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LA 22 48.89%
Mexico City 16 35.56%
San Juan 4 8.89%
Miami 11 24.44%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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The odd one out here is San Juan. It's a much smaller city, and while it is a magnet for PRs from other parts of the island, the only significant immigration it gets is from the Dominican Republic and the numbers simply aren't that big.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I've been to Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Los Angeles has the highest standard of living of the 3, with Miami a close second. All three have some international feel, with Miami coming in last place. All 3 have some pulse to them. As for soul, you can see mariachis in Mexico City, which help contribute to it having the most soul in my mind. As for soul between LA and MIA, both have sprawl, which takes away from the soul a little.
Just my 4 cents.
You could easily make the argument that L.A. has a more "international" feel than Miami along with Mexico City. But San Juan? Seriously? The fact that a city is not located in the continental U.S. does not make it international or give it more of an international feel. Very few people would agree that Port of Spain, Trinidad, for example, has more of an international feel than Miami.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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You could easily make the argument that L.A. has a more "international" feel than Miami along with Mexico City. But San Juan? Seriously? The fact that a city is not located in the continental U.S. does not make it international or give it more of an international feel. Very few people would agree that Port-au-Spain, Trinidad, for example, has more of an international feel than Miami.
I wonder if he meant more so "not American" rather than "cosmopolitan" or "international feel".
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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LA is a magnet for the lower-strata of Mexico and Central America's population, illegal or otherwise. LA gets immigrants from Mexico and Central America because of geographical reasons, now how simple is that? People in Mexico's middle-class and elite don't have LA on their mind when they wanna travel to the US. For example Carlos Slim has property in NYC, why not LA? Because it's not really such a popular destination as NYC. This is more true for South Americans and people from the Caribbean,down there it's all about Miami and NYC in that order. LA is not even on our radar.

Do you see anything like this in LA?
Carlos slim has a property in beverly hills FYI.

Yes you see lots of that useless sh*t in LA.

Plenty of Wealthy hispanics Live/ spend time in LA.

Pepe Aguilar, Jenny Rivera, Luis Miguel etc.

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Carlos slim has a property in beverly hills FYI.

Yes you see lots of that useless sh*t in LA.

Plenty of Wealthy hispanics Live/ spend time in LA.

Pepe Aguilar, Jenny Rivera, Luis Miguel etc.
I'm sure Carlos Slim has plenty of houses in "beverly hills" type places all over the world. I mentioned him because of his heavy investments in all kinds of NYC properties and companies. He has spend so much time and money in that city, it's like his second home outside of DF.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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This thread would be alot more interesting in the Americas/World forums. I bet the poll results there would be very different also.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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You could easily make the argument that L.A. has a more "international" feel than Miami along with Mexico City. But San Juan? Seriously? The fact that a city is not located in the continental U.S. does not make it international or give it more of an international feel. Very few people would agree that Port of Spain, Trinidad, for example, has more of an international feel than Miami.
I agree. Miami should be ahead of San Juan.
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