Many colonial languages were so common in the 19th century that they were the unquestioned languages of government for the newly independent Latin American.
The Zapatista rebellion began in southern Mexico.
January 1, 1994, was the day that the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect.
The Zapatistas' movement is mostly about access to land and native-language instruction in primary schools, but they also want to get rid of basic services in the country.
There is a ing La Paz because Spanish and Portuguese dominate the city of El Alto.
The Indians set up roadblock in 2004 because of their pro-mining and pro-trade tendency.
Cut off La Paz from supplies for mapping the use of indigenous languages.
In the end, indigenous-led however, reveals important pockets of Indian resistance and protests forced two presidents to resign in two years and survival.
More than 10 million people still speak of the involvement of Indian groups in national pol hua and Aymara, along with Spanish.
Some might argue that there is a deeper of democracy.
Some people are concerned that the politics of million Guarani speakers in the south could lead to national division.
8 million people speak a language.
The Roman Catholic faith appears to have been imposed on Latin America without challenge.
Most countries report at least 90 percent of their population as Catholic.
Every major city has dozens of churches, and even the smallest hamlet has a church on its central square.
The demographic core of the Catholic Church is in areas in which indigenous languages persist and in some cases are recognized Latin America.
Brazil has the largest number of official languages.
Latin America was the source of Diversity Amid Globalization.
Pope Francis is the son of Italian immigrants and was born in Argentina.
He earned a reputation for his humility and devotion to the poor as a religious leader and member of the Jesuit Order.
As leader of the Catholic Church, he oversees a vast network of churches, schools, missions, and clergy that look to his guidance from Rome.
saints were easy surrogates for pre-Christian gods and competed each year during Carnival for the best costumes and music.
Rio de because the Catholic Church allowed local variations in the Carnival is a spectacle that draws thousands of people.
The practice of building small cave shrines to favorite Latin American culture and leaving offerings of fresh flowers is common in Mexico and Guatemala, as is the practice of paying tribute to spirits of the under The Global Reach of Latino Culture world.
Whether it is the pulse fruits.
One of the most celebrated religious icons in Mexico of the tango or the fanaticism with which Latinos embrace is the Virgin of Guadalupe, a dark-skinned virgin seen by soccer as an art form.
The world among African slaves has been obtained by several religious practices.
In terms of popular culture, the Caribbean was where the musical art of slaves was found, such as Brazil's hip-hop samba and the singer Max de Castro.
Through wiped out by disease.
Telenovelas popular nightly soap operas are a mainstay of West African-based religious systems.
These tightly plotted series are often mixed with or filled with intrigue.
Their counter to Catholicism is practiced in Brazil.
Millions of people falling victim to a magician's spell by having some object of people tune in to catch up on the lives of their favorite black magic buried outside his or her home is usually calm as a person becomes familiar with Umbanda after popular episodes.
To get back to normal.
The victims of Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico need the help of telenovelas, but the Mexican ones are international mega-hits.
In the celebration of carnival, Brazil's public, the syncretic blend of Catholicism with African tradi marketed its inventory of soap operas to an eager global tions.
Mexican telenovelas are popular in the most popular festival and one of the major components of tries as diverse as Croatia, Russia, China, South Korea, Iran and Brazilian national identity.
The three days of carnival, known as the United States, France, and Latin as the Reign of Momo, combine Christian beliefs America.
The sagas of poor underclass women are epitomized by the rhythmic samba bands and are usually scripted as Mexican Cinderella stories.
Although falling in love with members of the elite, battling jealous the street festival was banned for part of the 19th century, rivals and eventually emerging triumphant, Afro-Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro resurrected it in the 1880s.
Mexico's largest street festival gave rise to samba schools cultural export and telenovelas are big business within 50 years.
Hollywood and Mumbai helped break down racial barriers.
Mexico's entertainment indus nival became an important symbol for Brazil's multiracial attempt to produce this popular home art form.
Soccer has a fanatical following throughout much of the world, and today the festival draws thousands of participants.
The activity began in the country.
In the 1990s, a popular fitness teacher forgot his music while leading an aerobics class.
He grabbed cassettes with cumbia and salsa.
The students loved the steps he improvised.
The class style was trademarked by Perez and he called it Zumba, a word with no meaning but easy to remember.