Some South Florida Brazilians feel 's...

Some South Florida Brazilians feel 'stain' from Castroneves' ta...

There are 38 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 6, 2009, titled Some South Florida Brazilians feel 'stain' from Castroneves' ta.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

As the trial of Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves draws to a close in Miami, Brazilians in South Florida wonder whether their national idol has given them a bad rap in their new home.

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Capitan Justicia

Miami, FL

#1 Apr 6, 2009
I know how much (US) Americans, especially white americans, love to stereotype people from other countries and I hope that Brazilians are spared their ignorance after this Castroneves ordeal concludes. But if any smart alec decides to make a disparaging comment to any 'Brasileiro', I'd suggest the Brasilians remind the bigots about Obama's cabinet nominees' tax problems!
No kidding

Hollywood, FL

#2 Apr 6, 2009
Just another immigrant coming over here to take the money and run.
simply put

Hallandale, FL

#3 Apr 6, 2009
its hilarious that local brazilians are worried that the case of the tax dodging brazilian national race car driver brings attention to the brazilian nationals here on expired "tourist visas".........brazil is the second highest violater of u.s. immigration laws,,thousands were trafficked /smuggled across the mexican border....florida,connecticutt ,new jersey,massachusetts, have been the preferred destination of many illegal brazilians...
yeah whatever

West Hollywood, CA

#4 Apr 6, 2009
simply put wrote:
its hilarious that local brazilians are worried that the case of the tax dodging brazilian national race car driver brings attention to the brazilian nationals here on expired "tourist visas".........brazil is the second highest violater of u.s. immigration laws,,thousands were trafficked /smuggled across the mexican border....florida,connecticutt ,new jersey,massachusetts, have been the preferred destination of many illegal brazilians...
Simply put it's hilarious how the so rich and prosperous great USA owns Brazil $133.5 billion, making that country the 10th largest creditor to the poor USA.
speedmaster

Homestead, FL

#5 Apr 7, 2009
What a bunch of crap. I'm Brazilian and there is no prejudice or any problems due to Helio's trial. In fact 99.9% of the Americans don't even know about the trial. If he really did it he will pay for it one way or another and that's it but this is up the jury to decide. Bad guys (and I don't think Helio is one) are everywhere and from every country so it is not wise to make decisions or stereotype based on this. Yeah, you will always have a dumb or two but this does not say anything about American's or Brazilian's character.
I would say that the comments above are worse for both sides than whatever Helio may have done.
Go figure guys
neighbor

United States

#6 Apr 7, 2009
he will get what he deserves as he is a liar and a cheat.. all that do knwo him know what he has done and the hurt he caused before he got caught stealing..
Liberals love Communism

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Apr 7, 2009
Capitan Justicia wrote:
I know how much (US) Americans, especially white americans, love to stereotype people from other countries and I hope that Brazilians are spared their ignorance after this Castroneves ordeal concludes. But if any smart alec decides to make a disparaging comment to any 'Brasileiro', I'd suggest the Brasilians remind the bigots about Obama's cabinet nominees' tax problems!
You're hanging out with too many socialists. They're ones who want to see you as "Brasilians" and not Americans. Everyone down here is pretty much from somewhere else, it's pretty much down to "Do you want to belong here or not?" Only the individual can determine that for themselves.

We can't help the President. Years of racist policy in the form of "equal opportunity" permitted many non-qualified people to assume positions of power. We just have to deal with it now until we can dismantle it and re-establish a performance based system.

However the thought of hanging out an entire people to drive because a celebrity did something controversial is almost comedic in itself. The stereotypes of Brasilians I hold close revolve around much more pleasant qualities.
Capitan Justicia wrote:
I know how much (US) Americans, especially white americans, love to stereotype people from other countries...
You may also be thinking about "profiling", similar to what you are doing in this post by pointing out a perceived behavior of caucasians. Should you really expect any less in return?

Quando Eu fiu a Brasil, um pretao amigo pergounto-me "O que voce ache de todos os povos diferentes que vivem aqui junto?"

My only response was "O que e um acro-iris com so uma cor?"

Small and petty people can't adapt and can't embrace God's plan. The rest of us look upon it like a giant candy store. Cheers and I hope you are able to adapt and make a home here.
Rose Bush

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Apr 7, 2009
I have employed brazilians in the past and I have learned my lesson. Whether male or female, invariably they are thieves, swindlers and hookers.
I've had more stuff disappearing from my house, it makes me sick just thinking about it. They brag about their sexual prowess but all that amounts to is another way to make money... and badly.
Any surprise why their country is so riddled with crime and corruption?
Oh, and most of them are in this country illegally.

Floridian AE

Lima, Peru

#9 Apr 7, 2009
yeah whatever wrote:
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Simply put it's hilarious how the so rich and prosperous great USA owns Brazil $133.5 billion, making that country the 10th largest creditor to the poor USA.
LOL Brazil is a toilet. Anyone can buy T-bills dingbat. Your third world government instead of helping people living like rats in their own country parks money in a much more stable economy and then embezzles the interest.

Then the same third world government feeds the population living in hovels and slums with propaganda about how they have to lend the poor ol' USA money. The governments of South America are run by thieves, and those they govern are idiots.
todd

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Apr 7, 2009
slow news day? you are making this up. i dont know one person feeling the 'strain' because there is no 'strain'. why doesnt this paper get some real writers? no one is upset except over helio being railroaded. stop telling lies slum sentinel. we are al hoping he can get out of this because no harm was intended. stop trying to make people hate helio. lousy newspaper dumb aces
fred

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Apr 7, 2009
yup. thhe scuzz sentinel does its daily best to bring out the racists.
Liberals Suck

United States

#12 Apr 7, 2009
Capitan Justicia wrote:
I know how much (US) Americans, especially white americans, love to stereotype people from other countries and I hope that Brazilians are spared their ignorance after this Castroneves ordeal concludes. But if any smart alec decides to make a disparaging comment to any 'Brasileiro', I'd suggest the Brasilians remind the bigots about Obama's cabinet nominees' tax problems!
Spoken like a true racist....
Gods warrior

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Apr 7, 2009
No new strain. Americans have always had a problem with illegals from any country.
Redneck

Fort Pierce, FL

#14 Apr 7, 2009
Brazilians in South Florida wonder whether their national idol has given them a bad rap in their new home.

No, they don't need any help in giving themselves a bad rap!
Delbert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Apr 7, 2009
speedmaster wrote:
What a bunch of crap. I'm Brazilian and there is no prejudice or any problems due to Helio's trial. In fact 99.9% of the Americans don't even know about the trial. If he really did it he will pay for it one way or another and that's it but this is up the jury to decide. Bad guys (and I don't think Helio is one) are everywhere and from every country so it is not wise to make decisions or stereotype based on this. Yeah, you will always have a dumb or two but this does not say anything about American's or Brazilian's character.
I would say that the comments above are worse for both sides than whatever Helio may have done.
Go figure guys
Actually, one of the best things about south FL, are the Brazilians. Great people from my experience. I wish I knew where to meet a Brazilian woman!
TCB

United States

#16 Apr 7, 2009
Brazilians can always take their illegal alien ______ back to brazil, and live "stain" free.
simply put

Hallandale, FL

#17 Apr 7, 2009
the majority of brazilians in florida are illegal aliens....brazil is the second highest violater of u.s. immigration law.....fraudelent documents,counterfeiters,multi ple identitys,mortgage fraud,social services frauds,driving unlicensed,tax evasion,marriage frauds,etc.,are common with this predominately illegal colony of criminals.....
Redneck

Fort Pierce, FL

#18 Apr 7, 2009
Delbert wrote:
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Actually, one of the best things about south FL, are the Brazilians. Great people from my experience. I wish I knew where to meet a Brazilian woman!
Brazilian Tropicana, Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach.
Black Eye

Reno, NV

#19 Apr 7, 2009
Ummm, who cares? Another piece of hard-hitting journalism, ey Alexia?
yeah whatever

West Hollywood, CA

#20 Apr 7, 2009
Floridian AE wrote:
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LOL Brazil is a toilet. Anyone can buy T-bills dingbat. Your third world government instead of helping people living like rats in their own country parks money in a much more stable economy and then embezzles the interest.
Then the same third world government feeds the population living in hovels and slums with propaganda about how they have to lend the poor ol' USA money. The governments of South America are run by thieves, and those they govern are idiots.
Did you just say the economy in the US is stable? Stable like GM or stable like Citibank? Or stable like the real estate market?

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