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  • Be a few minutes early and allow extra time for traffic.
  • Show interest in the local culture.
  • Be sure to compliment your business contacts.
  • Know the social position of your partner.
  • Be aware that "yes" often means "maybe" and that "mañana" just means "not today".
  • Do visit Venezuela regularly to maintain close contacts.


  • Avoid scheduling appointments two or three days before a holiday.
  • Refrain from criticizing Venezuela’s politics.
  • Do not expect to conclude a contract within a short time.
  • Never dominate the conversation, or pressure your colleagues.
  • Do not mention attorneys until negotiations are complete.
  • Avoid impatience and persuasiveness.

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