Honors 90 Opinion Paper-Latin America Fall 2016

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30 th of October 2016 Honors 90 Opinion Paper Latin America is a region that for many in the United States is a source of heritage, pride, and also stereotypes, a region with many diverse countries and cultures that have been frequently featured or broadcast in American TV and to some extent, the Hollywood media. It is a region that, while I don’t have any personal exposure to, is a large part of my media-driven stereotypes that I believe to exist today. One of the reasons that Latin America plays such a large role in my media exposure is that for the past seven years, I have studied the language of Spanish, with an emphasis on the Mexican dialect and pronunciation. Through my seven years of coursework, I have had the opportunity to watch a lot of both American and Latin American produced media content. Most often, this came in the form of comedy shows, and particular flavor of comedy, the Telenovela. While I have watched the Spanish media station Telemundo frequently over the years, the vast majority of my exposure to Latin American culture has come through the comedy realm. In reading and digesting The Latino Media Gap , it has
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