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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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What should expats take with them to Colombia?

October 6, 2014

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?

September 28, 2014

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?

June 29, 2014

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

June 14, 2014

As the World Cup gets underway there is no doubt that football fever is running across Latin America. The worldwide focus is now on Brazil and while there have been demonstrations and issues with facilities it seems that football is now taking over centre stage and headline news. We have therefore decided to begin a […]

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Why do expats move to Colombia?

June 1, 2014

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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Why do expats move to Brazil?

June 1, 2014

There are many different reasons why expats move to particular areas of the world, many of which are down to their personal circumstances, but we thought it would be interesting to learn what attracted expats who have actually moved to Brazil. We therefore introduced a thread to the forum entitled “I like living in Brazil […]

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New Chilean government pushing for change

May 23, 2014

While Chile has enjoyed economic growth of around 5% per annum since the late 1980s it seems that new Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, is determined to overhaul some of the more outdated policies, services and taxes and drag Chile into the 21st-century. Initially Ms Bachelet, leader of the centre-left coalition government, announced plans to introduce […]

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Is the Brazilian property boom leading to a real estate bubble?

May 15, 2014

When you consider that property prices in Rio have increased by 250% over the last six years, 200% in São Paulo with an array of similar situations up-and-down country, is the Brazilian property boom leading to a real estate bubble? Are we on the verge of a serious setback for the Brazilian property market or […]

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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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