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Old 03-22-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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I think Uruguay is the most underrated country in South America. Most overrated? I guess Chile but it's still nice.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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most underrated its Argentina
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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No crime at all?! can you provide some statistics to back that up.

Also, can you give us an unbiased source of information confirming the elevated quality of life for Cubans.
Yes it has the lowest crime rate. Just google it. It's not hard to find

Unbiased? Can you really find one anyway? The point is that even with all the chronic problems in Cuba there is relatively little chronic homeless or destitution.

If you actually listen to the people who've left Cuba they don't complain about lack of food it shelter they complain about not being able to go beyond a stable existence. They want more opportunities more freedom of enterprise.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: DF
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Yes it has the lowest crime rate. Just google it. It's not hard to find

Unbiased? Can you really find one anyway? The point is that even with all the chronic problems in Cuba there is relatively little chronic homeless or destitution.

If you actually listen to the people who've left Cuba they don't complain about lack of food it shelter they complain about not being able to go beyond a stable existence. They want more opportunities more freedom of enterprise.
LOL. Sounds like you don't have much to go on but hearsay. I googled and found one odd travel site that advertised "low" crime rate, but not 'zero' crime rate.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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LOL. Sounds like you don't have much to go on but hearsay. I googled and found one odd travel site that advertised "low" crime rate, but not 'zero' crime rate.

I was in Cuba in 09 and it was relatively crime free. By zero I was comparing it to the test of Latin America. Of course there is some petty crime. I don't get why it shocks you that Cuba could have such a really low crime rate. Why do Americans think that Cuba is like Haiti or some third world country? It's hurt badly because of the embargo but it was able to maintain itself because of tourism.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Boise,Helena & Bangalore
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The underlying question here should be, why are most Latin American countries in such a state of despair and dissaray?

Despite that most of these countries have natural resources and hard working citizenry, the overall majority of them have languished far behind the top industrialized nations. Why is that? Is it the corruption? Is it a lack of brain power?

Every country which was formerly colonized by Spain is of 3rd world status. Why is that?

For example, I often think of Mexico's vast potential. Here's the world's 14th largest country with an abundance of natural resources, hard working people, two oceans, and a common border with the USA. Here is a country that has all the necessary elements to become Latin America's first 1st world country. Yet sadly, we all know what this amazing country has digressed into. It has squandered its potential and is not even the shadow of what it could potentially be.

Well Said!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Overrated :
Brazil
Venezuela
Argentina

Underrated :

Chile
Columbia
Peru
Paraguay
Uruguay
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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The underlying question here should be, why are most Latin American countries in such a state of despair and dissaray?

Despite that most of these countries have natural resources and hard working citizenry, the overall majority of them have languished far behind the top industrialized nations. Why is that? Is it the corruption? Is it a lack of brain power?

Every country which was formerly colonized by Spain is of 3rd world status. Why is that?

For example, I often think of Mexico's vast potential. Here's the world's 14th largest country with an abundance of natural resources, hard working people, two oceans, and a common border with the USA. Here is a country that has all the necessary elements to become Latin America's first 1st world country. Yet sadly, we all know what this amazing country has digressed into. It has squandered its potential and is not even the shadow of what it could potentially be.

Let me add the Philippines to that. It was also a Spanish colony and only one in Asia. It is exactly the same as Latin America where the gap between the rich and the poor is so big.
Corruption is one of the issues.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Let me add the Philippines to that. It was also a Spanish colony and only one in Asia. It is exactly the same as Latin America where the gap between the rich and the poor is so big.
Corruption is one of the issues.
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
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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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
theunbrainwashed, you're Spanish ?
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