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Latin America

BACKGROUND

Information: A region.

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere. It consists of twenty sovereign states and several territories and dependencies which cover an area that stretches from the northern border of Mexico to the southern tip of South America, including the Caribbean.

The Zimmermann Telegram was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the German Empire for Mexico to join an alliance with Germany in the event of the United States entering World War I against Germany. The proposal was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence. The revelation of the contents outraged the American public and swayed public opinion.

After World War I, Brazil was an ally of the United States, Great Britain, and France. There was a Nazi influence in certain parts of the region, but Jewish migration from Europe during the war continued. Only a few people recognized or knew about the Holocaust. Furthermore, numerous military bases were built during the war by the United States, but some also by the Germans. Even now, unexploded bombs from WWII, that need to be made safe, still remain.

Languages: Predominantly Spanish and Portuguese.

Religions: Predominantly Christian.


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