Didn't you generalize my country originally? LOL. the states here are just as the countries in SA; extremely different from one another, (mostly socially, but other factors as well). I thought maybe you would've read the satirical aspect of my comment, but you prevented yourself from doing that. Wouldn't you think Texas and NY are completely different? The same comparisons are equally bizzare..
You saying that the difference between the states of UNITED STATES is equal to the difference between ACTUAL COUNTRIES that simply belong to a same continent is just brutal. It's like saying Spain, France and England are all one and the same. It's ignoring all the cultural legacy and historical background that actually brands that piece of floor as a country. It exceeds the geographical limitations, but the fact that most of latin america countries are hispanic doesn't mean we are all one and the same.
I have so many american friends which I admire and love, but you seem to be one of those americans whose american ego blindfolds them and prevents them from stating something readable. My recommendation: Stop talking about things that you don't know (and don't care to know) a bit about. You only make yourself look bad.
For the record, your comparisson between Texas and NYC is just the same as comparing Salta with Buenos Aires... And they are two provinces inside just one country. So, give yourself the treat and pleasure of reading and researching.