I just got to Brazil for the first time, lured by tales of hot asses and loose women but unfortunately I couldn't find Tony. He had made the trip a few times before, making him the man with the plan. When I arrived and had to cab it to the beach house I got a little nervous. Two days later, I found a note on the floor that said "went to beach bar, getting fucked up, fucking bitches, see you there. With camera in hand, I found a beach bar and a tasty coconut but there was no Tony.
So what did this control of public perception lead to. What it always leads to, erasure and major oppression. The blurring of Mexican identity and experiences allowed room for the formation of stereotypes, like the spicy Latina, that continue to group all Latin American people together to this day.