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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, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken. However, it is often used as a synonym for Ibero-America or Hispanic America in categorizing the New World, thus excluding Latin-language speaking territories such as Quebec. The term is recent in origin and comes from the fact that the predominant languages of the countries originated with the Latin language.

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Ecuador faces worst unemployment crisis in Latin America [Video]

Ecuador faces worst unemployment crisis in Latin America

A shocking 85 percent of Ecuadorans are now either unemployed or in precarious jobs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Colombia lifts restrictions as COVID-19 cases stabilise [Video]

Colombia lifts restrictions as COVID-19 cases stabilise

Colombia lifts months-long travel ban and allows restaurants to reopen, as it eases one of Latin America's longest coronavirus lockdowns.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
COVID-19 in Latin America: Medic protest work conditions [Video]

COVID-19 in Latin America: Medic protest work conditions

At the root of the problem across Latin America lies a lack of adequate investment in health services infrastructure.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Covid update: Vaccine for Mexico, Argentina; Ram Temple trust head infected [Video]

Covid update: Vaccine for Mexico, Argentina; Ram Temple trust head infected

From Ram Temple trust head getting infected to Congress slamming Kerala CM, here are the top updates of coronavirus pandemic. Head of Ram Temple trust Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was rushed to Medanta..

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COVID-19: Chile death toll tops 10,000 [Video]

COVID-19: Chile death toll tops 10,000

While Brazil rightly gets most of the attention in Latin America, other countries are also passing grim milestones.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Latin America hits five million COVID-19 cases [Video]

Latin America hits five million COVID-19 cases

Latin America has passed five million confirmed cases of COVID-19, a Reuters tally showed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published
Latin America COVID-19 death toll rises past 200,000 [Video]

Latin America COVID-19 death toll rises past 200,000

The number of recorded Coronavirus deaths in Latin America doubles in just over a month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published
Latin America: Millions at risk of famine as COVID-19 cases surge [Video]

Latin America: Millions at risk of famine as COVID-19 cases surge

A warning that millions of people in Latin America could go hungry this year, because of COVID-19.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Chile lifts COVID-19 lockdown as Latin America still hardest-hit [Video]

Chile lifts COVID-19 lockdown as Latin America still hardest-hit

After months of lockdown, Chile cautiously starts to lift restrictions, while its neighbours across Latin America struggle to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

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