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Old 03-26-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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No hate crimes? This articles proves you wrong, if you can read Portuguese. Or is Brazil not Latin America?

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Obviously there will be some hate crimes. After all, Latin America has 580,000,000 people. However the odds are that you will not be a victim to a hate crime. Racism in Latin America isn't a huge issue because diversity has always been there. In places like Colombia,Dominican Republic,Puerto Rico,Venezuela,Brazil,Nicaragua,etc a large part of the population is racially mixed. For example, in the Dominican Republic 73% of the population reports being of more than one race.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:08 AM
 
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Obviously there will be some hate crimes. After all, Latin America has 580,000,000 people. However the odds are that you will not be a victim to a hate crime. Racism in Latin America isn't a huge issue because diversity has always been there. In places like Colombia,Dominican Republic,Puerto Rico,Venezuela,Brazil,Nicaragua,etc a large part of the population is racially mixed. For example, in the Dominican Republic 73% of the population reports being of more than one race.

I agree that the odds are really small that you will suffer a hate crime but that is different than saying "you won't suffer a hate crime in all of Latin America". I think what sometimes happens to Central Americans in Southern Mexico (rapes, murders) as they try to get to the United States could be classified as hate crimes. Also even though most Dominicans may be more than one race some of them seem to target Haitians because of their national or ethnic origin. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Prejudice Against Haitians Boils Over - Again - IPS ipsnews.net
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Panama. It's a great and easy to adapt to country and city... you will find tons of people in the same situation as you, and will learn very quickly. That being said, the Spanish in Panama is not the purest, and there is such an influx of Latins from all over LA, that you will often here many different ways to say the same thing (which is challenging when you first start speaking-- I know from firsthand experience).

That being said, I also suggest Bogota or Mexico City, as they are both beautiful cities and the Spanish is GREAT and easy to understand.
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