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Chile - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

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Chile is a land of contrast and surprise, flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Andes to the east, the forbidding salt basins of the Atacama Desert to the north—with a verdant Central Valley and Cape Horn at its southern extremity. The Chilean people, too, are surprising: on one hand reserved, family-oriented, Catholic, and conservative; and on the other fun-loving, entrepreneurial, neoliberal, and modern. Their geographical isolation from the rest of the world, their colonial past, and the near 20years of repression under the military dictatorship of General Pinochet have had a profound influence on their character. Today, traditional Chilean values are being questioned by the younger generation. In fact, the country’s position as the Latin American stronghold of Catholicism is being challenged by Chileans of all generations, and pressure has led to unprecedented changes in family and censorship law. Chile is also one of the fastest-growing economies in South America, and thanks to ambitious structural reforms, has sharply reduced its poverty rate in the past few years. Culture Smart! Chile provides vital information on what to expect and how to behave in this complex and dynamic society.

About the Author


Caterina Perrone has worked in the media and information sectors across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

Praise For…


"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781857338737
ISBN-10: 1857338731
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Culture Smart!

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