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Region of the Americas where Romance languages are primarily spoken

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Latin America: Region of the Americas where Romance languages are primarily spoken
Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, French or Portuguese are predominantly spoken. Some territories such as Quebec, where French is spoken, or areas of the United States where Spanish is predominantly spoken are not included due to the country being a part of Anglo America. The term is broader than categories such as Hispanic America which specifically refers to Spanish-speaking countries or Ibero-America which specifically refers to both Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. The term is also more recent in origin.


Latin America's poorest hit by economic fallout of COVID-19 [Video]

Latin America's poorest hit by economic fallout of COVID-19

Concerns that remote communities in Latin America could face major challenges accessing coronavirus vaccines.

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Rolando Villaz贸n and Xavier de Maistre explore the soul of Latin America [Video]

Rolando Villaz贸n and Xavier de Maistre explore the soul of Latin America

Rolando Villaz贸n and Xavier de Maistre explore the soul of Latin America

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COVID-19 cases rise, economies struggle in Latin America [Video]

COVID-19 cases rise, economies struggle in Latin America

Latin American countries compete for vaccine they hope will quash pandemic and revive their ailing economies

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Mexico violence: Campaign revives voices of slain reporters [Video]

Mexico violence: Campaign revives voices of slain reporters

In 2019, Latin America accounted for 40 percent of all confirmed killings of journalists around the world.

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Venezuelans migrate again after COVID-19 restrictions eased [Video]

Venezuelans migrate again after COVID-19 restrictions eased

Venezuelan migrants are on the move once again as Latin America's borders and economies reopen after months of coronavirus lockdown.

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Once home to one of Latin America's most notorious prisons, San Lucas is now a tourist paradise [Video]

Once home to one of Latin America's most notorious prisons, San Lucas is now a tourist paradise


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