First, the starter of the thread is guilty of sensationalism. Give me a break! This "major expansion" doesn't even really get into Latin America. Yes, Mexico is Latin America, but one usually assumes it includes South America as well.
Isn't Papayamente or something the official language though... like creole meets dutch meets english?
The language is Papiamento (no "papaya" in the name) and it also includes Spanish. Every Aruban citizen I made contact with had working knowledge of Papiamento, Dutch, English, and Spanish. It was incredible. As a language teacher, I was humbled. It shows me that people can learn languages if they want (or need to).
You forgot to mention that just about the only beer available in Aruba is either Hieneken or Amstel Light. Not much choice for the consumer...
I would disagree with the statement. There is a local beer, called Balashi, that was super. You could also get other beers, although the Dutch presence is, indeed, major.
It's inconceivable that the PR
dept. at a major corporation has no clue that Aruba has no connection to the British Empire. And you wonder why they are not doing well.
Can't wait to get back to AUA
, but I won't be a part of United's "major Latin Expansion". My bird will be painted silver.
Faucett. La primera linea aerea del Peru.