Fun Facts about Latin America
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This capital city sinks 10 inches every year. As ground water is consumed by an ever growing population, soil is weakened and the city drops almost a foot a year.
This was the first Latin America city to get rid of McDonald's. The chain went bankrupt and closed its last franchise back in 2002. The people claim they simoly rather buy burgers and fries from local street venders.
According to the 2014 Barometer of Happiness and Hope, this country ranked is ranked as the happiest country in the world. Only 2% of the people polled declared themselves as "unhappy", making them twice as happy as the global average.
In the last thirty years, this country has won more beauty titles than any other country in the world.
This was the first country in the world to grant constitutional rights to Nature. This means that the ecosystem itself can be treated as a defendant in court.
In the United States it might rain "cats and dogs" but in this country it literally rains fish. The phenomenon known as Yoro Fish Rain happens during the heavy rainy season between May and June.
By law, this is the only bilingual country in Latin America. The people officially speak Spanish and Guaraní: the country's indigenous language.
This country has one of the largest cellphone densities in the world, where there are literally more cellphones than people ( 135 phones per 100 persons).
This is one of the few nation-states that does not have an army. It was abolished by their constitution in 1949.
This country has the lowest infant mortality rate in Latin America.
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