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Old 04-27-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Overrated :
Brazil
Venezuela
Argentina

Underrated :

Chile
Columbia
Peru
Paraguay
Uruguay
How is Argentina overrated???
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Well, I think it might be a bit rude to say a country is overrated. Every country has something unique and special about it.

But i do I think Central America as a region is underrated. Sure there is alot of violence in some Central American countries. But there are also extremely violent cities in South America. The only Central american country to make the top ten most violent cities in the americas last year was Honduras, the rest were in Mexico and South America. Its true central america is the poorest region in latin america, but there is also extreme poverty in Mexico and South America. In reality Costa Rica and Panama are doing pretty well and better then several South American Countries.

Central America is diverse culturally, It has rich biodiversity and has some of the nicest beaches in the world. Not to mention it is home of the Mayans. Mesoamerican culture is something Central America shares with Mexico. Few places in latin america have such rich history. Alot of latinos from other places put down Central America, when infact their own countries are not a whole lot better off.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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I write here for others, not the shills.
I don't know about anyone else here, but I immediately distrust anything posted by anyone claiming "shills" are working to push an agenda on a forum. Conspiracy theories are strictly for ignorant rubes and tin-foil hat wearing nutters.

As for Venezuela... All I know is that under Chavez's watch, Caracas replaced Cuidad Juarez, Mexico as the most dangerous city in the world outside a designated war zone. As such, I fail to understand how the country could possibly resemble the mystical socialist utopia you seem to be claiming it to be.

For the record, I have never been to SA, but if I were to travel there I would consider Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, with Argentina being at the top of my list. I have heard nothing but good things about all three of these destinations. I have always wanted to visit Machu Picchu as well, so I wouldn't rule Peru out as a vacation choice either.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Lakes by the Bay, FL (for now)
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Uruguay, by far and away the most underrated. Second one would definitely be Chile. Both have low crime rates, nice and proper overall, friendly people, no really major problems currently, etc. etc.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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I'd also love to know why every country colonized by my people have been failures and continue to be failures. I don't think my culture has made it a priority to export good government and citizenship to its colonies, unlike the UK to its colonies in the Americas (seems like they had a change of heart in Africa and the Middle East to India) and Oceania
Hardly "a change of heart". Just very different colonies. I would hardly compare the West Indies to Switzerland anyway.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:15 PM
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I'd also love to know why every country colonized by my people have been failures and continue to be failures. I don't think my culture has made it a priority to export good government and citizenship to its colonies, unlike the UK to its colonies in the Americas (seems like they had a change of heart in Africa and the Middle East to India) and Oceania
Most former British colonies are failures too.

Also, there were a handful of countries in Latin America that were among the richest in the world at the turn of the last century and these countries came out of the Spanish Empire.

I don't know why people ignore this.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Argentina is underrated considering how beautifully Euro it really is. In some parts I felt like I was in Paris or Rome or even Madrid. It also one of the best art, media and film scenes I've ever seen. Second to Mexico, it's one of the Hollywoods of Latin America.

Another underrated county is Chile which is ultra modern and chic. Traveling around Santiago I felt like I was in London because of the hustle and the very rigid structure there. It did not have that laid back feeling of the rest of Latin America.

Chile is like a reverse California in that it offers all the best landscapes; mountains, hills, desert, beautiful (but cold) beaches, sand dunes, city life, rural life, small towns and picturesque German villas. It's the most beautiful country I've ever been to.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Cuba perhaps is underrated and overlooked.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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International Tourist Arrivals in Millions...

Brazil 6.0

Argentina 5.7

Dominican Republic 4.6

Chile 3.5
Peru 3.1
Puerto Rico 3.0

Uruguay 2.8
Cuba 2.8
Costa Rica 2.4
Panama 2.3
Nicaragua 2.3
Colombia 2.2
Guatemala 2.1

Ecuador 1.4
El Salvador 1.2

Honduras 0.9
Bolivia 0.8
Venezuela 0.8
Paraguay 0.5
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I'm not really too sure if any Latin American countries are overrated. I've never seen too much hype about any of them.

If I had to go out on a limb, I would say Uruguay would be the most overlooked/underrated. It seems to be the least talked about country in Latin America. I don't know too much about it, but a lot of the Chileans seem to find it boring.

I never heard too much about Chile before I decided to come here, however I see a lot of tourists here so I don't think it's underrated. Colombia had a lot of tourists also, but I felt many of the tourists were low class european hippies and sex mongers. Here in Chile, the tourists seem to have much more class. You don't see the dirty backpackers with dreadlocks like you do in Colombia.

I'd say Brasil gets possibly the most tourists due to Rio being possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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