Brazil tourist visa for US citizen when entering and exiting by motorcycle
We're flying from LA to Lima, Peru, then driving from Lima to Foz do Iguacu, entering Brazil there, then exiting Brazil at Chui to Uruguay.
I've tried to get a visa at the Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles but they would not help me since I was not flying into Brazil and suggested that I would get a visa in Lima instead.
We're not staying long in Lima so it's not really possible for us to do that.
Have anyone done something similar and know how I would get a visa? What are the magic words or documents? Buy a round-trip-flight to Brazil, get the visa and cancel the flight?