Inspired by a Bill the Lizard’s blog post Why is [programming language] so … ? which was itself inspired by an infographic called Why is [state] so … ?, I decided to try something similar with South America countries (no map, yes screenshots).
Back in school (pre-Wikipedia times), during Geography classes, I was taught that South America is one region of THE America continent and not a continent itself as nowadays Wikipedia says. Also, back in school, I was taught that South America includes twelve countries, in alphabetical order: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
As Colombiana and currently studying abroad, I keep facing truths and myths perceived as realities by people from everywhere. Because nasty myths came often than truths, I keep wondering, How were spread so many wrong facts about us? it could be Google’s fault (why not?). Anyway judge by yourself
Remember, chance are that you get something different when you type things.
Why [Argentina] is -> The best, awesome, the best place to live, a developing country.
Why is [Argentina] so -> Expensive, european, racist, poor.
Why is [Bolivia] so -> Poor, Cold
Why [Bolivia] is -> Poor
Why [Brazil] is -> Emergent market, expensive, dangerous, important
Why is [Brazil] so -> Growing fast, Economy doing well, expensive, dangerous
Why [Chile] is -> Very diverse country, better than Argentina, so long, called chile
Why is [Chile] so -> Long, rich, dry
Why [Colombia] is -> Awesome, the best, dangerous
Why is [Colombia] so -> Violent, dangerous, poor, corrupt
Why [Ecuador] is -> The best place to live, important
Why is [Ecuador] so -> Poor, cheap, cold
Why [Guyana] is -> Part of the caribbean, a third world country
Why is [Guyana] so -> Poor, sparsely populated, expensive
Why [Paraguay] is -> Suspended from mercosur, poor, a developing country
Why is [Paraguay] so -> Poor, growing so fast
Why [Peru] is -> Poor, important, the best, bad
Why is [Peru] so -> Dry, poor, important
Why [Suriname] is -> Sparsely populated
Why is [Suriname] so -> Sparsely populated, poor
Why [Uruguay] is -> Rich country, awesome, good at soccer, a developing country
Why is [Uruguay] so -> Liberal, expensive, good at soccer
Why [Venezuela] is -> Poor, divided, not a democracy, famous
Why is [Venezuela] so -> Poor, corrupt, dangerous, violent