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A list revealed the best countries in the world, which are the best in our region?
According to a survey recently published by US News & World Report, no Latin American is found in the top 10 of the best countries in the world. The list, which was published in January, is made based on how global perceptions define countries. In this way, around 65 attributes were identified, "terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation," highlights the official US News page.
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The sample was carried out with 20,000 people around the world who evaluated how close they associated an attribute with a nation. In this way, the more it is perceived that a country exemplifies a certain characteristic in relation to the average, the higher the score of the attributes of the country and vice versa, explains the official report.
These attributes were organized into 9 subcategories: adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, motors, open for business, power, and quality of life. As a result, the top 5 places are held by Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
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Why is there not a Latin American country?
As mentioned before, the nine subcategories also have certain attributes and scores that define them and that are crucial when sorting the results.
- Adventure: It is related to physical activity, cultural exchange and interaction with the environment.
- Citizenship: This category takes into account countries that care about human rights, gender equality and religious freedom.
- Cultural Influence: It is important that the country is culturally significant in terms of entertainment, fashion, happiness, an influent, modern and prestigious culture.
- Entrepreneurship: This subcategory evaluates how connected to the rest of the world, if the population is educated, if it is enterprising, innovative, or provides easy access to capital, if it has skilled labor, technological experience, transparent business practices, well-developed infrastructure, or a well-developed legal framework.
- Heritage: That is culturally accessible, has a rich history, the importance of good food and many cultural attractions
- Motors: Here the nations that differ are taken into account, since it is these that have the capacity to recover and the impulse to overcome the challenges. That's why it has to be different, distinctive, dynamic and unique.
- Open for business: Bear in mind that manufacturing costs are bureaucratic and cheap, that they are not corrupt, with a favorable fiscal environment, and transparent government practices
- Powerful: Being a leader, and economically and politically influential, having strong international alliances and strong military forces
- Quality of life: A good labor market, affordable, economically stable, family-friendly, equal income, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system
Thus, taking into account the above, the top 5 countries in Latin America are:
The country is in the 28th position, being the number one country cataloged in the adventure category. Of the nine categories, his worst position is in 'quality of life', where he occupies the number 62.
The Central American country appears in the 35th position and stands out in the subcategory of cultural influence, position in which it obtained the 5th place. However, it presents low scores in 'power' and 'citizenship'.
3. Costa Rica
Occupying the 44th place, its stability in political and economic matters of Central America stands out. It stands out in subcategories such as 'adventure' and 'open for business', but has low levels in 'power' and 'entrepreneurship'.
It appears in position 46, and highlights in subcategories such as 'adventure', 'patron' and 'open for business'. However, and like Costa Rica, its qualification in "power" and "entrepreneurship" is not good.
Not far behind Peru, Argentina is ranked 48. It stands out as a culturally rich country with deep traditions in literature, theater, film, visual arts, and music. Hence, it stands out in categories such as 'cultural influence', 'adventure' and 'heritage', but not in 'power' and 'entrepreneurship'.
Finally, the 'top 10' is completed by the Dominican Republic (49); Panama (52); Chile (53); Ecuador (58) and Uruguay (60). Out of 80 countries evaluated, Guatemala (64) and Colombia (66) are the worst in the ranking.
LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
Translated from "Conoce los 5 mejores países de América Latina"