And yet we travel from country to country and nobody starves to death.
In Brazil there's a common, nice, and tasty sandwich called americano. In Sao Paulo I invited a taxi driver and a lady to lunch. She ordered an americano, saying "Nunca comí um americano." The driver laughed at her joke, but she said I wouldn't understand. Well, the laugh was on her when I said I'd understood. "Comer" is Brazilian slang for "to have *** with".
The americano had nothing in common with American sandwiches. Nor had I ever seen in my native California the "pizzas tipo California" that were common in Brazil. "California" implies that fruits are used. Yes, Brazil has fruit pizzas, ice cream pizzas, chocolate pizzas... You name it, Brazil has it.
CHORIZO! That's another topic! Chorizo in many countries is a type of sausage. In Mexico it seems to be mainly lard and chile. It tastes great with eggs (or on a pizza), but you certainly don't make a sandwich out of it as in Argentina. Same name, quite different food.
Longaniza is a tasty sausage in Guatemala, but off the top of my head I don't know of another country that has it. It doesn't seem to be known in Costa Rica, but I get the feeling I've read or heard the word elsewhere.