Talk:Latin America

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Article Collaboration and Improvement Drive This article was on the Article Collaboration and Improvement Drive for the week of April 9, 2006.

Black Nicaraguans[edit]

This article is incorrect in that it states Nicaragua has 0% black people. This is not true, about 10% of Nicaragua's population is black, it has the most black people(in terms of numbers not percentages) of any Central American country.

List of cities by population is incorrect.[edit]

Please use this to update list:

As an example, Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic is actually the 7th largest Latin American city but it is not currently present in this article.

Latin Amerian Economies[edit]

I will edit the article on "Latin America". The section on the economies of Latin America is very short and doesn't talk about the political, fiscal, and monetary factors that influence Latin American economies. This article only talks about the economy during the cold war. I would like to add a whole subsection titled "Economy" and then include subsections for every country, since every country is subject to different macro environments.

What is currently there

Currently, there is a short paragraph stating what Goldman Sach's forecasts for the economy are along with numerical data for population and GDP. There is also a paragraph about how the economy has developed and what the standard of living is.

What I want to do

The information currently on the article is good, but I want to add and expand on it. I want to go into the specifics for the region's major economies (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina) and include forecasts for where the economies are headed. I would make sure to include strong sources such as reports from banks, reports from government organizations, and quotes from experts in the field. I also want to study economic indicators such as GDP, unemployment, and inflation over a period of time and understand what macro factors are responsible for changes in these indicators.


- Breard, Pablo, Mario Correa, Guillermo Arbe, and Benjamin Sierra. "Latin America Capital Flows." ScotiaBank's Global Outlook.

- Faruqee, Hamid. Regional Economic Outlook Western Hemisphere . Place of publication not identified: Intl Monetary Fund, 2016.

- Tellez, Juana . "Colombia Economic Outlook." BBVA Research, June 1, 2016.

- "Mexico Economic Overview." The World Bank. September 16, 2016. Accessed February 6, 2017.

- "Chile Economic Forecast ." Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. November 1, 2016.

- “Brazil Economic Overview." Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. November 1, 2016.

- Breard, Pablo. "Peru Executive Briefing." ScotiaBank's Global Outlook, November 1, 2016.

- Parodi, Edda. "Latin America and Caribbean Overview ." World Bank. October 14, 2016. Accessed February 6, 2017. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danicroi (talkcontribs) 17:13, 6 February 2017 (UTC)


I updated population numbers to match the numbers listed in the 2015 World Population Prospects. Since other articles for individual countries may report population from different sources, these numbers may be inconsistent with other articles. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 01:41, 7 January 2016 (UTC)