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15th Jun '18 7:08:13 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The wacky Eurodance mariachi character [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z44tnU4RSzQ Carlito]] ([[FakeNationality actually]] a Swede named Jonny Jakobsen) is a flagrant example of this trope, still justified by the fact that it's an obvious parody.
14th Jun '18 1:15:30 PM lakingsif
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In its usual form, this trope is represented by a group or town that is full of [[SouthOfTheBorder stereotypically Mexican]] or [[TorosYFlamenco Spanish]] people, set in a location or doing an activity better suited to the other. That is, when they aren't just made into a mish-mash. It could be a Spanish mariachi band at a wedding instead of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna_(music) tuna]] singing ''Clavelitos'', or a town of thick-mustachioed men in sombreros and ponchos dancing Flamenco. When SouthOfTheBorder and LatinLand are brought into the mix, it could even end with Spain being depicted as a hot, tropical jungle or desert full of revolutionary outlaws, sometimes fighting a BananaRepublic run by a Fascist dictator (which might have been technically true during Franco's dictatorship, except there are [[MisplacedVegetation no tropical jungles]] in Spain. But it's definitely false in anything set after 1978, and that being generous). It also takes the form of Spanish characters sporting names or surnames that are Hispanic in origin but geographically uncharacteristic (for example, Salazar or Chávez are very common in the American continent, but actually ''very'' rare in Spain).

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In its usual form, this trope is represented by a group or town that is full of [[SouthOfTheBorder stereotypically Mexican]] or [[TorosYFlamenco Spanish]] people, set in a location or doing an activity better suited to the other. That is, when they aren't just made into a mish-mash. It could be a Spanish mariachi band at a wedding instead of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna_(music) tuna]] singing ''Clavelitos'', or a town of thick-mustachioed men in sombreros and ponchos dancing Flamenco. When SouthOfTheBorder and LatinLand are brought into the mix, it could even end with Spain being depicted as a hot, tropical jungle or desert full of revolutionary outlaws, sometimes fighting a BananaRepublic run by a Fascist dictator (which might have been technically true during Franco's dictatorship, except there are [[MisplacedVegetation no tropical jungles]] in Spain. But it's definitely false in anything set after 1978, and that being generous). It also takes the form of Spanish characters sporting names or surnames that are Hispanic in origin but geographically uncharacteristic (for example, ([[UsefulNotes/SpanishNamingConventions for example]], Salazar or Chávez are very common in the American continent, but actually ''very'' rare in Spain).
2nd Jun '18 3:19:02 PM Naram-Sin
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* ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' is set in Columbia, but all the Hispanic characters speak with a Mexican accent due to [[CaliforniaDoubling the movie being filmed in Mexico]].



* ''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 part 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 violence is fueling (Catalan) nationalists while speaking in a perfect Mexican or Cuban accent. Nobody bats an eye at Creator/VinDiesel's claim of coming all the way from Miami to join a local gang, and there is at least one road ad for a salsa festival.

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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 part 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 violence is fueling (Catalan) nationalists while speaking in a perfect Mexican or Cuban accent. Nobody bats an eye at Creator/VinDiesel's claim of coming all the way from Miami to join a local gang, and there is at least one road ad billboard for a salsa festival.
29th Apr '18 10:43:00 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', "Los Sapos Guapos" come from Spain. They feature elements from Cuba, Mexico, and Argentina in their songs (and possibly more countries). They do not stop at [=Spexico=]- they also throw in elements from Brazil and Italy! All while living in France.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina|1994}}'', "Los Sapos Guapos" come from Spain. They feature elements from Cuba, Mexico, and Argentina in their songs (and possibly more countries). They do not stop at [=Spexico=]- they also throw in elements from Brazil and Italy! All while living in France.
28th Apr '18 3:15:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebOriginal/NotAlwaysRight'' has a woman that is [[EskimosArentReal not aware]] of Spain being "still" [[https://notalwaysright.com/i-deign-that-spain-stays-mainly-in-the-brain/3673 around]] and another that seems oblivious to the existence of a world [[https://notalwaysright.com/havana-clue-what-shes-talking-about/6321 outside North America]] (and she's also a racist who holds the SouthOfTheBorder and LatinLand tropes at heart).

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* ''WebOriginal/NotAlwaysRight'' ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has a woman that is [[EskimosArentReal not aware]] of Spain being "still" [[https://notalwaysright.com/i-deign-that-spain-stays-mainly-in-the-brain/3673 around]] and another that seems oblivious to the existence of a world [[https://notalwaysright.com/havana-clue-what-shes-talking-about/6321 outside North America]] (and she's also a racist who holds the SouthOfTheBorder and LatinLand tropes at heart).
30th Mar '18 11:03:12 AM Random888
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* ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' is set in Columbia, but all the Hispanic characters speak with a Mexican accent due to [[CaliforniaDoubling the movie being filmed in Mexico]].
24th Mar '18 1:04:18 PM BlackJAC
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* ''PBS Space Time'' stated that Mexican astrophysicist Miguel Alcubierre was Spanish in their [[https://youtu.be/94ed4v_T6YM October 28, 2015 piece on FTL travel.]]


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24th Mar '18 6:48:13 AM Cieloazul
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In its usual form, this trope is represented by a group or town that is full of [[SouthOfTheBorder stereotypically Mexican]] or [[TorosYFlamenco Spanish]] people, set in a location or doing an activity better suited to the other. That is, when they aren't just made into a mish-mash. It could be a Spanish mariachi band at a wedding instead of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna_(music) tuna]] singing ''Clavelitos'', or a town of thick-mustachioed men in sombreros and ponchos dancing Flamenco. When SouthOfTheBorder and LatinLand are brought into the mix, it could even end with Spain being depicted as a hot, tropical jungle or desert full of revolutionary outlaws, sometimes fighting a BananaRepublic run by a Fascist dictator (which might have been technically true during Franco's dictatorship, except there are [[MisplacedVegetation no tropical jungles]] in Spain. But it's definitely false in anything set after 1978, and that being generous).

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In its usual form, this trope is represented by a group or town that is full of [[SouthOfTheBorder stereotypically Mexican]] or [[TorosYFlamenco Spanish]] people, set in a location or doing an activity better suited to the other. That is, when they aren't just made into a mish-mash. It could be a Spanish mariachi band at a wedding instead of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna_(music) tuna]] singing ''Clavelitos'', or a town of thick-mustachioed men in sombreros and ponchos dancing Flamenco. When SouthOfTheBorder and LatinLand are brought into the mix, it could even end with Spain being depicted as a hot, tropical jungle or desert full of revolutionary outlaws, sometimes fighting a BananaRepublic run by a Fascist dictator (which might have been technically true during Franco's dictatorship, except there are [[MisplacedVegetation no tropical jungles]] in Spain. But it's definitely false in anything set after 1978, and that being generous).
generous). It also takes the form of Spanish characters sporting names or surnames that are Hispanic in origin but geographically uncharacteristic (for example, Salazar or Chávez are very common in the American continent, but actually ''very'' rare in Spain).
22nd Mar '18 11:27:04 PM lakingsif
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** Gael García Bernal, who is Mexican and has played so in ''Babel'', has played the Argentinian Che Guevara in two different movies. He also played a Spaniard in ''Film/BadEducation'', after convincing director Pedro Almodóvar that he could speak with a convincing Castilian accent.

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** Gael García Bernal, who is Mexican and has played so in ''Babel'', has played the Argentinian Che Guevara in two different movies. He also played a Spaniard in ''Film/BadEducation'', ''Film/BadEducation2004'', after convincing director Pedro Almodóvar that he could speak with a convincing Castilian accent.
21st Mar '18 5:39:58 PM Estvyk
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA58u2y4I80 Near the end of the video for D12's "My Band" (the lead single from their 2004 sophomore album "D12 World" and biggest hit to date), during the part where "lead singer" Music/Eminem does a joke teaser for his nonexistent song "My Salsa," we see Shady dressed in a matador's outfit and waving a cape while holding said salsa bottle. However, the rest of D12 are dressed in mariachi outfits and playing guitars.]]

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* Near the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA58u2y4I80 Near the end of the video video]] for D12's "My Band" (the lead single from their 2004 sophomore album "D12 World" and biggest hit to date), during the part where "lead singer" Music/Eminem does a joke teaser for his nonexistent song "My Salsa," we see Shady dressed in a matador's outfit and waving a cape while holding said salsa bottle. However, the rest of D12 are dressed in mariachi outfits and playing guitars.]]
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