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Old 01-24-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Spend one month in Brazil, and you will see how UNDERRATED this country is...
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: LA, US / Malmo, SWE
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Spend one month in Brazil, and you will see how UNDERRATED this country is...
Well pretty much all countries are underrated (except for the UK & France).
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Brazil is overrated. It is a geographically divided country, where the south is nearly first-world, but still with horrible urban problems, and the north is still third world. I fear something terrible is going to happen down there, with deepening class divisions.
I don't think that is a valid assessment. Brazil is doing a lot to reduce the divides...
BBC News - Brazil reduces poverty but industry feels the strain

They have other problems such as their strong currency.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Spend one month in Brazil, and you will see how UNDERRATED this country is...
I've already spent a month there, several times, from Porto Alegre to Belem to Manaus to Benjamin Constant. It's overrated. The fact that it is YOUR country does not by itself repair that. I'm not picking on you, I've made an assessment of all countries and called it the way I see it.

Neuling, I understand they are doing a lot to reduce the divides, and I've seen their admirable efforts, but I think the task will overwhelm them.

"Overrated" is a generalized term that compares widespread perception with reality. It is not an analysis based on a single metric that somebody desires to hold out as a magic criterion. "Overrated" simply means "everybody thinks its great, but it ain't that great, all things taken into account".

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Old 01-24-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina are the only good Latin American countries, the rest are terrible with high crime and drugs
Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Guyana, Paraguay?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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I've already spent a month there, several times, from Porto Alegre to Belem to Manaus to Benjamin Constant. It's overrated. The fact that it is YOUR country does not by itself repair that. I'm not picking on you, I've made an assessment of all countries and called it the way I see it.

Neuling, I understand they are doing a lot to reduce the divides, and I've seen their admirable efforts, but I think the task will overwhelm them.

"Overrated" is a generalized term that compares widespread perception with reality. It is not an analysis based on a single metric that somebody desires to hold out as a magic criterion. "Overrated" simply means "everybody thinks its great, but it ain't that great, all things taken into account".


"Overrated" and "Underrated" are very subjective terms.

In my personal opinion, Brazil is EXTREMELY UNDERRATED, and it's an AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, STUNNING country, much more than people from outside think.

In my opinion, the general concept that most people from outside Brazil has about the country is very underrated, compared to the real Brazil. Brazil is much more AMAZING than most people think.

But that's my personal and subjective opinion.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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In my opinion, the general concept that most people from outside Brazil has about the country is very underrated, compared to the real Brazil. Brazil is much more AMAZING than most people think.
That's true of any nation. They are vastly more than what people who haven't been there conceptualize about them.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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The underlying question here should be, why are most Latin American countries in such a state of despair and dissaray?

Despite that most of these countries have natural resources and hard working citizenry, the overall majority of them have languished far behind the top industrialized nations. Why is that? Is it the corruption? Is it a lack of brain power?

Every country which was formerly colonized by Spain is of 3rd world status. Why is that?

For example, I often think of Mexico's vast potential. Here's the world's 14th largest country with an abundance of natural resources, hard working people, two oceans, and a common border with the USA. Here is a country that has all the necessary elements to become Latin America's first 1st world country. Yet sadly, we all know what this amazing country has digressed into. It has squandered its potential and is not even the shadow of what it could potentially be.

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Old 01-26-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Every country which was formerly colonized by Spain is of 3rd world status. Why is that?
Well, most Latin American countries seem to be doing better than the poorest half of the world's countries. Overall, I think they're about the same GDP per capita as the average eastern European country.

So, not terribly good or terribly bad.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Ecuador is underrated. For such a small country it has a vast variety of landscapes, climates, and is one of the 'mega-diverse' nations which is hugely impressive for it's size.
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