Worldwide Latina Belt
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Worldwide Latina Belt is a catchphrase used to describe the notion that people along the equator are considered by some as honorary Latinas. The phrase, along with a diagram showing where this global belt lies, was first posted to Twitter by user @protestantwind in November 2020. The phrase has since become popularized on TikTok and internet culture in general.
On November 10th, 2020, Twitter user @protestantwind posted a tweet that read, "worldwide latina belt / all people from these places are latinas." The tweet gathered over 6,000 likes in two years (seen below).
On December 30th, 2020, TikToker @neniphone posted a video using the aforementioned tweet and a sound that said, "I didn't ask to be born Latina." The video gathered an unknown number of likes and views before being removed and can be accessed via a stitch by TikToker @shaancantmakenaan (seen below).
@shaancantmakenaan #stitch with @neniphone ♬ original sound – shaan
On February 28th, 2022, TikToker @htmljones posted their own version of the Worldwide Latina Belt, gathering over 400,000 plays and 70,000 likes in a year (seen below, left). On March 1st, @htmljones responded to a comment from Mia Khalifa,  gathering over 18,000 views and 800 likes in a similar timeframe (seen below, right).
@htmljones Everyone in the red is Latina I don’t make the rules #latina ♬ original sound – htmljones
@htmljones Reply to @miakhalifa wishing u all the best, sister #lebanon #latinabelt ♬ Mia Khalifa – iLOVEFRiDAY
On October 22nd, 2022, Twitter user @contrarianbimbo posted the original tweet in reply to a post that read, "I'm ending this 'latina' debate once and for all: if the CIA has picked your 'president,' you're latina," gathering over 200 likes in four months (seen below).
On November 30th, 2022, Twitter user @Nimalo_Nisanto posted a tweet ranking member nations of the Worldwide Latina Belt by vibes, gathering over 4,000 likes in three months (seen below).
@varatony Replying to @myclayara WORLDWIDE LATINA BELT🔥 #latina #latin #tonyvara ♬ original sound – tony vara
@etherealvirtues777 THEY R LATINAS TO ME!!! ADD IRELAND TO THE WORLDWIDE LATINA BELT!!! #fyp #funnycoolgirl #ireland #latina #slay ♬ WHY DO YOU DO THIS LESTAT – wolfkiller lestat
@comeupqueen Before you say anything the worldwide Latina belt is real Yall #girlboss #afterhours #happytok #selenaquintanilla #comedy ♬ Tú, Solo Tú – Selena
 Twitter – protestantwind
 TikTok – shaancantmakenaan
 Twitter – contrarianbimbo
 Twitter – Nimalo_Nisanto
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