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Latin America and Transnational Organizations
Latin America and transnational organizations

This chapter deals with transnational influences on and within Latin America. To begin, it is important to understand something about how geographers define this region and its parts. Broadly defined, Latin America refers to all the land areas in the Western Hemisphere that lie south of the United States. This includes Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean islands, and South America (Figure 56.1).

The area defined above is a cultural region characterized generally by having a mixed population that includes indigenous peoples who lived there for thousands of years, as well as migrants from Europe, Africa, and Asia. To add to the diversity, the surviving indigenous cultures are highly varied, including descendants of Mexica (Aztecs) in central Mexico, ...

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