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Old 07-05-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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venezuela is the most underrated....fattest behinds ive ever seen
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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Loads of Colombian investments in Central America.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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Not too much difference, but there are some key differences. Central America is less developed in general and more dangerous. Indigenous people there speak Mayan languages, whereas in South America there are Quechua, Aymara, Guarani, etc, speakers. South America has better planned cities with public transport and walkability, whereas CA cities tend to have small downtowns and more car-dependent outskirts called "Colonias". CA has more United States companies, whereas South America has a lot of Brazilian, Chilean, and Colombian businesses. All of CA immigration is targeted towards the US, whereas South American immigration is targeted to a mix of USA/Argentina/Chile, and even Colombia and Peru more recently. Nothing major, but I think South America definitely has a different vibe than CA does
I noticed they take USD virtually anywhere in Nicaragua... in fact many of them seemed to want that over the native currency the cordoba. USD's were like a gold mine!!


They did have a lot of American co's. I saw a Wawa! They had a place that was similar to Walmart (but I forget the name... it was basically Walmart re-named), a Costco/BJ's type place (buy items in bulk), a casino, Carls Jr, A Buffalo Wild Wings type place... this was all in Managua but in Leon it really was quite different. Managua was pretty similar to any American suburb in my opinion. They had a huge mall too with some high-end stores even!
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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You see in South America that is different. Supermarkets here are generally Chilean, like Falabella and Cencosud. Sky Airlines and LATAM are Chilean, Avianca and Juan Valdez are Colombian. Itau is Brazilian
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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We've got our own supermarkets here such as Exito and Olimpica, followed by Chilean Cencosud and others.

Central America is small, the size of Paraguay and also poorer than South America. That explains the lack of local businesses, maybe they are not that much into setting up businesses of their own.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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You see in South America that is different. Supermarkets here are generally Chilean, like Falabella and Cencosud.
Supermarkets in Peru are Chilean, in the rest of South America that''s not the case. Sure Falabella will have a presence but it's clothing predominantly.

Éxito by far has the leading market share in Colombia and also has a presence in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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Exclamation Latin America is underrated

Overrated: Chile, Panama
Underrated: Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Central America is small, the size of Paraguay and also poorer than South America. That explains the lack of local businesses, maybe they are not that much into setting up businesses of their own.
LOL A lot of people own business in central America.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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Most overrated: Brasil, I'm Brazilian and I feel like Brazilians are too much religious and conservative to my taste, violence is skyrocketing is most cities and I don't think Brazilians are really that nice and friendly as people say they are, also our politics are probably the biggest joke in the entire world.

Most underrated: Argentina, it gets a bad rep just because their economy is not in a good shape, but Argentina is probably the most beautiful country with the most varied landscapes in all of Latin America. Also Argentines were pretty friendly to me when I went there, plus people there don't care much about religion and they're very gay friendly which is a relief to me coming from such a religious and conservative country like Brazil.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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I thought Brazilians are much friendlier than Argentinians actually. Argentinians are nice but they don't have the same level of openness as Brazilians do
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