It amazes me how Latin America and the US are such polar opposites, when comparing them, while being so close in distance. Living in both worlds for a substantial amount of time has given me an advantage in understanding how each culture perceives the world. The US world has taught me about being more direct in my communication, on-time, the importance of individuality and self-direction, etc. While the Latin world has taught me the importance of being patient, the value of relationships, etiquette and manners, etc. Understanding these differences clearly and objectively can help anyone avoid any friction or misunderstandings when working with our Latin counterparts.