Editor: Dr. David Ramírez Plascencia
University of Guadalajara – System of Virtual University
In Latin America, the use of the Internet in general, and social media in particular, is one of the most significant activities between inhabitants. Social platforms are so important to Latin Americans that in many countries, like Mexico and Brazil, almost all Internet users, more than 200 million in between both countries, have at least one profile on these platforms. And new information technologies are continuously arriving in the region as well, from the internet of things to artificial intelligence, robots, and the instant tracking of transportation and delivery, all of which are conspiring not only to change the domestic social and economic environment, but to transform social and economic links across the region and externally with the outside world. In a real sense, the internet has cut the region’s geographical moorings and plunged it and its inhabitants into an integrated and multi-tiered global virtual space.