Which City in Latin America?

Name these Latin American cities based on a clue and starting letter.
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Last updated: December 6, 2017
First submittedDecember 5, 2017
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Most populous city in Latin America
M
Mexico City
"Fair Winds"
B
Buenos Aires
Home to Christ the Redeemer
R
Rio de Janeiro
Pablo Escobar ran this city's cartel
M
Medellin
Only capital beginning with Q
Q
Quito
National capital that shares its name
with a major city in California
S
San Jose
Most populous city on the Amazon
M
Manaus
Most populous in South America
S
Sao Paulo
Planned city shaped like an airplane
B
Brasilia
Capital of the Incan Empire
C
Cuzco
Most populous French-speaking
city in Latin America
P
Port-Au-Prince
City north of the Rio de la Plata
M
Montevideo
Most populous in Ecuador
G
Guayaquil
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Caribbean capital that is the oldest
European city in the Americas
S
Santo
Domingo
City of 10 million people on the Pacific
L
Lima
Highest national capital in the world
L
La Paz
Vacation city near Mayan ruins
C
Cancun
Northernmost major city in Colombia;
Shakira's home town
B
Barranquilla
Located on a major canal
P
Panama City
Major city on a "lake" with
the same name
M
Maracaibo
Easternmost major city in Latin America
R
Recife
Capital city on the border with Argentina
A
Asunción
Borders San Diego
T
Tijuana
Capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán;
built on the Mayan city of T'hó
M
Mérida
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Level 73
Dec 5, 2017
Great quiz! I think Managua could be mistaken for the "Major city on a lake with the same name"-clue. But then again, the fact that the word "lake" is given in quotation marks pretty much hints that Lake Maracaibo is rather a bay than a lake, despite its deceitful name.
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2017
It needs a second thought/try, but it's fine, not everything has to be easy.
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Level 67
Mar 21, 2018
Managua was the first thing I thought about for this clue, too. It fits and should either be also accepted or the clue should be changed.
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2018
Agreed. I kept trying Managua, thinking - this time, it's got to work.
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Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
Think outside your box to learn.
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Level 73
Mar 1, 2019
I also kept trying Managua instead of Maracaibo
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Level 78
Mar 29, 2019
I have to agree. Managua fits the clue also. They have some unusual definitions for geographical features in Latin America - Lake Managua, Rio de la Plata...They're theirs so I guess they can call them whatever they want.
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Level 65
May 20, 2020
Yeah, I tried Managua too before giving up on that one.
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Level 55
Mar 21, 2018
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Level 66
Mar 21, 2018
Everything is fine, I've been to Maracaibo and it's namesake body of water is definitely a "lake", whereas Managua is a lake.
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Level 81
Dec 5, 2017
That is the least aerodynamical-looking plane I've ever seen.
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Level 77
Dec 11, 2017
I'm not sure if aerodynamical is an actual word or not, but it's making my brain hurt
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Level 73
Mar 1, 2019
It is
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2017
No Chile?
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2017
No Guyana, Suriname or France either.
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Level 62
Dec 6, 2017
Technically I could not do Guyana or Suriname. They don't speak a Romance Language, therefore are not part of Latin America.
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Level 78
Dec 9, 2017
Ah yeah, true.
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Level 71
Aug 12, 2020
shouldn't Quebec be considered a part of Latin America? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

just a thought

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Level 82
Dec 5, 2017
What does the quiz title mean? Shouldn't it just be "in Latin America" ?
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2017
yes, one -N too many
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Level 62
Dec 5, 2017
Awaiting re approval
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2017
Maracaíbo is not a Lake...
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Level 78
Dec 9, 2017
It's not a lake, but it's a "lake"
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Level 69
Dec 12, 2017
Tough quiz that
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Level 49
Feb 6, 2018
LAKE Maracaibo is certainly a lake, it has a broad channel connecting it to the sea which usually make people think it is a bay, but it has none of the characteristics of a bay and all those of a lake.
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2019
Maracaibo is as much a lake as Rio de la Plata is a river.
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Level 74
Mar 21, 2018
Some diacritics are missing: Medellín, San José, São Paulo, Brasília, Cancún.
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Level 84
Mar 21, 2018
Great quiz but Managua should be an acceptable answer. If you want to emphasize that it's not a real lake then state that it's not a real lake or state that it's in South America. Way too much to assume that in a short timed quiz that subtleties like quotation marks can be picked up.
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2018
Managua by the Lake Managua?
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2018
Glad to see my hometown of Recife on a quiz.
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Level 12
Sep 3, 2018
Nice quiz. Also thrown by Maraíbo/Managua for a bit.
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2018
I should have done much better!
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2020
Managua could also work for Maracaibo.
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Level 32
Jan 24, 2021
i think i'm kinda late for this haha, but it would be nicer if you would have put something different for the Medellín question just as you did with the Barranquilla one😅, it's really frustrating for us colombians to see anything related with pablo escobar and drugs, all these years we've been trying to change the international image he gave us. hope you understand :(
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Level 56
Mar 7, 2021
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