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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago - near NW
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There's no one city with that much influence across North & South America. Nothing is even close. The countries are not nearly as interconnected as those of Europe.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:32 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Capital of Latin America?

You do realise that from Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego is further than from Lapland to Johannesburg? Or much further than Vladivostok in Siberia to Tasmania. That's a mighty landmass.

And just like Brussels in Europe, no major city will be designated capital. Most likely the current HQ of UNASUR (Lula's failed EU attempt), in Quito will be an inoffensive option to all.

A mini EU scenario was already played out in the 2000's with Brazil being Germany, attempting to make everyone bow to their will, Colombia was the UK, a friend of the US that rejects protectionism and failed socialist policies that swept Brazil, Argentina & Venezuela. Argentina was Italy, an economic contributor but on the verge of bankruptcy, Peru was Poland, the poorer major country but also the fastest growing (played middle man between Colombia and the rest), Chile was the Netherlands, major contributor and stable, Mexico was France (Brazil's counter-weight) but unlike France with the UK didn't have animosity towards Colombia's stance, Venezuela was Greece, a bankrupt mess set to implode and finally Ecuador was Belgium set to punish Colombia for not following in line with socialist policies and being an ally to the US.

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Maybe Miami, it is the only city that really unite all latin americans, LOL.

I can't think in a capital, not even Mexico City, Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Maybe Miami, it is the only city that really unite all latin americans, LOL.
Miami? Lol talk about opening you legs to the US unconditionally.

Panamá and Quito are perfect non-descript capitals just like Brussels is for the EU, but do we want an EU in LatAm? Not sure.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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I wouldn't say it is Miami. That city is mostly just a safe haven for Latin America's elite to park their money (perhaps what Vancouver is to wealthy Chinese).

Again I would vouch for CDMX because of its larger economy (the size of it's metro economy is as big as Peru's economy). And the other significant factor is the large Spanish media influence that CDMX exerts over Spanish speaking Latin America.
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Old Today, 01:49 PM
 
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Mexico City is the center of Spanish media and has the largest economy so the answer seems pretty obvious.
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Old Today, 04:29 PM
 
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I also think people think Latin America is a lot more connected than it really is. They think it's connected like Europe. I mean Argentina has nothing to do with Mexico and vice versa. Ecuador has nothing to do with Brazil. Puerto Rico and Cuba have nothing to do with Chile.
that's an overstatement.

many Argentinian musicians, writers and other artists made their career in Mexico. From rock musicians like Alejandro Marcovich or Andrés Calamaro, to pop artists like Sandro. Likewise, some Mexican musicians, writers, film directors and tv shows have achieved some popularity in Argentina.

Puerto Rican or Cuban cultural expressions (music, especifically, but also literature and other arts) are somewhat known in Chile. Cuban "protesta" singer Silvio Rodríguez was strongly influenced by the "nueva canción chilena" wave.
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Old Today, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Canada
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that's an overstatement.

many Argentinian musicians, writers and other artists made their career in Mexico. From rock musicians like Alejandro Marcovich or Andrés Calamaro, to pop artists like Sandro. Likewise, some Mexican musicians, writers, film directors and tv shows have achieved some popularity in Argentina.

Puerto Rican or Cuban cultural expressions (music, especifically, but also literature and other arts) are somewhat known in Chile. Cuban "protesta" singer Silvio Rodríguez was strongly influenced by the "nueva canción chilena" wave.
Good post. Cuba also had certain influence in politics all over the place.



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