What New Yorkers think of Brazil?

It may sound hard to believe we know, but some people still think the official language in Brazil is Spanish, and that the country is nothing but Carnaval and soccer. How to deal with these people?
Don’t get frustrated! Just tell them to sign up for a Brazilian Portuguese course with BRIC!
And to get the Brazilian perspective on how to deal with these people watch this awesome video from our Amigo Gringo. He went on a mission in NYC to clarify this and other misconceptions, and also gives great tips to both Americans and Brazilians.