In February before the pandemic hit, I traveled to Manaus in the the state of Amazonas, Brazil to forge linkages with the longstanding Moroccan Jewish community. Jews from Northern Morocco flocked to the Amazon region in the 19th century to benefit from the "rubber boom." Anne Benchimol guided me through "Jewish" Manaus. I visited the cemetery full of Sephardic headstones like those found in Morocco, Gibraltar and Cabo Verde. CVJHP hopes to spur research into the family ties between Amazonia and Cabo Verde.