Not Part of Latin America

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Not Part of Latin America

Postby travelingmanB » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:44 am

What countries in the North and South America are not part of Latin America?
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Postby Gio » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:52 am

"Latin America" is a very common term used to refer to all of the Americas south of the U.S.

The most common view is that Latin America includes territories in the Americas where Spanish or Portuguese prevail: Mexico, most of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The English-speaking countries of North and South America are not included in Latin America. Territories where other Romance languages such as French (e.g., Quebec in Canada) or Kreyol (e.g. Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe) predominate are frequently not considered to be part of Latin America from this perspective, despite the French origins of the concept. The former Dutch colonies Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba are not considered parts of Latin America, even though in the latter two, the predominantly Iberian-influenced language Papiamentu is spoken by the majority of the population.

Geopolitically, Latin America is divided into 20 independent countries:
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
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Postby Kyle22 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:17 pm

I usually think of it as all the American countries besides the United States and Canada.
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Postby Mijsons » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:47 am

Nice post Gia ,you post a descriptive answer which must be helpful...Thanks
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