Latin America

The countries of the Western Hemisphere south of the United States, especially those speaking Spanish, Portuguese, or French.

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North America
South America
Central America
Latin America

Why is Latin America called Latin America?

Latin America is called "Latin America" because the countries that comprise Latin America speak Spanish and Portuguese, which are descended from Latin.

The main official languages in the region - Spanish, Portuguese (and French) are derived from Latin.

The term "Latin America" was coined in the 1860s when the French Emperor Napoleon III was trying to extend French imperial control over Mexico. He and his ministers used the term to try to suggest at least some degree of cultural similarity throughout the region and with France.

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Mexico
Latin America
Poverty

What food do poor people eat in Mexico?

It really depends on the location. And what you mean by poor. Poor meaning still having a house and being able to thrive, just not having a lot of excess money, would mean cheap foods like bread, cheese, etc. Poor meaning completely homeless could still mean cheap foods from begging in the streets or finding money, or it could result in them finding food in the streets or any other place.

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Latin America
US National Parks Reserves and Monuments

What do you call people from Latin America?

Latin Americans!

Latinos and Latinas

Hispanic

and there's always Argentinians, Colombians, Venezuelans, etc..

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El Salvador

Why is El Salvadaor called El Salvador?

El Salvador means the savior. So when the Spanish conquered this area of land they dedicated it to Christ the savior.

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Central America
Latin America
Imperialism

What two countries colonized latin America?

France, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States all colonized Latin America at one point.

France- Guyane (French Guiana), Haiti, etc.

Spain- Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, etc.

Portugal- Brazil (which included modern day Uruguay)

United Kingdom- Mosquito Coast (Caribbean coast of Nicaragua)

United States- Panama

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Latin America
Latin to English
Joseph Haydn

What is the English translation of 'Laus Deo'?

Praise be to God

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Explorers and Expeditions
Central America
Latin America
Conquistadors

How did Hernan Cortes change Latin America?

He conquered Mexico (a Latin American country) in the 16th century.

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History and Origins of Foods
Latin America

What calzone-like stuffed pastry is a staple of Latin American cuisine?

Empanada

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North America
South America
Latin America

What do you call a village in Latin?

villa, vicis

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Central America
Latin America

What are 5 bodies of water in Latin America?

Five bodies of water in central america include; The Gulf of Fonseca, The Gulf of Nicoya, The Gulf of Chiriqui, The Gulf of Panama, and Lake Nicaragua.


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How did race and place of birth limit the opportunities of many Latin Americans?

Horses are very expensive to keep. And many Latin American countries are not as wealthy as some of their neighbors to the north so this in itself may have limited many who dreamed of having a horse.

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Costa Rica
Latin America

What does Rica mean in Costa Rica?

Rica in Costa Rica means "rich". Costa Rica means "Rich Cost".

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American Revolution
War and Military History
Latin America

Where was the Latin American Revolution fought?

It was mainly in South America/Latin America.

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Latin America

What countries does Latin America include?

There are 20 countries that are indisputably considered part of Latin America:

North America:

  • Mexico

Central America:

  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama

The Caribbean:

  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti

South America:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Alternatively, many other countries and dependencies could be considered as part of Latin America:

Central America:

  • Belize

The Caribbean:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

South America:

  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Suriname

However, many of these are NOT considered to be part of Latin America; mostly due to the fact that those are English-speaking countries (Belize, Jamaica) or are colonies, territories and dependencies and not fully independent countries (Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico).

Countries located in Latin America are Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Latin America is made up of about 23 countries. This countries are Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana's, Paraguay, El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua, Nicaragua, V, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

Latin America is not one particular country. It is all the Spanish-, French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in the Americas.

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Military Equipment
Business and Industry
Latin America

What are the ten largest body armor manufacturers in Latin America?

nike

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Spain
Central America
Latin America
History of Spain

When did Spain invade Latin America?

Since 1492 when Columbus discovered the Americas.

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Latin America
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are things in Latin America that start with q?

Quechua. It is the name of a people of the Central Andes of South America and their languages.

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North America
South America
Latin America

Is South America and Latin America the same thing?

No. Latin America is a cultural region that spans Mexico, as well as most of the countries in Central America, the Caribbean and South America; South America is a geographical region located in the Americas.

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History of the United States
Latin America
James Monroe

How did the Monroe Doctrine serve the interests of the US instead of Latin America or the Caribbean?

In my eyes it is simple, the U.S. did not want the British to colonize Latin America, they wanted to do it themselves. The Monroe Doctrine was just a way of saying, "listen, you can colonize Africa and all the small European nations, but leave Latin America to us. Latin America depended on the U.S. so we were just another step closer to weaseling our way into their resources and people.

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Latin America
Mammals

What five mammals live in the Amazon Rainforest?

jaguar, squirrel monkey, capybara, tapir, giant anteater

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South America
Central America
Latin America

What is the most dangerous city in Latin America?

as far as i know is ciudad juarez in mexico

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Central America
Latin America

What makes Latin America a region of geographic diversity?

It's because diversity means a variety of things, and Latin America has many resources like petroleum, gold, silver, lead, copper and other stuff like crops.

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Central America
Latin America

What do most people in latin America speak?

Spanish and Portuguese.

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History, Politics & Society
Mexico
Latin America
History of Spain

Why did Mexico want to be independent of Spain?

At the end of the 17th century, Spain became a declining empire with diminishing revenues and loss of both political and military influence -- especially against other rising powers such as France and Britain. The Bourbon Reforms (1747-1808) changed the colonial system in the Americas to that of an intendancy. These reforms were directed to increase tax revenues, but became very unpopular among the colonies as most intendants were peninsulares, or people born in Spain.

This power shift increased unrest among criollos, or people of Spanish ancestry who were born in the Americas, who ultimately attained the support of both Amerindians and mestizos (descendants of interracial marriages between Europeans and Native Americans) to wage war against Spanish rule. In Mexico and Central America, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo (1753-1811) is considered the starter of such movement, while the South American war of independence was won by liberators Jose de San Martin (1778-1850) and Simon Bolivar (1783-1830).

When Napoleon's Army invaded both Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular Wars (1807-1814), most criollos saw the opportunity to secede from the Spanish Empire. By 1825 most of Latin America became independent, with only some last bastions in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina still being loyal to the Spanish Crown. By 1833 even these were defeated, and all attempts of reconquest by Spain had been already thwarted. Finally, in 1836 the Spanish government renounced to the sovereignty over continental America, with the exception of Cuba an Puerto Rico, which were lost during the Spanish-American War (1898).

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Christianity
Latin America
Latin to English
Joseph Haydn

What is 'Laus Deo' in English?

"Laus Deo" is latin meaning "Praise be to God" Its written on an aluiminum cap atop the Washington Monument in D.C. Its 555.125 feet high. The highest point in Washington D.C. By law, no building in D.C. can be taller than this point.

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