Studying Latin American literature the theme of identity came up a lot. The America's tended to be seen as the lost Atlantis, Paradise, and in one essay the genetic farmland for perfect humans when the raza cosmica-a race of perfectly mixed genetics would arise. Watching this video from the New York Times about model scouting in Brazil is eerily similar. Read the Raza Cósmica in English here and watch the video here.
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