An Internet Hotlist on Spanish-Speaking Countries
Introduction | GENERAL INFORMATION | CULTURE | PEOPLE | REFERENCE | SEARCH ENGINES
In addition to using books to find out about Spanish-speaking countries, why not use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started.
The Internet Resources
CIA -THE WORLD FACTBOOK - This reference source provides profiles of an extensive listing of countries. Click on 'COUNTRY LISTING.' Entries for each country provide an introduction, geography, information about the people, the government, the economy, communication and much more.
LONELY PLANET - DESTINATIONS - To locate information, choose your region then your country. For example, in the box on the left, select the region 'Americas,' then in the box on the right, select 'Argentina.'
LIST OF COUNTRIES - This site provides all kinds of information on many different countries. Scroll down to list of countries under CATEGORIES.
LANIC: COUNTRIES OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA - This site provides a wide-range of information on Central and South American countries.
ALL ABOUT SPAIN - Includes information on the culture and popular customs of Spain.
FOOD IN LATIN AMERICA - Includes information on food and nutrition of various countries, such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador.
SPANISH CULTURE - Includes information on various aspects of Spanish culture such as architecture, the arts, education, fashion, health, literature, museums, recipes and food, sports, and theater.
SPANISH MOVIES - Here are links to several Spanish films including Academy Awards nominations.
LIVING IN SPAIN - Links to information are in both side columns. For example, to get information on AIRPORTS, scroll to the right column.
DATING CUSTOMS AROUND THE WORLD - Scroll down to dating customs in Central and South America.
LIVES - LATIN AMERICANS, HISPANICS, LATINOS - To find information on specific groups of people, scroll down to Special Collections - Latin Americans, Hispanics, Latinos.
PEOPLE - THE CUBAN EXPERIENCE - Provides information on people, places, culture, politics and other topics related to Cuba.
FAMOUS HISPANICS -
Provides an alphabetical
listing with links to information about famous Hispanics in the world and
BRITANNICA ENCYCLOPEDIA - This encyclopedia is very good for providing information on countries. Type the name of your country in the search box.
Google Search Engine - A search engine enables you to type in a specific term(s). This is a very popular, powerful and reliable search engine. Remember to enclose words that should be kept together in "quotation marks."
AllTheWeb (FAST) - This is another popular and reliable search engine. It enables you to type in specific terms also. Remember to enclose words that should be kept together in "quotation marks."
About.Com - This search engine is called the "human network" because it is organized and overseen by professionals. Remember to enclose words that should be kept together in "quotation marks."
Created by Linda Dennis, South Media Center
Updated in Nov. 2004