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date: 28 September 2021

South America 

  1. Fatherland, socialism or death—I swear it.
    Hugo Chavez 1954–2013 Venezuelan statesman: third inauguration speech, 10 January 2007, in New York Times (online edition) 11 January 2007
  2. Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
    Marlene Dietrich 1901–92 German-born American actress and singer: in Newsweek 24 August 1959
  3. To the Europeans, South America is a man with a moustache, a guitar and a gun.
    Gabriel García Márquez 1927–2014 Colombian novelist: No One Writes to the Colonel (1961)
  4. Night, snow, and sand make up the form
    of my thin country,
    all silence lies in its long line,
    all foam flows from its marine beard,
    all coal covers it with mysterious kisses.
     
    Pablo Neruda 1904–73 Chilean poet: ‘Discoverers of Chile’ (1950)
  5. Mexicans are descended from the Aztecs, Peruvians from the Incas and Argentinians from the ships.
    Octavio Paz 1914–98 Mexican poet and essayist: attributed, in Observer 16 June 1990
  6. I'm Charley's aunt from Brazil—where the nuts come from.
    Brandon Thomas 1856–1914 English dramatist: Charley's Aunt (1892) act 1