By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – In the streets of Rio de Janeiro, he passes for a Carioca, but he is not. His name is Bahman and he’s a refugee from Iran. In the second of a series of three interviews with international refugees living in Rio de Janeiro, Bahman spoke to The Gringo Times about making the transition from Iranian Muslim to Brazilian Baptist.

Bahman’s story begins in the winter break of his last year at the State University of New York, where he was studying engineering. He traveled to Iran to visit his family . . .

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