Hispanic Diversity

Hispanic American Diversity

  The diversity amongst Latino and Hispanic Americans is truly amazing. As a culture, Americans tend to group cultures and people into one general area. In this case mainly people of Spanish decent or those that speak Spanish are considered Latino or Hispanic. This is just a general term referring to what we classify as Latin America, but in reality these people are found in many different areas. The most widely known Latin American country is Mexico, but Latin America covers most of the South Western Hemisphere, extending to the tip of South America and into the Caribbean Sea covering Cuba, Puerto Rico and the other islands in the area. None of these countries share the same ideals, government or standards of living, although most were colonized by the Spanish around the same time and have are largely comprised of the same mix of races. This is due to the Spanish slave trade that was occurring during the time. The drive that these cultures share to migrate, immigrate or seek refuge in the United States is similar as well.
  Mexico is the most industrial country in Latin America, and has a democratic government similar to that of the United State. They have an elected president, and have elected state governors’ to oversee the 31 different states in the country. They are also the 13th largest GDP and 11th largest purchasing power parity in the world. About half of this countries generated income is from trade with the US and Canada, covering a wide variety of industries. These include Auto and Aircraft manufacturing facilities, home appliance facilities and 86 more companies that make the 2010 Forbes Global 2000 list. Mexico is also the only Latin American country to be included in the World Government Bond Index (Market capitalization weighted bond index consisting of the government bond markets of multiple countries.) This seems to be a great economic power house in today’s current standards, but there are still hundreds...