YEBies BMH Fact of The Day: Blacks In Latin America


Afro-Latino is the term used by the world now to describe Latinos with some partial black African ancestry. However in most of these countries Afro Latin Americans are called "black" (in Spanish negro, in Portuguese negro or preto). Around 46% of Brazil's 188 million people are Afro-Brazilians. Brazil was the last Latin American country to abolish slavery. Afro-Colombians make up approximately 21% of the population in Colombia. Colombia is considered to have the third largest Black/African-descent population in the western hemisphere, following Brazil and the U.S.