I have been corresponding with a very nice Colombian woman for several years. She is almost 50, never been married, has no kids and recently completed a university course there in town planning. I am a decade older. While I have tried to pick up some key Spanish words and phrases I get the impression she still does not know a word of English. When I message her in broken Spanish she sees I'm not grammatical and insists I message in English (and she in Spanish) so we both rely on Google translator. She is devoted to el Dios and belongs to a breakaway of the Catholic church, is compassionate, helpful and practical. This is not strictly a language question, but can anyone in the group familiar with Latin American culture say whether this is typical of Colombians?
I am from South America. If you are talking about Colombian / Peruvian / Brazilian / Bolivian, Paraguayan...people are quite religious -specially the women. Now, if you are talking about Uruguayan/ Chilean, Argentinean people things are very different because the immigration from Europe to these countries. Please, don't generalize since the cultures of all Latin American countries are not one and the same...it also depends on the person's social level and schooling.
My experience of immigrants in Spain from a number of different South American countries is that the women, in particular tend to have strong religious beliefs - far stronger than the Spanish, includin thing those who say they are catholic. I am not a fan of Google translate - there are far better translating systems available. I would advise you to search around for a better quality app. You will have better conversations!