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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Anger in Mexico over 43 missing students

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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?

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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

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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

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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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What should expats take with them to Colombia?

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There is no doubt that Colombia is one of the main expat hotspots in Latin America and there is also no doubt that it is a life changer for expats moving to the country. While many will spend a significant amount of time in Colombia, before they finally decide to move there, we thought it [...]

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Has US dominance of Latin America gone for good?

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Over the years there is no doubt that political and economic issues across Latin America have helped to feed US dominance. Indeed there are many US companies with “low-cost” operations in Latin America taking advantage of lax employment laws and cheap labour. There has always been a concern that the US was using its influence [...]

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Gringos Forum, where are new members coming from and going to?

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The expat market is very volatile, can be susceptible to fashions at the time and is influenced by an array of subjects such as the economy, standard of living and cost of living to name but a few. We therefore thought it would be interesting to take a look at the monthly flow of new [...]

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Gringos.com World Cup competition

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Why do expats move to Colombia?

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We’ve had some very interesting feedback from forum members with regards to reasons why they live in particular countries in Latin America such as Colombia. While much of the information is probably readily available on the Internet, some of the feedback and some of the comments will give you an insight from on the ground [...]

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