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View Poll Results: Which culture seems more interesting to you? Brazil or Cuba?
Brazil 26 83.87%
Cuba 5 16.13%
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Which culture seems more interesting to you? Brazil or Cuba?

Culture implying anything but politics and economics.

People, music, etc.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: USA
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Brazil because it's much larger, Portuguese speaking, cool cities, etc.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: IL
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For me Brazil, mainly because the culture is so varied. North is different than Souoth, Rio different than Sao Paulo. Examples: Bluemenau has german influence, Rio has large city beach culture, lots of small town beach culture, interior has agricultural influence (i.e.Festa Juninha). Black, white, asian, native...lots of cultural variations.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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In terms of a variety culture, Brazil is 2nd only behind the United States.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Similarities: Beautiful people (especially black) people full of life. Music dance.

Cuban cigars, vintage cars, architecture, and who doesn't know sizzling Cuban music?

Samba, diversity, gorgeous people. Brazil is bigger so its also gonna have everything that goes along with that. Diverse vegetation, weather etc.

Havana and Rio Janiero are premier cities for anyone that wants to experience the spice of life.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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There's no similarity whatsoever between Cuba and Brazil. The fact that both countries have blacks is inconsequential, because Cuban blacks and mulattoes have absolutely nothing to do with Brazilians, music is entirely different and mutually abhorred, etc. Brazil is capitalistic and Cuba is a communist country, the language is different and even Santeria is radically different.

Comparing Cuba and Brazil is just like comparing the US with Moldavia.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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There's no similarity whatsoever between Cuba and Brazil. The fact that both countries have blacks is inconsequential, because Cuban blacks and mulattoes have absolutely nothing to do with Brazilians, music is entirely different and mutually abhorred, etc. Brazil is capitalistic and Cuba is a communist country, the language is different and even Santeria is radically different.

Comparing Cuba and Brazil is just like comparing the US with Moldavia.
That is not true. There are Black people from Brazil and Cuba who have very much in common. Both countries received tons of Yorubas. That's why you can find Black Brazilians and Black Cubans who sing in Yoruba. Also the syncretized Afro religions Candomble and Santeria are similar due again to the Yoruba ancestry. Brazil has more Bantu ancestry than Cuba does but, none the less there's a definite Yoruba link.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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Cuba. It's not infested with malls, chain stores, chain restaurants and other forms of materialistic consumerism.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm Cuban and I'm very proud of my culture. I think we have one of the most interesting cultures in Latin America, but I also love Brazil. So both.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Brazil. I'm so used to Cuban people it doesn't seem so fresh to me. (I live in Florida.)
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