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YOUTUBE: Americans get tested on Latin American geography

By Hillary Ojeda

“I really wish I dated someone who lived in South America, I’d be so much better at this,” says one contestant on FLAMA.

YOUTUBE: Americans get tested on Latin American geography

(Photo: Youtube capture/People Who SUCK at Latin American Geography)

A Youtube video reveals the knowledge of five different people regarding the map of Latin America, and find that they should have paid more attention in grade school.

The video entitled, “People Who SUCK at Latin American Geography” was created by FLAMA, a comedic and informative site created for and by Latinos, according to their About page.

The participants include three men and two women who each express great embarrassment at their lack of familiarity with Latin American countries and their locations, let alone basic geographical knowledge.

At one point a contestant confesses, “I’m trying to think, does Peru feel like a small one or a big one?”

Another says, “Oh there’s Colombia too in there somewhere.”

A third contestant asks what the circle on the southern border of Peru is and a FLAMA member says, “Lake Titicaca.” The contestant responds to that by saying,
“Is it a country?”

(Video: Youtube/FLAMA)

On Flama’s about page they describe themselves as, “a site created by, for and starring young Latinos. We focus on comedy and culture (entertainment, music and food). We create funny videos, write offbeat lists and bring awareness to issues affecting our heritage and lives. We aim to capture and celebrate the Latino spirit. Oh and we love llamas way more than cats.”

What do you think Peru this Week readers? Is this an accurate depiction of Americans’ knowledge of Latin America? Do you know your Latin American geography? Or is it all a scripted parody?

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