I am not mad at Brazil for screwing the whole region which I could, but I am at peace with it. It is something that is already done, I think it is a lil too much bringing a top 50 player, wasting chances to help uprising stars (even brasilians uprising stars) in the interests of helping out one player that has nothing to do with challengers at this stage of his career. Come on, you don't need to be wise to realize that Bellucci doesn't need to play with challenger players, but that guy born in 1993 from your country that is a good prospect could really use the chance for example.
Money makes the world go round, but as much as it could help, it can harm, as proven on my post above. Not only it is harming the whole region (which is quite selfish) but these mindless money investment are not doing you guys any good either.
I only said what I said because you stated that Argentina did nothing to promote the challengers better than Brazil and that Argentina can say nothing. I was just giving you examples in which Argentina is doing much more valuable stuff for the interests of tennis (tennis players and fans) which do not require so much money, but just criteria. But of course, these things dont come out in the papers because these are the silent workers
Also, Argentina raised from 1 to 3 the amount of challengers this season, and next year there will be at least 5 (got news yesterday about Guillermo Coria wanting to bring another Challenger to the country, in his club in Rosario, so it could go up to 6).
What I do feel is that Brazil is not contributing or making sense. It is screwing up all the region in some way, yes, and you have to realize you are also screwing yourselves as Brazilians are as much of claycourters as the next door neighbour in Latin America...
You have a tournament (the Challenger finals) on HC, and are pushing the most valuable tournaments of every country of the region into a shitty part of the year where every player is burnt, tired, and it is quite anticlimatic on a surface that is not ideal for any of us (the ATP tour moving to Dec) just out of greed.
It is a loss not only to Brazil but to everyone in South America. As I said, you can have all the money, but what you really need is criteria cos to me, at this point, every push Brazil's been doing lately isn't even doing any favour to any of us, including your federation.
EDIT: your speech sounds a bit to me the way Argentina thought about itself in the 90s, when we had a lot of money and people even believed they were kind of europeans or first world
.. it is good to dream, but also to have your feet on the ground. To bring a crazy example, I see no use of having a grass Masters 1000 in Brazil just because you can... if there is money, there should be investments in generating good prospects, players, coaches and becoming the best of the region, becoming the leaders of the region tenniswise. Then be the moral authority. Argentina has flaws, but now that I work close to the federation, I understand what are they doing and how they see tennis... which is light years away from Europe, but still ahead of Brazil, in the good and respectful way.