Re: Chile's Place in Latin America
I'd disagree too that Brazil and Argentina have been historically close. They have been rivals since independence. In the 1970s and 1980s they even competed to build nuclear weapons. In 1991 they signed an agreement to end their programs, and created the Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. I'm not sure about this, but I believe that Argentina got more European (especially southern European) immigration than did Brazil. Just learned this from one of my students: Brazil has the largest Japanese expat community in the world. Probably not the biggest immigrant community in Brazil, but still the biggest Japanese expat community in the world. As for the Chileans, well they used to be called the British of Latin America, so I guess that's still Anglo-Saxon.