Such use of the word is wrong, it is more popular as you well pointed out yes.
But it is more popular because brute, primitive and uncultured U.S Americans have spread such retardation while Latin Americans were too busy trying to make socialism work.
I will never give in.
Mixed race?? Most U.S Americans are mestizos in that sense as well, it's rather rare to find any racial "purity" in the American continent, that was one of the new things that came about in the new world.
Even the most white looking of us have some non-white ancestry.
Even Brad Pitt , if you look at him well you can see some Native American in him.
Chaning Tatum too.
Really the reason why they say we are race mixed and they are not is because they think anything that speaks spanish is Mexico, and Mexico is brown race mixed, so race mix = brown, so U.S Americans think they're white...therefore...U.S Americans canNOT be race mixed.
It's a shitstorm of horseshit, but that's what shit people tend to produce.
Both Neymar and Gisele are Latins , both are of mixed race, one is White looking, one is brown looking.
I think U.S Americans should be corrected and exposed [and ideally, humilliated], not condoned.