We are still learning to accept our neighbors and call them names. Paraguayans mostly work in the construction industry; Bolivians produce and sell green grocery. Uruguayans are our "nearest". We like their beaches and choose their banks to evade local taxes when we have no access to more remote havens, or need relative security in times of crisis.

Chileans, across the Andes, are doing a great job, their economy has been flourishing for years now (despite their political problems, they are consistent, love their country and respect their rules and policies, have diversified their economy and are pushing exports) but they have been "underming" our own markets and we secretly disdain them for their success.

Brazil is our big expansionist brother, with huge forest reserves (irrational use of their land has caused them great harm), beautiful coast and friendly people, who keep their smile in times of crisis.