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Permanent and tourist visas for Brazil

January 12, 2014

While the visa system in countries around the world does tend to change on a regular basis, at this moment in time there are 10 different visas available for people travelling to Brazil. Each of the visas has very specific conditions of use and it is imperative that you choose the right visa for your [...]

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Caracas named most expensive destination for expats

January 4, 2014

The fact that Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has been named as the most expensive destination in the world for expats will come as no surprise to those with knowledge of the region. Despite the fact that Venezuela has an abundance of natural resources, dominated by the oil sector, mismanagement, corruption and a lack of [...]

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Starting a new business in Latin America

December 23, 2013

While many people move to Latin America to retire or for employment within a multinational there are many people who move to Latin America with the idea of building their own small business. There are obviously many pros and cons to building your own business and sometimes when you are moving to a new country [...]

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Mexican authorities open up petroleum sector to investors

December 21, 2013

Historically the Mexican petroleum market has been the possession of the Mexican people and Mexican governments. This is an area of industry which has been a major part of the Mexican Constitution which effectively bans private and overseas investors. However, the situation has changed with the Mexican authorities forced to open up the state run [...]

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Argentina fights back from US criticism

December 19, 2013

The financial troubles of Argentina have been well-documented as has the fact that the country effectively “defaulted” on its debts just after the turn of the century. The situation has come to a head over the last few months with a court hearing in the US led by only 7% of Argentinian debt holders who [...]

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US looking at wider trade links with Latin America

December 16, 2013

As if to rubberstamp the ongoing economic prosperity across Latin America, US Secretary of State John Kerry has today confirmed that the US government is looking at ways of introducing a wider pact taking in Latin America. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada, the United States and Mexico have a number of trading [...]

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What does 2014 hold for Brazilian real estate?

December 14, 2013

If you look at the last five years you will see that Brazilian real estate has nearly tripled in value in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and a whole range of other local markets in Brazil. The ongoing momentum has weakened a little over the last few months as the Brazilian economy began to slow [...]

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Is Latin America culture politically correct?

December 9, 2013

One issue which has been mentioned on the forums in recent weeks is the matter of politically correct comments and whether indeed PC is an issue within Latin America. There seems to be a difference of opinion on this particular matter and we have seen various comments regarding the level of political correctness across Latin [...]

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Will Latin America need tighter immigration rules in the future?

November 23, 2013

While the subject of immigration is a hot topic in the likes of the UK and Europe it is an issue which will need to be addressed within Latin America in due course. At this moment in time immigration regulations and rules are fairly lacklustre although there are some exceptions with the likes of Mexico [...]

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Boom times for employment in Latin America

November 22, 2013

It is extraordinary to think that the turnaround in Latin American economies has come at a time when the European economy has literally crashed and burned. These are two areas of the world which are moving in very different directions and while many would have you believe Europe will soon regain its position on the [...]

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Why did you choose Latin America for your new homeland?

November 21, 2013

As the number of expats looking to move to Latin America continues to grow there are many reasons why people are looking to the region. The last decade has seen an amazing turnaround for a region of the world which was deemed to be something of a financial basket case in the 1990s. We have [...]

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