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According to most Brazilians, Americans were rich and powerful. They had houses, automobiles, and televisions. S. efforts to direct Brazilian affairs. Each side, America as well as Brazil, had a tendency to oversimplify and stereotype the other's motivations and to ignore the completely different frames of reference and cultural backgrounds. Each side wrongly perceived the situation by projecting its own norms and values on the other. American policymakers formulated and projected a policy almost entirely based on images and myths, with no regard for Brazilian sensitivity or cultural differences.
After showing his speech to Vargas and discussing it with Braden, who was returning to the United States from Argentina to become assistant secretary of state, Berle delivered his address at the Hotel Quitandinha in Petrópolis on September 29, 1945. He declared that the American public watched with growing happiness moves taken by the Brazilian government to restore constitutional democracy, notably freedom of the press, freedom of political organization, freedom from political constraint, and the announcement of elections.
Opinion makers painted a favorable picture of Vargas. John Gunther, for example, stated that although Brazil was a dictatorship it had considerable roots in popular support and, on the whole, was benevolent. 7 Adolf A. S. ambassador to Brazil, echoed these sentiments. " Vargas, Berle reported, was the most popular person in Brazil. People trusted him and liked him. 8 With the close of the war, pressures increased both internally and externally for Vargas to ease his dictatorial rule and to can elections.
Americanization of Brazil: A Study of U.S. Cold War Diplomacy in the Third World, 1945-1954 (America in the Modern World) by Gerald K. Haines