Latin America is a collective name referring to those countries in North America, Central America, and South America whose offical languages are derived from Latin. More specifically whose official languages are Spanish, Portuguese, or French. I'm pretty sure there's some island nations that should be included too so please let me know what's missing. Let's see: To bitter_engineer,
In Belize and Jamaica they speak English, in Suriname they speak Dutch, and in Haiti they speak Creole and French. You've also left out the South American country of Guyana where English is also spoken.
If you count island nations, then you'll need

You also missed Belize

Thanks to the State Department web site for clearing this up.

I stand by my inclusions....the languages may be exceptions, but I find it hard to believe that these countries would be thrown out of a 'latin american' summit meeting because of this.

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