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Old 01-08-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Particularly with regards to social issues, which Latin American country is most conservative? My relatively uneducated guess would be Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico, but I really have no idea.

How would most Latin American countries compare with the United States--and how would the most conservative countries, especially, compare?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:00 AM
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Most (to not say all) Latin American countries are much more conservative than the United States. While there are differences in the level of conservative between countries and even within them, its very hard to say which ones are the most conservatives. The difference between the more conservative and the least conservative of Latin American countries is not that great.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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In terms of what? Acceptance/rejection of homosexuality, women's rights, wedlock births, unmarried cohabitation, contraception, public lewdness, racism, clinging on to religion, etc?

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My relatively uneducated guess would be Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico, but I really have no idea.
I can't speak for Guatemala, but...

Chile elected the first female president not a wife of a previous president in Latin America. (I'm looking at you, Argentina!).
Mexico City has legalized same sex-unions, and the supreme court effectively legalized it for the whole country (marriages conducted in Mexico City must be recognized by the whole country)
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

In Belize same-sex sexual activity is Illegal since September 19, 2003 (Penalty: Up to 10 years imprisonment) Foreign gay males and females are barred from the country by immigration law.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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Most (to not say all) Latin American countries are much more conservative than the United States. While there are differences in the level of conservative between countries and even within them, its very hard to say which ones are the most conservatives. The difference between the more conservative and the least conservative of Latin American countries is not that great.
I dont think this is true at all.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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CHILE legalized Divorce only in 2004, a few years after Ireland did. Abortion in Chile has been totally illegal since 1973. Chile's Senate in April 2012 refused to take up a bill that would allow abortion when a mother's health is endangered.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:31 AM
 
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Chile is one of the few countries in the world where abortion is illegal under ANY circumstances.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:34 AM
 
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I dont think this is true at all.
I don't think so either. Argentina and Uruguay are the most liberal, perhaps more liberal than the US but not as much as Canada, Chile is somewhat conservative, I think. Brazil is neither liberal nor conservative, the rural and small town conservatives balance with the big city liberals (yes, Americans, Brazil is not this free love, swinging one night stand racial paradise you seem to fill your heads with, go outside the red-light and nightlife districts when you visit Brazil, for once). The rest of the countries are more conservative than the US, BUT there's one caveat. When it comes to sex, I think, all Latin American countries are more liberal than the US. We don't have a problem having half naked women dancing in groups on talk shows, on billboards, etc. We're less uptight when it comes to sexualized imagery. That's my opinion.

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Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

In Belize same-sex sexual activity is Illegal since September 19, 2003 (Penalty: Up to 10 years imprisonment) Foreign gay males and females are barred from the country by immigration law.
Belize is NOT part of Latin America. Their head of state is Queen Elizabeth II and they are majority English speaking. They are part of the British Commonwealth
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:14 PM
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According to this, the most conservative country would be El Salvador, not just in Latin America but for the whole world too.

Anyway, Latin American countries are much more conservative than most other countries, except African and most South Asian countries.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:56 PM
 
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May-hee-ko. Seriously compare Mexico to countries like Brazil or Chile and you'll see the difference.
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