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Native Peoples

Latin America is a complex cultural and historical region created by Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the New World and which encompasses territories and peoples from the southernmost tip of South America to the Caribbean Islands and the United States. As an area born out of a series of conquests, free and coerced migrations, contacts and conflicts it is transcultural, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic. It has been a vital part of the formation . . .

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Latin American Studies
University of California, Irvine
322 Humanities Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-5275
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