Success is Transitory – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Thanks for a really insightful story of life in this insecure age of “Globalization”. We look forward to your next chapter. Thanks!!

Cyril Bryan. Guyanese Online

Three Worlds One Vision

Bairro Varjota - Fortaleza - CearaBairro Varjota – Fortaleza – Ceará – Brazil
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As Import Manager at Ceará Importers,* a successful and expanding young medium-sized company in Fortaleza, I thought that I had finally made it in Brazil. Gone were my days of struggle to raise the rent and my sons’ high school fees. We dressed better, frequented the cinema, and enjoyed holiday week-end outings. I also began looking for an apartment closer to my workplace and my sons’ school.

After relocating to his farm 52 miles away from the capital, a good friend offered to rent me his apartment in Bairro Varjota, an upscale neighborhood in Fortaleza. An evening after work, my sixteen-year-old son and I visited the apartment. Located on the eighth floor of a ten-story apartment building, it had a master bedroom with bathroom, two other bedrooms sharing another bathroom and self-contained quarters for a…

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