When those located outside of the region discuss business in Latin America, one of three things happen. They have a basic understanding of the countries within the region, they’re well versed in the region and understand how the countries behave and their cultural and business differences, or none of the above – they believe that the countries within Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) all behave is one unit, with identical priorities and focuses.
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