Miranda in 1943 Miranda was encouraged by the US government as part of Roosevelt's , designed to strengthen ties with Latin America.
He refused, saying that there were many capable musicians in New York who could back her.
Soon after her arrival, however, the Brazilian press began criticizing Miranda for accommodating American commercialism and projecting a negative image of Brazil.
Despite being stereotyped, Miranda's performances popularized Brazilian music and increased public awareness of Latin culture.
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The incident deeply hurt Miranda, who wept in her dressing room.