History Main / TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires

20th Nov '16 3:06:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In the reveal trailers for ''The King of Fighters XIV'' one of the newcomers and member of the South America team was revealed as a Brazilian [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]] by the name of "Banderas", which instantly caused an uproar among the Brazilian fans since Banderas is a Spanish name. SNK apparently caught word on this, and by the next trailer his name was fixed to "Bandeiras", a more proper Brazilian name.

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** In the reveal trailers for ''The King of Fighters XIV'' one of the newcomers and member of the South America team was revealed as a Brazilian [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]] {{ninja}} by the name of "Banderas", which instantly caused an uproar among the Brazilian fans since Banderas is a Spanish name. SNK apparently caught word on this, and by the next trailer his name was fixed to "Bandeiras", a more proper Brazilian name.
18th Nov '16 1:27:23 PM Odacon_Spy
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*** And it's named for the [[song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikutCJd13cM]], not the country (the song is [[CaptainObvious ''about'']] Brazil though).

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*** And it's named for the [[song https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikutCJd13cM]], com/watch?v=ikutCJd13cM song]], not the country (the song is [[CaptainObvious ''about'']] ''[[CaptainObvious about]]'' Brazil though).
2nd Oct '16 11:32:34 PM Fireblood
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* Averted[[note]]Subverted? Avoided?[[/note]], in the movie ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', which seems to take place anywhere ''except'' Brazil.

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* Averted[[note]]Subverted? Avoided?[[/note]], in the movie ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', which seems to take place anywhere ''except'' Brazil.in a future Britain.



*** And it's named for the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikutCJd13cM

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*** And it's named for the song. [[song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikutCJd13cMcom/watch?v=ikutCJd13cM]], not the country (the song is [[CaptainObvious ''about'']] Brazil though).



** One should notice that the entire setting of the movie (backwater Hell of endless mining) is accurate...if we were on the 80's, that is. You're unlikely to find anything like that these days (hint: Diamonds ''run out'' after a while).
* Nicely (mostly) averted in Phillipe de Broca's 1964 ''ThatManFromRio'' -- Rio is shown as a big, bustling modern city, one of the principal characters is black (along with several minor ones) - though he does live in a favela. Another principal is a rich man named De Castro, which ''is'' close to da Costa (but played by the Italian Adolfo Celi). It's not Carnival, but there is some samba dancing. The action shifts to a newly-minted Brasília, gotten to by a short car ride, however.
** Actually, it's pretty accurate about distances - when asked how far it is to Brasília, the local kid shrugs "Not far; 1,000 kilometers." Adrian sarcastically suggests taking the subway. When they do ride it takes a day and a night and another day. After Brasília, the action shifts to a floating village on the Amazon and then deep in the rainforest, gotten to by a long plane trip, then a long boat trip.

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** One should notice that the entire setting of the movie (backwater Hell of endless mining) is accurate... if we were on in the 80's, that is. You're unlikely to find anything like that these days (hint: Diamonds diamonds ''run out'' after a while).
* Nicely (mostly) averted in Phillipe de Broca's 1964 ''ThatManFromRio'' -- Rio is shown as a big, bustling modern city, and one of the principal characters is black (along with several minor ones) - ones), though he does live in a favela. Another principal is a rich man named De Castro, which ''is'' close to da Costa (but played by the Italian Adolfo Celi). It's not Carnival, but there is some samba dancing. The action shifts to a newly-minted Brasília, gotten to by a short car ride, however.
** Actually, it's pretty accurate about distances - when asked how far it is to Brasília,
the local kid shrugs "Not far; 1,000 kilometers." Adrian sarcastically suggests taking the subway. When they do ride it takes a day distance there and a night and another day. After Brasília, the action shifts to a floating village on in the Amazon and then deep in the rainforest, gotten to by a long plane trip, then a long boat trip.being accurately portrayed.



** The actual sequence is very jarring to anyone remotely familiar to Brazil. Bond starts in Rio, next we see him driving a boat down the Amazon River (several hours by plane to the north) while fighting henchmen, then he goes over Iguacu Falls (not a part of the Amazon watershed, it lies on the border between Brazil and Argentina). The next scene features him meeting Q in what is quite obviously the Pampas (southern Brazil/northern Argentina), complete with stereotypical Gauchos. After that he infiltrating a decidedly Mayan looking temple (on another hemisphere entirely). The American equivalent would be leaving New York City, boating down the Mississippi, going over Niagara Falls and walking to a location in New Mexico.
* Mostly averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''. Helps that the director is Brazilian, and one of the actors too. Still they arrive during carnival.

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** The actual sequence is very jarring to anyone remotely familiar to Brazil. Bond starts in Rio, next we see him driving a boat down the Amazon River (several hours by plane to the north) while fighting henchmen, then he goes over Iguacu Falls (not a part of the Amazon watershed, it lies on the border between Brazil and Argentina). The next scene features him meeting Q in what is quite obviously the Pampas (southern Brazil/northern Argentina), complete with stereotypical Gauchos. After that he he's infiltrating a decidedly Mayan looking Mayan-looking temple (on another hemisphere entirely). The American equivalent would be leaving New York City, boating down the Mississippi, going over Niagara Falls and walking to a location in New Mexico.
* Mostly averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''. Helps It helps that the director is Brazilian, and one of the actors too. Still they arrive during carnival.



* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' has a broadcast showing Rio getting hit by an earthquake (complete with [[MonumentalDamage the Cristo Redentor's destruction]]). They namedrop an actual news station, Globo News. But the broadcaster speaks with a Portuguese accent! (but due to HollywoodScience, let's not delve into the fact that Brazil is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plates_tect2_en.svg far from earthquake zone]])

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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' has a broadcast showing Rio getting hit by an earthquake (complete with [[MonumentalDamage the Cristo Redentor's destruction]]). They namedrop an actual news station, Globo News. But the broadcaster speaks with a Portuguese accent! (but due to HollywoodScience, let's not delve into the fact that Brazil is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plates_tect2_en.svg far from any earthquake zone]])zone]]).



* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' does that as well during Bella and Edward honeymoon trip, where we find out that the Cullens have an island in Rio de Janeiro, where you arive through the west bit of the city, then taking a boat, in spite that they should have gone south from the airport to reach the sea. No one was surprised that Creator/StephenieMeyer didn't know how to use Google Maps, but then it becomes even better when Edward decided to go back to the mainland to hunt. Since, you know, it's a forest out there and there must be something that a vegetarian vampire could eat. Except there ''isn't'' anything big enough for him. (a stray [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara capybara]] would be a lucky find...) One wonders if he attacked the city zoo.
** [[HilariousInHindsight Funny thing]], too, that in the week ''Breaking Dawn'' came out, a massive amount of dead penguins were found in the north litoral, in an unexpected case of LeaningOnTheFourthWall.

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' does that as well during Bella and Edward honeymoon trip, where we find out that the Cullens have an island in Rio de Janeiro, where you arive arrive through the west bit of the city, then taking take a boat, in spite of the fact that they should have gone south from the airport to reach the sea. No one was surprised that Creator/StephenieMeyer didn't know how to use Google Maps, but then it becomes even better when Edward decided to go back to the mainland to hunt. Since, you know, it's a forest out there and there must be something that a vegetarian vampire could eat. Except there ''isn't'' anything big enough for him. him (a stray [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara capybara]] would be a lucky find...) ). One wonders if he attacked the city zoo.
** [[HilariousInHindsight Funny thing]], too, that in the week ''Breaking Dawn'' came out, a massive amount of dead penguins were found in the north litoral, littoral, in an unexpected case of LeaningOnTheFourthWall.



* There's an comedy animation in Website/YouTube that plays with this trope. The "O Dia em que o Brasil foi Invadido" (The Day When Brazil was Invaded) shows the ex-president Bush back in 2006 planning to invade Brazil to conquer its natural resources. After being informed that his army forces were being defeated (only thanks to the many problems in the country, like the Tietê river being so polluted that it became toxic and dissolved the USA army's boat), Bush decides to launch an atomic bomb to win the battle, guess which capital he selected as target...
* Brazil has a fair share of occasions where humorists mock Americans for this. One of website Charges.com.br's finest moments was when they made a story parodying Brazil's reply to the American Government's decision to require all Brazilians in American soil to record their fingerprints. By international reciprocity treaties, this allowed the Brazilian Government to do the same to Americans in Brazilian soil. In that story, when the authorities ordered an American to be sent back to the USA, he was ordered to be sent to Toronto. When the American told them Toronto is in Canada and accused them of not knowing what the Capital of the United States is, he was told it was reciprocity.

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* There's an a comedy animation in on Website/YouTube that plays with this trope. The "O Dia em que o Brasil foi Invadido" (The Day When Brazil was Invaded) shows the ex-president Bush back in 2006 planning to invade Brazil to conquer its natural resources. After being informed that his army forces were was being defeated (only thanks to the many problems in the country, like the Tietê river being so polluted that it became toxic and dissolved the USA US army's boat), Bush decides to launch an atomic bomb to win the battle, guess battle. Guess which capital he selected as target...
* Brazil has a fair share of occasions where humorists mock Americans for this. One of website Charges.com.br's finest moments was when they made a story parodying Brazil's reply to the American Government's government's decision to require all Brazilians in on American soil to record their fingerprints. By international reciprocity treaties, this allowed the Brazilian Government government to do the same to Americans in on Brazilian soil. In that story, when the authorities ordered an American to be sent back to the USA, he was ordered to be sent to Toronto. When the American told them Toronto is in Canada and accused them of not knowing what the Capital capital of the United States is, he was told it was reciprocity.



** "Blame It On Lisa" is full of these, deliberately used for humorous effect in its portrayal of Brazil, however they did lampshade one of the popular misconceptions by having Bart painstakingly learn Spanish for the trip ... [[RealityEnsues only to learn Brazilians speak Portuguese.]] A few things were brilliantly correct, such as the steakhouse with meat in swords and the colorful currency ("Ahh, look at all that pink and purple[[note]]Respectively R$ 10 and R$ 5; other banknotes include R$ 2 (white), R$ 20 (yellow), R$ 50 (amber) and R$ 100 (sky blue); the only green Brazilian Real banknote was R$ 1, which has since been discontinued[[/note]]". "Our money sure is gay"). One particular geographical slip is for the kidnappers to take Homer, whom they kidnapped in Rio, all the way to the Amazon forest, a couple thousand miles away. This episode is actually [[BannedInChina banned for broadcast]] in Brazil, except if you have FOX on cable, where it's shown regularly like any other episode.

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** "Blame It On Lisa" is full of these, deliberately used for humorous effect in its portrayal of Brazil, however they did lampshade one of the popular misconceptions by having Bart painstakingly learn Spanish for the trip ...trip... [[RealityEnsues only to learn Brazilians speak Portuguese.]] A few things were brilliantly correct, such as the steakhouse with meat in swords and the colorful currency ("Ahh, look at all that pink and purple[[note]]Respectively purple".[[note]]Respectively R$ 10 and R$ 5; other banknotes include R$ 2 (white), R$ 20 (yellow), R$ 50 (amber) and R$ 100 (sky blue); the only green Brazilian Real banknote was R$ 1, which has since been discontinued[[/note]]". discontinued[[/note]] "Our money sure is gay"). One particular geographical slip is for the kidnappers to take Homer, whom they kidnapped in Rio, all the way to the Amazon forest, a couple of thousand miles away. This episode is actually [[BannedInChina banned for broadcast]] in Brazil, except if you have FOX on cable, where it's shown regularly like any other episode.



* The trope name comes from a real life episode when then-President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan went to Brazil and, with a grin on his face, said to be "Happy to visit the capital of Brazil, Buenos Aires" (which, for the record, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography is the capital of ANOTHER COUNTRY]]). The trope name is still open, however, to one more commonly mistaken (Rio).
** This trope is older than that, and that event didn't occur exactly in this way. In the morning following the day of his arrival, Reagan addressed the Brazilian public as "the friendly people of Bolivia" (or Colombia, again). This gaffe was dismissed by the Itamaraty (Brazil's Diplomatic Corps, named as such due to the name of the building they are headquartered at) as result of jet lag but ''Jornal do Brasil'' (then an influential local newspaper) quickly pointed that [=McDonald's=] paper mats, at that time, all over Brazil, were being printed with characters dressed in the traditional garbs of several countries. The Brazilian character was dressed in a complete Andes Quechuan outfit, with the little black hat. There was a public outcry and the [=McDonald's=] local administration excused themselves alleging that the paper mats were designed in the USA. It was never known if the paper mats were the reason for the presidential faux pas, but since then the paper mats used in all [=McDonald's=] restaurants from Brazil are designed and produced locally.
** As said, he addressed the Brazilian public (including the Brazilian president!) as "the friendly people of Bolivia". To be fair, he immediately recognized his mistake, apologized and said "sorry, that's where I came from". The only thing is... [[LatinLand he had come from Peru]].
** A local magazine ran a magnificent "advert" after the happening, saying: "The people of Bolivia are thankful for the visit of the [[TakeThat president of Canada]]".
* Even with Brasília as the capital and São Paulo as the main economic center and preferential entry port for the country (since something like 80% of commercial international flights arrive there), almost all journalists from international media that covers Brazil are based in Rio de Janeiro. Though at least one justification exists: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organiza%C3%A7%C3%B5es_Globo the country's biggest media conglomerate]] is from there.

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* The trope name comes from a real life episode when then-President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan went to Brazil and, with a grin on his face, said to be he was "Happy to visit the capital of Brazil, Buenos Aires" (which, for the record, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography is the capital of ANOTHER COUNTRY]]). The trope name is still open, however, to one more commonly mistaken (Rio).
** This trope is older than that, and that event didn't occur exactly in this way. In the morning following the day of his arrival, Reagan addressed the Brazilian public as "the friendly people of Bolivia" (or Colombia, again). This gaffe was dismissed by the Itamaraty (Brazil's Diplomatic Corps, named as such due to the name of the building they are headquartered at) as result of jet lag lag, but ''Jornal do Brasil'' (then an influential local newspaper) quickly pointed out that [=McDonald's=] paper mats, at mats (at that time, all over Brazil, Brazil) were being printed with characters dressed in the traditional garbs of several countries. The Brazilian character was dressed in a complete Andes Quechuan outfit, with the little black hat. There was a public outcry and the [=McDonald's=] local administration excused themselves themselves, alleging that the paper mats were designed in the USA. It was never known if the paper mats were the reason for the presidential faux pas, but since then the paper mats used in all [=McDonald's=] restaurants from Brazil are designed and produced locally.
** As said, stated above, he addressed the Brazilian public (including the Brazilian president!) as "the friendly people of Bolivia". To be fair, he immediately recognized his mistake, apologized and said "sorry, "Sorry, that's where I came from". The only thing is... [[LatinLand he had come from Peru]].
** A local magazine ran a magnificent "advert" after the happening, afterward, saying: "The people of Bolivia are thankful for the visit of the [[TakeThat president of Canada]]".
* Even with Brasília as the capital and São Paulo as the main economic center and preferential entry port for the country (since something like 80% of commercial international flights arrive there), almost all journalists from international media that covers cover Brazil are based in Rio de Janeiro. Though at least one justification exists: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organiza%C3%A7%C3%B5es_Globo the country's biggest media conglomerate]] is from there.
2nd Oct '16 11:05:59 PM Fireblood
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Some country somewhere in LatinLand; the spoken language is Spanish, like everywhere in Latin Land. It is composed of only one state (which is overrun by the Amazon forest) called São Paulo, whose capital is Rio de Janeiro, but it is also called Buenos Aires. Every Brazilian woman is stunningly beautiful, and has a beautiful ''bunda'' (that's Spanish for "arse", right?)[[note]]No, it isn't. It's not even a Spanish word.[[/note]]. By the way, whenever you're in a Brazilian city, it'll be a ''favela'' (what Brazilian people call shantytowns), which is a place that makes the industrial era slums look like bright {{Utopia}}s; there are [[MisplacedWildlife monkeys in the city streets]], and large cats, and alligators ... and the occasional anaconda. The state has no military whatsoever, [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow or schools]]; civilization is at a never-ending war against the natives. Finally, everyone is junkyard poor.

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Some country somewhere in LatinLand; the spoken language is Spanish, like everywhere in Latin Land. It is composed of only one state (which is overrun by the Amazon forest) called São Paulo, whose capital is Rio de Janeiro, but it is also called Buenos Aires. Every Brazilian woman is stunningly beautiful, and has a beautiful ''bunda'' (that's Spanish for "arse", right?)[[note]]No, right?).[[note]]No, it isn't. It's not even a Spanish word.[[/note]]. [[/note]] By the way, whenever you're in a Brazilian city, it'll be a ''favela'' (what Brazilian people call shantytowns), which is a place that makes the industrial era slums look like bright {{Utopia}}s; there are [[MisplacedWildlife monkeys in the city streets]], and large cats, and alligators ... and the occasional anaconda. The state has no military whatsoever, [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow or schools]]; civilization is at a never-ending war against the natives. Finally, everyone is junkyard poor.



||The Amazonian rain forest spans the whole country and it is the only kind of vegetation seen. ||Brazil has one of the most diverse climates in the world, ranging from rain forests to swamps, deserts, temperate fields and savannahs. It's a lot more like the good ol' [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US of A]] than most people think, except the US mainland lacks [[TheOtherRainforest tropical rainforest]] and Brazil doesn't have anything most people would recognize as mountains or tundra. ||

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||The Amazonian rain forest spans the whole country and it is the only kind of vegetation seen. ||Brazil has one of the most diverse climates in the world, ranging from rain forests to swamps, deserts, temperate fields and savannahs. It's a lot more like the good ol' [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US of A]] than most people think, except the US mainland lacks a [[TheOtherRainforest tropical rainforest]] and Brazil doesn't have anything most people would recognize as mountains or tundra. ||
23rd Sep '16 8:00:36 AM PerfumePreppy
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||Brazilians dance the tango. ||The tango is Argentine. The most well-known Brazilian dance style is the samba, probably (though there are a variety of national dances, ranging from the folk ones, like baião and carimbó, to ones popular enough to be played in rock festival-like concerts, like forró and sertanejo, and of course, [[TheNineties the lambada]]). ||

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||Brazilians dance the tango. ||The ||There are two styles of tango is Argentine.-- ballroom and Argentine -- but neither originated in Brazil. The most well-known Brazilian dance style is the samba, probably (though there are a variety of national dances, ranging from the folk ones, like baião and carimbó, to ones popular enough to be played in rock festival-like concerts, like forró and sertanejo, and of course, [[TheNineties the lambada]]). ||
23rd Sep '16 7:58:03 AM PerfumePreppy
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||Women have very little freedom, are subservient to their husbands and fathers, do not work outside the home, and are treated as second-class citizens, while men hold misogynistic views. ||Women also are regarded as equals to men. They have the right to vote and participate in government. Women work in all sorts of occupations and many women go to college. The current president is a woman. Most men are not sexist give their wives plenty of freedom. ||

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||Women have very little freedom, are subservient to their husbands and fathers, do not work outside the home, and are treated as second-class citizens, while men hold misogynistic views. ||Women also are regarded as equals to men. They have the right to vote and participate in government. Women work in all sorts of occupations and many women go to college. The current president is a woman. Most men are not sexist and give their wives plenty of freedom. ||
1st Sep '16 12:17:48 AM The_Weirdo
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||The country is a BananaRepublic, governed by either a strongman or a military junta and filled with [[JailbirdOfPanama jailbirds of Brazil]] who were arrested for fighting against the oppressive regime, with wanton human rights violations. ||Brazil has been a democracy since 1985. Like most of Latin America, it did spend a long time (mostly due to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar) as a dictatorship (a far-right-leaning one backed by the US, worth noting), but it is now a constitutional democracy. For that matter, a former [[JailbirdOfPanama jailbird of Brazil]] is President. Although it is left-leaning, it is not nearly as far to the left as Argentina or Venezuela. ||
29th Aug '16 8:12:55 AM gayhazelmouse
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Brazil, as with other Latin American countries, is a constant victim of research failure, as most people around the world only know Brazil from tropes like this; as repeatedly mentioned above, Brazil is kinda like the United States, [[{{Dissimile}} except that it has jungles to speak of (Hawaii barely counts for the USA), was a quasi-single party state from '64 to '84, has more social-inequality problems (caused in no small part by said dictatorship), and speaks Portuguese]]. The social inequality has been changing a little in very recent times, though.

For the record, the real capital of Brazil is Brasília, which is no hamlet itself at 2.5 million people. Rio used to be the capital up until April 21, 1960, when Brasília was founded by then-Brazilian President [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juscelino_Kubitschek Juscelino Kubitschek]] (see? With a Czech name like that, he could be from Chicago!) It even is considered a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasília World Heritage Site]] by UNESCO (Buenos Aires is not in Brazil at all, but in neighboring Argentina). Brasília actually represents another similarity between Brazil and the United States: like UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, it was a city [[SpaceBrasilia built from the ground up to be the national capital]], in a less than desirable physical environment (Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp, Brasília was built in the middle of the Cerrado (a savannah-like environment found mainly in Brazil's center and west) and their metropolitan areas are similar in population.

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Brazil, as with other Latin American countries, is a constant victim of research failure, as most people around the world only know Brazil from tropes like this; as repeatedly mentioned above, Brazil is kinda like the United States, [[{{Dissimile}} except that it has jungles to speak of (Hawaii barely counts for the USA), was a quasi-single party state from '64 to '84, has more social-inequality problems (caused in no small part by said dictatorship), and speaks Portuguese]]. The social inequality has been changing a little in very recent times, though.

this. For the record, the real capital of Brazil is Brasília, which is no hamlet itself at 2.5 million people. Rio used to be the capital up until April 21, 1960, when Brasília was founded by then-Brazilian President [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juscelino_Kubitschek Juscelino Kubitschek]] (see? With a Czech name like that, he could be from Chicago!) Kubitschek]]. It even is considered a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasília World Heritage Site]] by UNESCO (Buenos Aires is not in Brazil at all, but in neighboring Argentina). Brasília actually represents another similarity between Brazil and the United States: like UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, it was a city [[SpaceBrasilia built from the ground up to be the national capital]], in a less than desirable physical environment (Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp, Brasília was built in the middle of the Cerrado (a savannah-like environment found mainly in Brazil's center and west) and their metropolitan areas are similar in population.
7th Jul '16 9:12:33 PM thatother1dude
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Blame It On Lisa" is full of these, deliberately used for humorous effect in its portrayal of Brazil, however they did lampshade one of the popular misconceptions by having Bart painstakingly learn Spanish for the trip ... [[RealityEnsues only to learn Brazilians speak Portuguese.]] A few things were brilliantly correct, such as the steakhouse with meat in swords and the colorful currency ("Ahh, look at all that pink and purple[[note]]Respectively R$ 10 and R$ 5; other banknotes include R$ 2 (white), R$ 20 (yellow), R$ 50 (amber) and R$ 100 (sky blue); the only green Brazilian Real banknote was R$ 1, which has since been discontinued[[/note]]". "Our money sure is gay").
** One particular geographical slip is for the kidnappers to take Homer, whom they kidnapped in Rio, all the way to the Amazon forest, a couple thousand miles away.
** For the record, this episode is actually [[BannedInChina banned for broadcast]] in Brazil, except if you have FOX on cable, where it's shown regularly like any other episode. It only aired for ''exactly three times'' on television, then many Brazilians (from normal citizens to senators) went crazy at how "demoralizing" the episode was, not knowing that ''The Simpsons'' mocks every country they come across, even [[{{Eagleland}} their own]]. Still the ban took full effect, and takes even now; FOX managed to get the episode available in Brazil only for DVD volumes.
*** Which is understandable, as not many people in a country would feel comfortable if a foreign show would mock their country and possibly ruin its tourism, like happened in Brazil. Creator/{{FOX}} later apologized to Brazilians for the controversial episode and made them an offer to loose tensions. Also, bear in mind that in Brazil (like in the rest of Latin America) there is historically a strong anti-imperialistic sentiment (the support the military dictatorship received from the USA doesn't help matters) and so these jokes are interpreted as hypocritical insults.
*** Then again, it can be seem as a weird case of real life research failure, as we are talking about ''The Simpsons'', a TV show that mocks every country it ever portrayed... [[{{Eagleland}} their own more than anyone else's]]. It's argued that all the fuss the episode raised was caused mostly by certain TV channels (by that, read the most influential) playing Fourth Estate. The lawsuit by Rio's tourism department was lifted, but the show's producers still declared that Homer Simpson would gladly meet president Fernando Henrique Cardoso in ''Celebrity Boxing''.
*** In a later episode, the Simpsons went to a place Lisa considered the worst they've been in until Bart mentioned Brazil and then she corrected to ''second'' worst. When that episode was dubbed for Brazilian audiences, that dialogue was changed to exclude mentions of Brazil.
*** Brazilian website Charges.com.br actually defended ''The Simpsons'' by writing a fictitious meeting between Homer and Bart with then-President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC). When both Simpson males mentioned their ideas to remake the episode showing a more real Brazil, FHC told them to let the episode as it was.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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"Blame It On Lisa" is full of these, deliberately used for humorous effect in its portrayal of Brazil, however they did lampshade one of the popular misconceptions by having Bart painstakingly learn Spanish for the trip ... [[RealityEnsues only to learn Brazilians speak Portuguese.]] A few things were brilliantly correct, such as the steakhouse with meat in swords and the colorful currency ("Ahh, look at all that pink and purple[[note]]Respectively R$ 10 and R$ 5; other banknotes include R$ 2 (white), R$ 20 (yellow), R$ 50 (amber) and R$ 100 (sky blue); the only green Brazilian Real banknote was R$ 1, which has since been discontinued[[/note]]". "Our money sure is gay").
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gay"). One particular geographical slip is for the kidnappers to take Homer, whom they kidnapped in Rio, all the way to the Amazon forest, a couple thousand miles away.
** For the record, this
away. This episode is actually [[BannedInChina banned for broadcast]] in Brazil, except if you have FOX on cable, where it's shown regularly like any other episode. It only aired for ''exactly three times'' on television, then many Brazilians (from normal citizens to senators) went crazy at how "demoralizing" the episode was, not knowing that ''The Simpsons'' mocks every country they come across, even [[{{Eagleland}} their own]]. Still the ban took full effect, and takes even now; FOX managed to get the episode available in Brazil only for DVD volumes.
*** Which is understandable, as not many people in a country would feel comfortable if a foreign show would mock their country and possibly ruin its tourism, like happened in Brazil. Creator/{{FOX}} later apologized to Brazilians for the controversial episode and made them an offer to loose tensions. Also, bear in mind that in Brazil (like in the rest of Latin America) there is historically a strong anti-imperialistic sentiment (the support the military dictatorship received from the USA doesn't help matters) and so these jokes are interpreted as hypocritical insults.
*** Then again, it can be seem as a weird case of real life research failure, as we are talking about ''The Simpsons'', a TV show that mocks every country it ever portrayed... [[{{Eagleland}} their own more than anyone else's]]. It's argued that all the fuss the episode raised was caused mostly by certain TV channels (by that, read the most influential) playing Fourth Estate. The lawsuit by Rio's tourism department was lifted, but the show's producers still declared that Homer Simpson would gladly meet president Fernando Henrique Cardoso in ''Celebrity Boxing''.
*** In a later episode, the Simpsons went to a place Lisa considered the worst they've been in until Bart mentioned Brazil and then she corrected to ''second'' worst. When that episode was dubbed for Brazilian audiences, that dialogue was changed to exclude mentions of Brazil.
*** Brazilian website Charges.com.br actually defended ''The Simpsons'' by writing a fictitious meeting between Homer and Bart with then-President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC). When both Simpson males mentioned their ideas to remake the episode showing a more real Brazil, FHC told them to let the episode as it was.
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7th Jul '16 9:10:19 PM thatother1dude
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Whenever you see a Brazilian (or really, any South American) in fiction, expect him to look like a stereotypical Mexican or Latino. Also, whenever TheHero goes to Brazil for whatever reason [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans it will be during Carnaval. Always.]][[note]]Though, there are festivals all year round, for different things and in different places, in most Latin countries.[[/note]] Well, it would be easier to just make a list of what is wrong with Brazil in fiction:

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Whenever you see a Brazilian (or really, any South American) in fiction, [[LatinoIsBrown expect him to look like a stereotypical Mexican or Latino.Latino]]. Also, whenever TheHero goes to Brazil for whatever reason [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans it will be during Carnaval. Always.]][[note]]Though, there are festivals all year round, for different things and in different places, in most Latin countries.[[/note]] Well, it would be easier to just make a list of what is wrong with Brazil in fiction:
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