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View Poll Results: Favorite Latin American mega city?
Lima 1 4.76%
Sao Paulo 5 23.81%
Mexico City 9 42.86%
Rio De Janeiro 4 19.05%
Bogota 2 9.52%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2018, 08:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey (Europe Sep ‘19)
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Been to Mexico City only...

Rio is more interesting
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:43 AM
 
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Buenos Aires definitely belongs to this list, but would still keep Bogota.

One major Latin American mega city not included here is Miami! Yes, it is in the US, but it is the "capital" of the whole Latin America & Caribbean. Telemundo is headquartered here, so is Citi Latin America.

If Miami were to be included in this list, it would be my first choice, followed by Mexico City and Lima.

For the Spanish America would be, but for Brazil (Latin América) definitely no. I've never seen Telemundo.
Megacities I think we only have 3 in Latin América, MX city, São Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Cities with much less than 15 millions people in its metro area are only big cities, not mega like Tokio, NYC, London, Paris.
Even Rio de Janeiro with 11 million people seems small for me accustomed to Sao Paulo.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:19 AM
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Been to Mexico City only...

Rio is more interesting
Mexico City is nicer than Rio.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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That’s why I moved to Miami...Latin America comes to me in the USA.

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Buenos Aires definitely belongs to this list, but would still keep Bogota.

One major Latin American mega city not included here is Miami! Yes, it is in the US, but it is the "capital" of the whole Latin America & Caribbean. Telemundo is headquartered here, so is Citi Latin America.


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If Miami were to be included in this list, it would be my first choice, followed by Mexico City and Lima.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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Only visited Lima, but it set a high standard. It's one of my favorite cities in the world
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Old 07-28-2018, 11:57 PM
 
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I just did a tour of Bogota on street view and I have to say it looks like a very interesting place.
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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I just did a tour of Bogota on street view and I have to say it looks like a very interesting place.
Looks decent. From Colombia I think I'd like Cartagena or Cali more
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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Looks decent. From Colombia I think I'd like Cartagena or Cali more
I think Cali would be more my kind of place but neither are in the mega city category. Bogota does seem to fit that category.
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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I would replace Bogata with Buenos Aires.
Bogota has been a megacity for 2-3 years now. It definitely belongs in this discussion but I would still opine to add in Buenos Aires as well, since that is a megacity too and has been omitted in this comparison of Latin American megacities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacity

10 million people in the metropolitan region, that's the number it takes to become a megacity.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I've only ever been to Mexico and Colombia. I wouldn't be interested in living in any "megacity" in either place. Both are equally ok to visit. From my perspective Mexico City is a little more interesting due to its much grander history as a center of literature, publishing houses, arts, movies.

I have zero interest in Miami. Never been there. Not interested in going. It's not a megacity anyway, so it shouldn't be on this list.
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