And to make this fun, the first person who knows where the original term "Latin America" came from you get a surprise! :P
Originally Posted by Cehua
From what I recall in my geography studies, there is no black and white answer to this question. The origins of the phrase "Latin America" have been widely debated for years in the geographic community and to the best of my knowledge, even experts in the field still squabble over where the phrase came from.
Originally Posted by mazey
There is an origin of the term and most geographers learn this during the first cultural geography class they take (at least all of the geographers I know who entered the field since the late 1990s and not only the ones at my school).

Hint: Cinco de Mayo
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