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Geography Latin America is southeast of the U.S Latin America is west of Africa Central America connects Latin America to the U.S The Pacific Ocean borders Latin America on the west The Atlantic Ocean Borders Latin America on the East The Andes Mountains are located in Latin America
Politics Present day Latin America is partially democratic Latin America suffered economically during the 1930’s Social injustices were abundant in the 1980’s Due to social injustices life expectancies are poor Latin American leaders vary from presidents to dictators Felipe Calderon’ is a president, Fidel Castro was a Dictator
Religion Majority of Latin Americans are Christian Latin America’s most popular denomination is Roman Catholicism Roman Catholicism was influenced by Europeans Northern Latin America is predominantly Protestant. Muslim Religion is the most increasing. Buddhism is the least prevalent.
Language Spanish is the dominant language Every country has their own dialect Spanish was given by the Spaniards. Portuguese is only spoken in Brazil. Brazil is the larges country in the Region. French is also a common language spoken.
Food The cuisine varies by area. Most dishes are maize-based Tortilla and tamales are famous maize dishes Salsa guacamole, pico de gallo, are popular condiments Pork is the most common meat The food is typically spicy
Music and Dance The most famous music is tango. Tango is also the most famous dance. Present dances are bachata and reggeton. Most dances are performed with a partner. Most Latino music is about love.
History Latin America has been populated for several millennia. Highly-developed civilizations have flourished historically. Christopher Columbus landed in Latin America. The Portuguese built their empire in Brazil. Latin America achieved independence in 1825. Early colonies included Aztec, Inca and Maya. Latin Ameica AztecIncas Maya
Present Day Since 2000 Latin American politics modernized. Hugo Chavez is president in Venezuela Economic standards are now considered standard Socialist politicians are present now days. Several socialist leaders are in power. The U.S has attempted helping modernization.
Why It Interests Me I admire Latin American culture. Latin American language is spoken frequently in America. Latin Americans are extremely attractive Latin America has many African influences Latin America has beautiful landscape.