WorldViews: Brazil welcomes the gringos on World Cup eve

By Dom Phillips, June 10, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — As foreign teams and tourists descend on Brazil for the World Cup, which begins Thursday, Brazilians are enjoying watching the visitors' interaction with the country's humid tropics. And what seems to really spice up their interest is whether  gringos , as all foreigners are called, will live up to national stereotypes or flail helplessly when forced to confront the country's torrid conditions.

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