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=='''Latin America'''==
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'''Latin America''', in the broadest sense, is the entire southern portion of the Americas including parts of the [[Caribbean]], [[Central America]]and [[South America]]. It does not, however, include [[Suriname]], [[Guyana]] and [[French Guiana]] (an integral part of the [[France|French Republic]]). Latin America has 523 million people, far more than the United States population of about 300 million. It is considered largely [[Catholic]] and is Spanish- , French- and Portuguese-speaking. The region is of crucial political importance to the United States. Former President [[George W. Bush]] toured Latin America on a peace mission to try and curb negative influence stemming from [[Venezuala]]n dictator [[Hugo Chavez]].<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/hottopics/Latin_America.shtml Latin America]. Newsmax.</ref>
Latin America is in the broadest sense, the entire western hemisphere of the Americas including parts of the [[United States]], [[Brazil]], [[Mexico]] and Central and South America. It does not however include Surinaam, [[Guyana]] and [[French Guiana]] (an integral part of the French Republic). Latin America has 523 million people, far more than the United States population of about 300 million. It is considered largely [[Catholic]] and is Spanish-speaking. Currently it has been known for political activities as U.S. President George W. Bush recently toured on a peace mission to try and curb negative influence steming from [[Venezuala]]n Dictator, President [[Hugo Chavez]].<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/hottopics/Latin_America.shtml Latin America]. Newsmax.</ref>
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The term "[[Latin America]]" (and "Latin American") was invented by the French in the 1860s as part of their goal of controlling Mexico. The term has caught on and usually means the resident of any Spanish-speaking, Portuguese speaking or French speaking country south of the U.S. (It does not include Quebec, though French is spoken there.)
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The term "[[Latin America]]" (and "Latin American") was invented by the French in the 1860s as part of their goal of controlling Mexico. The term has caught on and usually means the resident of any [[Spanish]]-speaking, [[Portuguese]]-speaking or [[French]]-speaking country south of the U.S. (It does not include [[Quebec]], though French is spoken there.)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:12, 23 January 2010

Latin America, in the broadest sense, is the entire southern portion of the Americas including parts of the Caribbean, Central Americaand South America. It does not, however, include Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana (an integral part of the French Republic). Latin America has 523 million people, far more than the United States population of about 300 million. It is considered largely Catholic and is Spanish- , French- and Portuguese-speaking. The region is of crucial political importance to the United States. Former President George W. Bush toured Latin America on a peace mission to try and curb negative influence stemming from Venezualan dictator Hugo Chavez.[1]

The term "Latin America" (and "Latin American") was invented by the French in the 1860s as part of their goal of controlling Mexico. The term has caught on and usually means the resident of any Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking or French-speaking country south of the U.S. (It does not include Quebec, though French is spoken there.)

References

  1. Latin America. Newsmax.