Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil Pham Thi Kim Hoa speaking at the event (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
The book is translated by Mr. Pedro de Oliveira, a Brazilian translator. He was born in 1948 in Brazil’s Sao Paulo City. In 1968, he was a student in the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Sao Paulo, where he had access to documents about the Vietnamese students’ struggling movement against the war. In particular, he watched a film sent from Vietnam by the National Liberation Front, with content about the struggle to regain national independence from the domination of the colonial invaders.
In 1969, he was arrested for participating in the student movement against the military regime. In 1978, he returned to university but did not graduate because he could not continue his studies, then he became a reporter for the VEJA Magazine in Sao Paulo.
Only in 2011 did his dream of returning to the university came true, as a student of the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Brasilia at the age of 63. He continued to study Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh's doctrines. For him, President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam are symbols of victory, freedom and peace.
In 2008, he joined the delegation of the Communist Party of Brazil to visit Vietnam, through that visit, he wanted more friends around the world to know about Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh, the genius leader, the hero of liberation, who brought Latin American countries faith and motivation to stand up for national independence.
In 2014, he was one of the founders of the Brazil-Vietnam Friendship Association (Abraviet).
With a heart of love for Vietnam, on the occasion of the 130th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-19/5/2020), with the support of Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil Do Ba Khoa, he fulfilled his dream of translating the book "Ho Chi Minh, the life and career of Vietnamese national liberation" into Portuguese.
On September 17, the book was officially introduced to Brazilian journalists and readers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, translator Pedro de Oliviera did not attend the event, but for him, this is a pride and a great honor and symbol for the solidarity and friendship between Brazil and Vietnam./.