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Ramon Garces has been a journalist, radio newscaster and U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Although he has been a news writer and editor all his grown life, "The Witch Hunt" is his first novel. After journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin, he became a staff writer and editor for the Laredo (Tex.) Times in his native city of Laredo, Texas. He joined the U.S. Information Agency during th

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American University, post graduation work on International Communication; University of Texas Journalism School; News Editor KTXN Radio, Austin; Managing Editor Laredo Free Press weekly; Produced three part video series on Retirement in Mexico, Retirement Cities in the U.S. and Retirement in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Accompanied President Lyndon Johnson on trip to Central America to organize press coverage; Served overseas at U.S. Embassies in Nigeria, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Honduras. Arranged press coverage in Brazil for President Jimmy Carter and in Nigeria for then Vice President George Bush. Speech writer for U.S. ambassadors and other U.S. officials in different posts.

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Laredo, TX USA

Awarded Associated Press state news writing award for best political reporting in Texas, 1963. Awarded Honorable Mention prize for series on Migrant Workers in Texas by the Austin Headliners Club. Awarded Certificate of Merit by Writer's Digest for his political novel "The Witch Hunt". Wrote three part series on modern day Mexico, published nationally by Associated Press newspapers.

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After retiring from USIA, founded news service bureau in Washington, D.C. for weekly newspapers in the U.S., covering the U.S. Congress and White House.

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Garces News & Publishing Service
7110 Scenic Brook Dr. 
Austin TX 78736   USA
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