Latin America

Region of the Americas where Romance languages are primarily spoken

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Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America. The term "Latin America" was first used in an 1856 conference with the title "Initiative of the America. Idea for a Federal Congress of the Republics", by the Chilean politician Francisco Bilbao. The term was used also by Napoleon III's French government in the 1860s as AmΓ©rique latine to consider French-speaking territories in the Americas, along with the larger group of countries where Spanish and Portuguese languages prevailed, including the Spanish-speaking portions of the United States Today, areas of Canada and the United States where Spanish, Portuguese and French are predominant are typically not included in definitions of Latin America.

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The number of people seeking political asylum in the European Union is rising again, driven up by Latin American refugees, but flows are expected to remain well..
Credit: Reuters - Published 15 hours ago

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The Venezuelan crisis across Latin America has led to an increase in Marxist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries targeting refugees fleeing into Colombia,..
4 days ago • WorldNews
At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Scandal-ridden Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to spending nearly $800 million to bribe officials across Latin America to win contracts,..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht announced on Monday it was filing for bankruptcy protection and would restructure more than 51 billion reais ($13 billion) in..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday signed a bill into law allowing foreign airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest air market.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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