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Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America

  • ID: 2240425
  • Book
  • June 2002
  • Region: Global, Mexico, Latin America
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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∗ Country–by–country protocols and customs

∗ International business musts and faux pas

∗ Dining, hosting, gift giving, and more

∗ Cross–cultural explorations

Did you know:

∗ In Brazil, the U.S. thumb–to–forefinger gesture for "okay" is vulgar?

∗ In Mexico, you should not refer to people who live in the United States as "Americans"?

In today′s high–stakes, highly charged international business world, you simply can′t afford a misunderstood gesture, an ill–placed word, or a misinformed judgment. The Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America shows both business and leisure travelers how to understand, appreciate, and manage–– as well as maximize the benefits of–– the myriad cultural differences that can exist between you and your Latin American business hosts. This fact–filled cultural guidebook provides detailed advice on:

? Dining ? Drinking ? Speaking ? Eye contact ? Hailing a taxi ? Dress ? Negotiating ? Gift giving ? Conducting a meeting ? Tipping ? Holidays ? Dealing with authorities

Just as customs vary greatly between Latin America and the United States, so do they vary among the diverse nations of Latin America. What is proper and expected in Argentina, for example, may be a deal–breaker in Venezuela. The Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America will familiarize you with the customs, habits, tastes, and mores of every key Latin American nation–– over thirty in all–– and help you guarantee the mutual respect and acceptance that are vital for keeping every international business relationship agreeable, effective, and successful.

Wiley′s Global Etiquette Series provides the practical information you need to travel and conduct business in foreign countries and cultures. Each easy–to–navigate reference book is filled with helpful hints, do′s and don′ts, and other rules of the road for travelers of all types.
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Introduction: Why Getting It Right around the World Is So Important.

Part One: Meso– and Centroamerica: Saludos, Salsa, and Simpático.

Chapter One: Mesoamerica: Mexico.

Chapter Two: The Northern Centroamerican Cultures: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.




El Salvador.

Chapter Three: The Southern Centroamerican Cultures: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.


Costa Rica.


Part Two: South America: Conquistadors, Contessas, and Condomble.

Chapter Four: The North Andean Cultures: Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.




Chapter Five: The South Andean Cultures: Peru and Bolivia.



Chapter Six: Brazil.

Chapter Seven: The Western "Southern Cone" Cultures: Argentina and Chile.



Chapter Eight: The Eastern "Southern Cone" Cultures: Paraguay and Uruguay.



Part Three: The Caribbean: Mambo, Mosaic, and Manana.

Chapter Nine: The Hispanic–African Cultures: Cuba, The Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.


The Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico.

Chapter Ten: The Franco–African Cultures: Haiti.

Chapter Eleven: The Anglo–African Cultures: Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.



Trinidad and Tobago.

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Dean Foster
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