Perhaps some of you are still under this notion, that America is a country.
It is a continent. It goes from Alaska to Argentina.
As part of the geography and education issue, it has been elaborated the notion of "the Americas" as to refer to "the rest" of the american continent. The elaboration of this idea, "the Americas", has been to defend the nomenclature of the USA being "America" and the pride it is supposed to go on being "American" (USA citizen).
I have exposed this idea with many people, Europeans as well as AMERICANS (inhabitants of the American continent) and with "americans" (USA citizens) too: Why, only the last get surprised, even offended!
Same goes for "North America", which includes Canada and México.
On information coming from the USA, México is positioned as part of South America or even Central America, drawing a rather clear Geo-economic line about the which, pathocracy here in México are quite happy with, orchestrating the plan "Puebla-Panamá" which is an attempt to "begin" Central America economy in Puebla and from this point to begin "American territory".