I had a few interesting conversations with friends from my workplace. I asked them what they thought of Brazil and what shaped their perceptions.
Ian said that the images of Brazil that come to mind are:
- half-naked women on the beach
- the figure of Christ looking down
- more half-naked women
- Christ again looking at everything, smiling and consenting
Brazil is perceived as the land of beautiful women, where it's "ok to sin" with no moral guilt.
There's probably a God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.