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GO READ THIS: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latino which states: In the United States, the term is in official use in the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino, defined as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race." As a demonym, though, "Latin" can have other meanings:

"a native or inhabitant of Latium; an ancient Roman."
"a member of any of the Latin peoples, or those speaking chiefly Romance languages, esp. a native of or immigrant from Latin America."

MOSTLY READ WHAT IN ON THIS LINK en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_c...

Latin American culture is the formal or informal expression of the peoples of Latin America, and includes both high culture (literature, high art) and popular culture (music, folk art and dance) as well as religion and other customary practices.

Definitions of Latin America vary. From a cultural perspective, Latin America generally includes those parts of the Americas where Spanish, French, or Portuguese prevail: Mexico, most of Central America, South America, and part of the Caribbean in which Haiti (a non-Hispanic country with some Hispanic cultural influence) is generally included.

There is also an important Latin American cultural presence in the USA (e.g. California and the Southwest, and cities such as New York and Miami).

There is also increasing attention to the relations between Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole.

See further discussion of definitions at Latin America.

Wilgeens Rosenberg, March 31 2008, 11:02 PM

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