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Articles for Employers of Latin American Professionals

Employers providing jobs for Hispanics in the United States need to understand the subtleties of the many cultures in Latin America; what is true in Mexico may not be true in Uruguay. An example is language: although Spanish is spoken in both countries, people in Uruguay have a strong Italian heritage and therefore have incorporated many Italian words into the Spanish they speak. Mexicans, on the other hand, descend from the different cultures, like the Maya and Aztec, that inhabited the region before the arrival of the Spaniards and so have implemented native words to the Spanish they speak. For the most part, however, Latin Americans do share similar values and beliefs, which (although similar to those in the United States) are interpreted and expressed differently. In this section, we offer employers case studies to help them understand their Latin Americans employees.