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WOW!!!, Impresive!!, it would be of a great help if you could save a little money and travel around, you need to open up your mind and embrace different cultures, there is not right or wrong language!! nor culture or religion, as an example, Would you actually belive that the religion you practice (if any) is the right one??, of course not!!!, to get that conclusion, you need to travel around and know that ther are Buddists, Muslims, Christians, Catholics, Protestants... and by no means yours is the right one!! as same as they are Mexicans, Spanish, Colombians, Argentinians etc.. everybody has a different culture and accent! and good thing we have!! imagine everybody being the same!, you can go to Mexico and be amazed by the wealth of the country and its people!! same as in Spain!!.. of course Mexico had spanish influence but so did also have French, German, English and even Asian influence!!

I think we've forgotten the main question of this forum..

The difference of accent is in the eye of the beholder, and of course also those other comments that poeple made prevoiusly are true. (the s = th )

and BTW if because of your ignorance you don't have any $$ to travel and experience different cultures, there is plenty of books you can read and at a very low price!, there is not bad timing for anyone to start learning something new. Perhaps you'll get a better job afterwards and finally be able to know different cultures.

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Spain has more money than Mexico?? Who told you this lie? Don't confuse Mexico with other poor latin american countries. Mexico is a rich country (richer than spain) that's in the trillion dollar class gdp. Keep in mind that Mexico is a sovereign nation unlike Spain who is member of the European Union.

Mexico:



GDP (purchasing power parity):



$1.067 trillion (2005 est.)


Spain:


GDP (purchasing power parity):



$1.029 trillion (2005 est.)

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Spain has more money than Mexico?? Who told you this lie? Don't confuse Mexico with other poor latin american countries. Mexico is a rich country (richer than spain) that's in the trillion dollar class gdp. Keep in mind that Mexico is a sovereign nation unlike Spain who is member of the European Union.

Mexico:



GDP (purchasing power parity):



$1.067 trillion (2005 est.)


Spain:


GDP (purchasing power parity):



$1.029 trillion (2005 est.)


Mexico is a 3rd world country!Who are you trying to fool? LOL

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http://www.999today.com/business/news/story/3264.html Dont compare Mexico with Spain lol Spain's companies are taking over brits banks grin and London's airport heathrow,luton etc and Scotland's and Ireland's airports are owned by this company ferrovial and runs concessions at boston pittsburgh indy and baltimore airports.Spain is the 2nd most visited country in the world that will keep helping the economy.
All that was asked is what is the difference between mexico and spain?

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Spain is one of europe's fastest growing economies... I don't want ot offend anyone and mean no harm, because I am sfrom venezela born to spanish parents.... and I've lived in venezuela and spain.... spain is tons different... the culture is more like other european countries...

In Spain people are caucasian and maditerranean.... not mixed, which makes tons different culture wise....

SPain is one of the world's leading nations (not the top but amongst them) and latin america is stuck in 3rd world society... you can't compare the two.... it is tru that we were once very similar, but the differences are now gone and gone again.
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AnonymousSpain is one of europe's fastest growing economies... I don't want ot offend anyone and mean no harm, because I am sfrom venezela born to spanish parents.... and I've lived in venezuela and spain.... spain is tons different... the culture is more like other european countries... In Spain people are caucasian and maditerranean.... not mixed, which makes tons different culture wise.... SPain is one of the world's leading nations (not the top but amongst them) and latin america is stuck in 3rd world society... you can't compare the two.... it is tru that we were once very similar, but the differences are now gone and gone again.
Thanks for the more moderate answer of any of the ones above. It's not fun to see people talk bad about other cultures... Anyway to my point: I am from Puerto Rico and people often misinterpret our culture greatly. I can recall a time when I told someone I was from Puerto Rico and the reply they gave me was "so you're half Mexican and half Black." Of course this is certainly not true. Ignorance certainly sweeps through people! There is a wide range of different cultures and ethnic groups! Accorrding to the CIA World Factbook (last updated 19 December 2006) the ethnic breakdown of the people on the island is as follows: "white (mostly Spanish origin) 80.5%, black 8%, Amerindian 0.4%, Asian 0.2%, mixed and other 10.9%." Puerto Rico is proud to be in Latin America, and yes it has recently had its problems with the economy and issues with tax, but it is NOT a third world country. The definition of a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world countries is quite broad...For example, if people judge Mexico based on word of mouth then they may interpret it as a so called third world country however if one looks at the density of the human development then no... instead it is a growing economy that has not yet reached that of a first world economy.... okay now to culture : and this is a response to comments from other people: The culture of all Latin America and Spain is different. (in puerto rico we have some of spanish influence in the food. we still eat tortilla espanola!) ....

Latin America has one main thing in common and that is the language. Even then it varies from country. The accents, word choices, and so on...Most countries adapted the way the Spanish colonizers spoke at the time the country was colonized. In Puerto Rico the majority of our Spanish ancestors were from the Canary Islands and Andalusia. There was an adaptation of speaking rapidly. Our present-day accent includes: shortening of words, seseo, changing of R to L, and RR to to kh sound. This is a matter of speech, formal writing is not effected. In Argentina there was an influence of Italians on their Spanish and also they still use "vos"--el modo antiguo de decir "tu." I know that some other Latin American places still use vos also, because I have met various people from Nicaragua that use it. On the other hand, Mexico speaks with deep pronounciation of letters. They adapted this because of the matter in which the colonizers spoke at that time period. Latin America was left untouched at the later changes made to Spanish in Spain. The different accents are not "informalities" as some say, but rather a reflection of influences and time periods.

--- Political Science & Spanish Language and Culture Major, University of California---
You can't lump all Latin American countries together - the cultural differences are vast although their Spanish heritage is a common denominator. But in countries like Mexico, mestizaje is a fact of life and most Mexicans descend from Native American and Spanish ancestors. In some areas, there has also been some admixture with Africans (e.g. the Costa Chica region). Mexican Spanish is somewhat different from European Spanish because they use hundreds, if not thousands, of indigenous loan words which may even differ from region to region. The ingredients used in Mexican cuisine are a mixture of indigenous and European ingredients, but the additions from Spain (e.g.pork, chicken, wheat, onions and cilantro) haven't radically altered its pre-Columbian essence. Many if not most of the ingredients used in modern Mexican recipes are indigenous: corn, squash, beans, tomatoes, chocolate, vanilla, chile peppers and avocado. Mexican culture itself is a rich tapestry of different Old and New World elements.

At various points in history, politicians have tried to downplay Mexico's indigenous heritage - e.g. dictator Porfirio Díaz, a mestizo from Oaxaca who even hated the color of his own skin - but you just have to visit Mexico to know this isn't Spain. The architecture often looks the same, but most of the people do not. True, Mexico is still ruled by an elite of whites and fair-skinned mestizos, but they only make up a small part of the population.

No matter what racial ideologues may say, Mexico is predominantly mestizo.

Carlos Fuentes, one of Mexico's most distinguished writers, often likes to write about issues relating to Mexican-Spanish history. I would like to recommend his best-selling book 'The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World':

http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Mirror-Reflections-Spain-World/dp/0395924995

Colombia and Venezuela have a very mixed population which hails from three different continents: indigenous American, European and African.

Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala are predominantly Indian and mestizo.

Paraguay is largely mestizo and its second official language is Guaraní.

Cuba and the Dominican Republic are a mixture of European and African.

Chile, Argentina and Uruguay are predominantly European or mestizo (fair-skinned) although there is still a sizeable Mapuche community in Chile. Most Argentinians will tell you their country's population is European, but many people in the northern province of Tucumán are Indians or mestizos (think of Mercedes Sosa!).

The mixed ethnic heritage of all these countries is reflected in their music, their traditions and in their cuisine.
thank you, im glad someone knows what they are talking about. i am from mexico but i have many close friends in spain.. they can still understand my spanish but the accent is very different and certain words like carro (car) is a completely different word when used in spain. Its like the U.S. ..some people from the south have a different accent and use different words and slang then people from the north.. but its still the same English language, just like latin america and spain are still speaking the same Spanish language.

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mexico spanish is more understandable than the spanish from spain and viva mexico.
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