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Argentina Argentina  Watch Argentinian TV Capital:Buenos Aires
Argentina boasts the impressive Igazu falls, grand boulevards and energy of Buenos Aires, Aconcagua which is the highest mountain in the West and the grassy plains in the Center, The Pampas. Vast herds of cattle produce the best steaks in the world and the delicious dulce de leche. Population:40.3 million
Famous: Che Guevara
Popular export: Steak
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Bolivia Bolivia  Watch Bolivian TV Capital:La Paz
Unforgetable scenary of the altiplano, canyons, and mountains. Witches market in the highest capital in the world, La Paz. Ruins of Tiwanacu, whose civilisation is the oldest in the Americas. Silver mines of Potosi and colonial city Sucre. Breathtaking beauty of the Uyuni salt flats and Lake Titicaca. Population:9.1 million
Famous: Jaime Escalante
Popular export: Natural Gas
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Chile Chile  Watch Chilean TV Capital:Santiago de Chile
Chile begins from the spectacular glacier mountains in the South, the vineyards around the capital, Santiago, and all the way to the driest desert in the world, the Atacama. A long thin country, with a rich Pacific coastline, snowcapped Andean mountains and the best empanadas in Latin America. Population:16.5 million
Famous: Pablo Neruda
Popular export: Wine
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Colombia Colombia  Watch Colombian TV Capital:Bogotá
Although safer than a few years ago, anyone brave enough to have travelled to Colombia boasts its the most beautiful Latin country. Festivals all year round, the spanish colonial port of Cartagena, national parks in the North West, the archaeological sites of San Agustín and Tierradentro Population:43.2 million
Famous: Gabriel Garc?a Márquez
Popular export: Coffee
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Costa Rica Costa Rica  Watch Costa Rican TV Capital:San José
Renowned for its biodivesity and ecotourism, there's the Tortuguero and Corcovado national parks to see an abundance of wildlife, Irazu, Paos and Arenal volcanoes, Monteverde rain forest, rafting, horseback riding, surfing in the Pacific. Population:4.1 million
Famous: Oscar Arias Sanchez
Popular export: Coffee
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Cuba Cuba  Watch Cuban TV Capital:Havana
Explore the charming architectural beauty of old Havana, and salsa dance the night away. Population:11.5 million
Famous: Fidel Castro
Popular export: Cigars
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dominican republic Dominican Republic  Watch Dominican TV Capital:Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic is not only famous for some of the finest beaches in the world. The Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo, is where Christopher Columbus first settled in all the Americas, and as such is the oldest city of the Americas. Its colonial zone is majestical and boasts the oldest cathedral, hospital, law courts, etc in the Americas. Beautiful people (The Miss World winner has come from here a record number of times), and great merengue music blasting everywhere. Population:8.5 million
Famous: Juan Luis Guerra
Popular export: Merengue Music
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Ecuador Ecuador Capital:Quito
Ecological reservers such as Pululagua, an extinct crator and of course The Galapagos Islands, which inspired Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The white colonial city of Cuenca in the South, the Inca ruin Ingapirca, the amazon jungle to the East and lots of Indian markets selling delightful handicrafts. Population:13.8 million
Famous: Julio Jaramillo
Popular export: Panama hat
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El Salvador El Salvador  Watch Agape TV Capital:San Salvador
Mayan relics of Joya De Ceren and the San Andres Pyramid. Shop for handicrafts in one of San Salvador's markets. Visit the colonial towns of Santa Ana and Suchitoto. Surfing in the seaside town of La Libertad. Population:7.0 million
Famous: Father José Matías Delgado
Popular export: Coffee
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Guatemala Guatemala  Watch Guatemalan TV Capital:Guatemala City
Guatemala contains the outstanding central America Mayan ruins and culture. Visit the crumbling ruins of Tikal and sample the ritual of Chichicastenango, and see the bright colours of the Mayan dress. Dramatic volcanoes overlooking Lake Atitlan. Population:12.7 million
Famous: Miguel Álngel Asturias
Popular export: Acidulous coffee
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Honduras Honduras  Watch Honduran TV Capital:Tegucigalpa
Rich in Mayan relics and temples, with sites such as Cop?n. Unspoilt rainforests, coastal National parks - simply use La Ceiba as a base. Fantastic beaches and reefs in Roat?n and the other Bay Islands Population:7.5 million
Famous: Froilán Turcios
Popular export: Bananas
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Mexico Mexico  Watch Mexican TV Capital:Mexico City
Full of contrasts - colonial towns, Carribean beaches, indigneous markets, jungles, and ruins from the Mayan and Aztec empires. Most pyramids are found in the Yucatan penisular in the South, whereas breathtaking views from the Chihuahua Pacific Railway can be enjoyed further North. Population:108.7 million
Famous: Speedy Gonzales
Popular export: Spicy fajitas
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Nicaragua Nicaragua  Watch Canal 2 TV Capital:Managua
The safest country in Central America, with the greenest captial. Nicaragua is well known for its volcanoes and lakes. The stunningly colourful town of Granada rates amongst the best of the colonial towns. Population:5.7 million
Famous: Daniel Ortega
Popular export: Pottery
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Panama Panama  Watch Panama TV Capital:Panama City
Panama Canal with museum, Soberania National Park with excellent interpretive trails and great for bird watching, rain forest trekking in tour of the virgin rainforest in La Amistad International Park, volcanoes, diving among the Coral Reefs on the Carribean coast line at Bocas del Toro. Population:3.3 million
Famous: Omar Torrijos Herrera
Popular export: Panama Canal
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Paraguay Paraguay Capital:Asunción
Famous for its Jesuit missions, check out San Ignacio Guaz? and Trinidad, which has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Itaip? Dam has tours of of its world's largest hydroelectic project. Wildlife regions and the vast scrubland of Chaco, home to various indigneous groups. Population:6.7 million
Famous: Jose Asuncion Flores
Popular export: Guarani crafts
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Peru Peru  Watch Peruvian TV Capital:Lima
Geographically divided into 3 regions, the dry coast with the world's biggest sand dunes of Huacachina (try sandboarding down those), the jungle Amazonian lowlands and the Andes highlands. Using Cusco as a base, and then setting off on the 4-day Inca trail to Machu Pichu must rate as one of the finest things to do in Latin America. Population:28.7 million
Famous: Sofia Mulanovich
Popular export: Inca Cola
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Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  Watch Puero Rican TV Capital:San Juan
Inside the colonial port of Old San Juan, there are 100s of architectural treasures, but the highlight is El Morro Castle. The R?o Camuy Cave Park boasts one of the greatest cave networks of the Western Hemisphere. Breathtaking Caribbean beaches, such as Luquillo and Cabo Rojo. Population:4.0 million
Famous: Ricky Martin
Popular export: Piña Colada
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Spain Spain  Watch Spanish TV Capital:Madrid
Unique Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, Moorish influence and white villages of Andalucia. Roman ruins, football, museums, art galleries, mountain ranges, flamenco, bullfighting, autonomous regions, and some incredible fiestas such as La Tomatina and Pamplona Population:45.1 million
Famous: Antoni Gaudí
Popular export: Paella
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Uruguay Uruguay  Watch Uruguay TV Capital:Montevideo
Colonia del Sacramento is an enchanting Portuguese town from the 17th Century which has retained its original charm with cobbled streets running to a riverside. Relax in natural mineral baths at the costal town of Piriapolis. Beautiful Atlantic beaches and resorts in Punta del Este. The National Parks Santa Teresa and San Miguel contain 18th Century fortresses, bird sanctuarys and uncrowded beaches. Population:3.5 million
Famous: Acuña de Figueroa
Popular export: Mate
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Venezuela Venezuela  Watch Venezuelan TV Capital:Caracas
The world's highest waterfalls, Angel Falls stand at 980m high. Take cable car and then mules in Melida to visit the enchanting town of Los Nevados. Great beaches, notably on Isla Margarita. Population:26.0 million
Famous: Hugo Chávez
Popular export: Arepas
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Spanish is also widely spoken and recognised in The United States, Andorra and Equatorial Guinea.





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