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Member Cities of Latin America

Cartagena

Republic of Colombia ~ Member of the LHC since 2013 ~

Cartagena is a fantastic city that guards the secrets of history in its walls, balconies, buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984, Cartagena encapsulates all the charm of Spanish colonial architecture, the republic period and today, the attraction of diverse cultural festivals, exotic scenery and the warmth of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Cuenca

Republic of Ecuador ~ Member of the LHC since 2015 ~

Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca is located on an inter-Andean valley on Southern Ecuador (441 km south of Quito), at an elevation of 2.535 m.a.s.l. It enjoys typically warm weather, with an average temperature of 17°C. Its population is of approximately 500.000 inhabitants and its surface area is of 15.730 hectares. The peculiar features of its soil and the circumstances of later gradual miscegenation printed a unique idiosyncrasy on its inhabitants, who were carving and forging the current Cuenca over the years: it is the economic and cultural center of a rich area of Ecuador, an Andean and tropical country at the same time, characterized by contrasts and wonders. Its condition of average size city is another factor that contributes to have each visitor promising to return or, even better, they decide to stay and live here, since the city has the latest technology concerning information and electronics, a good financial and banking system, cybercafés, bars, discotheques, modern hotel infrastructure, restaurants of all kinds, etc. As a World Heritage Site, Cuenca is a city open to diversity and folklore, and its location is great for any visitor who wants to transport to the different facets of an ancient culture in our modern society; this is a city to live better.

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Cusco

Republic of Peru ~ Member of the LHC since 1994 ~

Situated in a mountain valley at 3.4 kilometers above sea level, Cusco is considered the oldest living city of the Americas, with the first urban structures erected there some 3,000 years ago. Cusco is today a modern yet ancient city that has maintained monuments of its glorious past as proof of its greatness.

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Guadalajara

United Mexican States ~ Member of the LHC since 1994 ~

Though a major center of commerce, industry, transportation and communication, Guadalajara has the atmosphere of an old city and is referred to by some as "the pearl of the west" or "the city of roses." The city's long and varied history is well represented in its buildings, which include many structures done in Baroque and Gothic styles.

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Mexico City

United Mexican States ~ Member of the LHC since 1994 ~

The name Mexico was given to the city in memory of the Aztec god of war, Mextli. The nation's history has revolved around the city since the days of Tenochtitlan, the city founded by the Aztecs in 1325. Mexico City functions as the center of the nation's economy and plays a leading role in most industries.

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