Accession Number:

ADA199026

Title:

Introduction to Understanding Latin Americans. CLIC Papers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY-AIR FORCE CENTER FOR LOW INTENSITYCONFLICT LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This paper was prepared by the USAF Special Operations School for use in their Latin American Orientation Course. It describes Latin America today in terms of the land, the people, economics, and politics. It explains cultural misconceptions and the roots of Latin culture. It then discusses Latin American values in terms of personalismo and Latin individualism, greetings, invitations, body language, world view, time, machismo, success, and manual labor. It explains teaching and training Latins in terms of the personal relationship, gifts, criticism and praise, reactions to misunderstandings, school scheduling, instructor status, language, lecture notes, group discussions, feedback, exams, and critiques. Finally, it includes a short Spanish language guide.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE