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Old 05-20-2018, 09:00 PM
 
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I'm not too familiar with Latin American current politics. I know some Latin American countries have a higher % of blacks than the USA does. I also recently learned that Peru once had a president of Japanese decent. Because of this I'm wondering if there are currently or have been any major African American political figures?
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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Benedita da Silva, Brazil
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yes, the new vice president of Costa Rica is a Black Female.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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From 2005-10, Canada's head of state (governor general) was a black woman, MichaŽlle Jean.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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From 2005-10, Canada's head of state (governor general) was a black woman, MichaŽlle Jean.
Canada is not Latin America.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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Canada is not Latin America.
Is Haiti? Define "Latin America".

I think it is the regions of the American Continents where the European settlers came from countries where Latin-derived languages are widely used. I don't know what else "Latin" could refer to, besides language derivation. The modern Latin-derived languages are Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Romanian.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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Is Haiti? Define "Latin America".

I think it is the regions of the American Continents where the European settlers came from countries where Latin-derived languages are widely used. I don't know what else "Latin" could refer to, besides language derivation. The modern Latin-derived languages are Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Romanian.
Canada is not Latin America. Please stick to the topic.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:43 PM
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Haiti is part of Latin America.

Canada is not Latin America, but I consider Quebec as part of Latin America. There’s still a debate out there concerning Quebec, but I don’t see what’s the issue. They speak French and have the language as official, plus they are in America. Where is the confusion?

Every Spanish, French, and Portuguese country and territory in the Western Hemisphere is part of Latin America. Some places are very unique in more ways than one, such as Haiti or Quebec, but that doesn’t make them any less Latin than other places.

The rest of Canada is unquestionably not part of Latin America, but Quebec certainly is.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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Let's not get into subdivisions of countries. Otherwise we'll spend pages and pages debating whether the Bronx, New Mexico, Spring Valley, NY etc. etc. etc. are in Latin America too.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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Canada is not Latin America. Please stick to the topic.
It is. Quebec is in Canada therefore Canada is Latin, as much as it is Germanic.
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