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Latin American Powers Ranked by Military Strength


Latin America provides several fronts of instability in the current decade.

The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.

For 2018 there are a total of 18 countries included in this listing.

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  Brazil


  PwrIndx: 0.3198, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Mexico


  PwrIndx: 0.6289, GFP Affiliations: North America; Latin America
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  Argentina


  PwrIndx: 0.7056, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Peru


  PwrIndx: 0.7354, GFP Affiliations: South America; Apacific; Latin America
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  Colombia


  PwrIndx: 0.7775, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Venezuela


  PwrIndx: 0.7876, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Chile


  PwrIndx: 0.9417, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America; Apacific
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  Bolivia


  PwrIndx: 1.0045, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Ecuador


  PwrIndx: 1.1531, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Cuba


  PwrIndx: 1.2289, GFP Affiliations: Latin America
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  Guatemala


  PwrIndx: 2.3051, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America; Central America
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  Honduras


  PwrIndx: 2.5341, GFP Affiliations: Central America; Latin America
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  Paraguay


  PwrIndx: 2.5419, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Uruguay


  PwrIndx: 2.6043, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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  Nicaragua


  PwrIndx: 2.9577, GFP Affiliations: Central America; Latin America
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  Dominican Republic


  PwrIndx: 3.1398, GFP Affiliations: Latin America
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  Panama


  PwrIndx: 3.7436, GFP Affiliations: Central America; Latin America
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  El Salvador


  PwrIndx: 3.7741, GFP Affiliations: Central America; Latin America