Which Latin American country has an accent most similar to the Mexican Spanish accent, besides Mexico?

I live in California and will be starting work at a hospital. There are many people who speak Spanish and are from Mexico, I speak Spanish, but I find this accent to be the hardest to understand. I am looking to travel in Latin America to improve my understanding of …

Do Mexicans think that the Spanish sound really fruity, even though they practically gave you their language?

Whenever I hear that accent (Castillian I think it’s called), I can’t help but think that the Spanish are fruitbags. They sound queer, don’t they? Whereas, Mexican Spanish sounds masculine and it’s often evenly paced. Do Mexicans think lowly of the Spanish because of their gay accent? And do you …

What do you think about the method Mexican police & soldiers use to weed out illegals in their country?

One would think that central americans don’t look drastically different from Mexicans, and speak spanish…only in a different accent which could be faked. But I found out how Mexicans determine probable cause to check immigration status: They take the person aside, and ask them to sing the Mexican national anthem. …

Native Spanish speakers, do you get offended when someone assumes you speak Spanish and tries to speak it?

I’m a cashier at a store where a large majority of Spanish speaking individuals shop. I have this huge urge to say certain things in Spanish such as, "Gracias", "Lo Siento", "Hola" but it may come off as ignorance or arrogance. ESPECIALLY, if I just judge that person by their …

How do Castillian Spanish speakers view Latin American Spanish speakers and vice versa?

Does one set of speakers look down on the other, or view one version of the language to be inferior? Also, is there much communication between the two (I’ve heard South American TV shows are becoming increasingly popular in Spain, is the converse true)? Would a native of Spain think …