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6th Jun '16 4:46:35 AM AgProv
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* In the years when it was still called ''"Rhodesia"'' it was best known for being Cecil Rhodes' former colony and as an apartheid state not too different from South Africa.

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* In the years when it was still called ''"Rhodesia"'' it was best known for being Cecil Rhodes' former colony and as an apartheid state not too different from South Africa. However, roving journalist Max Hastings visited Rhodesia during TheApartheidEra and remarked that its application of apartheid pulled off the major feat of making the South African version seem liberal and enlightened.
6th Jun '16 4:43:55 AM AgProv
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** South African comedian Trevor Noah remarked that whenever a South African tries to speak German, it sounds like an Adolf Hitler speech to Germans. All Germans hear a [BlackSpeech South African accent]] in spoken German and think "Hitler".


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** South African comedian Trevor Noah remarked that whenever a South African tries to speak German, it sounds like an Adolf Hitler speech to Germans. All Germans hear a [BlackSpeech [[BlackSpeech South African accent]] in spoken German and think "Hitler".

6th Jun '16 4:43:22 AM AgProv
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** South African comedian Trevor Noah remarked that whenever a South African tries to speak German, it sounds like an Adolf Hitler speech to Germans. All Germans hear a South African accent in spoken German and think "Hitler".


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** South African comedian Trevor Noah remarked that whenever a South African tries to speak German, it sounds like an Adolf Hitler speech to Germans. All Germans hear a [BlackSpeech South African accent accent]] in spoken German and think "Hitler".

10th May '16 2:40:56 AM Morgenthaler
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*** ''Guajiros'' are included in the ''Costeños''' stereotype, also they are what OneHundredYearsOfSolitude is all about; this is not a compliment. Where everyone else in the Atlantic coast progressed, Guajira remained stagnant. Also, if a person is from Guajira and he/she has money, that means that they're involved in something shady.

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*** ''Guajiros'' are included in the ''Costeños''' stereotype, also they are what OneHundredYearsOfSolitude Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude is all about; this is not a compliment. Where everyone else in the Atlantic coast progressed, Guajira remained stagnant. Also, if a person is from Guajira and he/she has money, that means that they're involved in something shady.
6th May '16 8:51:36 AM staticat09
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**ChristianityIsCatholic: Latin America is sometimes depicted as overwhelmingly and devoutly Catholic. While that may have been true many years ago, much has changed. Most South American countries and historically Catholic countries have legalized same-sex marriage, and, while UsefulNotes/ThePope is still very popular, many Latin American Catholics have become Evangelical Protestant, [[http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/11/14/why-has-pentecostalism-grown-so-dramatically-in-latin-america/usually Pentecostal]]. Some countries (like Uruguay) have great respect for UsefulNotes/ThePope, but are generally irreligious.
28th Apr '16 4:21:27 PM Beiahnu
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* Colombian cities are often stereotyped in Hollywood as being tropical and humid, especially the places where it's ostensibly not the case... Tell that to the people in the mountain ranges, or basically where ''most Colombians live''; they're not about to crack open their fans anytime soon.
28th Apr '16 4:15:23 PM Beiahnu
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** People of ''Los Dos Santanderes'' are just mad with everyone.

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** People of ''Los Dos Santanderes'' are just mad with everyone. They're also very fond of guns.
28th Apr '16 4:07:12 PM Beiahnu
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*** If you ever meet a person from Villavicencio (the capital of the Meta Department), there's a 1:2 chance that they live in Bogota; there's also about the same chance that they've never lived in Villavicencio in the first place.
28th Apr '16 3:59:05 PM Beiahnu
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** Paraguayan? Soccer player? That gives you like a 1:4 chance of having the last name '''Cáceres'''.
19th Apr '16 11:35:26 PM erforce
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* Another famous location is the thick and unpenetrable [[TheAmazon Amazon rain forest]], best known as a popular location in adventure stories. Travellers might seek legendary cities of gold, unknown archeological sites, {{Mayincatec}} mummies, huge monsters, primitive tribes unaware of modern society or [[LostWorld ancestors]] of the [[{{Mayincatec}} Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, Inca culture]] who managed to survive in secret after all those centuries. Usually all kinds of RaidersOfTheLostArk booby-traps prevent explorers from taking these long lost treasures along with them. Or the TempleOfDoom just collapses. HollywoodNatives might try to kill them as a HumanSacrifice as well. Or they encounter a famous explorer lost for decades whom they presumed was dead, but actually [[GoingNative went native]]. While on expedition they will also inevitably come across several South American jungle clichés. First and foremost: Amazonian Indians. Like all tribal societies in Western popular culture they are depicted as being dumb, primitive and always head-hunting. They use blowguns to fire off poisoned arrows or make {{Shrunken Head}}s out of their victims. [[CapturedByCannibals Or they just eat them]]. Other obstacles are dangerous animals like jaguars, pumas, leopards and black panthers leaping from trees. Anacondas and boa constrictors will strangle you, huge bats and mosquitoes suck your blood, poisonous tarantulas the size of dinner plates [[BigCreepyCrawlies crawl everywhere]] and when you fall in the [[RiverOfInsanity river]] [[PiranhaProblem piranhas]] or caimans will rip you to shreds. Some less threatening jungle animals might also have a cameo: anteaters, chinchillas, armadillos, howler monkeys, sloths, humming birds, parrots, toucans, flamingos,...

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* Another famous location is the thick and unpenetrable [[TheAmazon Amazon rain forest]], best known as a popular location in adventure stories. Travellers might seek legendary cities of gold, unknown archeological sites, {{Mayincatec}} mummies, huge monsters, primitive tribes unaware of modern society or [[LostWorld ancestors]] of the [[{{Mayincatec}} Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, Inca culture]] who managed to survive in secret after all those centuries. Usually all kinds of RaidersOfTheLostArk ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' booby-traps prevent explorers from taking these long lost treasures along with them. Or the TempleOfDoom just collapses. HollywoodNatives might try to kill them as a HumanSacrifice as well. Or they encounter a famous explorer lost for decades whom they presumed was dead, but actually [[GoingNative went native]]. While on expedition they will also inevitably come across several South American jungle clichés. First and foremost: Amazonian Indians. Like all tribal societies in Western popular culture they are depicted as being dumb, primitive and always head-hunting. They use blowguns to fire off poisoned arrows or make {{Shrunken Head}}s out of their victims. [[CapturedByCannibals Or they just eat them]]. Other obstacles are dangerous animals like jaguars, pumas, leopards and black panthers leaping from trees. Anacondas and boa constrictors will strangle you, huge bats and mosquitoes suck your blood, poisonous tarantulas the size of dinner plates [[BigCreepyCrawlies crawl everywhere]] and when you fall in the [[RiverOfInsanity river]] [[PiranhaProblem piranhas]] or caimans will rip you to shreds. Some less threatening jungle animals might also have a cameo: anteaters, chinchillas, armadillos, howler monkeys, sloths, humming birds, parrots, toucans, flamingos,...
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