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Latin America consists of the southern portion of North America, all of South America and the Caribbean islands. Spanish or Portuguese is the primary language in most Latin countries.


According to the Random History website, Latin America is named for the Latin language, which is the origin of the languages spoken in that area. The dominant languages in Latin America are Spanish and Portuguese, which descend from Latin.


An accurate map of Latin America, such as the one provided at MapsOfWorld.com, includes sub-regions of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Latin America refers to parts of the American continent where Spanish and Portuguese are the pre-dominant lan...


Most Latin American countries currently have multiparty systems in which any party has an opportunity to gain control of the government either individually or through a coalition with another party. The transfer of power takes place through elections.


The two main religions of Latin America are Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, according to a 2014 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. About 69 percent of the survey respondents identified as Catholic, which marks a drop in Catholicism, as 84 percent of respo...


The three subregions of Latin America are South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Geographically, there are many river basins, mountains and coastal plains. Other major geographic landmarks include the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River Basin.


Latin America's major physical features include the Andes Mountains, Amazon River, Amazon Basin, Patagonia and the Pampas grasslands. As of 2015, Latin America is home to 20 independent states and four dependencies. Some of these countries include Colombia, Brazil, Arge...