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Yet another "free" Spanish learning tool. (Optional donations.) Apparently it has an innovative approach. 

 

https://www.languagetransfer.org/free-courses-1#complete-spanish

 

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https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/organized-crime-medellin-murders/

"Medellín Sees Murders Rise After Years of Declining Violence

Hillside gangs quick to settle scores have been blamed for an increase in killings in the Colombian city of Medellín, yet changes in the city’s underworld are behind the rising body count.

In 2018, Medellín tallied 626 homicides, a 7.6 percent increase from the prior year. Battles among criminal groups were responsible for more than half the murders, El Tiempo reported.

https://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/medellin/las-diez-bandas-detras-de-la-violencia-en-medellin-311768"

 

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https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/organized-crime-medellin-murders/

"Medellín Sees Murders Rise After Years of Declining Violence

Hillside gangs quick to settle scores have been blamed for an increase in killings in the Colombian city of Medellín, yet changes in the city’s underworld are behind the rising body count.

In 2018, Medellín tallied 626 homicides, a 7.6 percent increase from the prior year. Battles among criminal groups were responsible for more than half the murders, El Tiempo reported.

https://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/medellin/las-diez-bandas-detras-de-la-violencia-en-medellin-311768"

 

Yes. Those articles are from January and February. Readers of this thread will know that negative news was already posted here and discussed.

 

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Hi Seasia,

 

I think that "re-locating" has a lot to do with age and level of fitness-possibly mental toughness as well.

Different strokes for different folks.

My friends have just pulled out after 10 years in Yucatan.They got totally fed up with the place and re-retired back to Kent!

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Captain Jack-an excellent post and a pleasure talking to you sir!

 

I have been turning things over in my mind and this is what I have come up with..

I am a traveller but not an expat.

 

I lived for 4 years in London but always regarded myself as a colonial passing through and would,eventually,return to my home country.

 

Later on I lived for a year in Portugal for the sheer pleasure of the thing.

 

I worked in Melanesia,Indonesia and India and thoroughly enjoyed the experience but-yet again-it was a temporary sort of thing..

 

But the experience of being an expat and a "farang" on a full time basis was something else again and,over time,I did not like it at all.My roots were embedded too deep in my home country to entirely surrender to the whims of another country and it's cultural demands.I believe my friends in Yucatan probably came to a broadly similar conclusion.

 

To sum up-if I was physically capable of doing so I would travel again but I would never contemplate going back to being an expat.The financial/physical and emotional costs were far too high for me.

 

Have a great day!

 

Ody.

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Was it ever really on your list? Honestly? Your link in the free part shows nothing new that hasn't already been posted here before about the FARC so called reactivation. As I doubt very many of us are WSJ subscribers and I assume you aren't either but if you are can you share with us a summary of the paywall part of the article? Maybe there is something new in that. Cheers.

 

 

 

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A small change in my thinking. The primary reason I had rejected Ecuador was the visa hassle especially coming from Thailand discussed multiple times before. But the change is that now the primary reason I am rejecting it is very high altitude. Of course not all of Ecuador is very high altitude but the place that seems by far the best there happens to be very high altitude Cuenca.

This reason is more pleasing to me but I've come by it sincerely. More pleasing because it wouldn't be so great to pass up a wonderful expat option only to avoid relatively short term hassles and expenses.

Similarly for Peru. Arequipa seems like the best place there for my purposes but it is also very high altitude. Though I have a larger list of cons for Arequipa and Peru in general so the visa part wasn't the main reason I had rejected it anyway.

Which yes still leaves Mexico and mainly Colombia as pretty much the only Latin American nations on my consideration list.

OK but Panama isn't completely eliminated either.

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