ACAT Latin America versus South America

On 03/02/2016 13.36, Bughdana Hajjar wrote:
> Dear autocatters,I received an email from our reference librarian asking about the difference in usage between latin America and South America?Would you help?Regards,
See the LC Subject Heading manual H985 for Latin America “1. Latin America

Assign the heading Latin America to works dealing collectively with the area and/or countries south of the Rio Grande, as well as all or parts of three or more of the regions that make up Latin America, that is, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies.

Also assign Latin America as the collective geographic heading and subdivision for the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America.”

South America is the continent.