Welcome to the new Gringos.com

by Bob Sheth on June 15, 2010

Thank you for visiting the new look Gringos.We’ve updated the homepage design and layout of the site. You can now access the forums section from here or by clicking any of the links on the right. Our aim is to become one of the best web resources for Expats living in Latin America and for people wishing to move there. We provide members with news, content and a community. We hope you find the Gringos community a great resource for your new life in Central or South America. Its great to have you here.

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