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Five simple tips to help you settle in Brazil

May 5, 2014

Whichever country in the world you are moving to there will be issues, there will be concerns and there will be an initial period of settling in. This is commonplace right across the expat sector although there are a number of simple tips to help you settle in Brazil. In many ways the first thing [...]

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Infrastructure spending falling in Brazil

May 5, 2014

A number of news reports of late have suggested that infrastructure spending, outside of the World Cup and the Olympic venues, is falling dramatically in Brazil. This is a government which has benefited from a very buoyant economy, ever greater overseas investment and an image which has improved dramatically. However, as we approach the start [...]

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Driving in Brazil

April 29, 2014

As the number of expats moving to Latin America continues to grow there are many issues which you need to be aware of. One such issue, according to one of our trusted forum members, is the subject of driving in Brazil which he sums up in one word, dangerous! It is very easy for expats [...]

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Powerful earthquake hits Mexico

April 18, 2014

It has been revealed today that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico with the central point close to the beach resort of Acapulco in the south-western state of Guerrero. While the earthquake is one of the largest to hit Mexico in recent times, so far there have been no reports of casualties and only minor [...]

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Cost of Rio 2016 Olympic Games rises again!

April 18, 2014

While the romance and the atmosphere of Brazil is there for all to see there is growing concern that the Brazilian government may not be able to deliver on time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We have already seen major concerns expressed about the World Cup, with some stadium not totally finished just weeks [...]

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Is the Migranteweb Digital working in Brazil?

April 18, 2014

Back in December 2013 the Brazilian authorities introduced a new electronic visa application process which is known as “Migranteweb Digital”. The simple idea was to bring the Brazilian immigration system up to date with the 21st-century and try and speed up the time taken to process visa applications. We will take a quick look at [...]

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Brazil gets ready for the World Cup

April 1, 2014

The Brazilian authorities have started a brutal clampdown on drug trafficking in some of the slums around Rio airport. It is being reported that security forces attended the region in a dawn raid and effectively took control of a prominent slum. This is the latest in a long-running campaign to “cleanse” Brazil ahead of the [...]

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Etiquette in Brazil

March 11, 2014

When moving to a new country it can be difficult to know what to do, when to do it and sometimes you can offend people without actually meaning to. It is therefore imperative that you learn etiquette in Brazil if you’re looking to make a new life in the country and you want to get [...]

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How to open a bank account in Brazil

February 27, 2014

As the expat community continues to grow in Latin America the issue of opening new bank accounts is certainly coming to the fore. On the surface it looks fairly easy, paperwork requirements are public knowledge, there is an array of banks to choose from and at the end of the day, the Brazilian authorities have [...]

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How to open a bank account in Colombia

February 23, 2014

As the number of expats in Latin America continues to grow the subject of opening local bank accounts is something which rears its head time and time again. Even though many expats will maintain their former banking facilities and use the international ATM banking network to draw funds, in the long term it can be [...]

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Moving to Medellin

February 20, 2014

If you’re looking to move to Colombia we guarantee that one name which you will come across on numerous occasions is Medellin. This is the second largest city in Colombia and is capital of the Antioquia region with a population in excess of 2.4 million people. If you take into account the surrounding metropolitan areas [...]

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