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 concidered largely Catholic and 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 Venezualan Dictator, President Hugo Chavez.
- Latin America. Newsmax.