Talk:Mato Grosso

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North Mato Grosso?[edit]

No, it's not called that - it is a derogatory term used by those in the southeast or south (sul e sudeste). It's a regionalist view that does note take into account the part of Mato Grosso itself in the exploration and definition of Brazilian territory, instead reaffirming the decades-old prejudicial view that the south part of the state was "more developed" and that was the reason it was divided. In fact, it was political pressure to have more power than the northern part, where the capital and all the administrative and economic power sat. Mato Grosso was split to create more political seats in Brasília - to create another state means more deputados, senadores e all that political caste (and I use caste in the most derogatory meaning possible).

Sorry if this turned into a political rant, but I believe the wikipedia should not endorse this political view into its articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tanketai (talkcontribs) 21:49, 9 June 2011 (UTC)