The Latin American civilization mainly comprises of Brazil, Argentina and many other nations in the South American continent. Though in the Second World, Cuba is included in this civilization as it too shares many similar civilizational traits with other nations on the main continent.
Modern Latin American culture is undoubtedly a mixture of elements from a number of different sources, so is every other culture of modern times. The Latin American cultures have a common general framework and a common tone which enables them to be seen collectively as a cultural design distinctive from that of other varieties of the Western Civilization.
A simple analysis of the Latin American civilization will show that it consists of a vast variety of ideas derived from numerous sources - ideas from the Enlightenment (Whitaker, 1962); from the French and American Revolutions; and more recently, from Marxism (Aguilar, 1978). The content of the ideas themselves is in many cases not Spanish, but the patterns of argumentation probably represent heritages from Spain.