. June 13, 2005 SouthAmerica: In June 2003, I wrote an article regarding âBrazil and Saudi Arabiaâ that caught the attention of the Brazilian State Department in Brazil. As soon as the article was published on Brazzil magazine, on the same day, the Brazilian government posted a copy of my article at the Brazilian State Departmentâs website in Brazil. Later, I also found out that my article had been circulated among members of the Saudi Arabian Royal family, and also among senior members of the Saudi Arabian government. A week after my article was published, I received a letter from the Saudi Arabian government inviting me for a visit to Saudi Arabia. It is my understanding that my article had an impact in the outflow of Saudi Arabian money going out of the United States in the following months after that article was published. Since the Saudi Arabian government got in contact with me, I continued corresponding with the Saudi Arabian official who had contacted me. During the summer of 2004, I had the pleasure of meeting him in person here in New Jersey, when he was in the United States on a business trip doing a road show on behalf of his organization. I told him that the reason that I wrote that article was that I wish there were a way that I could help to bring the governments of Brazil and governments of the Arab countries of the Middle East; including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar to a much closer business and economic relationship. When I met my new Saudi Arabian friend, our meeting was very productive in the area of the exchange of ideas. I learned a lot from him regarding Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. My article was an eye opener for a lot of people in Saudi Arabia. He told me that he used to have two bank accounts here in the United States until recently, but he closed both accounts after reading my article, and moved his money to a safer place out of the USA. He also told me that he knew many other people in Saudi Arabia that were doing the same thing; moving their money out of the USA, just in case. Has been two years since that article was published, but today I still receiving emails from people regarding that article, because they found the article only now or because someone else gave them a copy of the article for them to read it. Here is a copy of my article that caught the attention of so many people in the United States, in Brazil, in Saudi Arabia, and around the world. (I said around the world because I received emails regarding this article from people in Europe, Asia, Middle East, South America, Canada, and the United States.) See copy of the article below. Originally published in June 2003 - âDear Saudis, Play Safe, Bring Your Money to Brazilâ By: Ricardo C. Amaral .