Peace Corps Online: Directory: Brazil: Peace Corps Brazil: The Peace Corps in Brazil: HELP - URGENT

By Federico ( - on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 3:19 am: Edit Post

I hope you people can help me.
My fiancee is desperate.
She has a brother, tha left to Brazil a few month ago and since November they don't hear anything from him.
He is HIV positive and she thinks he might've died there.
They used to send money to him every month, using Western Union, but WU called them to tell them that December and January deposits were still there. Nobody picked them up.
They tried to contact him via telephone and e-mail and didn't get any answer.
They also tried to contact people that knew him, but no answer as well.
Here is all the info we have.

His name: Sebastian Juan Fontanella
Nationality: Argentinian.
DOB: April, 2nd, 1970
Height: 1.80 aprox.
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Light Brown
Last seen: Pipa, Alagoas State, BRAZIL (North eastern Brazil)
Occupation: He does Henna Tatoos in the beach. (He also used to sell bijou) Aprox. two years ago he started to do this tatto job in front of a big hotel at the beach. He was the only one doing that, because of an arrangement with the hotel itself.

Ad. Info: He was dating a woman named ADRIANA PUGLIESE, 50 years old aprox. Also Argentinian. She has a sister, named CECILIA. Cecilia does not live in Pipa, the only thing we know about her is that she works in something related to the Enviroment.

I know we could've gone to the police, but since he's not very well, because of his disease, we thought that calling the police directly might get him a little (or more than that) paranoid...we don't want that. Specially because my fiancee's mother is very ill in Buenos Aires, Argentina and we don't want him back there.

Thas all the info we have.
If you can help us, we would appreciatte that.
If you can't help us, but know some organization or people than can, please let us know.
I have a phone number in the U.S. which is 305-609-9434 f you need to contact me by phone.
E-mail is

Thank you very much.


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