RAYMOND MAUFRAIS IN RIO DE JANEIRO.EM 1946.
In July 1946, arrives at Rio de Janeiro the young journalist Raymond Maufrais only 19 years old, full of dreams and projects.
I had read all about interior and the Amazon, and wished to see everything with your own eyes. I wanted to know more about the wilderness and its inhabitants treasure. And what would be his path to fame and wealth? In his luggage the only object of value was a photographic machine.
Maufrais Raymond lived with a group of people of different nationalities on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. And on the banks of Tiradentes squares, according to Raymond Maufrais joined to one another indissolubly sick that experienced by the need to rely to a kind soul to build castles in the air and find 10 or 15 cruises needed the subsistence of a day.
In a cafe that was on the terrace of this building was the meeting point of Maufrais Raymond and his friends in the evening, where they dreamed and planned to make wealth in the interior of Brazil. The dream of Raymond Maufrais was part of the expedition that would pacify the Indians semiveis, the Xavante, the newspaper of the time.
According to Raymond Maufrais Rocandor-Xingu expedition was organized by the Indian Protection Service, under the presidency of General Rondon, which for many years endeavored to pacify the Xavante and seemed to want to sip a decisive prestige of untouchables with this new attempt directed by one of his inspectors Francisco Meireles.
According to Raymond Maufrais, the woman is the key to all good hits, and he met here at the municipal theater condenses an Italian, he said, affably own way to carry out their projects, participate in Rocandor-Xingu expedition as a journalist and photographer from French news agency AFP.
In Santo Dumont airport, on September 17, 1946, Raymond Maufrais part in DC4 flight towards the Goiania Brazilian Air Force.
He wrote in his book Adventures in Mato Grosso: