It's all about carnival, naked chics and beaches. People think Brazilians are having fan all the time. And "they are all nice", as one poster here thought once.:retard: Take our fellow poster GlennMirnyi for an example.
Yes, most people are probably sold on this touristy image of Brazil and that's what stands out in their minds.
And as for the carvival, people probably don't think that the gorgeous dancers are mostly from the poorer levels of society and that once the show is over, most of them go back to their everyday lives in the favellas and that isn't much of a glamurous life.
(as my favourite Brazilian once explained to me )
I always thought life in Brazil seams pretty rough, what with the rampant corruption and the mindset that is still a little hung-up on the post-colonial era and it's chaotic values and alpha male struggles and mindset.
Overall, I just think the image of Brazil is being successfully spun by the media but it's as far from a paradise as it can be.