Why do people from other south american countries get so offended if you think they are mexican?

I have personally seen this many times. People really get upset if they are from say, Brazil, and are mistaken for a mexican. Is there some sort of elitism amongst south american countries that they feel they are better than mexicans. I have also heard plenty of people from Spain that think this way too. One person claimed that the "butchered" version of Spanish that Mexicans speak is basically slang. Anyway I think that explains what I’m trying to find out.
I wouldn’t bother or offend me at all to be mistaken for a canadian.

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