"Both the United States and Brazil are continental in size, and the rest of the Western Hemisphere consists of countries and colonies where people speak Spanish, French, Creole, Dutch, Papiamento, English, Portuguese, or an indigenous Indian language.
In the United States, there are states as different as tiny New Hampshire and huge California. In Latin America, there are lands as different as Indian and mestizo Guatemala and lily-white Argentina. Argentina has always been an enigma. Its people are so white and European that they joke that they are really Italians who speak Spanish but would like to be Germans or Englishmen.