Is there a difference between Latin America and South America?
Latin America and South America are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Latin America consists of countries with a language derived from Latin, such as Spanish, Portuguese and French. South America consists of the countries located in the southern part of the American continent, regardless of their language. Latin America also includes some countries in the Caribbean, while South America does not. The two regions share many cultural, geographical and historical similarities, but they remain distinct.