Taking Brazil Seriously

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"Brazil is not a serious country," French statesman Charles de Gaulle allegedly once said. The insult would continue to haunt the country for decades to come, and has become the kind of foreigner's mentality that Brazilians have come to loath and expect. And it's the type of outlook that looks likely to come from both the foreign media and international tourists during the World Cup. . . .

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