By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO— Matthew Garrett, a Junior Consular Officer at the US Consulate in Rio, recently returned to Brazil after a twelve-day volunteer mission to help evacuate American citizens from Haiti in the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake.

Having learned French during his previous tour in Burundi (Eastern Africa), Garrett felt it was his duty to offer to help in the crisis. “As soon as I heard about the earthquake I reached out . . .

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