Latin America and Caribbean

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Regional Maps

Countries and Dependencies

Caribbean

Mexico and Central America

South America

Regional History

With a handful of exceptions in addition to those otherwise indicated above, the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean share a history of Spanish or Portuguese colonialism. The division between former Portuguese colony Brazil and the remainder of Latin American which has Spanish colonial roots can be traced to a deal brokered by the Pope in 1494 known as the Treaty of Tordesillas, which was originally designed to exclude Spain from Africa and India, and Portugal from the Far East.

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