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26th Jun '17 9:44:58 AM Shadoboy
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* ''La Flamencita'' of ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'', a literal half masked ''luchadora'', half flamenco dancer who [[TheVoiceless plays castanets as a substitute of speech]].

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* ''La Flamencita'' of ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'', a literal half masked ''luchadora'', half flamenco dancer who [[TheVoiceless plays castanets as a substitute of speech]]. To be fair, though, there are students from many parts of the world giving their twist on Lucha Libre (Like French Twist, the mime or Sonic Sumo from Japan).
24th Jun '17 9:56:49 AM Naram-Sin
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* ''Wheelman'' depicts downtown Barcelona (a place where a single bullet being fired would make national news) as a {{Gangsterland}} divided between three major "cartels" whose members routinely engage in gunfights with firepower that would be alarming even in the most violence-striken parts of Mexico or Brazil. The [=NPCs=] speak English or Spanish from all over Spain and Latin America, and also look like it. Some of that might be explained by immigration, but it is weird to hear people complaining that gang warfare is fueling [Catalan] nationalists while speaking in a perfect Mexican or Cuban accent. Nobody bats an eye at Creator/VinDiesel supposedly coming all the way from Miami to look for work as a hired driver/muscle.

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* ''Wheelman'' depicts downtown Barcelona (a place where a single bullet being fired would make national news) as a {{Gangsterland}} divided between three major "cartels" whose members routinely engage in gunfights with firepower that would be alarming even in the most violence-striken parts of Mexico or Brazil. The [=NPCs=] speak English or Spanish from all over Spain and Latin America, and also look like it. Some of that might be explained by immigration, but it is weird to hear people complaining that gang warfare is fueling [Catalan] nationalists while speaking in a perfect Mexican or Cuban accent. Nobody bats an eye at Creator/VinDiesel supposedly Creator/VinDiesel's claim of coming all the way from Miami to look for work join a gang as a hired driver/muscle.driver/muscle, and there is at least one road ad for a salsa festival.
24th Jun '17 9:49:48 AM Naram-Sin
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** The book takes the trope and beats you with it when it has two American operatives successfully pose as Spaniards despite never having been to Spain before - because one was undercover for years in Mexico City. Would the same author have ever written about an agent going undercover in London because he had learned English in Texas?

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** The book takes the trope and beats you with it when it has two American operatives successfully pose as Spaniards despite never having been to Spain before - before: They manage because one was undercover for years in Mexico City. Would the same author have ever written write about an a foreign agent going undercover in London because he had learned English in Texas?
16th Jun '17 10:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* Castille in ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', with fencers, powerful Inquisition, pirates and Armadas... and inexplicably, Ranchos and El Vago, {{Franchise/Zorro}}'s {{Expy}}.

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* Castille in ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', with fencers, powerful Inquisition, pirates and Armadas... and inexplicably, Ranchos and El Vago, {{Franchise/Zorro}}'s {{Expy}}.
12th Jun '17 7:56:57 PM Naram-Sin
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* ''Wheelman'' depicts downtown Barcelona (a place where a single bullet being fired would make national news) as a {{Gangsterland}} divided between three major "cartels" whose members routinely engage in gunfights with firepower that would be alarming even in the most violence-striken parts of Mexico or Brazil. The [=NPCs=] speak English or Spanish from all over Spain and Latin America, and also look like it. Some of that might be explained by immigration, but it is weird to hear people complaining that gang warfare is fueling [Catalan] nationalists while speaking in a perfect Mexican or Cuban accent. Nobody bats an eye at Creator/VinDiesel supposedly coming all the way from Miami to look for work as a hired driver/muscle.
23rd May '17 1:03:28 PM Naram-Sin
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* ''{{Videogame/Duolingo}}'''s Spanish course is identified by a Spanish flag and Mexico's Temple of Kukulcan. In every other course, the flag and the landmark belong to the same country, even when this country is not the birthplace of the language (e.g. the English course shows America's flag and the Statue of Liberty, and the Portuguese course shows Brazil's flag and Rio's Christ the Redeemer).

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* ''{{Videogame/Duolingo}}'''s Spanish course is identified by a Spanish flag and Mexico's Temple of Kukulcan. In every other course, the flag and the landmark belong to the same country, even when this country is not the birthplace of the language (e.g. the English course shows America's flag and the Statue of Liberty, and the Portuguese course shows Brazil's flag and Rio's Christ the Redeemer). The de-facto dialect used is the creator's birth Guatemalan Spanish, but the course accepts answers in others.
17th May '17 7:32:07 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans Pamplona street scenes]] in the episode "[[TorosYFlamenco El Toro Bravo]]" of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' were filmed in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/oldmexico.shtml Old Mexico]]" set at {{Universal}} Studios, a place better suited for a Pancho Villa or {{Franchise/Zorro}} flick with dwarf palms, cacti, sand-covered streets and buildings clearly intended for a climate both warmer and drier,[[note]]Mostly [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_the_California_missions Mission style]], but with more than one flat [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Puebloan-like]] rooftop[[/note]] which is only made more obvious by the abundant stock footage of the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamplona Pamplona]]. Why they didn't film in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/wp/studios/universal-studios-hollywood/backlot/current-backlot-sets/little-europe/ Little Europe]]" set used by ''Series/TheUnit'' and ''Series/CarolineInTheCity'' (this one with its own Running of the Bulls, even) is anyone's guess. Another puzzling element is that the actors playing Spaniards (none of them born in Spain) were apparently coached to make a Spaniard accent when speaking English, but not when speaking Spanish. Most tried on their own ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping with variable success]]) but the one playing the BiggerBad didn't.

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* The [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans Pamplona street scenes]] in the episode "[[TorosYFlamenco El Toro Bravo]]" of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' were filmed in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/oldmexico.shtml Old Mexico]]" set at {{Universal}} Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, a place better suited for a Pancho Villa or {{Franchise/Zorro}} flick with dwarf palms, cacti, sand-covered streets and buildings clearly intended for a climate both warmer and drier,[[note]]Mostly [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_the_California_missions Mission style]], but with more than one flat [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Puebloan-like]] rooftop[[/note]] which is only made more obvious by the abundant stock footage of the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamplona Pamplona]]. Why they didn't film in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/wp/studios/universal-studios-hollywood/backlot/current-backlot-sets/little-europe/ Little Europe]]" set used by ''Series/TheUnit'' and ''Series/CarolineInTheCity'' (this one with its own Running of the Bulls, even) is anyone's guess. Another puzzling element is that the actors playing Spaniards (none of them born in Spain) were apparently coached to make a Spaniard accent when speaking English, but not when speaking Spanish. Most tried on their own ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping with variable success]]) but the one playing the BiggerBad didn't.
24th Apr '17 12:12:06 PM Sukeban
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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi-BByr55g Basque Country]].

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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_-m_e39TM this]] is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi-BByr55g Basque Country]].
24th Apr '17 12:08:35 PM Sukeban
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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjbbfK87JWc Basque Country]].

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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjbbfK87JWc com/watch?v=CNi-BByr55g Basque Country]].
3rd Apr '17 3:07:31 PM ZeroZmm
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**Dafne Keen is Spanish-British and in Logan this is very clear as she has a Spanish accent. This was changed in the Mexican dub, where she has a Mexican accent, and even uses lingo. In the same vein, Elizabeth Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican decent and plays a Mexican character, taken to the next level by the fact that she was born in Manhattan and clearly doesn't know how to speak Spanish.
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