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Identity in latin america can be painful to discuss, why is this? The term...

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justinsain | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM via web

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Identity in latin america can be painful to discuss, why is this? 

The term Mestizo/Mestizaje has been used, the mixing of all peoples, how can one find out the true identity of all of Latin America thats if there is one!

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mago | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:53 PM (Answer #1)

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The true identity or the common origin of peoples in Latin America comes from local amerindian tribes  combined with conquerers who came  form  Iberian peninsula, meaning portuguese in Brasil area ans spanish in the rest of America.

Their identity wouldn't be so difficult to disscuss if it will be recognized the equal rights for the surviving amerindians, who in some countries are not treated like the other citizens.

Also, in Southern America, there are refugees from Hitler's Germany, which were hidding from punishments or because they were frightened that allied occupation, after the second world war, will affect their lifes.

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