Americans living in Latin American countries are often more snobbish than the Latins themselves. The typical American has quite a bit of money by Latin American standards, and he rarely sees a countryman who doesn't. An American businessman who would think nothing of being seen in a sport shirt on the streets of his home town will be shocked and offended at a suggestion that he appear in Rio de Janeiro, for instance, in anything but a coat and tie.
Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939), U.S. journalist. repr. In The Great Shark Hunt (1979). "Why Anti–Gringo Winds Often Blow South of the Border," National Observer (Silver Spring, Maryland, August 19, 1963).