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Old 02-29-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Which countries in South America are very similar to Mexico?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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that's a tough one. there are parts of mexico that aren't even similar to other parts of mexico. it's a HUGE country.

I'm gonna let someone more knowledgeable than myself answer this =)
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Maybe Chile
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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Maybe Chile
What? I have been to both and you couldn't be further from the truth.

To answer the OP, no country is. The only similarities Mexico and South American countries have share are the language and probably media entertainment because they share the same language. Oh and soccer.

More specifically Mexico is super unique and the only country that is comparable is Guatemala. Comparing Mexico to South American countries is like asking to compare Ireland to Australia. They share the same language but that is as far as it goes.

Curious as why you ask?

Now south American countries are comparable to themselves. Like Peru and Ecuador. Or Peru an Bolivia. Or Uruguay to argentina. Chile Is actually very unique. Its very modern and it's people remind me, in terms of looks to that of the people in Spain. Where in the rest of south America there is a mix or in Argentina and Uruguay where people are more "white".

Mexico is like Japan, Brazil or even India, a country that has a very unique and distinct culture where few or no countries can compare to their culture.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Gotta agree with ChiKid here, I don't think you can really compare Mexico to any of the other countries. It is really just far too different.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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If I had to choose one, I would say Peru.

Peru is the South American country with most similarities to Mexico.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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If I had to choose one, I would say Peru.

Peru is the South American country with most similarities to Mexico.
How so? Other than indigenous population and mestizos I don't really see how they compare?
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Which countries in South America are very similar to Mexico?
None.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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How so? Other than indigenous population and mestizos I don't really see how they compare?

Well, I don't say the two countries are the same, but if I had to pick up one in South America I would choose Peru.

Both have a big indigenous population and indigenous influence. Both have a very small African-descendant population.


Peru was the center of the Inca civilization.

Mexico was the center of the Aztec civilization.



Both countries have a coast in the Pacific Ocean, both are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


So, I don't see another country in South America with more similarities to Mexico than Peru...

Of course the countries are not the same, but among all the countries in South America, Peru is the most similar to Mexico in some aspects.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Well, I don't say the two countries are the same, but if I had to pick up one in South America I would choose Peru.

Both have a big indigenous population and indigenous influence. Both have a very small African-descendant population.


Peru was the center of the Inca civilization.

Mexico was the center of the Aztec civilization.



Both countries have a coast in the Pacific Ocean, both are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


So, I don't see another country in South America with more similarities to Mexico than Peru...

Of course the countries are not the same, but among all the countries in South America, Peru is the most similar to Mexico in some aspects.
Also, both have their populations and economic power highly concentrated within their capital city (though other but not all nations in SA have that, too). They were also both host to the capital of the original two Spanish viceroyalties in the Americas.
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