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Old 03-30-2014, 11:15 PM
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According to GaWC - The World According to GaWC 2012 the most important cities in Latin America are the following (in descending order):

ALPHA
1. Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2. Mexico City (Mexico)

ALPHA -
3. Buenos Aires (Argentina)

BETA +
4. Santiago (Chile)
5. Lima (Peru)

BETA
6. Bogota (Colombia)
7. Montevideo (Uruguay)
8. Caracas (Venezuela)
9. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

BETA -
10. Guatemala City (Guatemala)
11. Panama City (Panama)
12. San Jose (Costa Rica)
13. Quito (Ecuador)
14. Monterrey (Mexico)

GAMMA +
15. Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
16. Guayaquil (Ecuador)
17. San Salvador (El Salvador)

GAMMA
18. San Juan (Puerto Rico)
19. Guadalajara (Mexico)

GAMMA -
20. Porto (Brazil)
21. Asuncion (Paraguay)
22. Managua (Nicaragua)
23. La Paz (Bolivia)

If we were to pick the highest ranking city in each Latin American region to define them as the cultural/economic capital of each subregion, then it would be:

NORTH AMERICA
Mexico City (Mexico)


CENTRAL AMERICA
Guatemala City (Guatemala)


CARIBBEAN
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)


SOUTH AMERICA
Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Are you surprised by the ranking of some cities? Which ones and why?

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Old 03-31-2014, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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Not only surpised, but Im sure that Rio, being the 30th richest city in the world and capital of a state that alone has a greater economy than many countries, is substantially more powerfull than Montivideo, for exemple.
Its proximity to São Paulo has its effects, like making the city air timetable weak, but even though...

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Old 03-31-2014, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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Brasília, Salvador and Recife dont even appear...
Assuncion is a lot more powerfull than then... Ok, Ill pretend I believe it...

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Old 03-31-2014, 04:03 AM
 
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I could see Caracas moving down that list and Bogota moving up.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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I found it interesting that Santo Domingo ranks higher than Havana and San Juan. Not that i think anything bad about Santo Domingo and just that i perceived San Juan or Havana to rank higher. Interesting
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Which "Porto" is that in Brazil?

Porto is in Portugal.

Are they refering to Porto Alegre? Porto Seguro? Which Porto?
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Brasilia
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I think this is another thread, opened by another Mexican, trying to put some lights on Mexico City...again...And that's so boring...
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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I could see Caracas moving down that list and Bogota moving up.
^This,

and move Rio up as well and add Medellin somewhere with the gammas.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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^This,

and move Rio up as well and add Medellin somewhere with the gammas.
I've got business there in the coming months and I can't wait to go. We're supposed to visit a distributor in Caracas as well, but I have definitely noticed a difference in appetite since the currency devaluation. Colombia is looking much brighter in recent years.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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I think this is another thread, opened by another Mexican, trying to put some lights on Mexico City...again...And that's so boring...
Antonio R isn't Mexican, and most of the posts on the Americas thread are about Brazil.
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