Latin American Culture Vs Western Culture Analysis

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Culture refers to the common beliefs and behavior patterns of a group of people. In an organizational setup, it refers to the common values that the stakeholders of the organization share, and impact their decision-making process. According to Cristina De Rossi, “Culture encompasses religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, how we sit at the table, how we greet visitors, how we behave with loved ones, and a million other things” (De Ross, 2015). Western culture refers to the cultures that are heavily influenced by European cultures, and has its roots from the Greco-Roman cultures as well as Christianity and spread through immigration to other parts of the world. Eastern culture is the culture of the Eastern Asian countries including China, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, and India (Zimmermann, 2017). The cultures developed around the eastern religions and economic activities such as rice cultivation. Latin culture refers to the culture of the people of Latin America. Latin culture is influenced by the doctrines of the Catholic Church and the romantic languages such as Spanish and Portuguese. Middle Eastern culture is dominant in Western Asia and North Africa. The region is predominantly Islam with the exception …show more content…

Despite hundreds of years of living together, both Africans and European have maintained their cultural identities. In some cases, the cultures fuse to create a different and richer culture that is regarded as a valuable national or regional resource. In a meeting of cultural misters of ALBA member states that include Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Granada, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Venezuela, the ministers stressed on the need to promote “respect for cultural diversity within our multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual societies” (Castañeda,

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