Tracking a Great Brazilian Explorer: American Writes Biography

American journalist Larry Rohter followed Brazilian adventurer Marechal Rondon's paths in the Amazon, producing a new biography on a national hero who he feels symbolizes others who will arise to safeguard Brazil's future.

By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Formerly the New York Times Brazil correspondent for a decade, American Larry Rohter may now live in Hoboken, New Jersey, with his Brazilian wife Clotilde Amaral, but a part of him has never left Brazil.

Rohter's new biography of Brazilian Cândido Rondon (1865-1958) -- an explorer, protector of indigenous people, promoter of telegraphy and an intellectual Francophile -- has been published in Brazil before coming out next year in the U.S.

"Rondon -- Uma Biografia" (R$94.90), translated into Portuguese by Cassio Arantes Leite, is published by the prestigious São . . .

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