They’re just little places

A new Brazilian geography textbook neglects to include Ecuador on its map of South America

Half a million copies of the error-strewn book, which swaps the position of Paraguay with Uruguay, and includes a second Paraguay with a coastline at the southern end of Brazil, as well as missing Ecuador entirely, were distributed to Grade 6 students, according to Brazil’s television network Globo, which interviewed geography teacher Alexandre Zanin about the mistakes. “This ends up creating confusion for the pupil, who is in the process of learning,” he said. “It is missing a country. It is difficult,” added student João Gabriel Anchieta.

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