The country resource guide is to provide you with a starting point to learn about different Latin American countries. These are all sites and resources you can trust. The links are to the best newspapers, websites and information regarding the different Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America including Spain and the United States. Countries are in alphabetical order. Population figures are rounded to within 100,000 and not exact census numbers.

ARGENTINA

Argentina Flag Population: 40 million
Government: Democratic Republic
President: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Currency: Argentine Peso

Mother’s Day: May 27
Independence Day: August 6, 1825
Major Cities: Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario

For Further Learning:
Wikipedia Overview in English
Wikipedia Overview in Spanish
National Newspaper – La Nación
Buenos Aires Newspaper – La Razón

BOLIVIA

Bolivian Flag

Population: 10 million
Government: Democratic Socialist.
President: Evo Morales.
Currency: Bolivian Boliviano

Mother’s Day: May 27
Independence Day: August 6, 1825
Major Cities: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, El Alto, La Paz,

For Further Learning:
Wikipedia Overview in English
Wikipedia Overview in Spanish
National Newspaper – La Prensa
National Newspaper – La Razón

CHILE

Chilean Flag

Population is 17 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Michelle Bachelet.

Currency is the Chilean Peso.

Wikipedia Overview in English
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National Newspaper – La Nación
Financial Newspaper – Diario Financiero
English Newspaper – The Santiago Times>

COLOMBIA

Colombian Flag

Population is 45 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Juan Manuel Santos.

Currency is the Colombian Peso.

Wikipedia Overview in English

Wikipedia Overview in Spanish

Bogota Newspaper – El Tiempo

Cali Newspaper – El País

Medellín Newspaper – El Colombiano

Financial Newspaper – La República

COSTA RICA

Costa Rican Flag

Population is 4.5 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Luis Guillermo Solís.

Currency is the Costa Rican Colón.

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National Newspaper – La Nación

Financial Newspaper – Capital Financiero

English Newspaper – The Tico Times

CUBA

Cuban Flag

Population is 11.2 million.

Government is Communist.

President is Raúl Castro. Currency is the Cuban Peso.

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National Newspaper – Granma

English Newspaper – Granma in English

(The media outlets above are controlled by the government of Cuba as there is no freedom of press in Cuba. We are not endorsing these sites, simply giving research resources to you.)

News from Miami – El Nuevo Herald Cuba Section

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

Dominican Flag

Population is 10 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Danilo Medina.

Currency is the Dominican Peso.

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National Newspaper – El Nacional

National Newspaper – Listín Diario

National Newspaper – El Caribe

Ecuador

Ecuatorian Flag

Population is 13.5 million.

Government is Democratic Socialist.

President is Rafael Correa.

Currency is the Ecuatorian Sucre.

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National Newspaper – Diario Hoy

National Newspaper – El Heraldo

El Salvador

El Salvadorian Flag

Population is 6.1 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Salvador Sánchez Cerén.

Currency is the Salvadorian Colón.

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National Newspaper – El Mundo

National Newspaper – Imprenta Nacional

Guatemala

Population is 13.7 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Otto Pérez Molina.

Currency is the Guatemalan Quetzal.

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National Newspaper – La Hora

Analysis Newspaper – Incidencia Democrática

Honduras

Honduran Flag

Population is 7.3 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Juan Orlando Hernández.

Currency is the Honduran Lempira.

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National Newspaper – El Heraldo

National Newspaper – La Prensa

English Newspaper – Honduras Weekly

Mexico

Mexican Flag

Population is 106 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Enrique Peña Nieto.

Currency is the Mexican Peso.

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National Newspaper – El Universal

National Newspaper – Diario de México

National News Outlet – NotiMex

Financial News – El Financiero

Financial News – El Economista

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Flag

Population is 5.7 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Daniel Ortega.

Currency is the Nicaraguan Cordoba.

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National Newspaper – El Nuevo Diario

National Newspaper – La Prensa

Panama

Panamanian Flag

Population is 3.4 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Juan Carlos Varela.

Currency is the Panamanian Balboa.

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National Newspaper – La Prensa

National Newspaper – El Siglo

English Newspaper – The Panama News

Paraguay

Paraguayan Flag

Population is 6.2 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Horacio Cartes.

Currency is the Paraguayan Guaraní.

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National Newspaper – La Nación

National Newspaper – Ultima Hora

Peru

Peruvian Flag

Population is 28.9 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Ollanta Humala.

Currency is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol.

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National Newspaper – La República

National Newspaper – El Comercio

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Flag

Population is 3.8 million.

Government is Democratic Associated Free State.

Governor is Alejandro Padilla García.

Currency is the United States Dollar.

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National Newspaper – El Nuevo Día

National Newspaper – El Vocero

Financial News – Caribbean Business Magazine

Spain

Spanish Flag

Population is 45.6 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Mariano Rajoy Brey.

Currency is the European Euro.

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National Newspaper – El País

National Newspaper – El Mundo

Financial Newspaper – El Economista

Financial Newspaper – La Gaceta

English Language Expat Newspaper – Expatica

English Language Madrid – In Madrid

United States

United States Flag

Population is 307 million.

Hispanic population is 50 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Barack Obama.

Currency is the U.S. Dollar.

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Atlanta Spanish Language Newspaper – Mundo Hispanico

Chicago Spanish Language Newspaper – El Día News

Los Angeles Spanish Language Newspaper – La Opinión

Miami Spanish Language Newspaper – El Nuevo Herald

New York Spanish Language Newspaper – Hoy

Orlando Spanish Language Newspaper – El Sentinel

Uruguay

Uruguayan Flag

Population is 3.3 million.

Government is Democratic Republic.

President is Tabaré Vázquez.

Currency is the Uruguayan Nuevo Peso.

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National Newspaper – El País

National Newspaper – Ultimas Noticias

Venezuela

Venezuelan Flag

Population is 30 million.

Government is Socialist Communist.

President is Nicolás Maduro.

Currency is the Venezuelan Bolivar.

Wikipedia Overview in English

Wikipedia Overview in Spanish

National Newspaper – El Universal

English Newspaper – El Universal in English