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MercadoLibre (“free market” in Spanish, MercadoLivre in Portuguese), sometimes abbreviated as MELI, is the largest online e-commerce market in Latin America and Portugal. It operates in 19 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It also has related operations in Spain and the United States, where it is aimed at the Latin American market. It strongly resembles eBay, with which is it closely affiliated, as a system in which customers bid for items through country-specific platforms. It also offers MercadoShops, an e-commerce platform for small businesses that lets them set up their own websites; MercadoLibre Advertising, which allows sellers to promote their goods and services; MercadoSocios, a partners ...

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