Welcome to the Gringos Forum

by Bob Sheth on July 29, 2011

Moving to a new area of your current homeland can be challenging never mind moving to a totally different part of the world incorporating an array of different cultures. Latin America has become one of the expat hotspots of the world with the likes of Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Panama and other areas growing ever popular. As well as specific country forums we have an array of sections offering advice on different subjects such as food, learning the language, travel, news and a very helpful introductory area. We hope that you find the forum helpful and wish you the best of luck in the future.

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Unwritten rules when moving to Mexico

July 30, 2015

One of the more popular thread subjects across our many country forums is the “unwritten rules when moving to” which has attracted a lot of attention from expats in different countries. We have recently introduced an unwritten rules thread regarding Mexico which has already attracted some interesting comments. You would probably be surprised at the […]

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Essential items you will need when moving to Colombia

July 27, 2015

Colombia is a very popular area of the Gringos forum and attracts some very interesting and very useful comments. We recently started a thread entitled “Check list of essential items when living in Colombia” which received significant interest. There are some very helpful suggestions in this thread which we will cover below. Earplugs! One of […]

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Healthcare in Central America

July 16, 2015

One simple mistake which many expats make when looking to move overseas is expecting everything to be the same as in their former homeland. Healthcare is a very important issue and one which you cannot afford to leave to chance. After taking the time to compare the economic might of the likes of the US […]

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What are the unwritten rules of life in Colombia?

July 16, 2015

When looking to move a foreign land not only are you likely to experience a significantly different culture but also an array of unwritten rules which locals seem to take for granted but expats may find difficult to understand. We asked the forum members which unwritten rules they had come across in Colombia and the […]

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Mexican police clamp down on criminals

May 25, 2015

Monday’s account of a stand-off between Mexican police and a gang, which resulted in 43 deaths, has been called into question with one police officer dead and 42 “suspected criminals”. In many ways the Mexican police cannot win because if they take no action they are criticised and now they have taken action and they […]

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Brazil real estate market heading for soft landing

January 24, 2015

If we look back to the US mortgage crisis of 2007/08, which ultimately led to the worldwide economic downturn, this was around the time that Latin America began to outperform almost every other area of the world. Brazil is obviously the leading light in Latin America and was seen as something of a safe haven […]

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Anger in Mexico over 43 missing students

November 23, 2014

The Mexican government is struggling to keep the lid on anger across the country in relation to 43 missing students who seem to have been the victim of police corruption. There is evidence, and a looming court case, suggesting that 43 missing students were handed over to a drug gang by corrupt police and executed. […]

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Is Colombian household debt a major problem?

November 11, 2014

A recent report by private firm Kantar Worldpanel has cast something of a dark shadow across some areas of Latin America where household debt is still relatively high. The report is a very detailed look at average household debt across Latin America after analysing feedback from 6,704 families across 15 Latin American countries. The findings […]

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Mexican police in drug gang breakthrough

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For many years now there has been intense speculation that corrupt police officers in Mexico have been working hand-in-hand with local gangsters. Indeed ruthless drug gangs are known to have literally taken over many towns and villages leaving locals living in fear. Too scared to speak out this gang culture has been ongoing for many […]

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Mexico voted third most popular expat destination in 2014

October 11, 2014

The 2014 Expat Insider report casts a very interesting light across Mexico which was voted the third most popular expat destination in 2014. While the country was beaten into third place by Ecuador and Luxembourg it is most certainly a sign of the times that more and more expats are now looking to move to […]

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Latin America asks for seat at US Federal Reserve table

October 9, 2014

In a sign of the times, finance ministers from Latin America have asked the US government to be consulted on future changes in US monetary policy. This development is far removed from the situation just a decade ago when it was Latin America which depended upon the US and literally followed without question. However, the […]

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