What do you know about Latin America?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Geographically - Area below Mexico - comprising of Honduras,Nicaraguya , Brazil,Argentina,ecuador and more countries - Countries above Venezuala and Colomobia are also called Central American countries .

    So Latin America=South America + Central America .

    Culture wise :

    Spanish , Portuguese are the dominant languages as far as I know .

    In Ancient and Medieval Times , Parts around Ecuador,Peru etc were ruled by Aztecs and Incas and sites are of great Archaeological interest .

    Brazil , Argentina , Uraguay are progressing quite well. Football is quite popular here , Brazilians and Argentinians being very powerful in Football .

    And 1 thing More : In Brazil : Rice and Black Peas ( called Rajma in Hindi) is very popular and so is it in India .

    For the rest , you can look up :

    www.wikipedia.org or Google .

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A lot. It is composed of Mexico, central an south America, and the Caribbean. Mostly colonized by Spain, Portugal and Italy, all these countries speak a language with a Latin root.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The football legend, Pele, is from Latin America.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Originally a political term, Amerique Latine was coined by French emperor Napoleon III, who cited Amerique Latine and Indochine as goals for expansion during his reign. While the term helped him stake a claim to those territories, it eventually came to embody those parts of the Americas that speak Romance languages initially brought by settlers from Spain, Portugal and, to a minor extent, France in the 15th and 16th centuries. An alternate etymology points to Michel Chevalier, who mentioned the term in 1836. [2]

    In the United States, the term was not used until the 1890s, and did not become a common descriptor of the region until early in the twentieth century. Before then, Spanish America was more commonly used. [3]

    The term Latin America has come to represent an expression equivalent to Latin Europe and implies a sense of supranationality greater than those implied by notions of statehood or nationhood. This supranational identity is expressed through common initiatives and organizations, like the South American Community of Nations. It is important to observe that the terms Latin American, Latin, Latino, and Hispanic differ from each other.

    Many people in Latin America do not speak Latin-derived languages, but native ones or languages brought over by immigration. There is also the blend of Latin-derived cultures with indigenous and African ones resulting in a differentiation in relation to the Latin-derived cultures of Europe.

    Quebec, other French-speaking areas in Canada and the United States like Acadia, Louisiana, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and other places north of Mexico are traditionally excluded from the sociopolitical definition of Latin America, despite having significant populations that speak a Latin-derived language, due in part to these territories' not existing as sovereign states or being geographically separated from the rest of Latin America. French Guiana, however, is sometimes included, despite being a dependency of France and not an independent country.

    As alluded to above, the term Ibero-America is sometimes used to refer to the nations that were formerly colonies of Spain and Portugal, as these two countries are located on the Iberian peninsula. The Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) takes this definition a step further, by including Spain and Portugal (often termed the Mother Countries of Latin America) among its member states, in addition to their Spanish and Portuguese-speaking former colonies in America.

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  • fritch
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    youngsters learn binary arithmetic in midsection college in Mexico. Colombia has a thriving literary custom- human beings nonetheless examine poetry and novels broadly there. My journey is that human beings from the U. S. are in simple terms very ignorant and extraordinarily undereducated whilst in comparison with Latin human beings, a minimum of people who went to college and made an attempt. I used to instruct public college in South Texas back in the '90s and that i replaced into bowled over at how marvelous the Mexican immigrant youngsters have been, fantastically in technological awareness and Math. human beings from the U. S. are extraordinarily wealthy whilst in comparison with maximum Latin human beings, yet they even have not got any style of deep be attentive to-how approximately something with reference to background, technological awareness and geography. Latin human beings I even have ordinary in Mexico and Colombia like to debate philosophy and deep discussions approximately existence during the night, and human beings from the U. S. do in simple terms no longer think of in this deep point. It reasons distinctive animosity and undesirable feeling whilst they comprehend how wealthy we are, and how we even have not got an preparation or appreciation of what we've, how we've been given so wealthy and what direction the worldwide is headed. human beings from the U. S. even have not got a feeling of comprehend in direction of others (even different human beings) and our custom has forgotten approximately manners and the thank you to act in a appropriate way (T Shirts and denims). we appear like wealthy, clumsy apes everywhere we return and forth- crude, rude barbarians- extremely. The greater you return and forth, the greater knowledgeable you get, the greater you dread seeing human beings in a foreign country. it incredibly is stunning and embarrassing once you spot human beings and hear their loud obnoxious voices. this is my journey besides.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's hot girls, hot weather, dark sexy skin, lively sun, beautiful wild nature, strong boys. I'm not kidding but simplifying. Latin America means different countries.What?

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  • 1 decade ago

    its south of the US

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  • Yulia
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    quite a lot, why?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that when i was there i loved it

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