An Essay On South America

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SOUTH AMERICA – BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, and CHILE South America. When I think of this area several thoughts run rampant through my mind. My thoughts blissfully wander through tropical beaches and long, warm sunny days. The perfect place to take a tranquil vacation, laying on the beach or playing golf at a coastal resort. A place to achieve complete ataraxia. My attention then turns to the violence and drugs which seem to be prevalent in these areas. We hear of the drug wars which run rampant in these regions through various media outlets. Utter chaos and a complete disregard of the law, at times even by those who are supposed to uphold it. Subsequently there are those who live in these locales who want to escape this turmoil by coming to the United States. Their flight is not just to escape the chaos which surrounds them, it is to flee from the poverty to which they are enslaved. Such contrasting views of countries engulfed in harmonious beauty and discordant …show more content…
As far as this is concerned, like Brazilians, I did not ever look to our south and think Latin America either. It has always been South America, which is odd considering I thought they all principally spoke Spanish. You also stated there was no real distinction between people from the United States (US) and those in Brazil, other than their primary language is Portuguese, while I believed they had darker skin tones like Hispanic people in Mexico. (Central Intelligence Agency, n.d.) Since the country is a melting pot of people of various nationalities, , I thought it strange they distinguished their classes by the hue of their skin – the paler the color the higher in status a person would be. (Commisceo-Global, 2016) Brazilians even creating a new race of people known as mestizos from the mixture of original Portuguese settlers and native

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