the Hulings family told her that the painting had been the focus of a birthday party for my subject.

I lost contact with Tim after he changed his email. Those Yahoo chat days are long gone, but some of those virtual friends that I made in 1995, 96, and 97 became friends for life. Some became my collectors too. 

"I may have given him that last push needed to get there" (Naza)
Marreco from Brasil to Mexico by bicicle

I met him at Puente de Las Americas, the bridge that connects Central America to South America (passes over the Panama Canal). I was returning home to Fort Kolby, an American base, when I saw him on his bike. From the way he had the Brazilian flag flying and extra inner tubes strapped to his bike, I immediately saw that he was a Brazilian on his way to the North. I had read months ago about a Brazilian who was cycling to Mexico to watch the World Cup. I thought maybe he needed help. I stopped the car after the bridge and waited for him. He was very excited to meet a Brazilian and said he had no money or food and had no idea how he was going to survive until he reached Mexico City. I was still going to pass through 4 Central American countries and two wars (El Salvador and Guatemala), but he was hopeful that he would meet indigenous people on the road and he would ask them for food. I saw that he was very dirty and, considering the size of the luggage, perhaps he didn't have a change of clothes. I offered to take him to eat and shower at my house and while he was showering I threw his clothes in the washer and then in the dryer. I called a friend who was a Calói (bicicle brand) representative to see if he could give the guy some money, but he was traveling. Still, his secretary gave the guy extra air chambers. I called a radio station that had interviewed me before and suggested that they interview him. They loved the idea and we went there, with me acting as interpreter. The radio owner went there, donated 100.00 dollars and called his army friends in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala to ask for accommodation for the guy in the army barracks. He apologized for not being able to help with regards to El Salvador and Nicaragua because of the war in those counties. The young man continued his journey and I never heard from him again. yesterday I read this article by Brazilian Times and I asked myself: “Did the young man make it to Mexico?” I'm happy to finally know that he made it.

I wonder if "Marreco" would have been able to get to Mexico without the 100.00 that the owner of the radio gave him, the inner tubes and tires that my friend's secretary gave him and the help from the military from _Cost Rica and Guatemala, friends of the radio owner.

I took a lot of risk in taking him home, because I didn't know if he was crazy or a thief, and I was alone at home, as my husband, who was an American officer, was traveling.

I'd rather take risks helping someone who is in need than avoid helping for fear of what may never happen.

Here is the article by Brazilian Times:

By Naza