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I think it will be Guadalajara, since Mexico City is the only Mexican place to host, the last time in 1975.  Plus you must add the "weight" of the PanAms in each country.  Not all USA top athletes represent their country in the Games, while the best Mexicans do so.  Still, I expect a tight race between Guadalajara and San Antonio.  All other cities will have to conform with do a good effort for the next race.
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Mexico has already hosted twice (Mexico City 55 and 75) which is the same number of times as the US (Chicago 59 and Indianapolis 87). I am not exactly sure how anti-Americanism could eventually undermine the San Antonio bid judging by the recent OAS presidential election in which the American candidate retired from the race, and eventually the candidate least favored by the US won the election.

Another thing to consider is the possible role of the Samaranch of the Americas, the President of the PASO, Mario Vasquez Raña, who  supported Santo Domingo's bid over Guadalajara's a few years ago.

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Can't see Columbia hosting it. Isn't it going through a "civil war" right now?

What is "Columbia"?? Oh, the USA has created a new country!!! :shocked:  :Oo:

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Can't see Columbia hosting it. Isn't it going through a "civil war" right now?

What is "Columbia"?? Oh, the USA has created a new country!!! :shocked:  :oo:

Same thing.  RUMANIA's acceptable spelling is either rUmania or rOmania.  I think Turkey's other acceptable spelling should be tOrkey!   :wwww:

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I would love to see Santiago hosting but... rejecting twice before, rejecting to organise the ODESUR 2006 (because we don't want to be angry with Bolivia after La Paz was disqualifed to host the Southamerican Games) and that the rotation in Pan-Ams sais "North America"... I don't think this will be possible..

Anyway... I don't have any idea of San Antonio... I think it is a third level american city... but I think them will be the winner

PD: San Antonio bidded against Rio for 2007... so I don't know that the rotation is real or just coincidance in the dates.

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The Colombian problem is very localizated. Bogotá and Barranquilla haven't problems as Medellín... I don't know the situation of Cali, but must of the FARC's and Paramilitars are in the jungle not in the principal cities.

But, anyway this will be a problem if Colombia wants to bid. Remember when Argentina resigned to participate in Copamérica 2001.

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Can't see Columbia hosting it. Isn't it going through a "civil war" right now?

What is "Columbia"?? Oh, the USA has created a new country!!! :shocked:  :oo:

Same thing.  RUMANIA's acceptable spelling is either rUmania or rOmania.  I think Turkey's other acceptable spelling should be tOrkey!   :wwww:

Columbia is used in British Columbia and the District of Columbia, but Colombia is the actually spelling of the nation of Colombia, it is not interchangable, its Colombia, Rumania is the old spelling, the proper and correct spelling now is Romania

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News from the Rio2007 website:

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The President of PASO announced that the Governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco, Francisco Ramirez Acuña, confirmed officially the interest of the city of Guadalajara in hosting the Pan American Games in 2011. "Up to now Guadalajara has been the only city to present its candidacy. We are excited and hope that our candidacy wins", said Mexican Vazquez Raña.

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News from the Rio2007 website:

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The President of PASO announced that the Governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco, Francisco Ramirez Acuña, confirmed officially the interest of the city of Guadalajara in hosting the Pan American Games in 2011. "Up to now Guadalajara has been the only city to present its candidacy. We are excited and hope that our candidacy wins", said Mexican Vazquez Raña.

Well, in that case, we will see where the proposed venues will be like.

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