Chico Moura left his studies at the University of Law in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in order to work as a computer systems analyst abroad. He arrived in the United States on June 30th, 1972 and worked for various companies between New York and New Jersey. In 1973 Chico returned to Rio, more precisely Teresopolis, where he inaugurated as a manager, the first Crefisul Mortgage Agency in the city of Teresopolis. In 1975, Chico moved to Salvador, Bahia, where he got his first job as a journalist with Jornal da Bahia, doing a special section on each town of Bahia. The first was Alagoinhas News. Two months later, O Globo Newspaper hired him to do a weekly column entitled Bahia, A State of Mind. In 1978 Chico returned to New York once again changing his profession and becoming an International Credit Analyst for Manufacturers Hanover Trust, (then) the third largest bank in the US. Rising quickly through the ranks from Junior Analyst to Senior Analyst he was promoted to Branch Manager. He later resigned that position and with Mr. Roberto Marinho’s power of attorney, established the first banking operations of the newspaper O Globo in the Banco do Brazil in New York City. There he took on the responsibly of representing the newspaper in the whole American territory. Chico developed and wrote a weekly tourism column focusing on the presence of the Brazilian community in New York and Miami: The first in New York entitled” In 46th Street – The mark of the Brazilian Presence”. Enchanted by the boom of Brazilian tourists coming to Florida, and the lure of great fishing Chico moved to Miami and opened the first office of the newspaper O Globo in Florida, establishing (for pride of Roberto Marinho) the record for advertising sales among all foreign newspapers in the country – O Globo was also the first Brazilian newspaper having daily circulation in United States. Later, Chico Moura was the first representative of Icaro -Varig Airline’s on board flight magazine) in the United States. In late 1984 Chico created in Florida, the first English newspaper about Brazil – The Brazil Review. In 1985 created the Florida Review, the first Portuguese newspaper in Florida and second in the United States. In 1990, Chico Moura also created the Tele Brazil, the first Brazilian Television Show (in Portuguese) of Florida.
In 1992 he sold the Florida Review, returned to Brazil to create The Rio Times newspaper, with the idea of redeeming the image of Rio de Janeiro abroad. Chico’s entrepreneurial spirit brought him back to Florida in 1995 where he went on to create several new media entities which included “Alo Brazil”, the first Brazilian radio program in Orlando and the Portuguese American Times Newspaper. He worked at PAHO in Washington doing voiceover (narration of documentaries) and in Virginia created the first Portuguese section on the two most important magazines: Radio World and TV Technology. Returning to Miami he created another Brazilian newspaper: Brazilian Sun. He, produced, directed and hosted the TV show “Chico Moura na Madrugada” on WLRN Television. He did translations in BVI Corp – for the television programs on CBS 48 Hours and 60 Minutes. Next stop, Lisbon, Portugal where he created “Luso Brasileiro”, the first journal dedicated to the Brazilian Community in Portugal. Chico once again returned to Miami where he authored two books: “Passagem De Taxi” and “Tatuagens” . As a result of these works and the volume of his other creations Chico won first place in the Brazilian Press Awards in Literature Category, received the Medal of Legislative Merit from the Chamber of Commissioners of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil and is a recipient of The Key To The City of Miami, from Mayor Stephen P. Clark. In recent years he has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Korea, Japan, 40 American States and most recently spent some months in Havana, Cuba (see the article attached) He lived six months in Praia Da Baleia (Whale Beach in Ceará), a fisherman’s village in northeast of Brazil. Lately he has been doing Feijoadas (National Brazilian Dish) in different cities around the world: Feijoada Do Chico Moura, a gastronomical encounter around good music with plenty of Caipirinhas and lots of Black Beans. Usually between 200 and 300 people attend to this event. On September 21st, 2012, Chico plans to begin his new adventure to travel to Brazil by land using regular buses, trains and boats to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Adventure Continues…….A Aventura Continua (Howard Moss).