From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
“Latin America gave us Mayan temples, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Frida Kahlo, Yma Sumac, tango music, "El Cumbanchero", "Mas que Nada", "Disco Samba" and "Libertango". In cinema there was Luis Buñuel, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Cidade de Deus (2002) and Relatos salvajes (2014)."--Sholem Stein
Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish and Portuguese are predominantly spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America. The term comes from the fact that the predominant languages of the countries originated with the Latin language. Most of the countries of Latin America speak Spanish and are populated by a mixed-race population. The term "Latin America" was first used in an 1856 conference with the title "Initiative of the Americas.
- Spanish colonization of the Americas
- Latin American architecture
- Latin American literature
- Latin American cinema
- Music of Latin America